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Infant/Toddlers

10 Ways To Annoy A New Mom

1. Call the baby by the wrong name. Guilty. I’ve done it. My mom friend handled it well, but talk about embarrassing....Read More
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  • Erin K Moffat

    Spare Bedroom Studio

    Looking for a special baby shower gift? These delicate treasures are sure to be something precious and unique. The SpareBedroomStudio creates beautifully hand crafted eco friendly origami mobiles. The shop owner Cailtin Legere Fitzpatrick c...

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  • Leah Vidal

    I Said Goodbye To An Old Love Today

    I said goodbye to an old love today. My heart squeezes in my chest every time I allow myself to think about it. The pain is still fresh and the memories hit me uninvited as they slam into my unsuspecting mind and pin me down, holding me hos...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 4 reasons i refused to breastfeed in public
    Allison Goines

    4 Reasons I Refused To Breastfeed In Public

    As a nursing mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. There. I said it. If you know my breastfeeding story, this might surprise you. But, it’s true.

    It’s been 6 years since I last nursed a child. That’s longer than my 5 year, 9 month non-stop breastfeeding stint. During my nursing years I breastfed through a miscarriage and two subsequent pregnancies. I tandem nursed two of my children. My oldest was four when he weaned. READ MORE

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    TV Mom Tuesday: Rachel Sings To Emma

    When your baby cries, you’ll do just about anything to comfort it…even if it means embarrassing yourself! Rachel Green from Friends does just that in this week’s TV Mom Tuesday clip. What exactly does she resort to doing t...

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  • Am-BUSHED At The Beach: A Harrowing Tale of Shock And Humor

    Every year, Matt and I go to Mexico to celebrate the Christmas holiday.  By “celebrate” we mean we lay in the sun all day, drink fruity drinks, and occasionally look at each other and say “Oh crap, its Christmas!  I totally forgot...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Talk To Me in 30 Years
    Jennifer Lizza

    Talk To Me in 30 Years

    The other day a friend apologized to me on Facebook for running up to me at a swim meet asking me a question and running away to chase her two year old. She was worried I thought she had been rude.

    After reading what she wrote I immediately had to think…wait when did she ask me a question, what was it and did I actually answer her? You see I also have a two year old and I have decided that they are giant CB’s. (No, no get your mind out of the gutter) Two year olds are giant CONVERSATION BLOCKERS. READ MORE

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    5 Ways to Enliven Your Spirit in 5 Minutes or Less

    Finding time to feed your soul is hard when you’re writing up a grocery list, placing an internet order for your niece’s birthday present, and changing a diaper… all at the same time. But having a spiritual practice of some sort can b...

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  • What The Flicka

    Baby VS Dog: Crying Contest

    We’re not sure who won this one. ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Can A New Baby Put A Relationship In Danger?
    Florence Escaravage

    Can A New Baby Put A Relationship In Danger?

    Having a baby is a wonderful thing, but we shouldn’t be shy about talking about some of the tensions it brings. Let’s have a look at some of the common mistakes we can make that can cause issues with a couple, and try to envisage a positive, realistic way to rearrange our lives around all of the big changes. READ MORE

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    QUIZ: Do You Remember Dirty Dancing?

    Does 1987 feel like yesterday to you? Not to make you feel old, but it was 28 years ago. That’s right, TWENTY EIGHT YEARS. Now let’s embrace our age and hope that senility hasn’t stolen our knowledge of the great classic D...

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  • What The Flicka

    Drink The Kool-Aid

    Okay, a bit of depression set in the other day when I stepped on the scale and realized I had gained more fluff than I was content with. The scale wasn’t the first alarm. The stitches in my pants had been crying out long before I step...

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  • Infant/ToddlersTerrible Teens
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teenagers vs. Toddlers
    Beth Markley

    The Good, The Bad, & The Terribly Stinky: Toddlers vs. Teens

    I was at a meeting recently with a couple of other parents, making small talk about our kids.

    One woman had younger children. Preschool, maybe. Just emerging from mommy-and-me-gymnastics stage and entering into the “Let’s see what kind of activity keeps you most interested but doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg” phase.

    The guy in our group had teen girls, big into soccer. Travel leagues. Sometimes the family had concurrent games in towns on opposite ends of the state. The kinds of games college recruiters attend, so God forbid your kid misses one, or you miss watching your kid play one, in favor of watching the other kid at her game. READ MORE

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  • Deva Dalporto

    “I’m So Cranky” Mom Parody of “Fancy”

    There’s a lot of crankiness in my house. Whining, complaining, tantrum throwing … and that’s just from the adults. When the kids get in on it, forgettaboutit, it’s misery central over here....

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  • What The Flicka

    RECIPE: Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

    Healthy dessert for kids? Count us in!...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART I
    Erin K Moffat

    RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART II

    When I was in my early 20’s I was in a beauty pageant – or scholarship program, if you will. My platform was promoting self-esteem in today’s youth. When it was time for the Q&A portion of the pageant, they asked me a question that, at the time, I believed was irrelevant. “When do you think that a child should start listening to music?” READ MORE

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  • Carmen Rodriguez

    Why Does Santa Get All The Credit?

    Ok, ok, I know the title of this comes off sounding not so jolly and bright but after wrapping presents all day that’s the only thought that came to my mind… why does Santa get all the credit? Before my husband and I had kids we decided...

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  • Mommy Tonk

    This Sounds Like A Sweet Song To Sing To Your Kids… Until It’s Not

    Looking for the perfect gift for your little one? How about a song?*...

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