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Dawn Yanek

The Most Fearful and Fearless Job We’ll Ever Do

I’m not terribly proud to admit it, but I’m afraid of a lot of things.

First, there are sharks. I am the crazy person in the swimming pool who motivates herself to swim faster because I imagine that sharks have somehow gotten into the pool (through the drain—duh) and are nipping at my feet. READ MORE

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  • Sherice Torres

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Last week I ended one of the longest lasting relationships of my life. My family is in turmoil. My stomach is in knots. I feel like my world has been turned upside down. I struggle to fall asleep each night, and wake up every morning with a...

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  • Elle Davis

    Guiltless Chicken and Sour Cream Enchiladas

    I’ve been trying to eat healthier while still eating the things I love. I usually crave Mexican food, and these enchiladas are so great and satisfying. Enjoy! One enchilada is approximately 275 calories and 8 grams of fat....

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  • Lessons

    Letting Go: Sarah Autumn

    In the autumnal aftermath of the dissolution of my first marriage, I took a job and a leap of faith across two states to begin a new life. Amidst my feelings of disappointment and failure were the seeds of possibility...Read More
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  • What The Flicka

    Baby’s First…

    It’s a big moment in every parent’s life: baby’s first steps! Naturally, capturing it on video is a must. This baby’s first steps, however, came with a bit of an unwelcome interruption. ...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Family Fun with The Croods!

    Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to get a sneak peek of the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film “The Croods”. And let me tell you, I can’t wait to take my two boys to see this movie when it opens on March 22nd! The fabulous...

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  • Lessons

    It’s Going To Be Okay, Even If It Isn’t

    When you are the parent of a child with a chronic illness, there comes a point when you just can’t worry anymore. It’s the equivalent of crying so hard you physically have no tears left. You would if you could,...Read More
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  • Elle Davis

    DIY Puffy Paint

    This homemade puffy paint was a really big hit and it was a lot of fun when it came to painting with it. Yeah, the hummingbird liked it too. hehe The little bird enjoyed this so much and loved helping me make the paint, putting her art work...

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  • Marie Bollman

    My Uterus And I Are Breaking Up

    If all goes as planned, I’m only going to have two more periods. Ever. In my life. That’s because my uterus and I are breaking up. Yep. It’s official. I just scheduled my hysterectomy for mid-September....

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  • Lessons

    Why I Gave Up Potty Training My Son After One Day

    Apparently the universe has a way of bitch slapping you in the face for making multiple public announcements about your first child potty training in one day.  Looking back, I probably deserved it, seeing as my announcements were less public service, and more poorly veiled commentary on my own parenting superiority. READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    Fast and Easy Korean Beef Over Rice

    After years of throwing holy water on cooking like it was some vampire coming to kill me, a couple of years ago, I finally got into a cooking groove. I even *GASP* looked forward to it while also starting a food blog, which I’ve since aba...

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  • Shannon Noel

    Event: Expressing Motherhood

    EXPRESSING MOTHERHOOD is the hit stage show consisting of moms, dads, sons and daughters sharing their insight into motherhood. Conceived in 2008 by two LA moms, Lindsay Kavet & Jessica Cribbs during their children's nap time, the show has ...

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    Helen Mitternight

    Dying Is Tedious: Bring A Book

    In all of the movies, deathbed scenes are short and dramatic. The dying friend or relative blurts out a heartfelt secret or nugget of wisdom. And fade to black.

    In reality, dying often takes its time. The human body is built to fight death, and death is built to be patient. No one tells you that dying can be tedious, so you’d better bring a book for those long stretches when your loved one is in that twilight that separates them from the truly living, but binds them still to life. READ MORE

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    Baby vs. Lip Gloss

    Sometimes sheer force of will just isn’t enough....

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  • Allison Goines

    4 Reasons I Refused To Breastfeed In Public

    As a nursing mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. There. I said it. If you know my breastfeeding story, this might surprise you. But, it’s true. It’s been 6 years since I last nursed a child. That’s longer than my 5 ye...

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