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A Promise Everyone Needs To Make

It’s 5am and I’m looking for something. In my head, I mean…and I can’t quite get to it. Something I remembered, something I forgot, something I need to do – does this happen to you? “I have too much on...Read More
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  • What The Flicka

    Crazy Hair DIY: The Bun-Hawk

    Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 10 hair bands, hairspray (if desired). Time Requirement: 10+ minutes...

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  • Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    I Don’t Love My Baby

    “I don’t love my baby”, she said to me nonchalantly and with such a straight face that I laughed because I thought she was joking. Still laughing, I asked, “You’re joking, right?” and then I saw it in her eyes, glassy from tears...

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    These 3 Fearless Girls Ended Up On National Television And Shocked Everyone

    Somewhere in America, there is hope because of brilliant, fearless girls like this.

    In an amazing, seriously, AMAZING performance on The Queen Latifah Show that is called “Somewhere in America”. These fearless girls; Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen get real about the issues America has their generations facing.  READ MORE

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  • Kelli Nelson

    Why Shouldn’t Our Daughters Enjoy The Best of Both Worlds?

    If you know me, you know I don’t believe in applying repressive gender roles to my daughter. She and I were shopping yesterday when I noticed two baby boomers staring at her. More specifically, they were staring at her ensemble....

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    Tired of Photoshopped Celebrities And Unrealistic Beauty Standards? She Is Too.

    There’s nothing quite like a song that makes a statement....

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    Women And The Power Of Talk

    I love the Internet. I love Facebook, email, Twitter, Instagram, and I’m even warming to Google+. But, not much replaces talk.  Especially with women friends. It used to be get togethers, the “Girl’s Night Outs.” And I still love those...Read More
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  • Annabelle Gurwitch

    Boys Who Dress Like Boys And The Mothers Who Want Them To Dress Like Girls

    This is a response to What’s Wrong with a Boy who Wears Dresses NY Times, August 12th cover story magazine As a mother, I know that scores of parents all over the country were reading the Sunday New York Times, holding their breath ask...

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    You Want To WHAT?

    These two want to team up!...

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    Kristen Bagwell

    A Story For A Friend

    Sometimes, there aren’t any words…and sometimes, the words overflow. Please indulge me as I share a story for my friend. 

    There once was a little boy who was very, very lucky. He loved his mom and dad, and he loved his two brothers. He loved his house, and running, and playing outside. His life was good, and he was happy. Every day, the little boy woke up, stretched, and smiled, thinking about all the fun he would have that day. READ MORE

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    7 Tips For Eating Out With Kids Without Losing Your Mind… Probably

    Taking kids to a restaurant to eat is nothing short of an adventure. Rarely are they perfectly behaved. Mine always take the opportunity to act as if they’ve never heard the word ‘no’....

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  • What The Flicka

    Tired of Photoshopped Celebrities And Unrealistic Beauty Standards? She Is Too.

    There’s nothing quite like a song that makes a statement....

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    Mary Katherine Backstrom

    I Know Where Your Coffee Is!

    There is one thing that moms these days can’t live without. It’s not the changing table, or the bouncer, or even black yoga pants.

    It’s coffee.

    And when the stresses of child-rearing and housekeeping cause you to misplace that cup of liquid gold? You become a terrifying, zombie-like creature. Don’t worry– it’s natural.

    Yes, the catatonic posture, bewildered expression, and even the tears are all symptoms of a mother who has lost her coffee. READ MORE

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  • How To Throw A Wedding For Next To Nothing

    They saw each other across a busy room. He smiled. She dropped her chin, and the corners of her youthful mouth pulled up ever so slightly. His uniform made the walk even more enticing. She began to part her lips. His voice was pleasant. Her...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Mother Guilt, Part 1: Why do I feel so guilty all the time?

    I started writing a little blog about guilt, Mother Guilt, in particular. It was to be a quick couple of paragraphs about something we probably all feel every now and then. But the quick couple of paragraphs took on a life of their own and ...

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  • Lessons

    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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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    I Have a Vagina, Now What?

    I was ten when the puberty-monster snuck into my body. In a few short months I went from a kid like everyone else to a large-breasted, maxi-pad toting, acne speckled young woman. I grew up in a home without a mother, and so the responsib...

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  • What The Flicka

    Tired of Photoshopped Celebrities And Unrealistic Beauty Standards? She Is Too.

    There’s nothing quite like a song that makes a statement....

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