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This Is Why It's Worth It

My newly minted 3-year-old is in this funny stage where he loves Mommy so much, he occasionally wants to squeeze me to death. ...Read More
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  • Elise Free

    It’s Going To Be Okay, Even If It Isn’t

    When you are the parent of a child with a chronic illness, there comes a point when you just can’t worry anymore. It’s the equivalent of crying so hard you physically have no tears left. You would if you could, but you can’t. So you d...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Fluff and Fold Parenting

    I don’t know much about this mommy-gig, but the longer I’m in the game the more I realize that parenting is a lot like doing laundry. No matter how long you spend washing, drying and folding clothes, there will be another pile waiting f...

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  • Youngsters

    I Blew It

    I blew it. Again....Read More
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  • The Minimalist Guide To A Good Marriage

    My husband and I have been married for over 32 years…To each other. 99% of ‘it’ has been good. 75% of ‘it’ has been great. I see another 32 years together. He sees whatever I tell him to (and THAT folks is part of the magic)....

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  • Elle Davis

    Favorite Things: Stovetop Espresso Maker

    My husband asked for one of these for Christmas several years ago and it doesn’t disappoint. Now we have two stainless steel Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Makers – a 6 cup and a 10 cup size. They make excellent coffee and my husba...

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    Karen Johnson

    My Kids Have 5 Mommies

    My kids have 5 mommies raising them throughout the day. And no, we don’t have a reality TV show on Polygamy Central or anything. I have come to realize that 5 different women appear between 6 am and bedtime, and they all look like me. READ MORE

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Dealing With Deployment: Dos and Don’ts

    When I last wrote to you about my husband’s deployment, I was a sad sack of something. There was a lot of crying and a disproportionate amount of eating ice cream (scratch that, it was Häagen Dazs Gelato, specifically their sea salt cara...

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  • Suzanne Krull

    SCREW YOU, MARGARET MITCHELL: How I learned to love from watching Gone With The Wind.

    I saw Gone with the Wind when I was a kid and it instantly became my favorite movie of all time. My father acquired a copy of the screenplay somehow and I’d watch the movie and say the dialogue with the actors (for a 53 lb. Jewish kid, I ...

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  • Youngsters

    Second, Third, and Fourth Guessing Your Parenting

    I’ve always been a thinker.  By ‘thinker’ I mean that I think things to death, play out every possible scenario, and plan for every contingency.

    This was certainly the case during the aftermath of the preschool zipper incident of 2015. READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    DIY: Rainbow Slime

    I did this little project recently with my daughter, the little humingbird. We had so much fun playing with the rainbow slime. I put it on a magnetic board so it wasn't too messy, and it kept for about 4 days in a Ziplock bag. Have fun! ...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Taking a Dump in the Punchbowl

    I am an enthusiastic greeter. Some people, possibly many people, would say an over-enthusiastic greeter. I tend to meet people, whom I have just seen the day before, the way a thirsty man meets water. “Hurray! Thank God you’re here." I ...

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    Denise Geelhart

    15 Signs You Might Need A Day Off

    Over three years ago, I started a new job; one I had dreamed of having for years. On the day my oldest daughter, Ginny, was born, I became a stay-at-home mom. As my job into motherhood began, I was fearful and full of hope. I felt blessed that I would be able to stay at home, since many moms are unable to do so. Luckily, I found that my new “job” suited me. It didn’t frustrate or bore me, most days. (I’m aware that being a stay-at-home doesn’t work well for all women, for a variety of reasons.) READ MORE

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  • What The Flicka

    Mommytube: "In Tha Muthahood"

    Anita Renfroe was a stay-at-home mom until Youtube made her famous with her “Mom Song” in 2008. After the video appeared online, Anita appeared on Good Morning America and has toured across the country....

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  • Jessica Garvin

    How To Date A Single Mom. Or How NOT to…

    Dating a single woman can be daunting. Dating a single mom, can be downright terrifying. But, albeit all your other intentions, you’ve met one and you like her. Really like her. So, let’s assume for the sake of this article that you’v...

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    Danielle Tumminio

    The Lesson My Daughter Taught Me About Letting Go

    My eleven-month old daughter is a reacher.

    She reaches for her favorite book.

    She reaches to stand up.

    She reaches for outlets and cell phones and electrical cords. READ MORE

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  • Facing The Tough Questions

    In my fifteen years of being a mom, I’ve had my share of tough questions. The ones that induce the reddest blushes have to do with sex. What is sex? Do you and daddy have sex? When do you ever find the time to have sex? These are the tip ...

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  • Jessica Bern: Two Funny Brains

    I Have A Confession…

    Do you love to shop? Are you always on the hunt for a bargain?...

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