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Can We STOP Mom Judging?

Confession: I’m a recovering mom-judger. I used to roll my eyes when one more exasperated first time mom would ask, “How do I get my two-month old to sleep through the night?” I would be hard pressed to hide my...Read More
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  • 7 Childhood Milestones That Are Actually Worth Celebrating

    There are some milestones in childhood that mothers look forward to with great anticipation, and others we look forward to with a fair amount of dread. There are the usual suspects, sleeping through the night, able to feed themselves, first...

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  • Confessions

    I Could Never (Ever) Be A Stay-At-Home Mom: But… I am.

    I used to work.

    Nope, scratch that, I still work (it’s just not in an office anymore, but more on that later).

    What I mean is, I used to have a typical 7:30am-4pm J-O-B, the kind that included an actual paycheck and benefits. I was your typical “working mother”. Waking up at 5am while the baby still slept so I could sneak in a shower. Waking her up from dreamland, nursing her before getting her dressed for daycare, gulping down my morning cup of coffee whilst semi-watching the news on CNN. No matter how early I woke up, I inevitably always felt rushed leaving the house with my to-do list dancing around in my brain: Did I grab my purse? Did I make enough bottles? Did I leave the garage door open? Shit, I left my coffee on the counter. 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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  • Safe Haven Giveaway!

    Last August one of our lovely contributors, Elle Davis, was invited to visit the set of the movie Safe Haven (in theaters February 14th), where she chatted with famed author Nicholas Sparks, who wrote the book in which the movie is based. L...

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  • Lessons
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - You Can't Always Get What You Want

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    I’ve spent the last 45 days, give or take, complaining. Bitching. Griping. Moping. In a serious wave of funk. And it’s time to stop. Since my friends are far too kind to tell me to “Get over yourself, you idiot,”...Read More
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  • You’ve Probably Never Realized How Many Variations of This There Are

    If you’ve never heard of Greige or Parisian Drizzle or Fungal then you need a Paint Job...

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  • Playing with Flowers – Hibiscustini Sparkler with a Jamaican Twist

    I love hibiscus tea. I got hooked on it a few years back after a visit to a local Middle Eastern Market that sold it dried in giant bags. Basically, you steep the dried flower petals in boiling water and voila, you have a deep crimson bever...

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  • Complaints

    My Open Letter (To Costco)

    Lately there have been lots of “open letters” in the media. I guess the idea is to write a letter and then post it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. so it is “open” to the general public. Well, here is my...Read More
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  • Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Frappe!

    This is a great way to kick off the Fall season. A pumpkin spice frappe. Yum! It's less than 100 calories and approximately 2 grams of fat. Since I'm lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk. You can also omit the coffee so the little ones...

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  • Got Joy?

    It was a lot easier to relax when I had no kids. Forget the fact that I could sleep in every weekend and had complete control over my bathroom privacy. It was really about being responsible for one life – mine. That’s it. ItR...

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  • Complaints
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Breastfeeding: Haters Gonna Hate

    Breastfeeding: Haters Gonna Hate

    Sigh…the topic of Breastfeeding….if you know me, then you know this topic was going to come up sooner or later. I am pretty irritated right now. Here’s why:...Read More
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    Lessons

    Accidental Vagina

    My daughter had a great idea: she wanted to start a book club! She decided the first book would be Junie B. Jones, 1st Grader: Aloha-ha-ha, perfect book to read the summer before heading into 1st grade.

    I printed a list of discussion questions, planned on rainbow kebabs and Hawaiian-themed crafts, and at the center of the shindig… there would be a cake. A glorious volcano cake. How difficult could that be? I’d simply use the Wonder Mold we already owned— you know, the one you use to make the dress and stick the doll torso in the top? Only we’d stick sparklers in the top, frost it with chocolate, get some molten lava flowing down its sides and boom, done. Right? READ MORE

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  • Best Dressed

    I have a rule in my house, no Halloween until October 1st. I hate how stores push holidays so early, it takes the fun out of it for me to see Halloween costumes already out in August. But it’s October so at my house we have finally made i...

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  • 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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