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Stretch Marks The Spot

Ah the postpartum body… What a horrifying vessel. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. It just grew a person. What a magical, wonderful, machine. It’s still horrifying....Read More
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    This Poor Girl Doesn’t Look Like She’ll Make It Through Trick or Treating

    Hey, who can blame her? Sometimes when you get home from a long day at preschool, you just want to plop on the couch and watch Netflix with a glass of wine. Wait. That’s how it goes, right? ...

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    WTF? – Sex And Parenting Responses

    Felicity Huffman’s “WTF?” question from last week was all about how to maintain a sex life while being a parent! We all know how hard it can be to juggle being a parent and a partner. Working all day, taking care of the ki...

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    I Ran Out Of Diet Coke… Now What?

    How did this happen?  I’m out of Diet Coke.  How in the heck am I going to survive the morning?  I suppose I could drink the Diet root beer we have in the fridge, but it’s just not the same....Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    Kissing Lessons From A 6th Grader

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would dive into the delicious topic of The Kiss. In line with the old theater adage, “There are no small parts only small actors,” can one say, “There are no bad kisses only bad kissers?” N...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    This Father Came Home To A Very Interesting Redecoration

    My husband is usually a pretty good sport about my crazy ideas for the kids: a flour sensory bin on our carpet? A mud day in the backyard? Last week’s idea involved us rearranging most of our living space to create Book Store Day. Not...

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    Mary Katherine Backstrom

    Breast Is Best… But What About The Rest?

    I’ve hated my boobs since 5th grade, when they made a most unwelcome appearance. Backyard football with the boys became awkward. So did locker room changes. As they became a focal point of my high school figure, I despised them even more. My back hurt when I ran. Forget horsing around in a bathing suit. Rude and humiliating jokes from teenage boys.

    Hated. Them. READ MORE

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    He’s Having Some Trouble. Okay, A Lot of Trouble.

    Sometimes straightening up the kitchen is hard work! This baby can’t seem to catch a break. ...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Runaway Mom

    It is 7pm on a Monday. I am sitting in yet another airport lounge, waiting for yet another business trip. I took an evening flight so that I could take the big boy to karate and have dinner with the family one more time before six days on t...

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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 feel as though she has to laugh because she probably likes you. This burst of fake laughter could cause her to pee her pants. Her favourite pants…her only pants that still fit her. And she’ll hate you for it…for a long time…because you forced her to laugh at your banal one-liner. READ MORE

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  • Abby Heugel

    The Anatomy of a Garage Sale

    Since we’re officially into summer now, I figured it was a good time to revisit my thoughts on the garage sale. I don’t know how it is where you live, but it seems I can’t drive 100 feet without seeing a cardboard sign with an arrow p...

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    Awkward Baby Shower Cakes

    You think you’ve seen an awkward baby shower cake before? Well, that aint nothin’. We’re about to show you some of the craziest, most hilariously awkward cakes in the history of all history. Collected from the deepest dept...

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    Dana Wisniewski

    5 Reasons Why Winter Sucks For Parents

    Sure there’s frigid temps, fighting off frequent colds, the lack of fun things to do, but there’s a few more reasons why winter sucks after you have kids. If you’ve blocked this out of your memory from last winter, or if you are a new parent, let me fill you in on the 5 biggest reasons winter sucks: READ MORE

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    Conversations with a 2-year-old

    We all know that kids say the darndest (and cutest) things, but this conversation gets a wee bit awkward with the twist this dad put on it! Today’s MommyTube is sure to put a smile on your face! Watch out though, serious giggles ahead...

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  • The New Easter Tradition That Encourages Kind Deeds

    I was very fortunate to grow up in a family that loved to celebrate holidays. It gave me many fun family traditions to pass on to my three kids. Easter was no exception....

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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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    Adorable Little Girl Has An Epic Standoff With Her Dad

    Fifteen month old Lola wants to stand on this table and that’s that! She’s clearly not going to budge for anyone, especially not her dad. After what may be the cutest standoff in all of history, she finally concedes and lets dad...

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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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