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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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    These Bags Sure Are Good!

    Sometimes the struggle is all too real trying to find a balance between healthy AND yummy treats our kids want to gobble up, and we don’t feel guilty about serving up. But the fine folks over at Good Bag have taken on that exact chall...

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  • Flicksters

    My Journey

    I was undoubtedly always meant to work as an Artist but if someone had told me that at the age of nine, I would be having my second Solo Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, I doubt anyone would have believed them, most of all me. Like any o...

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    The Sex Toy Scandal

    You know that feeling when you get home from a long trip? No more hotels, no more suitcases, no more security lines. With the journey behind you, you can finally relax in the comfort of home sweet home. You shower...Read More
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  • Sherice Torres

    Back-to-School Checklist – For Mom

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, it’s not just a Christmas classic (or brilliant Staples commercial). It’s something that The BadAssMama truly believes. Back-to-school has always been my favorite time of year. Maybe...

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    Jill Robbins

    Are You Their Grandmother?

    It happened. I always knew this day would come. Someone asked me this question:

    “Are you their grandmother?”

    I always imagined my reaction would go something like this:

    “Bitch, let me slap you,”

    …or at least a really evil look. This was surprisingly a non-event. READ MORE

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  • Denise Geelhart

    Little Girls Don’t Wear Red: AKA Why I Hate Shopping

    I hate shopping! It is true. I am not your stereotypical female. I do not like shopping, and never really have. There are a few exceptions though. I don’t mind grocery stores, garage sales, antique shops, and quirky, fun stores or even to...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    The Genius of OneNote (Mother’s Day Microsoft Tablet Giveaway!)

    I must tell you about Microsoft OneNote in Office 365 – it’s pure genius. OneNote is like a virtual notebook that allows you to keep all your ideas and information in one place, accessible on-the-go. What’s more is that you’ll never...

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    Momologue

    INT. STARBUCKS. DAY. A WOMAN works on her laptop. A MOTHER sits nearby drinking a LATTE. HER BABY coos in a stroller. ME: Stop looking at that baby like you want to eat it....Read More
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  • Elle Davis

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Cobbler

    Promise not to tell anyone? I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. I like it but I don’t go wild for it. I think I’m the only person that doesn’t go crazy for everything pumpkin this time of year. With that being said, I would ...

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  • Sherice Torres

    And I Still Run

    I have not always been an athlete. I started as a chunky kid. I carried 180 pounds on my 5’4” frame for most of college and throughout graduate school. I tried diet after diet, but eventually assumed that this was just how I was...

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    This First-Time Mommy’s Sanity Was Saved With A Camera

    My first baby was one that the books (and my pediatrician) referred to as ‘spirited’.  What that really means is from the moment they are born, IF they are awake, they ARE screaming.  ‘Spirited’ is not to be confused with colic.  Spirited hangs on much longer.  She also never slept for more than 2 hours at a time (often 45 minutes) for months and months.  Even as an older baby, she didn’t sleep well and was crying most of the time.  It wasn’t a ‘something hurts’ cry, it was an ‘I’m pissed’ cry. READ MORE

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    Thank You Mom – Mother’s Day Tribute

    We’re only tearing up a little bit at this video, we swear. Does this make you want to hug your mom or WHAT?...

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  • Stacie Burrows

    “I Don’t Need The Stuff Because I Have The Thing”

    It’s the New Year and it’s time to purge my life of all the things I don’t really need. I’m starting with kid crap. You know, all the stuff everyone gives you when you have a baby and you believe (falsely) that you a...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm So Vain

    I’m So Vain, I Probably Think This Post Is About Me

    Recently, I divulged to a friend that I had undergone a cosmetic procedure several years ago, a secret that I had only revealed to a small group of inner circle confidantes.

    She shrugged, seemingly not fazed in the least by my confession. “Well, you’ve always been vain,” she commented casually.

    Naturally, I was taken aback by her remark, not to mention a bit hurt. I did not think of myself as vain. Vain people, especially women, are villainous, self-obsessed and narcissistic – willing to stop at nothing to maintain their physical appearance, even if it means killing close family members that rival their own beauty. (See Snow White and possibly many other fairy tales…) Certainly I was no two dimensional cartoon character, but the exchange forced me to examine my own thoughts on what it meant to be proud versus conceited and where that line was drawn. READ MORE

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    How to Train Your Dragon 2: Animation Past, Present and Future

    Recently I had the awesome opportunity to return to DreamWorks Animation Studios in Glendale, California for a prescreening of an incredible 3D animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2. While I’ve promised not to talk about the storyline...

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Besotted Brand

    As a kid, I had a long list of pen pals. Every evening before dinner, I would spend a few minutes writing notes or drawing pictures to friends. One pen pal lived just down the street, but most lived hundreds of miles away. Our regular corre...

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