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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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  • Lisa Witherspoon

    10 Spooktacular ideas for Trunk or Treat Decorating

    One of the latest big Halloween trends is Trunk or Treat, where people park their cars, decorate their trunks, and children go from vehicle to vehicle collecting treats. However, if, like me, you are not a very good DIY-er and don’t feel ...

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  • Elle Davis

    Mom! MOM? Watch This! Mom!

    My 5 year-old is currently in a “MOM, Watch this!” stage. I give her as much of my attention as I can but if I so much as blink while she’s showing me something, I’ll be in big trouble. Mom? MOOOOM? Watch this! Watch this, mom! I’...

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    Sh*t My Six Year Old Says: Part 2

    Previously on Shit Eden Says: Eden was threatening to throw people’s mouths in the garbage and talking smack on Chipotle (blasphemy). But that was so 2014-ish. She’s since turned 6, which is like 45 in Eden years, and she’s still...Read More
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  • Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    Turning 30 Doesn't Have To Suck

    Warning: This post is Rated PG13 for containing colorful language, and may not be suitable for people who do not have a sense of humor. If this offends you, please read no further, I promise it won’t hurt my feelings Let’s be honest, as...

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    Oh SH*T!

    Thanks to my three year olds, everyone in the tri-state area and their preschool, knows that someone in my house swears. No big deal, right? It’s a normal reaction to stressful situations. Due to my cat-like grace and prowess I...Read More
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  • Kimberly Snyder

    The “A” Word That Will Transform Your Health, Forever

    Hi Beauties! Recently, I wrote about personalizing the Beauty Detox way of eating and living for you. The post got tremendous feedback, and also produced some new questions!...

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  • Jessica Garvin

    When You Can’t Choose Your Kids’ Clothes

    My five year-old little girl does NOT want my help to dress herself anymore. I mean like, none. Any suggestions I tactfully make to her, trying to steer her in any coordinated combo decision are starkly refuted with an “I GOT it mahm!!!...

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    The Epidemic Of Mother Guilt

    We moms talk about guilt. Every single mother I know suffers or has suffered from it. In one form or another. Whether they had a single episode or have experienced chronic guilt. It happens to us all. It’s pretty much...Read More
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  • Angela Keck

    Unofficially Official List of People Who Should Not Give Parenting Advice

    Some days it seems like everywhere you turn there’s someone eager to give you advice on how to do your job as a parent better, turn on morning TV and there’s bound to be a segment by some reporter or celebrity telling you how to do your...

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    This Dad Accidentally Figured Out The Easiest Way To Cool Off

    It may not have been intentional and he may have ruined his camera in the process, but Dad found a pretty easy way to stay cool during the summer!...

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    This Is What A Real House Looks Like

    I’m done walking into my mommy friend’s houses, only to have them instantly apologize for the state of their house. I feel silly when I have to console my mommy friend about how her house looks. To me it looks...Read More
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  • Denise Geelhart

    Paranoia: How The Fear Of Another Miscarriage Haunts My Every Thought

    I’ve turned into a paranoid mess.  And, I hate it. I’m 10 1/2 weeks pregnant and not enjoying my pregnancy. Instead, I keep waiting for a sign that I’m losing this baby like I did the last one and the three I lost before having m...

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    Easy Dinner Recipes: One-Dish Chicken Skillet & Beef and Broccoli

    For those nights you want to make dinner but don’t want to devote your entire night to cooking a single meal....

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    Allison Goines

    I Don’t Punish My Children

    I have a long-standing disagreement with punishment. When I was a child I would think to myself when I was punished, “Geez! You don’t have to punish me. Just tell me what I did wrong and what to do instead!” Punishment always seemed like an overreaction. It was only when I became a parent and a therapy graduate student that I realized that, indeed, it was an overreaction! READ MORE

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  • Sharon Rawlette

    Nurturing Genius

    Today, at age 15, Jacob Barnett is recognized as a genius. But when he was two, experts believed he would never even learn to read. It also seemed doubtful that he would speak. Kristine Barnett’s memoir The Spark (released in April 2013) ...

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    This Baby Seems To Have Misplaced His Frog… On His Face

    This baby appears to have misplaced his pet frog. Where could it have gone?...

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