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12 Things Nobody Tells You About Pregnancy

It is a miracle. It is a joyous experience. Birthing my 2 (soon to be 3) kids = my life’s greatest achievements. However, there are many aspects to pregnancy and birth that no one talks about. So I will....Read More
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    Top 5 Notes From A Stay-At-Home Dad

    Stay-at-home dad Chris Illuminati started leaving post-it note reminders around his house for his wife to read when she came home every day. He posts them on his site, Message With A Bottle, and we’ve compiled our top 5 favorites for ...

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  • Elle Davis

    Monster-In-Laws

    When I met my, then, future-in-laws, things went pretty well. It wasn’t until after my husband put the ring on my finger that everything changed. I mostly have had problems with my mother-in-law. My friends and family say it’s her l...

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    The 7 Nutrients You Need While Pregnant (And Which To Avoid)

    Pregnancy is an incredibly sacred time. Your body is changing and accommodating to grow a precious, beautiful life within....Read More
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    RECIPES: Back to Basics – Granola, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Apples

    I openly admit that I am not a cook, nor a baker; I quickly become overwhelmed by the simplest of recipes. Over the years, as a singleton, a newlywed and a new mother, I attempted (and failed) to make nice with the kitchen. No matter how ha...

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    Let Me Get That For You

    Look! Help can come in all shapes and sizes!...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - The Stroller Story
    Danielle Tumminio

    The Stroller Story

    There’s a lot to worry about when you’re pregnant: Is your baby developing properly? Are you gaining a healthy amount of weight? Do you want to know the baby’s sex? What about names? And childcare? And a nursery?

    Like many other women, when I found out that my husband and I were expecting, my head became the headquarters of Worry Central, but curiously, I wasn’t overly concerned about birth defects or college costs. I was singularly, obsessively focused on one thing: READ MORE

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    This Smart Kid Learned Really Early How To Tease His Dog!

    Dogs and babies always seem to have a uniquely special bond that adults can never quite replicate. This kid, however, seems pretty determined to make his dog hate him. ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn't So Bad (*#&@ This %#$*!)
    Crystal Ponti

    Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn’t So Bad (*#&@ This %#$*!)

    I’m delusional. Really, I am. Each day I wake up and try to convince myself that being almost 40 and pregnant isn’t so bad—that I can still rock it like a 20-something preggo mama. After all, I am married to someone 15 years my junior. I have street cred, right? READ MORE

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  • Sarah Rudell Beach

    of Toddlers and Tyrants: The Anatomy of Tantrums

    “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” {Yell at the highest volume possible, repeat for four straight minutes, include tears, wails, and kicking, and insert strange guttural vocalizations at r...

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  • What’s On Your Not-To-Do List?

    I’m sort-of-maybe-sometimes organized. I keep a scribbled mess of “to-dos” next to me during the day – updating it as morning turns to afternoon and my brain becomes less foggy from sleep. (FYI – 11. a.m. is the best time to talk ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka | Pregnancy Isn't Pretty

    Pregnancy Isn’t Pretty

    Pregnant with my second child and determined to take control of something, I popped into Jiffy Lube for an oil change. My serviceman was a woman named Ali. She looked fabulous in a blue jump suit with a smudge of...Read More
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  • Shimi Kang

    Lessons I Learned In My Dad’s Taxi Cab

    If one believes in cultural stereotypes, my birth should have been a day of mourning. I was the fourth girl born to traditional Indian parents. And because I was an overachieving student who started medical school at the age of 19, one may ...

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  • DIY Family Matryoshka Costumes

    I don’t see this as humiliation. Not at all. I see this as a way to announce to the world that the family that costumes together, simply has pictures in those costumes together for eternity....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - What I Wish I'd Known About Pregnancy

    What I Wish I’d Known About Pregnancy

    The raw honest truth about what to REALLY expect when you're expecting. My own lists of things I wish someone had told me before I'd had kids or been knocked up. Things Aunt Becky Wishes She'd Known Before Getting Pregnant:... ...Read More
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    You Were So Close!

    Not to worry. We all slip up sometimes when it comes to eating!...

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  • Betsy Shaw

    Spelling Lessons With A Potty-Mouthed Mom

    I get so tired of behaving sometimes. If there is any part of motherhood that gets tedious real quick, it’s the pressure to be mature, all the time. Screw that. Just thinking about it makes me want to put a little Jack Daniels in my tea....

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