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The Not-So-Secret Recipe For Television Christmas Movies

Admit it. Whether you love to hate them or hate to love them, you cannot resist a television Christmas movie. Just try changing the channel before the corporate climber realizes he’s destined to love his spunky assistant. You can’t do...Read More
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  • Your Inner Mom Voice Will Be Ready To Shout “I TOLD YOU SO”

    This kid looks like he learned an unintentional lesson about using things in the way they were intended! Whoops. ...

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  • Nobody Will EVER Top This Epic Bar Mitzvah Dance

    What can we say about today’s MommyTube video except that this boy knows how to work?! This is quite possibly the coolest Bar Mitzvah that has ever been thrown, all thanks to the Madonna theme and this guy’s amazing Vogue dance ...

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    Summer Camps: What The F*#$%?!

    I am often reminded about the many luxuries 21st century moms have that make our lives easier than the lives of our mothers and grandmothers. Like, for instance, my mother did not have a baby monitor — not even one...Read More
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  • Shopping For A Mate on Match.com

    I need to confess. I’m surfing my profile on Match.com. I don’t know if it’s allowed, but I don’t care. After selling my place in New York City earlier this year, I’ve become a bit of a vagabond. I don’t know what zip code or ci...

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  • Leftovers: Monte Cristo Sandwich

    Hope you’re all having a fabulous holiday season! This Monte Cristo recipe is a must-have for after the holidays when your refrigerator is overflowing with leftovers you have no idea what to do with. We’re turning those leftover...

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    Calling BS on the Sanctimonious Black Friday Protests

    My friend Cristi likes to shop. I do not. She also likes to shop on Black Friday. Again, I do not. It’s not because I don’t like Black Friday – it’s because I don’t like to shop. I can think...Read More
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  • Crock Pot Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    Fall is officially here! In New England, that means crisp, cool air, majestic colors lighting up the roadside, and apples, apples, and more apples! It’s apple picking season and we got our journey on a few weekends ago. We also picked up ...

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  • Ultrasound Baby Waves Hello!

    It’s pretty amazing to see a baby for the first time using ultrasound. It’s even more amazing when the baby waves and gives a thumbs up!...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Dear Children On A Saturday Morning

    Dear Children on a Saturday Morning,

    I love you. I do truly love you with all of my heart. Just not at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I love my sleep then. READ MORE

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  • I Ain’t No June Cleaver

    I Am Not June Cleaver I think June Cleaver is what many people expect stay home moms to be like. It’s not really like that....

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  • The Sex Toy Scandal

    You know that feeling when you get home from a long trip? No more hotels, no more suitcases, no more security lines. With the journey behind you, you can finally relax in the comfort of home sweet home. You shower off the virus-filled recyc...

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    Beth Markley

    Want To See Something REALLY Scary?

    I don’t think I’m ever one to second-guess other parents … until Halloween.

    On All Hallows Eve, I transform into Judge Judge-y McJudgerson.

    I am that mom. The one who cuts her kids off from trick-or-treating about the time they’re elbowing their way into puberty. I’m not following any developmental guidebook, and I haven’t looked up any studies on kids who later needed therapy because their moms put the kibosh on the candy corn prematurely. It’s just one of the many rules I was raised with that I have arbitrarily selected to enforce on my own progeny. READ MORE

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  • One Rubber Ducky At A Time

    There is something that I selfishly and unselfishly enjoy about being a mother, that has nothing to do with my daughter and yet everything to do with my daughter. My friend Mieke has the wonderful ability to befriend complete strangers, eve...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - "Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess"

    “Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess.” Vomit.

    When she was two, she wasn’t yet entrenched into the princess world. And I naively thought, “my daughter really does not dig the whole princess thing.” And I sighed with relief. Then she turned three. And like flipping on a...Read More
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  • Doing Time In The NICU

    I had every intention of breastfeeding, but like everything else that goes along with mommyhood, it didn’t go as planned. My daughter was in the NICU for the first 3 weeks of her life. It was agonizing for my husband and I. I’ll never f...

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  • WTF? Boxers Or Briefs

    Boxers or briefs? The eternal question. We all have a preference—what’s yours? Felicity Huffman starts off the discussion and now we want to hear from you! So join the convo for our second episode of “WTF?” by sending in...

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