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She Doesn’t Pity Me. She Gets It.

I recently became friends with a mother on my daughter’s cheerleading squad. There was an instant affinity between us, though we had little enough in common. She’s the mother of five; I have two. She works full time; I stay...Read More
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  • Dr. Rita Eichenstein

    Myth Busting For Moms

    As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I’ve been working with children and families for over twenty years and one thing I have noticed consistently is the tendency and willingness for mothers to be hard on themselves. It’s an interesting phe...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations for June: Moore, OK

    On Monday morning, May 20th, as usual, I drove my two girls to school checked that they were wearing sunscreen, gave them a kiss, and promised to see them in four days when I returned from filming my husband’s new movie, RUDDERLESS, i...

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  • Confessions

    The Great Pie Lie

    A lot of events led up to that very moment. Standing in line at Publix, watching  two pecan pies cruise down the conveyor belt in bubbly plastic containers. No self-respecting southerner can show up to Christmas without a pie! I was grasping...Read More
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  • Beka Shane Denter

    Back To The Mat: Week 2

    As I looked into the rear view mirror, I was blown away by both the blood-orange sky and my totally relaxed state of mind. It had been a rough week – but I was ready to roll out my mat. I had not yet arrived at the studio. If being alone ...

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  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    The Only Roll You’ll Need At Thanksgiving Dinner

    Some kids dream of being a doctor, an airline pilot, a teacher. Me? I wanted to be a farmer....

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  • Confessions

    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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  • Confessions of A Late Bloomer

    I am a late bloomer. I always have been. Each year on my birthday I receive a phone call from my mother to remind me of how long it took to get me out of her uterus. “Oh, I remember where I was [fill in the birthday blank] years ago!” s...

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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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    This Ad Campaign Has Women Sharing Hilarious Stories About Their First Period

    “I went to the grocery store and stole a box of tampons. I didn’t know anything about tampons and they were super plus.”...

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  • JJ Keeler

    Letting Go Of My Youth

    Before I became a parent, I never really thought about how much motherhood would involve letting go. I, like many parents, was focused on what I would gain: a daughter. Still, I knew things would change. I knew I’d have to bid adieu to sl...

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  • Confessions
    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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  • Beth Rosen

    Mom, What’s For Dinner?

    How often do your kids ask you what’s for dinner, and no matter what you answer, they respond with disappointment?  Mine do it all the time.  I can understand it; some nights you’re in the mood for one thing, and another thing is what...

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    So Not Cool.

    Obviously someone didn’t find this funny. ...

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  • Confessions
    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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  • Dawn Yanek

    The Most Fearful and Fearless Job We’ll Ever Do

    I’m not terribly proud to admit it, but I’m afraid of a lot of things. First, there are sharks. I am the crazy person in the swimming pool who motivates herself to swim faster because I imagine that sharks have somehow gotten into the p...

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  • Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

    Get Ready To Drool: Chef Stuart’s Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken and Dumplings is a dish I’ve only discovered since moving to America, and I love them! This recipe gives the classic comfort food an exotic twist....

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