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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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  • Kelli Nelson

    Can We Have Sex Tonight?

    Sex. When you write about life and motherhood, you know it’s going to come up. There are countless topics related to sex and many different reasons to rant write about it. Since the readers at Sweetn...

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    5 Ways to Enliven Your Spirit in 5 Minutes or Less

    Finding time to feed your soul is hard when you’re writing up a grocery list, placing an internet order for your niece’s birthday present, and changing a diaper… all at the same time. But having a spiritual practice of some sort can b...

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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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  • Sabrina Wind

    War!!!

    Today I declare war on 20 pounds. I will win this war by May 24th, a date my son picked out. In the time between now and then, there will be no more compromise. No more it’s ok to eat some of that birthday cake – it’s a celebration. N...

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  • Betsy Shaw

    Why I’m Too Lame To Entertain

    My neighbor puts me to shame. One minute she’s taking her laundry off the line and supervising her kids as they do their homework, the next she’s entertaining guests....

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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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  • What The Flicka

    TV Mom Tuesday: Lucy Has A Baby

    Everybody’s favorite redhead takes the spotlight for this week’s TV Mom Tuesday! In this classic I Love Lucy clip, the gang practices getting ready to take Lucy to the hospital to have her baby. But when the time actually comes,...

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  • Kristen Daukas

    Seventeen Magazine… Then and Now

    For 70 years, teen girls around the world have relied on Seventeen Magazine to guide them thru the joys and perils of their high school years. From what clothes to wear to the latest hair and makeup trends to what to do when your best fr...

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  • Confessions

    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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  • Amy Hamilton

    A Delicate Balance: Tech Time & Family Time

    I am well aware of the irony of writing an article discussing families and the over use of technology; as I sit here on my laptop, checking my text messages on my iPhone, while one of my girls is on her laptop and the other listens to music...

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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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  • Expressing Motherhood

    Custom Jewelry For Everyday

    I was fortunate enough to sample some of Julia Parker’s handmade jewelry for What The Flicka review. Not only are my pieces unique, Julia is charming and Southern, though she resides in California....

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  • Sherice Torres

    Mom-o-matic

    I have a confession to make. My main job as a mom is to help my kids grow up to be kind, loving, responsible adults. But truth be told, I’d rather put it on auto-pilot and hope to hell that it all works out in the end. There – I’ve sa...

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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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