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An Ode To Mom

Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my mom. Come wipe my poo....Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood
Jennifer Lizza

30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about.

I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers suggested and suddenly I knew EVERYTHING there was to know about motherhood. After all I had read every single book there was to read on the subject of motherhood and I had a dog so clearly I was an expert. I had been preparing for motherhood for as long as I could remember and I was beyond ready. I have always been a firm believer that you don’t just jump into the water before finding out everything there is to know about said water. (I’m really fun I swear.) READ MORE

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  • Mom, What’s For Dinner?

    How often do your kids ask you what’s for dinner, and no matter what you answer, they respond with disappointment?  Mine do it all the time.  I can understand it; some nights you’re in the mood for one thing, and another thing is what...

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  • The Cake Is A Lie!

    This kid is fully expecting a delicious cake to be able to cut into at his birthday party. However, what he gets is something completely different. We think the family did a great job of pulling off this prank! So, was the birthday boy happ...

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    Aileen DePeter

    Dear Jennifer Garner, Some Advice From A Mom of Three

    Dear Jen,

    I can call you Jen right? I mean out of all the celebrity moms out there, you seem the most down to earth and approachable.

    The photos I see of you in US Weekly, are usually of you doing normal mom things like taking your kids to ballet or actually playing with them at the park. I like to think that if I ran into you in some weird hypothetical situation that we could dispense with all the awkwardness that is talking to random moms on the playground and actually have a nice discussion about raising children. Not sure if that would happen with say, Angelina or Gwyneth. READ MORE

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  • Frozen Raspberry Margarita

    I’m taking you all back to Margaritaville with the cocktail recipe this week. I like it there, and so, we shall go. I love all of these cocktails that call for fresh fruit—I totally count them as one of my daily servings. So letR...

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  • Tokyo Tea Cocktail Drink Recipe

    A melony spin on the classic Long Island Iced Tea!...

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    5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able...Read More
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  • Camp Crimson Wave

    In the summer of 2000 I took a job working as a counselor at an elite performing arts sleep away camp. I’m sure that you can imagine how dramatic a controlled setting with a bunch of “performing artists” could be. Not only is it a hug...

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  • This Might Be The Best Thing We’ve Ever Seen A Baby Do

    It may have required zero effort, but it was hilarious! ...

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    10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

    I’m not a worrisome mom. At least not about the small things. The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is worrying my kids won’t have anyone to eat lunch with at school. My kids are 1 and 2...Read More
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  • Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    These cookies are bliss – they’re bursting with the flavors of cinnamon and sugar. I thought making them may be too time consuming but I breezed right through and had fun. The real fun comes when you can sit down and enjoy one o...

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  • Angry Birds Cupcakes

    My middle son’s 10th birthday was earlier this month and I wanted to do something special for him – after all, entering the double digits is a big deal. His favorite game right now is Angry Birds, with the yellow one being his f...

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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 amongst all the Legos, toys, and art supplies as he says it or the electronics that not only cost a lot but are carelessly left around the house.  Maybe it is the dramatic way that those words are expressed or the annoyance that I am met with when I suggest the park, playground or store. READ MORE

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  • The Mom I Thought I Would Be vs. The Mom I Am

    Funny video making fun of the mom I thought I’d be pre-kids and the mom I am....

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  • Friday Etsy Find: Funny Tea and Coffe Cup Cozies

    While doing our usual Etsy browsing, we came across this awesome shop Knotwork, full of drink cozies with funny sayings for your tea and coffe mugs, and even your beer bottle....

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