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The Internet Challenge You’ll Want Your Kids To Take

There have been challenges upon challenges floating around the internet lately, ranging from the altruistically-focused (raise your hand if you participated in the ice bucket challenge) to less philanthropic efforts like the mousetrap challenge (raise what’s left of your hand if you tried that one out). We love a good challenge, especially when it’s something great we want our kids to get on board with! READ MORE

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Finding Inspiration: A Guide

When you’re a mom, it’s easy to get lost behind the Mom title. Life is no longer about us. Showers turn into a luxury rather than a requirement. Make up is for special occasions only. Yoga pants are not just...Read More
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November 22, 1963

Like most American schoolchildren on November 22, 1963, I was sitting at a desk when the news reached us. It was after lunch, and, if I were to guess, my second-grade class was doing phonics exercises when our principal, Sister...Read More
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  • Spin The Baby

    We’re not sure this is entirely safe, but this kid seems to love it! His infectious giggling just might convince us, too…...

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    Lessons I Learned In My Dad’s Taxi Cab

    If one believes in cultural stereotypes, my birth should have been a day of mourning. I was the fourth girl born to traditional Indian parents. And because I was an overachieving student who started medical school at the age of...Read More
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  • What Does The Kid Say?

    Everyone know the crazy viral “What Does the Fox Say” video? You know, the one with that super catchy tune that gets stuck in your head day after day after (after day after day!!!!!) until it becomes the soundtrack of your life? Well, a...

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  • How To Get Your Baby To Eat

    Ah the joy of trying to feed a baby who just doesn’t want to eat. We’ve all been there—but what can you do? Most times it seems like a battle that just can’t be won. But this dad has a trick up his sleeve—when his daug...

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    Be A Better Writer To Be A Better Lover

    I am a writer, which means that as I sit before a blank page, I check my e-mail, hop on Facebook, and read about writing all as an elaborate warmup to the actual writing. Or, to be brutally honest, I goof off before word one hits the page. READ MORE

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  • That DOES NOT Belong There!

    A baby boy tries to catch a frog....

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  • Puppy Kisses

    Ahh, one of our favorite combos – babies and puppies! We’re a little grossed out by the tongue action going on here, but we’ll let it slide because it’s so cute!...

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    She Was My Friend

    How many books are written about break-ups? What about songs or movies? The end of a love affair is big business and is universal. But what about the end of a friendship? How do we break-up with a friend? Sometimes, the evolution of a friendship is organic and easy. We take the hint, phone calls go unanswered and we realize we’re not close anymore and it doesn’t hurt. We let it be. We move on. Lives change, things are fluid. You used to work together and now you don’t. Your kids aren’t in the same class anymore. It’s not a huge issue, it just is. This happens a lot. These changes, they are often not break-ups at all. You might cross paths with this friend again, be it years or even decades later, and pick up right where you left off. Circumstances have brought you together again and it’s pleasant, or even wonderful. READ MORE

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