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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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  • Jennifer Lizza

    Ten Things You Can Learn From Your Children Right Now

    It isn’t really until you are an adult that you truly appreciate childhood. I guess it’s like everything in life, hindsight is 20/20. Childhood moves quickly and you suddenly find yourself trying to navigate the waters of adulthood. The...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Jazz Parenting

    I read a fascinating article in the New York Times a few weeks ago. It compared the process of creativity in innovation to jazz music. While the most skilled jazz musicians are best known for their mind-blowing improvisation, they must trul...

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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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    TV Mom Tuesday: Sophia’s Infinite Wisdom

    Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl is back to share some of her infinite wisdom! Having a problem today? Pull up a seat—mama Sophia will tell you a story with a valuable life lesson that will help you overcome any obstacle. It’s ...

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  • Elle Davis

    Dear 20-Year-Old Me

    Dear Elle, So, I hear you recently got married and have a mother-in-law from hell. Let’s start with this whole marriage thing....

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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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    Tickled Until…

    One of the outcomes of being tickled too much. The little boy’s delivery is just perfect though! So hilarious. Parents, take note next time you want to tickle your little ones...

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    They Just Can’t Ditch That Shadow

    These babies are being chased and chased and they just can’t get away! Shadows are sneaky like that....

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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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  • Marcia Kester Doyle

    Holiday Hoarder

    I’ll admit it. I have an addiction. I need to attend meetings for this because I am unable to pass a Hallmark Store without stopping for a quick purchase. This addiction has taken over my closets, my attic and yes, my husband’s ...

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  • Expressing Motherhood

    Producing Past Cancer

    My mother always forbade me to cut off my breasts. It was something we went back and forth on frequently. I saw what the breast cancer had done to her the first and second time and what she had went through in her mastectomy, so I told her ...

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  • Confessions

    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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  • What The Flicka

    Halloween Costume Wins & Fails!

    Yesterday, Felicity took to twitter for a Flickster call to action: “Saw some interesting costumes yesterday. Tweet @whattheflicka pix of your kid’s Halloween costume wins & fails. I want to see! #WinsNFails” Now, to b...

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  • Sarah Cottrell

    5 Signs You Are An Internet Troll

    As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work ...

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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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    Who The Flicka?: Maureen Morin

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

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