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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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    RECIPE: Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

    When we’re told to “Think Green,” we immediately flash to this incredible Green Goddess Quinoa Salad recipe. Protein-packed quinoa, mixed with edamame and kale, is tossed in a creamy avocado and fresh herb dressing....

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    What Women REALLY Think About At The Office

    Pie charts? Reports? Not quite. Our office thoughts are more along the lines of “did I feed the kids this morning” or “I’ll just read two more blog posts and then get back to work.”...

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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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  • Maureen Morin

    The Epidemic Of Mother Guilt

    We moms talk about guilt. Every single mother I know suffers or has suffered from it. In one form or another. Whether they had a single episode or have experienced chronic guilt. It happens to us all. It’s pretty much an epidemic. I mean,...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    The Hooplah About The Hoo-Ha

    We’ve come a long way baby. My Mother-in-law, who grew up in Mississippi, used to buy her Kotex from the local drug store. They were kept behind the counter, had to be requested from the salesperson, and were handed over in a brown paper ...

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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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    RECIPES: Grilled Cocktails

    How’s a grilled vodka lemonade sound? What about a grilled peach bellini? Well, if you’re at all sane you’re probably ready for the recipes right about now:...

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    Kid Shows Off His Stellar Dance Move (Yes, Move) And Is Probably The Highlight Of This Wedding

    This little kid has found a dance move he’s great at and stuck with it. Really, really stuck with it. He may never end up on Dancing With The Stars but he’s probably the greatest thing we’ve seen in a while! Don’t mi...

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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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  • Angela Keck

    13 Pieces of Wisdom From 20 Years of Marriage

    Today my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Looking back over the last twenty years I have a mixture of emotions. On one hand it feels like I literally blinked and twenty years flew by. It feels like we are still young ne...

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  • Jennifer Sando

    Updated Pillows in 31 Frustrating Steps

    So, I have been staring at these grey pillows for 13 years.  They started out on Laith’s black leather couch in college and they made their way to our brown leather couches when we got married.  There is nothing wrong with them, I&#...

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    Elise Free

    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 miss those baby sounds. READ MORE

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Halloween Decorating With Kids

    Decorating the house can be challenging with kids. You must find decorations that aren’t breakable, that can be squashed, stepped on, even chewed on, and still cute and festive. Yes, I promise this is one task that can be completed an...

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    Top 5 Reasons I Will Cut You

    Have you seen the shower scene in Psycho? Yes, that would be me, headed toward my husband with a big, shiny knife; preferably sharp. For as long as I can remember, I’ve told Andy (the infamous husband) that I would...Read More
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  • Dawn Yanek

    To The UPS Guy Who Just Saw My Living Room

    Dear UPS Guy: So…my apartment is a total mess. I know it. You know it. We don’t talk about it, and that’s fine. But today, well, I feel like we need to address it. I’m sure you’re going to say that you’ve seen it all, but re...

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    9 Reasons Why Kids Are Total Dicks

    It’s time to face the facts: kids are totally dicks. Before you get mad, watch the video. ...

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