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Why We Need Feminism

When you have a girl body you get used to it. Misogyny. An ever present hum that you ignore because you are too busy doing all the things that boy bodies do—sometimes better, sometimes worse, most often the same. You...Read More
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  • Exclusive Q&A With the Cast of “This Is 40″!

    I had the tremendous pleasure of seeing a special screening of the movie This Is 40 in Los Angeles. The film is both touching and hilarious, a combination that will leave you thinking and laughing about the film after you leave the theater....

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  • A Room of One’s Own

    “So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Do you have a room, or a spot, or a chair that yo...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Seasons of Depression
    Crystal Ponti

    Seasons of Depression

    An old cherry tree sits just outside my bedroom window. For several seasons I’ve watched it blossom to life—ripening with evergreen and fruit. I’ve also witnessed that life slowly drifting away in the cool autumn breeze. As the branches empty one by one, I sit and gaze without expression.

    Each leaf that falls reminds me of a ten-year-old girl buried deep in a closet, hiding behind bags of old clothes. Ashamed of the tears, she desperately tries to hide her sorrow from the world. A tattered Mickey Mouse muffles her sobs. READ MORE

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  • What I Wish I Would Have Known About Body Image

    Nothing hits a girl’s self-esteem harder than middle school and high school. Suddenly, you go from the happy-go-lucky girl playing outside, getting bruises, and generally not worrying about how you look to a girl who obsesses about her ap...

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  • He Said “Get Help or We’re Through”

    “Get help or we’re through. You’re not the woman I married,” my husband, Jim, said to me....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - The Navy Yard Shooting: Close To Home
    Elle Davis

    The Navy Yard Shooting: Close To Home

    I’ve never had anything like this hit so close to home before and I’m in such disbelief. My head was swirling around with the faces of the people my husband and I know who work at the Navy Yard. My husband’s former coworkers and our friends. The agony of not knowing if they’re safe or if we will later find out that they were a victim of such an unbelievable tradegy. READ MORE

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  • Simple Whipped Body Butter

    This whipped body butter looks good enough to eat and the smell is divine. There are many different recipes out there for body butter but I made up this recipe on the fly. It only has 3 ingredients: coconut oil, avocado oil, and vanilla ess...

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  • KINDERGARTEN IS HELL

    Kindergarten should come with a warning. Don’t beat around the bush. Don’t candy-coat it. Just come right out and tell us that kindergarten is hell, for parents anyway. It began like any other school day. My oldest son, Jimmy, was eight...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - And Then She Shouted, "She Doesn't Have Kids!"
    Erin K Moffat

    And Then She Shouted, “She Doesn’t Have Any Kids!”

    The controversial new TIME cover reads, “The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children.”

    As someone without kids, I can tell you that I live in my grandmother’s basement, and I don’t have it all. I think “having it all” has an exclusive meaning to each individual—your life should be your decision. Someone once said to me, “I believe women can have it all, but not all at once.”

    What is “having it all” anyway?

    People always want something better, or something more. I’m not even talking about the other debate of settling for something that you don’t want. With or without the family, are we as people ever satisfied? READ MORE

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  • Apple Store Freak Out

    This mom was told by Apple that she could go into the store and get the part she was needing. So, she goes into the store expecting things to run pretty smoothly. Well, by the looks of this video, things aren’t turning out to be as si...

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    Laura Diamond

    Hanging Up The iPhone

    Knowing your gut and standing by it is the holy grail of parenthood.

    As a mom of two boys, twelve and eight, there are some circumstances where it’s easy to follow my gut: swimming lessons, completed homework, good manners. Other times I waver, caving to “please” for junk food (why must Gatorade be so red, Cheetos so orange?).

    Right now my gut tells me to bury my twelve-year-old son’s smartphone in a cement grave. But do I have the fortitude to do it? READ MORE

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  • Little Girl Falls Asleep in the Middle of Walking Downstairs?

    If you know us at all, you know that we’re suckers for kids sleeping in strange places, and this one may be the best place yet!...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Life-versary
    Erin K Moffat

    Life-versary

    I’m quickly approaching my _ _ th birthday which is oh so close to _ _. Ahhhh!  For some reason turning _ _ is really hard for me. Turning _ _ wasn’t nearly as difficult.

    I should celebrate with that kick ass 80’s prom party that I wanted to have when I turned _ _, 5 years ago. I should be excited that I’m having a Life-versary thanks to my mom carrying me in her body for 9 months and transporting me into the world. Thanks mom, I truly do appreciate it! READ MORE

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  • This Baby Takes Thumb Sucking To A Whole New Level

    Here’s hoping she doesn’t get stuck like that!...

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  • Six Simple Summer Smoothies

    Summer is the season for delicious fruit and rising temperatures. We’re here to help you beat the heat! Whether you’re looking for more energy or a filling breakfast, these six easy smoothie recipes will help you make the most o...

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