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Jill Robbins

11 Things That Are On My Midlife Bucket List

I’m not going to live forever. You might be reading this and thinking “duh” but those six words are hard to type. Like many people, I don’t like to think about my own mortality. It’s funny how we’re so reluctant to think about death because nobody lives forever…unless you’re a Cullen.

The hubs and I just bought a new mattress. It’s the memory foam kind that comes with a 40 year warranty. Forty years. I’m 48. By the time I need a new mattress, I’ll be pushing 90 and most people would see that as a good run. READ MORE

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    What To Do When Your Crush Doesn’t Crush On You?

    Ah, the unrequited crush. It sucks. It stunk when you were seven years old, and it stunk when you were in the eighth grade. And guess what? It only stinks more the older you get....

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  • Alyson Herzig

    How To Train For Motherhood

    People train for marathons and careers – but can you train for Motherhood? I say yes. Nothing prepared me for motherhood like my first job – bussing tables at a pancake restaurant during the crazy summer tourist season. I was forced to ...

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  • Confessions

    10 Things We Still Love As Adults (That We Probably Shouldn’t)

    The day you become a mom is the day that you  transition into becoming a bona fide adult. We’re supposed to embrace responsibility and let go of the things that kept us mired in our own childhoods. But those things...Read More
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    RECIPE: Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups For Kids

    Who doesn’t love a recipe that you whip up in 5 minutes, throw in the oven and forget about for a few hours?...

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  • 7 Things Your Mother Needs To Hear You Say

    When I was a child, my mother was the center of my universe. She seemed to alight from high, and softly land in all the right places. She never raised her voice, and never ever raised her hand. All she had to do was look at me and say, ‘C...

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    8 Reasons Costco Is Heaven

    Hey, you know that song from “Frozen” that starts with “do you wanna build a snowman?” Of course you do. Oh…song stuck in your head? Sorry. Welcome to my world. Around my house, we sing “do you wanna go to...Read More
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    A Self-Care Menu For Any Parent Of An Atypical Kid

    A note from Felicity: Listen up! Parents of atypical kids and kids of atypical parents!...

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  • The 5 Most Annoying Things About The Grocery Store

    Unfortunately, there are some unpleasant tasks that come with being a woman and grocery shopping is at the top of the list. It’s accompanied by waxing and listening to your 4th grader practice his recorder for three consecutive hours. I w...

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    Aging In The Fast Lane

    I was born pretty. (At least by my grandfather’s standards). He told me so, every time I saw him, and I believed him. My mother and father were beautiful. A beautiful couple. They bred well. My sister is a knock-out....Read More
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    Can we stop hating on our bodies yet?...

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  • Julia Arnold

    The Best Toys To Grow With Your Toddler

    Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months– or even years– after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my...

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    The Game Your Mother Warned You About

    “…but I love it,” you whisper quietly, head bowed, hands folded in your lap, while a single tear runs down your nose....Read More
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    Sleep Away Camp: Care Packages

    One of my favorite things about going to camp, aside from watching the teenagers sneak cigarettes and jitterbug was the care packages. This was a long time ago and a theater camp at that. Summer sleep away camp is in full swing, so I though...

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  • Suzanne Krull

    SCREW YOU, MARGARET MITCHELL: How I learned to love from watching Gone With The Wind.

    I saw Gone with the Wind when I was a kid and it instantly became my favorite movie of all time. My father acquired a copy of the screenplay somehow and I’d watch the movie and say the dialogue with the actors (for a 53 lb. Jewish kid, I ...

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    Head Bitch Of The PTA

    2015 could be my year to rule. I’m picturing myself on the campaign trail. I’m super good at kissing babies and making up bullshit, so I’m in there, right? I’m already writing my acceptance speech and picking out my outfit...Read More
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    Photographer Shoots Family Portraits That Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

    Family portraits are usually meant to be idealized representation of families, with nice clothes, pleasant smiles, and beautiful backdrops. The portraits in “Best Case Scenario” are different. In each of the images in the project, lifes...

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Metamorphosis of Motherhood, pt. 2

    In Tuesday’s post, I shared with you how I struggled to come to terms with the true sacrifices of motherhood. My determination to stock-up on baby supplies during my first pregnancy proved how ill-equipped I was for the job at hand. I wen...

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