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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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    Mommytube: Sh*t Hollywood Moms Say

    We’ve got another Sh*t _____ Say videos for you all. This time it’s Sh*t Hollywood Moms Say, submitted by Flickster, Lindsay Kavet of Expressing Motherhood. You don’t have to be a Hollywood Mom to relate to this video. It&...

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    This Isn’t The Reaction I Was Expecting!

    As most parents know, anything that can get a reaction out of your baby is immediately repeated over and over again… it’s just too much fun! These parents seemed to figure out the perfect noise to set their kid off. ...

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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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    Little Girl is Really Upset That Her Little Brother is Going To Grow Up One Day

    This girl has been watching way too much Peter Pan. Growing up is okay! We promise!...

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    Who The Flicka?: Sharon Rawlette

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

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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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  • Playroom Organization For Moms Who Hate Toys, Playing and Pinterest

    If you’re looking for a color coordinated wall of bins, or a toy bin label printable, you’ve come to the wrong place.  I buy my bins at Walmart and I don’t actually know what a printable is or why we would call it that.  Isn’t an...

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  • Christina Antus

    That Thing That Happened. The One You Don’t Want to Remember. Ever.

    This all took place several weeks ago. It’s just been too painful to discuss. Or even think about, really. It was the start of a peaceful end to a chaotic week. Five days earlier, both of my kids got a cold. Then a fever. Then a cough. ...

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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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  • Deva Dalporto

    The Mom I Thought I Would Be vs. The Mom I Am

    Funny video making fun of the mom I thought I’d be pre-kids and the mom I am....

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    Here’s The Cute Baby Moment That Will Make Your Weekend!

    We’re not sure what part of this is cuter; the kiss or the way his brother removes his pacifier and then puts it back for him when he’s done! ...

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    Alisha "Happychondriac" Wilson

    WARNING: Volatile Activity Ahead – Please Buckle Your Safety Harness

    Daddy said zero about days like this. You know, the ones that take a couple of days to get over & lots of sleep? Ahhh sleep, that thing I used to do before I had children. I miss it. It was comfortable, cozy and I could do it anytime I wanted. That is a thing of the past. I have had a full night’s sleep three times in well, years. No, I am not exaggerating. It’s all honesty with me, all the time. Buckle your safety harness, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I’m about to share some things that Daddy doesn’t share. READ MORE

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  • Marie Bollman

    My Uterus And I Are Breaking Up

    If all goes as planned, I’m only going to have two more periods. Ever. In my life. That’s because my uterus and I are breaking up. Yep. It’s official. I just scheduled my hysterectomy for mid-September....

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    Why Doesn’t Hair Bleed

    Children are the future. These wise insights from children on some of life’s most important questions will have you reevaluating everything you know. Who is the richest person in the world? And why doesn’t it hurt when you get...

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    Thanksgiving, Shmanksgiving

    As a child, I found Thanksgiving to be the most lamentable of holidays. It came with no gifts, mascots, candy or songs, and compared to the pink hearts of Valentine’s Day, the giddy greens and reds of Christmas, or the...Read More
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    Moore Huffman’s Summer Fling

    I tweeted and Facebooked about this latest song from Moore Huffman, who happens to be my sister Grace’s oldest son, but I keep listening to it and wanted to share it with WTFlicka. One of my daughters is dyslexic and has turned to pain...

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  • Cynthia Silver

    Conversations With My Breast Pump & Other Postpartum Tales

    I only have two regrets about telling my postpartum horror story on Episode 11 of  ‘Storytime Hour with Erica & Jolenta’ 1)    I failed to mention the messages my friends Paul and Rick left on my answering machine to and from my...

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