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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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  • Elle Davis

    Iced Lemon Ricotta Cookies

    I really wanted to make something different than chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies so I went on Pinterest and found a recipe for lemon cookies. I thought it sounded great but wasn’t quite sure about the addition of ricotta cheese....

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Holiday Hump Day Cocktail: The Grinch

    (In as deep of a voice I can manage.) You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really, are a heel! You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grii-iiinch! I L-O-V-E that song. I think it’s a combinatio...

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    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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  • Susan Long

    Life As A Special Needs Mother

    I’m standing in the toy aisle of a Babies R Us, looking for something that is tactile and engaging, that will not be toxic when it inevitably goes into my daughter’s mouth. To my left, there is a mother with an infant sleeping in a stro...

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    Pregnant or Not, Get Ready To Pee Your Pants Laughing

    Pretty sure this is the world’s best commentary on Mompetition ever. Get ready to die at 2:05....

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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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  • Karen Johnson

    I’m Retiring Two Body Parts

    Another body part is retiring. Well, 2 actually. I have made no secret about the fact that I am in a state of simultaneous mourning / elation this year. 2014: the first time in 6 years that I will not be pregnant or nursing — because ...

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    Adorable Kid Dancer Meets His Hero

    Why is it that every time we watch Ellen clips, we want to cry? Oh yea, maybe because they always feature the cutest kids showcasing their amazing talents and having their biggest wishes fulfilled! What could be greater than that? We challe...

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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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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Sorry If I Embarrass You, Kid

    I’m writing with one eye closed. This usually only happens after I lose one contact lens, and I shut the gimp eye to see half-decently with the good eye. High rollers might bust out a brand-new lens, but I can’t. It throws off t...

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    Types of Pregnant Women

    Late in my first trimester, my husband and I attended a party where we were proud to tell the wide variety of strangers we made small talk with that we were expecting our first child. The reactions were pretty much what you’d expect: Did ...

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    10 Things I Am Thankful For

    Yes, there is Christmas and Hanukkah.

    So sparkly.

    So reverent.

    Yes, there are Birthdays filled with balloons. And cake and kisses.

    Yes, some even orgasm waiting for National Nacho Day (Nov.6) or Pharmacist Day (Jan. 12), which makes sense since after the one- you’ll need the other, but after all is said and done and after all the hoopla is over and the MasterCard hangover ensues, there is…. READ MORE

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  • Sherice Torres

    I Want it ALL

    It’s time to change the conversation on working motherhood. As far as we have come in equality on many fronts, working mothers – particularly women executives – continue to face undue scrutiny and battle the perception that they are n...

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    Spanx, But No Spanx.

    For any woman who is larger than a size 6, there is most likely an outfit or dress that doesn’t display her figure as flatteringly as she would like. READ MORE

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  • Kelli Nelson

    Just Relax

    If there’s one thing I share with prospective and new moms, it’s to relax and don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m well aware just how ridiculous it must sound to these moms-to-be and new moms....

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  • Jennifer Sando

    Updated Pillows in 31 Frustrating Steps

    So, I have been staring at these grey pillows for 13 years.  They started out on Laith’s black leather couch in college and they made their way to our brown leather couches when we got married.  There is nothing wrong with them, I&#...

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