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Okay, Who Ate The Baby Jesus?

T’was the night before Christmas and Addie (15 months) was the perfect age for wreaking holiday havoc. No tree, tinsel, or mistletoe was safe. For that reason, Christmas swag was downgraded to a ridiculously high wreath on the door and...Read More
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  • A Night At The Museum

    Last Thursday, I had the incredible opportunity to visit New York City for a prescreening at the 20th Century Fox building of the Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb (in theaters 12/19), and interviews with a few cast members and the ...

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  • The Nighttime Routine is Killing Me

    Putting my three kids to bed has become one of my least favorite parts of the day. Two nights a week I do it solo. I realize a lot of you do it solo 7 nights a week, I’m lucky that my husband helps me 5 out of 7 nights. Up until 3 nights ...

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    Karen Johnson

    Motherhood Is…

    Sipping wine between folding towels and onesies at 9:00 at night.

    Squatting on a public bathroom floor with a baby on your hip as you hoist a toddler onto the toilet.

    Letting your child wear her shoes on the wrong feet to have one less battle to fight today. READ MORE

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  • I’m A 3-year-old Mom

    Living things change. They adapt and grow and die. Trees leaf out, snakes molt, babies grow up into frat boys....

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  • The Nighttime Routine is Killing Me

    Putting my three kids to bed has become one of my least favorite parts of the day. Two nights a week I do it solo. I realize a lot of you do it solo 7 nights a week, I’m lucky that my husband helps me 5 out of 7 nights. Up until 3 nights ...

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    Kristen Bagwell

    I’d Rather Hire A Mom

    I read an article recently by a mom who was addressing the “missed chunk on her resume” — meaning, a blackout period between her last “official” job and her next one. She was talking about the period of time she took time off to have, and raise her children. Ultimately, the author concluded that we should “not stress about this.” READ MORE

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  • Hump Day Cocktail: White Sangria with Apple and Mint

    Here's a perfect and refreshing summer cocktail we found while browsing Pinterest that is sure to get you through Hump Day! Sangria is perfect drink to make in large quantities like a punch for entertaining or for sipping on the porch. We l...

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  • Top 5 Apps for Parents

    Using technology to help make your life as a parent easier and taking advantage of the digital age we live in today? What could be smarter? These five apps will hopefully make your life just a little bit easier. You’re welcome!...

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    Jill Robbins

    “Your Face Will Freeze Like That” And Other Parenting Lies

    Someone once said “I believe in being honest with my kids, 101 percent.”

    That someone wasn’t me. I lie to my kids all the time. I’m not just talking about the trifecta of deception: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. I don’t creatively bend the truth. I straight up lie like Pinnochio. Am I ashamed? No. Lying to my kids saves my sanity, not to mention time and money. And sometimes, it’s just fun to eff with them a little. READ MORE

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  • Prosciutto and Portobello Mushroom Pizza

    This pizza is so easy to make and tastes even better than delivery. I used store-bought crust that I got from Whole Foods and it made the pizza that much better. It was some of the best pizza crust I've ever had. Enjoy!...

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    5 Things I Miss About Breastfeeding… And Five Things I Don’t

    I loved breastfeeding. And no one was more surprised about that little fact than me. I mean, it was always something I knew I’d wanted to try, but it was also something that always seemed a little intimidating and daunting...Read More
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  • Neat Freak Chronicles: If I Step On One More Barbie Shoe!

    How many times have you walked through your child’s room to kiss him or her goodnight, only to have the moment ruined by the pain of a Barbie shoe or a Matchbox car impaling the arch of your naked foot?  And how many times do you tell yo...

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  • DIY: Easy Face Contouring

    We love this amazing tutorial on contouring! If you’re like us and the idea of attempting to contour your face sounds so difficult you want to cry, you need this video. ...

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    Good Enough Mom

    There is an Eric Carle board book about a little girl who asks “Papa, can you get the moon for me?” And her father gets a ladder. When my boys were little, I read this to them. I kept it because when I see it on the shelf, I think of the many ways, as parents, we want to give it all, to make the pain go away when they hurt, to make their joy last forever, to protect them. To never disappoint them or make mistakes. To hang the moon. And also to know, while we can’t hang the moon, we can revel in its beauty. We can enjoy it. And we can parent beautifully all the while making mistakes. We are human. I am human. READ MORE

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  • It Was Something To Be Missed

    Our neighbors just had a baby. I can hear him downstairs crying like a cat mews – that frantic, breathless song. It brings me back to almost four years ago when Addie chirped and mewed, cooed and gurgled, clucked and purred. Oh how I ...

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  • After the Anesthesia

    This man’s post surgery confusion leads to an interesting discussion with his nurse! Or is it his wife?...

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