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Elise Free

No Mom Is An Island

I catch myself looking forward to nap and bedtime, when life selfishly becomes mine again. And that anticipation for my sleeping child brings with it incredible guilt. I feel like a bad mother who isn’t savoring every moment of her precious toddler’s life. READ MORE

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    Darlene Is Pregnant!

    Here we go, daughter trying to tell mom she’s pregnant. This feat is a lot harder when your mom is none other than Roseanne! We’ve got to say, Roseanne gives one of the best reactions possible to a scenario like this! That’...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Plunging A Pencil Deep In My Thigh

    Everyone from my mother to my chiropractor has been telling me FOR YEARS that I should be meditating. I guess I wear my anxiety level on my sleeve. I have tried everything from centering prayer, to chanting, to transcendental mediation. I h...

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    Jill Robbins

    Random Parenting Fails: Second Edition

    No one sets out to be a sucky mom or dad but sometimes, it happens.  Recording and sharing parenting fails serves a couple of different purposes, besides giving me something to write about on my blog. READ MORE

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    Laura Diamond

    The X-Rated Birds And The Bees

    (Names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the moderately-guilty).

    As much as we like to think we are our children’s best teachers, it’s the time they spend with friends that provide them with the most “education.” Case in point: the few days our 8-year-old, let’s call him Huck, spent at baseball camp last month. At camp, the counselors teach batting, fielding, throwing and chewing bubble gum. The campers teach scratching, spitting and singing rude songs. Huck comes home singing about Batman peeing on the wall, Scooby Doo eating poo and a word-play game that he generously teaches his five-year-old brother: “Hey, Butch,” he whispers to him with a sly smile, “say ‘X’ really fast, over and over.” READ MORE

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    Genius Baby Plays Charades… Kind of

    This baby is pretty smart! She may not actually be playing charades but she’s reading those cards! We’re certainly impressed....

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    We’re Not Sure if This is Cute or Disturbing

    Maybe it’s a little bit of both. ...

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    Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    Time Is Not On My Side

    I feel time slipping through my fingers. I have always had this irritating ability to be able to glimpse into the future. It’s the one thing that has followed me since my elementary days; I know life is short. I’ve always understood it to be true. I have always felt time slipping through my fingers. I was the kid with the old soul, wise beyond her years, and now I am just an adult watching time disappear. Maybe it’s the reason why living and loving fully is so important to me, I know we don’t have a lot of time. READ MORE

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    Fall Etsy Find—KootieZ

    As the temperature drops up north, I’m desperate to find quality corduroy pants that are not “skinny” or “matchstick.” I know both these styles are considered both cute and fashionable when done in miniature, however, my two beaut...

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  • Crystal Ponti

    10 Recipes For The Best Ever Crock Pot Picnic Lunch

    Okay. So you can’t pack a crock pot in your picnic basket. That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some heavenly perfect-for-the-outdoors eats before heading out for a special feast. Outdoor dining doesn’t mean you have to settle for dr...

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    Talking To Kids: Overcoming Shyness

    Shyness is a common issue among both children and adults. READ MORE

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  • Jody Madala

    Shopping For A Mate on Match.com

    I need to confess. I’m surfing my profile on Match.com. I don’t know if it’s allowed, but I don’t care. After selling my place in New York City earlier this year, I’ve become a bit of a vagabond. I don’t know what zip code or ci...

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  • Elle Davis

    Fast and Easy Salmon With Brown Sugar Chili Powder Rub

    I came across this recipe a few weeks ago and have made it for my husband and I twice already. It’s so easy as well as fast and delicious. I had never cooked fish before this but it was much easier than I thought. I only got 2 salmon stea...

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    Kids & Toeing The Line

    If I were to draw a line of chalk on the floor and tell my daughter not to step over it, she would spend the next hour and a half teetering on one leg like a lopsided flamingo, balancing her...Read More
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  • She Was My Friend

    How many books are written about break-ups? What about songs or movies? The end of a love affair is big business and is universal. But what about the end of a friendship? How do we break-up with a friend? Sometimes, the evolution of a fri...

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    Let Us Introduce To You The Tiniest (and Cutest) Karate Kid Ever

    This unbelievably adorable little girl is well on her way to mastering karate, clearly. ...

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