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The Peanut Challenge

“His face is really swollen. How long has it been like this?”, a concerned nurse said to me in the emergency room as she looked at my 13 month old baby boy....Read More
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  • A Trip to the Gynecologist

    Let me preface this story by saying that I believe it is absolutely unfair for attractive men to be in the gynecological field. My yearly exam came around, and because I deal with endometriosis and a host of other female-reprod...

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  • TV Mom Tuesday: Lucy Has A Baby

    Everybody’s favorite redhead takes the spotlight for this week’s TV Mom Tuesday! In this classic I Love Lucy clip, the gang practices getting ready to take Lucy to the hospital to have her baby. But when the time actually comes,...

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    Lisa Witherspoon

    15 Great Alternatives to Halloween Candy

    The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and we have flipped our calendars to October. That means that Halloween is right around the corner! I have never been big fan of Halloween, but, as a parent, it is hard to escape.

    I certainly want my kids to have fun trick or treating, but I have three and the last thing we need is three giant pumpkins full of candy, sugar, and future trips to the dentist! In my search for alternatives to all the candy, I have found lists and lists of other things to give trick or treaters, but some of the things included are most definitely NOT o.k. with parents. READ MORE

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  • Got Joy?

    It was a lot easier to relax when I had no kids. Forget the fact that I could sleep in every weekend and had complete control over my bathroom privacy. It was really about being responsible for one life – mine. That’s it. ItR...

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  • Monday Dare: I Need Protection. From Myself.

    Every week, I challenge myself to a Monday Dare. You can click on the link if you’d like to see the complete list of Monday Dares or find out more about its origin. This week: Anger management My number one desire in life is to be less of...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    9 Ways To Keep Your House Illness-Free During Cold & Flu Season

    My children seem to be welcoming cold and flu season in with open arms. So far we’ve got chest colds, sinus infections, coughs, croup, pneumonia, and ear infections. Yay…..please note my lack of enthusiasm. With young kids around each other daily, eager to share their germs and not much else, the illness spreads pretty quickly. It doesn’t really matter how much I wash, clean, disinfect, and whatnot, I know those germs are going to spread regardless, but it’s good to know that everything is squeaky clean (besides the kid themselves). READ MORE

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  • Feel ‘Em Up Ladies

    I pee my pants when I do most anything. I can’t run, jump, squat, laugh, cough, sneeze, or really make any kind of movement that requires my abdominal region to hold itself in place. This is kind of what happens when you have given birth ...

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  • RECIPES: Pepper-Melon Honey Cocktail

    An intoxicating blend of sweet and spicy, the Pepper-Melon honey cocktail is a perfect kick to start your summer!...

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    Lisa Witherspoon

    10 Parenting Skills I Would Like To Learn

    We are constantly learning, aren’t we? At least, we should be. We may not have some enormous revelation each and every day, but we pick up little tidbits all the time through television, social media, and the people we encounter. It’s what we are all sending our kids back to school right now or setting up shop to home school – we want them to learn. READ MORE

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  • The Messiness of Parenting

    Parenting is a messy job. Definitely not for the faint of heart. So instead of making a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to make a list of when I really shined or didn’t shine as a parent last year. However, in an effort to pro...

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  • The Twilight Saga Got Me Addicted to Smutty Novels

    Confession: I’m a Twilight fan. Around this time a few years back I was wallowing in my post-Twilight (novels) slump when the heavens opened, a ray of light shined down on me and some random person on Twitter introduced me to Fanfiction.n...

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    True Exhaustion From My Singleton

    One of the best parts of being part of this whole blogosphere is the sense of community.  I know that some can’t understand how I would want to give and receive suggestions from total strangers, but…it doesn’t feel like that. ...Read More
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