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6 Reasons I Need To Borrow A Girl For A Day

It’s no secret.  We are a boy family.  Even before we had our first son, we imagined that we would have three boys.  Honestly, it never crossed my mind that we would have a girl.  I love being a boy...Read More
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  • Kelli Nelson

    Sacrificing Your Mommy-Only Retreat

    Several years ago, I finally acquired the bathtub of my dreams. It had been a long time coming. I had to sacrifice square feet in the master bedroom but it was worth it because my tranquil spa-like, mommy-only retreat featuring an amazing t...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Maya A Day To Light The Way

    I don’t think I am alone in my feelings of personal loss and deep sadness at Maya Angelou’s death last month. “I feel like I lost a friend,” is a sentence I hear a lot. My friends, Amy and Jodie, texted me saying, “let’s do a qu...

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    Introducing Pets To The Family

    Here are some great ideas for introducing pets to your little ones.  READ MORE

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    6 Minute Ab Workout

    6 minutes may sound like nothing, but you’ll really be feeling the burn after this workout!...

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  • Jennifer Lizza

    I’m A Sucker For A Good Love Story

    I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for a good love story, so when I found out that The Longest Ride by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks (known for stories like The Notebook and Dear John) was coming out as a movie I was more than...

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    Sarah Cottrell

    5 Ways Moms Ruin A Good Time

    There is a new phrase at my house that my husband and children love to toss around. Whenever I start to cross a line into the territory of nagging or hovering over my brood they tell me to, “quit Momming it up!” I have heard this phrase so often in the last few months that I have come to anticipate it when I impulsively do mom-ish things like lick my thumb to wipe dirt off of my son’s little nose. READ MORE

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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 t...

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    Kids Hilariously Discuss ‘Goodnight Moon’ In Jimmy Kimmel’s First Book Club

    Jimmy Kimmel apparently doesn’t have time to read long novels. So he found a type of book that doesn’t take long to read at all: children’s books. He got a group together and they sat down, cracked open a book and just talked it thro...

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  • Youngsters

    Things Nobody Should Ever Say To Moms

    At the top of my “Things People Shouldn’t Say to Moms” list is, “Sleep while the baby sleeps.” I understand what the well-meaning individual is saying, but the reality of the situation is I have a house to clean, dishes to do, and a meal to eat sometime before the my kid graduates high school. READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    He’s Lucky I Love Him So Much

    Time: 10 pm-ish Place: Bedroom And… Action! My hubby likes to lie in bed and have quiet time. He’ll read his Mother Jones or Popular Science magazine with our cat laying on his chest. I’ll be watching Friends and occasiona...

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    Just Hanging In There

    We all have our favorite places to just “hang”. Most just aren’t on bars (but maybe in them)! ...

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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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    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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  • Dawn Yanek

    The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

    My best friend Carrie would’ve been an awesome mom. Beyond awesome. She was loving, exuberant, brilliant and sassy, and she had just the right dose of crazy mixed in. Maybe a little extra crazy, but in the best ways possible....

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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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    What We Really Think While Cleaning Out Our Kids’ Backpacks

    Every parent who has ever cleaned out their kids’ backpack knows the feeling. Honestly, you never know what you’re going to find! ...

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  • Karen Johnson

    Motherhood Is…

    Sipping wine between folding towels and onesies at 9:00 at night. Squatting on a public bathroom floor with a baby on your hip as you hoist a toddler onto the toilet. Letting your child wear her shoes on the wrong feet to have one less batt...

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