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10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

I’m not a worrisome mom. At least not about the small things. The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is worrying my kids won’t have anyone to eat lunch with at school. My kids are 1 and 2...Read More
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  • Fourth of July Sparkle: From Poolside BBQ to Nighttime Fireworks

    This beauty how-to is the perfect guide for going from a poolside BBQ to nighttime fireworks while keeping your sparkle!...

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  • Twas the Night Before Christmas: For Real

    (Adapted from Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house All the creatures were stirring, in our messy house; We parents were rushing bedtime stories (“not fair!”),...

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    Handling “I’m Bored!”

    There are two words that I currently hate more than most.  I would happily take a handful of crude potty words or even a few of the milder swear words instead of …

    I’m bored!

    Ugh!

    I don’t know if it is the sight of him standing amongst all the Legos, toys, and art supplies as he says it or the electronics that not only cost a lot but are carelessly left around the house.  Maybe it is the dramatic way that those words are expressed or the annoyance that I am met with when I suggest the park, playground or store. READ MORE

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  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts under $100! – *CYBER WEEK DEALS*

    **Scroll down for Snapfish’s CYBER WEEK discount code for up to 60% off orders!** After Thanksgiving is when I get serious about holiday shopping… from the comfort of my very own couch! Snapfish has some fantastic solutions for us t...

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  • War!!!

    Today I declare war on 20 pounds. I will win this war by May 24th, a date my son picked out. In the time between now and then, there will be no more compromise. No more it’s ok to eat some of that birthday cake – it’s a celebration. N...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    A Piece of Advice

    I know so many friends, family, and acquaintances having babies in the next six months it’s ridiculous. I am so incredibly happy for all of them and while I do have tons of advice to pass on, the one thing I want them to know: never say never. Any time you have ever uttered the words “my kid will NOT do that” know that you’re child will in fact do just that. READ MORE

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  • 71 FUN Things To Do At Home This Summer

    Last summer consisted of the sprinkler and little pools every afternoon with lots of summertime activities in between. With all of the kids another year older, I’m able to plan some (hopefully) super fun activities that they can all e...

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  • Who The Flicka?: Sarah Rudell Beach

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Self-Motivation

    How To Teach Your Kids To Self-Motivate

    Self-motivation is the holy grail of parenting. When you have successfully cultivated your child’s inner drive, you can sit back knowing that you’ve given him or her the one thing they will need to thrive in our fast-changing society. You’ve...Read More
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  • Top 5 Movies To Watch With Your Mom

    Mother’s day is here! If you’re looking for a laid-back way to spend quality time with your mom, pop some popcorn, get comfy on the couch, then download the following movies and have the best Mother’s Day marathon ever....

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  • Is Comparison The Thief of Your Joy Too?

    “Comparison Is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt said that. “Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama.” – I said that. I’ll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compar...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Have KIDS

    I’m Sorry, Ma’am. You Have KIDS.

    Sometimes, when I say that I have KIDS, the words come out of my mouth as if I am mentioning an acronym for an exotic chronic illness that I contracted on a hike through the Congo.  In truth, having children is a condition similar...Read More
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  • Cinnamon Sugar Foot Scrub

    We’re getting into sandal season and here’s a great foot scrub to slough off dead skin and get your feet ready for the warmer weather. I used to love brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts when I was younger and tried to get this scrub smelling...

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  • Sexy At Any Age? You Bet Your Ass.

    Could it be that older women are becoming the new faces of beauty? Absolutely. After years of living in a culture where being over 50 meant being invisible, things are changing in a very real way. I, for one, am inspired by this. The cosmet...

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    20 Things I Never Said Before I Had Sons

    I remember when Quai was about four and I had to sit him down and explain that he had to start wearing underwear when he was playing outside because it was making the neighbors uncomfortable. And I remember the baffled...Read More
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  • Kind of A Strange Reaction To Ice Cream, Don’t You Think?

    Ice cream is pretty great but we’re not sure anyone has ever enjoyed it as much as this baby....

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  • Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup

    This is an excellent soup to make on a cold, fall night. You might even be able to trick the kids and say it’s potato soup. It’s creamy and has a nice tang to it from the white cheddar. Have I told you about my white cheddar add...

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