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Graduation Irritation

I was among the group of standing-room-only spectators as the second hour of my four-year-old son’s pre-school graduation ceremony began when the whole thing jumped the shark....Read More
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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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  • Anatomy of the Perfect Mother

    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the outsized expectations that we tend to have of women in general and mothers in particular. As I once again beat myself up for not being the perfect mother in a perfect size 4 designer out...

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    Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom

    My house is a mess; laundry is piled up, no one knows where the iron is, and dinner is never ready by five p.m., if we even have dinner....Read More
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  • The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl!

    “Love, love, love The Very Fairy Princess Graduation Girl!  I read it to my daughter (who’s still hibernating in Hotel Uterus) and she seemed to love it too, squiggling and punching through the whole story.  A great read for young...

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  • A Mother’s Summer Bucket List

    Today when I was broadening my horizons about the world around me, otherwise known as browsing Facebook, I noticed one of my online friends posted a Summertime Bucket list. Have you ever seen one of these? They’re a list of ideas to spark...

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    How To Write A Wedding Toast For A Couple You Don’t Like And A Wedding You Don’t Support

    We’ve all seen it happen: A train wreck of a marriage, headed down a one-way track to Miseryville, with a small layover at Domestic Violence, USA.

    Whether it’s family, friends, or the librarian we’ve befriended in an effort to reverse erroneous late fees, most of us have witnessed the marriage of two people who should probably just honor the restraining orders and keep their distance. READ MORE

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  • Your New Ringtone

    As we all know, babies are capable of making some strange noises at times. This one is especially great!...

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  • 10 Spooky Halloween Decor Ideas!

    If you are still trying to decide whether to decorate your home with ghosts and jack-o-lanterns or just place old Aunt Muriel out the front door to greet passersby, here is a little handy gallery of Halloween décor inspiration for you....

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    Angela Keck

    7 Things I Am Way Too Old For

    When I was a kid, maybe a teenager, I remember hearing my mother say she was too old for a certain type of clothing. If my memory serves correctly it was a sleeveless top I suggested that she wear in the heat of the summer and she said she was too old for sleeveless tops. I remember thinking, in my infinite wisdom of youth, complete lack of understanding, that if I was hot I was damn well going to wear a sleeveless top so I could cool off and not sweat myself to death! READ MORE

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    The Sex Toy Scandal

    You know that feeling when you get home from a long trip? No more hotels, no more suitcases, no more security lines. With the journey behind you, you can finally relax in the comfort of home sweet home. You shower...Read More
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  • Lucky Charms Martini

    Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! I have prepared a delicious cocktail that is perfect for the day of the Leprechaun. It’s called the Lucky Charms Martini, and it’s magically delicious! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anyw...

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  • Sun-Kissed Vanilla Mousse With Blueberries

    When I was a kid, a local restaurant made the most wonderful chocolate mousse. I’d be so excited for dessert when we dined there, I could barely get through my meal. Who knew that many years later I would come up with my own version less ...

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    Jill Robbins

    Are You Their Grandmother?

    It happened. I always knew this day would come. Someone asked me this question:

    “Are you their grandmother?”

    I always imagined my reaction would go something like this:

    “Bitch, let me slap you,”

    …or at least a really evil look. This was surprisingly a non-event. READ MORE

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  • Sometimes My Kid Says Inappropriate Things And I Laugh At Her Instead of Reprimand

    Remember that time I told you I have 5 kids? That was completely true. What I didn’t tell you is they’re amazing and crazy and they make me feel amazing, but mostly just crazy. I didn’t realize just how different kids from the same fa...

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  • This Pulled Pork is So Good People Will Think You Actually Spent Time Making It

    If you’re a busy person then you know there’s nothing better than a good slow-cooker recipe. Today we’re gifting you and your Fourth of July party you have no time to prepare for this delicious pulled pork recipe you can p...

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