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Pregnancy Boobs Are Great, Until…

Aside from the exciting news that you’re expecting, in those first few weeks of pregnancy, there’s one other big benefit to being knocked up—or should I say two big benefits: Your boobs look great. Damn great. ...Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    Latest Obsessions: Bath Edition

    “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” ― Sylvia Plath This week it’s all about the bath!...

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    It’s So Scary… But So Cool!

    Didn’t know it was possible to be simultaneously terrified and awed by something, but this kid sure nailed it! ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Terror In The Minivan

    Terror In The Minivan

    O.K.  Maybe that title is a bit overdramatic, but do you remember this post about my little one’s new found talent for belching??  Well, I certainly want to be fair and balanced, so here’s a glimpse into the other side of her...Read More
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    48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don’t)

    “Watch 80 years of subtle sexism in under two minutes.” (via)...

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    A Wake Up Call

    A few weeks ago I found myself in the back of an ambulance. I’m an active 39 year-old who enjoys eating kale and downing green tea like it’s liquid gold. I like feeling healthy and taking care of my body. I remember my grandmother telli...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Dear Tampons
    Marie Bollman

    A Response To The Motivational Sayings On My Tampons

    Fair Warning: This post contains talk about lady things. Specifically periods, tampons, and PMS. So if you’re my dad, or any other male who has difficulty with the female reality, it might be best to sit this one out. If you are like me and have no shame talking about all things vaginal, well… high five, and keep reading.

    I’ve had my period since I was 12 years old. Go ahead, do the math. That’s 25 years! READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    My Favorite Winter Soup

    As we all know (and the American Heart Association reminds us) one of the best things you can do for your heart is to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. To write that sentence is easy, to actually do it, is more challenging....

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Red, White, and Blue Cocktail Recipes

    Happy 4th of July! This is a day to celebrate our freedom and independence with family, friends, good food and great cocktails. And this cocktail involves a party in your mouth; or, more accurately, your cocktail glass rimmed in Pop Rocks. ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - What Not To Say To Pregnant Women

    What NOT To Say To Pregnant Moms

    Being pregnant seems to invite conversation from random strangers to yourself. While there are plenty of polite people who know how to engage in conversation without offending someone, there are a few people who are clueless, particularly when they notice...Read More
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  • Laura Diamond

    One Moment My Father Was On The Train. The Next, He Was Gone.

    One moment my father was on the train. The next he was gone. The year was 1979. Frozen yogurt was the craze, and my dad ate it with strawberries, coconut, and carob chips for toppings....

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  • Karen Johnson

    “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 ...

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    Karen Johnson

    Can I Be An 80s Mom For A Day?

    So I thought I knew what parenthood would be like. Because I was a kid once, who had parents. And since that is all I knew, I figured… yeah, it will be a lot like that. Maybe a little different, but not too much. 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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  • Lisa Carmody Doiron

    What Not To Say To Unassuming Pregnant Women

    Listen. If you’re going to comment on a pregnant woman’s amplitude, at least think of something more creative than the standard ‘Are you sure you’re not having twins?!’ gag. First off, that ‘joke’ isn’t funny, but she’ll f...

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    I’m No Longer A Fun Mom

    There comes a time in every mom’s life when they have to admit defeat, throw in the towel, wave the white flag of surrender, and face the hard truth that they just aren’t the center of the universe for their...Read More
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  • Pat Geyer

    One Helluva Sandwich

    A number of months ago the Food Network Magazine (which I actually no longer get but since Mom does, I get to peruse it when she is done) had a special pull-out on dozens of grilled cheese recipes. While some were pretty close to your stan...

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    The Preschool Puzzle

    I’ve been going back and forth in my head about whether or not to send our two-year-old daughter, Cali, to preschool. I’m not yet convinced it’s the right step for her at this point in time. As a trained teacher, I know that socializa...

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