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She Doesn’t Pity Me. She Gets It.

I recently became friends with a mother on my daughter’s cheerleading squad. There was an instant affinity between us, though we had little enough in common. She’s the mother of five; I have two. She works full time; I stay...Read More
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    Hair By Static Cling & Gravity

    Talk about cute girls’ hairstyles! Why spend time on how you look when static can do it for you?...

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  • Christina Antus

    Four Realistic Results of At-Home Spa Treatments

    “Tranquil” and “home” have never been in the same sentence together in my house. I think that’s why so many moms prefer to have a spa experience outside of their home. So they can: A. Get out of the house alone. Th...

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    The Great Pie Lie

    A lot of events led up to that very moment. Standing in line at Publix, watching  two pecan pies cruise down the conveyor belt in bubbly plastic containers. No self-respecting southerner can show up to Christmas without a pie! I was grasping...Read More
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  • Jennifer Sando

    Elves vs. The Elf-Nots

    Each year, the first week of December drops a giant pile of guilt square in my lap.  My Facebook news feed fills up with all of my other parent friends posting pictures of all of the creative and often naughty things that their elf (or elv...

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  • Jessica Garvin

    How To Date A Single Mom. Or How NOT to…

    Dating a single woman can be daunting. Dating a single mom, can be downright terrifying. But, albeit all your other intentions, you’ve met one and you like her. Really like her. So, let’s assume for the sake of this article that you’v...

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    Okay, Who Ate The Baby Jesus?

    T’was the night before Christmas and Addie (15 months) was the perfect age for wreaking holiday havoc. No tree, tinsel, or mistletoe was safe. For that reason, Christmas swag was downgraded to a ridiculously high wreath on the door and...Read More
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  • Kristen Daukas

    What IS a Vacation?

    The Rooster and I went out to dinner last night to meet up with a friend that he had graduated high school with 29 years ago. It was a nice evening and we were talking about the possibility of them relocating down to our fine state of North...

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  • Erin Fangboner

    The Hallows of Homework Hell

    When I think back to homework during my childhood. I normally remember how much it seemed I had. I remember that more than talking back and forth between a parent and me. I was doing my homework. They were doing there thing. It must be a ch...

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    Karen Johnson

    Motherhood Is…

    Sipping wine between folding towels and onesies at 9:00 at night.

    Squatting on a public bathroom floor with a baby on your hip as you hoist a toddler onto the toilet.

    Letting your child wear her shoes on the wrong feet to have one less battle to fight today. READ MORE

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    Okay, Let’s Be Mature

    Yes, we have all had amusement from fart-related situations....

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  • Kristen Daukas

    Sex and the Teenage Girl

    It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too. Ever since the oldest one popped out and all the way thru til the...

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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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    Friday Etsy Find: Cloud Book Ends

    After sifting through our favorite Etsy shops, we came across these cloud book ends, perfect for displaying your young reader's books with a little bit of whimsy....

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  • Elle Davis

    Oh Sh*t!

    My favorite word is f*ck. It can be used in many different situations and it’s so expressive. Since I had my daughter 3 years ago I have tried my best to watch what I say as far as cursing. Sometimes I do okay, other times not so much. I ...

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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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    RECIPE: Easy Baked Flan

    This quick and easy flan recipe tastes delicious and requires very little effort or cooking skills. Hooray!...

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    Recipe: Tuscan-Style Flank Steak

    Want a new recipe for dinner or your next cookout? Try out this flavorful steak! ...

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