Parenting
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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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  • 5 Things That Made Me Realize I Am Old

    I like to think of myself as young. I mean, I can rock out to rap music and I watch “The MTV.” I also know my way around the Internets and I know text lingo (lol, ttyl). I’m a pretty young and hip chick, although the fact that I refer...

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  • Sarah Rudell Beach

    of Toddlers and Tyrants: The Anatomy of Tantrums

    “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” {Yell at the highest volume possible, repeat for four straight minutes, include tears, wails, and kicking, and insert strange guttural vocalizations at r...

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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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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    A Gooey Holiday Activity: Christmas Slime!

    The kids here LOVE to play with anything sticky, gooey, and a tad messy. Add some smells to it and it’s all the more fun. So, we made Christmas slime…....

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    Why I (as a Canadian) Love American Thanksgiving

    Aside from the amazing Black Friday sales, there is much to love about American Thanksgiving. As a Canadian, I’ve had the good fortune of sitting down to eat turkey with several American friends, both stateside and abroad....

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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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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    The Cran-cello

    I am hooked on a new (to me) drink—the Cran-cello. I really don’t have much else to say except, YUM! Ingredients: 3 – 4 ounces of sparkling cranberry juice 2 ounces of limoncello...

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    So Not Cool.

    Obviously someone didn’t find this funny. ...

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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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    Recipe: Tuscan-Style Flank Steak

    Want a new recipe for dinner or your next cookout? Try out this flavorful steak! ...

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    Cat Tries To Snatch Bouncing Toddler

    This kid is completely oblivious to his impending demise....

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  • Youngsters

    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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    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little… DIE

    We’re fairly certain this is the song playing in the background of nightmares. We present… Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the extreme version....

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    5 Great Love Letters Inspired by Letters to Juliet

    In this age of texting and email, Facebook pokes and packed schedules, romantic gestures like love letters have somewhat fallen by the wayside. An ‘I love you’ text is pretty great, but nothing beats a hand-written love letter f...

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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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  • Angela Keck

    Individual Pot Pies – Perfect For Leftover Turkey!

    There is a local restaurant near us that makes the most delicious chicken pot pie, I order it every time we eat there! Last spring we ended up ordering dinner to-go from this restaurant, and of course, I ordered my usual chicken pot pie. Th...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Ways To Celebrate Having The Kids Back In School

    Next week, my youngest is entering kindergarten. We moved my son into his new place for his second year of college this past weekend. It will be the first time in forever since I’ve had the house to myself, so I’m struggling with ‘go ...

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