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Allison Goines

Reflections On My Life As A Stay At Home Mom

I was (mostly) a stay-at-home mom for 11 years.  I was working outside of the home in another job that I loved when my oldest was born, but was desperate to be at home with my sweet baby.  I cut my hours to part-time, but when he refused to take a bottle at daycare while I spent half of my part-time day pumping milk for him, I knew something had to change.  I approached my boss with a boldness that, at 23, I had no idea I possessed, and asked him if I could work full-time from home.  He agreed and off I went.   READ MORE

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    I Let Her Out Of My Sight For One Minute…

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  • Jody Madala

    Doing Something About My Love Life

    I need to do something about my love life. Back in June 2012 my long-term relationship went kaput out of nowhere. Combined with leaving my long-term job, my world was rattled. I’ve spent the past several months rebuilding my world as well...

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  • Youngsters

    How Did Those Naked Pictures End Up On My Phone? Blame My Kid.

    FYI… If you give your 1-year old your phone to entertain him while you steal that 8-minute shower you truly deserve, make no mistake: he WILL take naked pictures of you through the glass shower doors....Read More
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    RECIPE: Jerk Cod with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice

    Time for some visualization – hear the crashing surf, watch as the waves roll in, feel the sun warming you from your nose to your toes. What’s missing? The taste of the tropics. You can head to Jamaica without leaving home with ...

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  • Alisha "Happychondriac" Wilson

    My Door is Still Locked. Let’s Eat!

    Have you set goals for yourself? No, I’m not referring to endless spewing of New Year’s resolutions through December only to wake up & give up by January second. What I am referring to, are things you will actually follow through wi...

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    Other Parents Suck

    People are a-holes. No, not all people, but lots of them. And when those people become parents, they’re most likely still going to be a-holes. The thing is, people don’t change. As women, we’ve been told this time and time...Read More
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  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    17 Things I Will Never Judge Another Mother On… And One Thing I Will

    1.) Whether you breastfeed your six-year-old 2.) Or never breastfed at all because formula just seems less gross than attaching a minature person to your boob 3.) What your baby’s hair looks like (looking at you Beyonce) 4.) Whether you c...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Dear Mommies And Daddies: Advice From A Parenting Veteran

    Dear Mommies and Daddies, Mommies and Daddies To Be, and Future Mommies and Daddies, After having three kids, I DO in fact have much knowledge to share with you. I have lived, learned, and still learning. I still struggle and have my highs ...

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    Jennifer Lizza

    5 Things That Have Made Me A Better Mother

    You have heard it all before. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is unpredictable. You may not ever really feel like you know what you’re doing. While all of these things are true there is a lot of joy, wisdom, and knowledge that come along with being a mother.

    I have to admit however that I haven’t always found the joy, wisdom or knowledge I was hoping to have.  There have been many days that have been filled with frustration and doubt. There have been days that I have wanted bedtime to arrive sooner rather than later. READ MORE

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    Felicitations for December: Sex in Cars & Other Thoughts on Christmas

    I love Christmas. I love presents. I love the whole month. Also, my birthday is in December, so that’s an added bonus. My husband starts to panic around mid-November and for good reason. After I spent a couple years with him as “the per...

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  • Beth Rosen

    Something Better Than A Resolution

    Some New Year’s Eves come along and I make a resolution. Sometimes I follow through, and other times I forget what I resolved to do by February. It’s never been an important time of renewal for me. I find that September is that time for...

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    Notes From A Daycare Provider

    The One Question You Should Be Asking During Daycare Interviews: Notes From A Daycare Provider

    There is one question I realized I am never asked as a daycare provider during interviews and admittedly, I fail to ask this question of potential families as well:...Read More
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    DIY at Home: Sunburn Relief

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Caramel Appletini

    Happy Fall, Y'all! (I can't really pull that off … I actually had to look up how to spell y'all but it rhymes, so we're going with it.) As much as I love summer, I think Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is more comfortable, t...

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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

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    Keep Cool With This Summer Watermelon Panzanella Salad

    Keep cool with this super easy Watermelon Panzanella Salad, the perfect summer salad of juicy watermelon, crunchy bread, tangy feta and peppery arugula, all tossed in a scrumptious honey lime dressing....

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