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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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  • DIY: Hair Bow

    We’re torn between wanting to style our kids’ hair like this and wearing this hairstyle ourselves!...

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  • Buffalo Chicken Soup

    This hearty buffalo chicken soup is delicious and the flavors are amazing. Actually, this soup is fan-f*cking-tastic and has gone into our weekly rotation of dinners. You should...

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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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  • Mini Me

    We’re not sure why this little boy is dressed like a tiger but this video is so cute we won’t question it. Clearly the tiger cub wants to play with his tiny counterpart!...

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  • 30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

    Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about. I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers sugges...

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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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  • Chilly Baby

    Just watching this baby shiver in her bathtub is making us cold! Look at those little gums chatter....

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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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  • RECIPE: 4th of July Trifle

    When I found this recipe for a Red, White and Blue Trifle on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I could not wait for the 4th of July so I could make it (trifles make me feel sophisticated). And now that I am over my hatred for blueberries, I am eve...

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  • Baby Surprise Gone Wrong

    Well, for a second there it looked like everyone was going to be happy!  “Tell me you’re joking!”...

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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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  • Beauty Tips: A Quick & Easy Daytime Look

    I’m excited to share my ideas, techniques, experience and opinions about how I use make-up to reveal beauty. I’ve been in the beauty business for over 25 years and have worked with some of the most gorgeous women in the world. Every...

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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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  • Perfect Summer Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    My daughter went on a dessert-making binge recently. I kept praying it would end before I couldn’t fit into my pants. She would bake one or two fabulous desserts everyday. Even our neighbors were begging for mercy, “Please, don’t send...

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  • Losing My Kid

    Although misplacing my nine-year-old son has become a commonplace experience, it is nonetheless still unsettling. The first time, he was eighteen months old, in the yard playing one moment, and nowhere the next. I found him in the dark gara...

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