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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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    DIY Summer Beach Bash

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  • Erin K Moffat

    Quinny’s 2nd Birthday

    What the heck? Watch what happens when potty training is combined with a 2nd birthday celebration and helium-filled balloons. She can’t reach the balloon, well…because she’s made herself quite comfortable....

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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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    Stage Fright Kid

    Today we’re sharing a classic clip for MommyTube: this sweet little kid gets a HUGE case of stage fright while trying to say happy birthday on the Jimmy Kimmel show. We can’t help but wonder if it’s the giant Elmo pacing i...

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  • Jessica Garvin

    How To Sort The Candy Loot

    It’s here. It’s happening. That cute little plastic pumpkin and glow in the dark goblin bag have been played with and toted around your home for weeks and now, it’s time. The time when all kids go a little cray cray over the mere thou...

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  • Confessions

    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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    18 Things To Say To Your Kids Before They’re 18

    1. Please, PLEASE sleep. 2. You’re on mommy’s PMS cycle, aren’t you? 3. Why? Because. Why? Because. Why? Because. Why? …....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Overcoming Obstacles: The Icing On The Cake

    Brought to you by Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston and Felicity Huffman, now on Blu-ray and DVD.  I can’t seem to get my daughters to go to sleep at a decent hour. Around 9:30 the unraveling starts, by 10 the shouting begins, and by 10:3...

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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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    Little Girl Performs Hilariously Dramatic Rendition of “Frozen” Song While Getting A Splinter Removed

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide For The Younger Sister

    Both Lauren (fellow Kidspert) and I have younger sisters, so perhaps they’ve served as some inspiration for our gift suggestions....

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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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    Love Letter To Desperate Housewives: Part 4

    I figure that TV shows and actors live according to dog years. Every single year is equal to seven. So, really we have been doing this show for fifty-six years. I feel that “dog-math” makes saying goodbye a little easier. Because by any...

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  • Denise Geelhart

    7 Things Nobody Told You About Having Kids

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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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    This Awesome Couple Revealed Their Baby’s Gender In An Epic Way

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    RECIPE: Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

    When we’re told to “Think Green,” we immediately flash to this incredible Green Goddess Quinoa Salad recipe. Protein-packed quinoa, mixed with edamame and kale, is tossed in a creamy avocado and fresh herb dressing....

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