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Today I Judged Another Mother (But It Was Kinda Warranted)

Today my mom went with me to take my two kids to a really cool local play studio that offers all sorts of tactile, sensory and natural play things like a tub of cornmeal with miniature tigers and scoops, homemade yummy smelling play-doh, huge building blocks and more. Pinterest basically went into this place and threw up, its great. My 2 and 3 year olds love it! READ MORE

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    More often than not, Valentine’s Day passes without much fanfare around here. We’re not big ones for the holiday. The cheap cards with “fun sized” candy will have gone off to school in someone’s backpack (afte...

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  • How One Mother’s Grief Led Her to Create a Haven for Thousands More

    I hope I never know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of Sarah Shaw. Sarah is the protagonist of my novel, Shelter Us. We share some demographic traits: mother of two boys, Berkeley JDs, residents of Pacific Palisades, California. But S...

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    5 Things That Made Me Realize I Am Old

    I like to think of myself as young. I mean, I can rock out to rap music and I watch “The MTV.” I also know my way around the Internets and I know text lingo (lol, ttyl).

    I’m a pretty young and hip chick, although the fact that I refer to myself as a “hip chick” might actually disqualify me from being either one of those things.

    Although I’m forever young in my mind, I’ve recently realized maybe I’m not as young as I think I am. READ MORE

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  • Motherhood Doesn’t Get Easier, You Just Grow Stronger

    Motherhood. Parenting. It doesn’t get easier as the years pass, but the good news is you do grow stronger as each goes by. At the same time, it doesn’t get harder either. It becomes filled with variations of the same. It seems thereR...

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  • That Thing That Happened. The One You Don’t Want to Remember. Ever.

    This all took place several weeks ago. It’s just been too painful to discuss. Or even think about, really. It was the start of a peaceful end to a chaotic week. Five days earlier, both of my kids got a cold. Then a fever. Then a cough. ...

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    Graduation Irritation

    I was among the group of standing-room-only spectators as the second hour of my four-year-old son’s pre-school graduation ceremony began when the whole thing jumped the shark....Read More
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  • What is the Opposite of Athleticism?

    These people. These people are the opposite of athleticism. If you think we’re exaggerating then you should definitely watch and draw your own conclusions. (Spoiler alert: you’ll agree with us)....

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  • Who The Flicka?: Jenny Kanevsky

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

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    Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom

    My house is a mess; laundry is piled up, no one knows where the iron is, and dinner is never ready by five p.m., if we even have dinner....Read More
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  • We All Need To Hear These Words

    I went to the Children’s Museum this morning here in town and had an experience that I will probably never forget. My son and I were in the elevator (daughter is at camp – a wonderful invention – I would like to kiss deeply the person...

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  • The Uprising…

    The toys are trying to kill me. I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered the source of all the mysterious bruises that keep appearing on my legs. Also, I may have a broken toe. I was sitting alone on my couch this evening, minding my own busines...

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    How To Write A Wedding Toast For A Couple You Don’t Like And A Wedding You Don’t Support

    We’ve all seen it happen: A train wreck of a marriage, headed down a one-way track to Miseryville, with a small layover at Domestic Violence, USA.

    Whether it’s family, friends, or the librarian we’ve befriended in an effort to reverse erroneous late fees, most of us have witnessed the marriage of two people who should probably just honor the restraining orders and keep their distance. READ MORE

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  • Roomba Baby

    And you thought those 25 cent rides outside the grocery store were cheap. Who knew kids were so easily entertained?...

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  • This Baby Seems To Have Misplaced His Frog… On His Face

    This baby appears to have misplaced his pet frog. Where could it have gone?...

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    Angela Keck

    7 Things I Am Way Too Old For

    When I was a kid, maybe a teenager, I remember hearing my mother say she was too old for a certain type of clothing. If my memory serves correctly it was a sleeveless top I suggested that she wear in the heat of the summer and she said she was too old for sleeveless tops. I remember thinking, in my infinite wisdom of youth, complete lack of understanding, that if I was hot I was damn well going to wear a sleeveless top so I could cool off and not sweat myself to death! READ MORE

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