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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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  • Iris Arenson-Fuller

    Just When You Think It’s Safe To Go Out And Play…

    A former client—a lovely person—e-mailed with the latest of what has been going on in her and her family’s lives. I could all-too-easily relate to what she said, and to the last line of her message. That line became the title of t...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Strawberry-Mint Gimlet

    A few weeks ago, my friend Donna's husband, Bert, made us two different strawberry gimlets to try – one with basil and one with mint. I L-O-V-E-D the mint one and am excited to share this delicious recipe with you all....

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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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  • Beth Rosen

    Something Better Than A Resolution

    Some New Year’s Eves come along and I make a resolution. Sometimes I follow through, and other times I forget what I resolved to do by February. It’s never been an important time of renewal for me. I find that September is that time for...

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  • Deva Dalporto

    “Timber” Bedtime Mom Parody

    Ohhhhhhhh bedtime. It’s THE WORST time of day when you’re a parent....

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    The Game Your Mother Warned You About

    “…but I love it,” you whisper quietly, head bowed, hands folded in your lap, while a single tear runs down your nose....Read More
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  • Angela Keck

    My First Mother’s Day

    I had just had my first child in November and I looked forward to my first Mother’s Day like a young child anticipates Christmas morning the first year they really understand that concept of Santa and gifts....

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    What Women REALLY Think About At The Office

    Pie charts? Reports? Not quite. Our office thoughts are more along the lines of “did I feed the kids this morning” or “I’ll just read two more blog posts and then get back to work.”...

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  • Confessions

    Head Bitch Of The PTA

    2015 could be my year to rule. I’m picturing myself on the campaign trail. I’m super good at kissing babies and making up bullshit, so I’m in there, right? I’m already writing my acceptance speech and picking out my outfit...Read More
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    How To Get Your Baby To Eat

    Ah the joy of trying to feed a baby who just doesn’t want to eat. We’ve all been there—but what can you do? Most times it seems like a battle that just can’t be won. But this dad has a trick up his sleeve—when his daug...

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    Little Girl Hates Drive Through Car Wash… And It’s Adorable

    She had a pep talk, she was ready to go… But then she wasn’t....

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    Elise Free

    It Was Something To Be Missed

    Our neighbors just had a baby. I can hear him downstairs crying like a cat mews – that frantic, breathless song. It brings me back to almost four years ago when Addie chirped and mewed, cooed and gurgled, clucked and purred. Oh how I miss those baby sounds. READ MORE

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    You Can’t Help But Laugh at This Poor Girl’s Misfortune

    She may not have been expecting it, but we kinda were....

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  • Linda Wolff

    Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok, it’s more of a “Yippie!”) when I drop...

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  • Confessions

    Top 5 Reasons I Will Cut You

    Have you seen the shower scene in Psycho? Yes, that would be me, headed toward my husband with a big, shiny knife; preferably sharp. For as long as I can remember, I’ve told Andy (the infamous husband) that I would...Read More
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    Cake Accident

    What home movie involving cake ever ends well? We’re pretty sure the answer is none—and this one is no exception! The lesson from this video? If you have a cake in your hands, avoid moving vehicles at all costs. You should probably ...

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