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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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    Lusting After Leather

    I’m trying desperately hard to be practical – to not overspend – to buy only what I need and absolutely love. But I have a confession to make:  I’ve been lusting after leather—specifically Libby Lane leather—for close ...

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    This Kid Sneezes Like He Means It!

    This baby definitely just broke the world sneezing record or something. ...

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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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  • Allison Goines

    Children and Forced Affection

    When my boys were preschool age and younger, family members would sometimes act offended when the boys refused hugs and kisses. My husband and I tried to stifle our eye rolls as family complained that our children were mean. Mean? Hmmm. We ...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Beauty Products I’m Loving: La Roche-Posay Tinted Sunscreen

    I have always had a hard time finding a sunscreen with both UVB and UVA protection that didn’t turn me pasty white, and most importantly, was safe to use. Because our skin doesn’t have a filtering system, whatever we put on our skin qui...

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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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  • Laura Diamond

    How A Book Can Help Teach Kids To Talk About Their Feelings

    My friend told me that in her daughter’s Social Studies class, the teacher has allowed the 15 year olds to choose their own discussion topic for the past few weeks. Without fail, they have chosen to talk about the Islamic State, and also ...

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  • Jenni Chiu

    Parenting 2.0 – You’re Doing it Wrong

    Parenting Is Scary… at least it is if you ever read the Internet....

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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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    It’s Just TOO Quiet

    Every parent looks forward to when their children go to bed and there’s “peace and quiet” restored to the house. This morning, I was abruptly woken at 5 a.m. by the sound of…..silence. Complete and deafening silence....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Love Letter To Desperate Housewives: Part 2

    Alright we have some ridiculous number of shooting days left and that number is 4 (we may have wrapped by the time this goes live)!!! I could even give you a rough approximation of how many hours we have left to film. But one of the reasons...

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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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    This is One Four-Year-Old You’d Let Design Your Clothes

    To kick off National Craft Month, we’re sharing with you one of our favorite new finds from The Huffington Post, a mother-daughter paper dress crafting team! Mayhem (a sound moniker for a paper-wielding four-year-old, we think) and he...

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  • Jennifer Oradat

    She Doesn’t Pity Me. She Gets It.

    I recently became friends with a mother on my daughter’s cheerleading squad. There was an instant affinity between us, though we had little enough in common. She’s the mother of five; I have two. She works full time; I stay at home. She...

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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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  • Shannon Noel

    Event: Expressing Motherhood

    EXPRESSING MOTHERHOOD is the hit stage show consisting of moms, dads, sons and daughters sharing their insight into motherhood. Conceived in 2008 by two LA moms, Lindsay Kavet & Jessica Cribbs during their children's nap time, the show has ...

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