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11 Ways Parenting Is Like Working In An Office

As I’ve mentioned before, I was once part of the outside-the-house working world, with its requisite commutes and 8 AM clock-ins.

However, I happily traded it all in to stay home with the kids, and I mostly hardly ever regret my decision. I don’t have people prairie dogging over the tops of their cubicles to ask me what I’m having for lunch anymore, but I do have much cuter people prairie dogging over the edge of the kitchen table to steal what I’m having for lunch. I no longer get to dress up in grown-up clothes on a daily basis, but I do get to doodle on all those knee-high pantyhose and repurpose them as wicked awesome tattoo sleeves. So, all in all, I’d say I got a good deal. READ MORE

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    An Ode To Mom

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my mom. Come wipe my poo....Read More
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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood
    Jennifer Lizza

    30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

    Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about.

    I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers suggested and suddenly I knew EVERYTHING there was to know about motherhood. After all I had read every single book there was to read on the subject of motherhood and I had a dog so clearly I was an expert. I had been preparing for motherhood for as long as I could remember and I was beyond ready. I have always been a firm believer that you don’t just jump into the water before finding out everything there is to know about said water. (I’m really fun I swear.) READ MORE

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  • Guiltless Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

    Who says you can’t have your brownies and eat them too?! These brownies are delicious and they aren’t loaded with any oil or butter. It’s a perfect treat without all of the guilt. Dreams do come true, brownie lovers. Enjoy...

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  • I Have a Vagina, Now What?

    I was ten when the puberty-monster snuck into my body. In a few short months I went from a kid like everyone else to a large-breasted, maxi-pad toting, acne speckled young woman. I grew up in a home without a mother, and so the responsib...

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    Aileen DePeter

    Dear Jennifer Garner, Some Advice From A Mom of Three

    Dear Jen,

    I can call you Jen right? I mean out of all the celebrity moms out there, you seem the most down to earth and approachable.

    The photos I see of you in US Weekly, are usually of you doing normal mom things like taking your kids to ballet or actually playing with them at the park. I like to think that if I ran into you in some weird hypothetical situation that we could dispense with all the awkwardness that is talking to random moms on the playground and actually have a nice discussion about raising children. Not sure if that would happen with say, Angelina or Gwyneth. READ MORE

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  • InstaMom

    Raise your hand if you wish this wasn’t a parody! We could really use an app like this. ...

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  • It took a Heart Transplant to Hear the Words Every Child Wants to Hear

    My father is a man that says very little, but his thoughts are well known. When I was in high school I was arrested for underage drinking. My dad picked me up at the police station in his pajama top, hair askew, wearing a pair of jeans,...

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    5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able...Read More
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  • Danielle’s Favorite Fall Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    This is one of my favorite go-to fall recipes because it’s easy, ridiculously tasty, and also super healthy. I splurge and buy the pre-chopped butternut squash (and sometimes even the pre-chopped onion…shhh….don’t tell anyone!), and...

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  • This Little Girl Has Something To Say About The Avengers’ Marketing Campaign

    “The messages the toy stores are telling us are wrong!” Riley just turned six and has something to say about The Avengers, Black Widow, and toy marketing....

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    10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

    I’m not a worrisome mom. At least not about the small things. The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is worrying my kids won’t have anyone to eat lunch with at school. My kids are 1 and 2...Read More
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  • …And The Baby Never Touched A Vegetable Again

    It’s ok, I don’t like broccoli either....

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  • On Love And Magic Mirrors

    My husband made me a mirror, for our sixth wedding anniversary.  It’s red oak with a wide-open grain. The style is American Craftsman and the hallmark of that era is that the beautiful workmanship can be seen. The joinery – where o...

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