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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...Read More
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Purple Rain

    I cannot drink this next cocktail without singing this song, in my best Prince voice, in my head......

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    Girls Try To Pee Standing Up For The First Time

    “I still don’t understand why guys say they don’t use toilet paper.”...

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    Elise Free

    Here’s To The Imperfect Mom

    Here’s to you, because you make me feel okay…

    Here’s to the mom whose kid is sporting a rat’s nest bed-head to the park. I like you. READ MORE

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    Ghetto Fabulous: The Art of Dressing Your Crew

    I have a hard time putting myself together on a day-to-day basis, let alone my 4 kids UNDER THE AGE OF 8! In the morning, I’m lucky to get all 5 mouths brushed and faces washed before we head-out of the house. In the summer, it’s even w...

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    Who The Flicka?: Jessica Garvin

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

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    Jill Robbins

    11 Things That Are On My Midlife Bucket List

    I’m not going to live forever. You might be reading this and thinking “duh” but those six words are hard to type. Like many people, I don’t like to think about my own mortality. It’s funny how we’re so reluctant to think about death because nobody lives forever…unless you’re a Cullen.

    The hubs and I just bought a new mattress. It’s the memory foam kind that comes with a 40 year warranty. Forty years. I’m 48. By the time I need a new mattress, I’ll be pushing 90 and most people would see that as a good run. READ MORE

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    Make Sure They Are Asleep!

    Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Have you ever been busted by your kids?...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    You Want Me To Do WHAT To My Kid’s Food?

    After a routine 15 month check up for our youngest, we were told she needed to gain weight before her 18 month check up. She’s always been small: small boned, shorter than my other children, skinny, light eater, and has never gained a...

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    10 Things We Still Love As Adults (That We Probably Shouldn’t)

    The day you become a mom is the day that you  transition into becoming a bona fide adult. We’re supposed to embrace responsibility and let go of the things that kept us mired in our own childhoods. But those things...Read More
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  • Julia Arnold

    15 Life Hacks for Moms: Surviving Motherhood One Day at a Time

    I’m far from the mythical beast known as Supermom, but these 15 trips have helped me get through a day more times than I can count....

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    TV Mom Tuesday: Sophia’s Infinite Wisdom

    Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl is back to share some of her infinite wisdom! Having a problem today? Pull up a seat—mama Sophia will tell you a story with a valuable life lesson that will help you overcome any obstacle. It’s ...

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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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  • Sarah Cottrell

    The Awkward Situation Every Parent Has Dealt With At Some Point

    This is how phone calls happen in my house now....

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    QUIZ: What Kind Of Parent Are You?

    As parents, we wouldn’t hesitate to admit how deeply we care for our children. But let’s face it – there’s different ways and types of caring beyond just “good” and “bad.”...

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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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  • Lisa Carmody Doiron

    I Was A Child Thief And Now So Is My Kid

    When I was three, I got caught stealing a magazine from the checkout at the grocery store. I would have gotten away with it too had I decided to read it quietly in the back seat like I had planned. But my brother annoyed me so, instead of r...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    Empower One Girl And She’ll Change The World

    When I found out during week 20 of my second pregnancy that I was having a girl, I was over the moon. I remember repeating over and over to myself, “I’m going to have a daughter.” And during the first four years of my daughter’s li...

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