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16 Parenting Tips For Actual Parents

We live in a blessed day and age. Are you thinking of making your own baby food? Wait, paleo baby food? No problem, there’s a site for that. Looking to create a summertime scavenger hunt for your little darlings? Not...Read More
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    Ad Targets Moms With Painfully Funny ‘Postpartum: The Musical’

    And we do mean painfully. “I wanted to stick my nips in a tub of chapstick. And keep them there.”...

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    Choosing Between Desserts is Difficult

    If there’s one thing we like most about Elizabeth Banks, it’s that she answers the really tough questions. ...

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    Marie Bollman

    10 Ways I’m Totally Screwing Up My Kids

    Did you watch the show Parenthood?

    Sadly, its series finale was in January. But find it if you can, and binge-watch the hell out of it. In one episode, Julia was struggling with the ever-present mom guilt. She felt like she was screwing up her kids, which of course totally hit home. READ MORE

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    Period Piece

    Ladies, we all know how much “that time of the month” sucks. We’re tired, we’re moody, we’re hungry for everything covered in chocolate, and sometimes we just want to curl up in a ball and cry!...

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  • Beth Rosen

    The Mean Mom Chronicles: Cell Phone Rules for My Teen

    I’ve been accused of being a mean mom.  I’ve been accused of being a strict mom.  I have been accused of treating my teen like a baby.  All of these accusations have come from my teen, and mostly in response to house rules about tech...

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    Little Bridal Shop of Horrors

    This takes saying “yes” to the dress to a whole new terrifying level....

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    Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

    Be careful, this recipe could be deadly. Deadly delicious! The combo of chocolate and alcohol is the perfect getaway dessert (for that time you’re craving everything). Why not all together?...

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    Allison Goines

    Reflections On My Life As A Stay At Home Mom

    I was (mostly) a stay-at-home mom for 11 years.  I was working outside of the home in another job that I loved when my oldest was born, but was desperate to be at home with my sweet baby.  I cut my hours to part-time, but when he refused to take a bottle at daycare while I spent half of my part-time day pumping milk for him, I knew something had to change.  I approached my boss with a boldness that, at 23, I had no idea I possessed, and asked him if I could work full-time from home.  He agreed and off I went.   READ MORE

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  • Kristen Daukas

    5 Cute (And Cheap!) Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

    Remember when your kids were younger and all they wanted to do was spend time with you? And all you could think after 8 non-stop hours was “can’t I even PEE in peace??”. Flash forward a couple of years and suddenly you’re all sniffl...

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    This Adorable Three Year Old Will Give You The Lesson Of A Lifetime

    What an incredible lesson to learn from a 3 year old, when we have lots of something – don’t hold onto it, give it away to someone else who needs it more....

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    How Did Those Naked Pictures End Up On My Phone? Blame My Kid.

    FYI… If you give your 1-year old your phone to entertain him while you steal that 8-minute shower you truly deserve, make no mistake: he WILL take naked pictures of you through the glass shower doors....Read More
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  • Handling “I’m Bored!”

    There are two words that I currently hate more than most.  I would happily take a handful of crude potty words or even a few of the milder swear words instead of … I’m bored! Ugh! I don’t know if it is the sight of him standing among...

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    Kony 2012: A Documentary From Invisible Children

    What The Flicka? is a fun, light-hearted space, but this short documentary was so moving that it was only right to share with you all. What if your child was kidnapped and forced to kill? Unreal. But, for thousands, this is a reality. This ...

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    Other Parents Suck

    People are a-holes. No, not all people, but lots of them. And when those people become parents, they’re most likely still going to be a-holes. The thing is, people don’t change. As women, we’ve been told this time and time...Read More
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  • Today I Judged Another Mother (But It Was Kinda Warranted)

    Today my mom went with me to take my two kids to a really cool local play studio that offers all sorts of tactile, sensory and natural play things like a tub of cornmeal with miniature tigers and scoops, homemade yummy smelling play-doh, hu...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Dear Mommies And Daddies: Advice From A Parenting Veteran

    Dear Mommies and Daddies, Mommies and Daddies To Be, and Future Mommies and Daddies, After having three kids, I DO in fact have much knowledge to share with you. I have lived, learned, and still learning. I still struggle and have my highs ...

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