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Dear Santa

When people ask me what I’m getting The Beast for Christmas, I tell them the truth. I’m probably just going to give him a new paper bag from Tim Horton’s. What? It’s his favourite toy next to the paper towel...Read More
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  • When Your Kid Won’t Look You In The Eye…

    Usually this behavior doesn’t start until they’re teenagers, but this baby seems to have gotten a head start on parental avoidance....

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  • Bella’s Boyfriend

    Ah young love. We all miss it! And after seeing today’s MommyTube video, you’ll be wishing you were 5 years old again. Watch these 2 little cuties hanging out and enjoying the simpler things in life. We guarantee it will make yo...

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    The Holidays Before Kids VS The Holidays After Kids

    If there’s one indisputable fact about motherhood, it’s that kids change everything. The holidays are no exception. When you have kids, you can practically hear the pitter-patter of reindeer feet on your roof. Santa is alive, well and magical. There...Read More
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    Maureen Morin

    Our Family Christmas Letter – Volume 2

    Dear friends and family (yes, that includes you, high school friend who I haven’t seen or spoken to since 1986…remember me?), READ MORE

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  • Happy Virtual Thanksgiving!

    I’m so happy to be able to present this virtual feast. I know that as the calendar turns to November many of us start to think about Thanksgiving. I thought this would be the perfect time to showcase an entire meal. Seven bloggers’ reci...

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  • Dirty Hoe

    I had a Dirty Hoe for the first time last week. Don’t worry, there’s no need to re-read that sentence, you had it right the first time. I am not much of a beer drinker, so when I go to a pub or a sports bar, I tend to feel lost;...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

    “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Is Really Just A Song About A Creepy Kid

    I’ve never been big into Christmas at all, so Christmas songs are just not my jam.

    Fortunately, I’m using this post as an excuse to feature photos of random dogs in Santa gear.  That is totally my jam.

    It’s not that I hate Christmas, it’s just that I don’t feel the Christmas spirit people talk about, unless that Christmas spirit is feeling drunk.  Then I totally get that feeling.  I get that year-round. READ MORE

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  • Father’s Day Memories from What The Flicka

    To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked our contributors to share their favorite memory of their dad....

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    A Military Child’s Life

    She’s getting older now. My daughter. When he comes home from work, she hears the door unlocking and she stops what she is doing to watch him walk through. Then she runs to him, and with a joy that only a toddler can have, she hugs his legs and lifts her arms to be picked up by him. He says, “Can Papa have loves?” and pressing her lips together, she sticks them out while going “mmmmmmm”. I can hear his heart melt when she does this. The love and the joy that they both feel in that moment, it’s so tangible I can almost touch it. READ MORE

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  • A Military Child’s Life

    She’s getting older now. My daughter. When he comes home from work, she hears the door unlocking and she stops what she is doing to watch him walk through. Then she runs to him, and with a joy that only a toddler can have, she hugs his le...

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    But That’s For Girls…

    It was an impromptu trip to the store that brought it to light. This wasn’t the first time I’d had to face this scenario or the feelings it brought to the surface, but I finally realized how exhausted I am by it all.

    My 3-year-old son spotted Hello Kitty socks and immediately requested them for his own. I readily complied and placed them in our cart.

    The socks hadn’t even hit the wire bottom before the thoughts started coming. READ MORE

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