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Are You One of The People Who Uses This Saying?

There is a saying that I have heard many times over my teaching career; I am sad to admit, I used to say it. READ MORE

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  • Labor Day Red, White, And Blue Roundup

    Looking for some inspiration for your Labor Day Weekend celebration? Then take a peek at this festive roundup we’ve put together of all things red, white and blue! From food, to nails, to decorations, you’ll be sure to find some...

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  • Autumn Aspirations

    The days are getting shorter and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall. With a chill in the air, you can now drink a cup of coffee without breaking a sweat. If you’re like me, your obsession with creating a cozy house is being fueled...

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    Irish Coffee, Perfect Ponchos, And A Change of Life

    I’m going through a change of life. Not THE change of life, but I’m definitely in the throes of a major life change.

    With the last of our four children leaving for college next year, the obvious change is that we won’t need all this space any longer. The five-bedroom house is already too breezy, too quiet. But as I ready myself for the move to a smaller place, I’m feeling a definite shift happening within.

    I’m buying ponchos.

    And flowy tops.

    Drinking Irish coffee and checking out condos “in town.” READ MORE

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  • Post-Adoption Bitterness

    How many times have you heard someone say admiringly “girlfriend is totally rocking that angry, bitter thing?” How ‘bout never? Lately, I’ve recognized bitterness in myself. It feels funny, like shoes that don’t fit but that I’m...

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  • 7 Tried and True Tips For Achieving That Haggard, Exhausted Look

    Are you getting bored with all the articles telling you to look and feel your best, you need at least eight hours of sleep a day? If you’re like me, you feel you look better with dark circles and puffy bags under your eyes teamed with a s...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - You Can't Always Get What You Want

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    I’ve spent the last 45 days, give or take, complaining. Bitching. Griping. Moping. In a serious wave of funk. And it’s time to stop. Since my friends are far too kind to tell me to “Get over yourself, you idiot,”...Read More
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  • Baby vs. Nails

    Baby - 1 Nails - 0 I hate cutting my daughter’s fingernails, especially now since she’s older. When she was just a little babe they were so tiny and she never stayed still. When she was a newborn, we tried to use little baby nai...

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  • "Wonderful Things About Being A Girl" …According To An 8-Year-Old

    A Redditor’s daughter was given an assignment to write about being a female. The 8 year old's words have gone......

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    Accidental Vagina

    My daughter had a great idea: she wanted to start a book club! She decided the first book would be Junie B. Jones, 1st Grader: Aloha-ha-ha, perfect book to read the summer before heading into 1st grade.

    I printed a list of discussion questions, planned on rainbow kebabs and Hawaiian-themed crafts, and at the center of the shindig… there would be a cake. A glorious volcano cake. How difficult could that be? I’d simply use the Wonder Mold we already owned— you know, the one you use to make the dress and stick the doll torso in the top? Only we’d stick sparklers in the top, frost it with chocolate, get some molten lava flowing down its sides and boom, done. Right? READ MORE

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  • The Georgia Peach Martini

    I am all about the coconut rum lately. All. About. It. When I found this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it and trust me, it does not disappoint. Also? What did we EVER do before Pinterest??? Were we all a bunch of lost souls? Anyw...

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  • I’m A Mom

    I’m a mom. I’ve been hit, bitten, kicked and slapped. I’ve been spit up on, peed on, pooped on and puked on. I’ve had tears of sadness, sickness and anger on my shirt, arms and cheeks. I’ve had snot wiped on my legs and my face. I...

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    Elle Davis

    10 Signs You Are Living With A Little Girl

    When I was pregnant with my now 5 year-old daughter, I told myself there was no way she would be a girly girl, seeing that I was somewhat of a tomboy when I was younger. I thought she would be the same way. Oh, how wrong I was. Here are just some of the signs that you have a little girl. READ MORE

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  • Top 10 Things NEVER To Do at a Mother’s House

    10: Leave dishes in the sink - I already have 2 kids. If I wanted a third, I would be pregnant by now. Clean up your own shit. 9. Utter the words “You look tired” - We KNOW that we look tired....

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  • Toddler Books

    At my house we all got hit with colds this past week. I’m blaming the Easter Bunny. Every year he hops to our houses and gives us all kinds of treats, but do we really know where his hands have been? I’m not sure I’d want ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Back To School Tips For My Teen
    Kristen Daukas

    Back To School Advice For My Daughter

    Well here we are… it’s back to school time again. This is our 11th first day of school and we have 6 more to go before we’re completely done. I love the first day of school more than I love the first day of the new year but not why you think. To me (and most moms) this day is really the start of the new year. We have fresh new day-timers, pencils, notebooks and a chance to make a good great first impression. READ MORE

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  • The Complete Spring Clean

    Ah, spring. A time of re-birth and new possibilities. In the early spring months, winter begins to loosen her icy grip to allow tender seedlings to blossom while buds burst from the branches of the trees. The warmer weather brings anticipat...

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  • Even Though You Know It’s Coming, It’s A Little Hard To Watch

    ALL parents know this moment. The one where you warn your kids over and over again but somehow they never listen and manage to do exactly what it was you were warning them about....

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