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9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being a Mom Before Actually Becoming One, Because Let’s Face It, Everyone Lies To You

9. Ninety percent of being a mom involves making snacks, packing snacks, going to the store to buy new snacks, unpacking snacks, researching snacks and asking mothers about their snacks, cleaning up after snacks, and preparing snacks for the next...Read More
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  • Vanessa Diaz

    A Day On The Set Of Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted!

    Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is almost here. It was almost a year ago that I got the fabulous opportunity to visit the set of upcoming Disney Muppets.. If you haven’t heard about this movie, it takes the entire Muppets gang on a global ...

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    The First Walk On Ice

    Ice ice baby! Watch this little snow bunny take a tumble as she desperately tries to touch the frozen ground. But be warned, this video is sure to melt your heart!...

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    Sarah Cottrell

    5 Things Only Parents Of Boys Will Understand

    Catchy title, huh? I have no idea what it is like to raise girls. Who knows, maybe they really are easier until the teen years like everyone tells me. Or maybe girls are exactly the same level of absurdity that boys are.

    My oldest boy is turning five soon. My youngest boy just turned one. Between them I am sure that I could solve the energy crisis if only I could capture the intense amount of vigor that zings and swirls around them all day (and night) long.

    With new birthday milestones marked on the kitchen wall growth chart, I offer up these 5 things that (I am fairly certain) only the parents of boys will understand. READ MORE

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    DIY: Easy Face Contouring

    We love this amazing tutorial on contouring! If you’re like us and the idea of attempting to contour your face sounds so difficult you want to cry, you need this video. ...

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    How To Make Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs – Just In Time For Easter!

    There are a lot of recipes out there, so here is a super simplified visual instruction on the perfect hard boiled egg!...

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  • Youngsters

    My Daughter Definitely Actually Just Said That.

    If asked what my favorite curse word is, I would answer quickly. I curse….a lot. But, and here’s the rub, I need to stop. After all, I’m a mom to two little girls. Usually, I’m good at keeping these words...Read More
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  • Danielle Herzog

    The 5 Types Of Moms At The Children’s Museum

    While at our local children’s museum this morning, I took notice of the other moms around me and quickly realized that we all fit into one of the five categories of moms. Which one are you? 1. The Cell Phone Mom: the one who never gets of...

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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...

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  • Youngsters

    Transmommyhood

    My daughter’s first movie was not Bambi or Frozen or even Toy Story. Her first film was Transamerica – starring Felicity Huffman....Read More
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  • Beka Shane Denter

    Back To The Mat: Week 3

    I had the best of intentions this week—I really did. My goal was to attend two yoga classes; I managed to just barely make it to one.  As I grabbed my gear, I took a deep breath and tried to tune in to that blissful feeling I had during ...

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  • Stacie Burrows

    “I Don’t Need The Stuff Because I Have The Thing”

    It’s the New Year and it’s time to purge my life of all the things I don’t really need. I’m starting with kid crap. You know, all the stuff everyone gives you when you have a baby and you believe (falsely) that you a...

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    Sibling Study Shows Increase in Parent Aggravation

    Future studies will show the primary difficulty which arises from having more than one child is that despite best efforts to raise them consistently and equally, children stubbornly refuse to behave in an identical way to their siblings.  ...Read More
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    Who Does Elizabeth Banks Want To Be When She Grows Up?

    Let’s be real, though. Who wouldn’t want to be like Betty White when they get older? ...

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    Kids Explain the Fourth of July and Firework Safety

    What is the Fourth of July and why do we celebrate it? How should one practice fireworks safety? Was it King George or King John? Was the Revolutionary War before or after Robin Hood? What are the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner? These q...

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    The Day My Kid Comes Home Shattered Because Kids Laughed At Him, I Will Wipe Away His Tears And Tell Him This

    Editor’s Note: This was written by a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. Today I sent my son to school with a ponytail. But it’s okay! My son is four....Read More
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    Recipe: Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls

    It may be spring, but we’re all about fresh summer rolls. Forget the deep frying and opt for these refreshingly delicious, healthy and impressive Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls....

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  • Elise Free

    Here’s To The Imperfect Mom

    Here’s to you, because you make me feel okay… Here’s to the mom whose kid is sporting a rat’s nest bed-head to the park. I like you....

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