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Dawn Yanek

9 ‘WTF’ Parenting Moments

I knew that once my son was born, my life would change in all sorts of ways. I mean, how could it not? READ MORE

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  • A Quiz For Stressed-Out Moms

    Not a day goes by lately when I’m not offered some type of test or quiz on Facebook. What Princess are You? What Animal are You? What Flower are you? These are a few examples of quizzes my online friends have asked me to take this week....

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  • Jill Robbins

    Random Parenting Fails: Second Edition

    No one sets out to be a sucky mom or dad but sometimes, it happens.  Recording and sharing parenting fails serves a couple of different purposes, besides giving me something to write about on my blog....

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    How to Reduce Stress in a Ten Year Old (And What Does He Have to Stress About Anyway?)

    Braces, Round One, were removed from my 4th grader today....Read More
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    It’s Not Over Martini

    I know school has already started in many areas; in fact, my own kids are going back on Monday. I suppose I should technically post some apple-y cocktail to coincide with it, but I am holding onto these final weeks of summer with a white-kn...

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    The Baby Rockstar

    Just like daddy!...

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    This Embarrassing Fart Story Takes The Cake

    The below post is based on a story I heard during Christmas break. The words may not be verbatim, but the facts are true. This is not me — even though I am telling the story as if it is — but rather...Read More
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  • Allison Carter

    From Green Beer to Green Cupcakes: My, How St Patrick’s Day Has Changed

    St Patrick’s Day is near. And my how it has changed since I have had kids. All those St Patrick’s Day traditions you knew and loved as a pre-kid adult? Changed. Gone. Poof. Just like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. How is th...

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    Who The Flicka?: Carmen Rodriguez

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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    The Number 1 Secret Of Parenthood

    I’ve done it! I’ve finally figured out the secret of parenthood! And lucky for you, I’m ready to share it with all of you… You can thank me later....Read More
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  • JJ Keeler

    Goodbye Amanda Peterson, Thank You for the Memories

    For people my age, the death of Amanda Peterson at forty-three has been quite sad. We’ve been through this before, of course, us Generation Xers – River Phoenix, Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Whitney Houston. But it is this one that has ...

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  • Jenny Hills

    The Genius Way To Sneak Healthy Food Into Your Kids’ Diets

    My son, Bug, is a snackaholic. No matter how much food I give him, he’s always on the prowl for more. He’s also very picky and likes variety. If he eats a cheese stick before lunch, he’ll want something crunchy in the afternoon. This ...

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    12 Empty Threats Moms Make

    Parents make empty threats to their kids all of the time. I totally feel you should occasionally follow through on some of those threats–I’ve even written about it before (here)....Read More
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  • Annabelle Gurwitch

    50 Shades with Spanx

    Ok, I admit it, I didn’t read 5O Shades of Grey. It’s not that I’m a culture snob, I’ve watched my share of Real Housewives and I’ve lost an embarrassing amount of time to googling Honey Boo Boo clips. There was one season I got s...

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  • Julia Arnold

    15 Things I Thought I Would Never Say Before Becoming A Mom

    You know how before you had kids, you and your spouse didn’t constantly discuss gross bodily functions, bedtime and nap routines, or the benefits of breastfeeding (sore nipples and all)? You thought you’d be different. You would...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - For the Love of Coffee

    My Lifetime Love Affair With Coffee

    I am in the twilight of my forties. When I made my entrance into the world, the milkman brought the white liquid in glass containers, calls were made on a rotary phone, and if you should be unlucky enough to...Read More
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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The One Question You Should Be Asking During Daycare Interviews: Notes From A Daycare Provider

    There is one question I realized I am never asked as a daycare provider during interviews and admittedly, I fail to ask this question of potential families as well:...

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