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12 Tips For Road Tripping With Kids

Hubs and I love road trips. When we had kids we took a break from long car rides because I didn’t want to put myself through the torture that can come with traveling with kids....Read More
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  • Julia Arnold

    The Best Toys To Grow With Your Toddler

    Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months– or even years– after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my...

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  • What The Flicka

    RECIPE: Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

    Healthy dessert for kids? Count us in!...

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    Advice For The Expecting Mother

    A friend called me today to tell me the wonderful and exciting news that she is expecting her first baby. “Guess what?! I’m pregnant!” I immediately replied, “Oh my god I’m so excited for you! You’re going to be such...Read More
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    Potty Talk

    A 3-year-old expresses regret as he sits in the bathroom and mulls over his last meal…which was apparently a little too big for him to handle. We’re pretty sure he’ll never touch another pickle chip again!...

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  • So Long, It's Been Good To Know You.

    I’m a good mother. I’m not a perfect mother. I could easily fill up 100 pages with mistakes I made just this weekend. But unlike the deep bouts of doubt I once had over whether I was a good actor or singer, or the doubts I can have toda...

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    6 PSAs for Toddlers We Really Wish Existed

    If you’re a child of the 80s and 90s like I am, you probably recall the More You Know commercials that saturated Saturday morning programming (they still appear in modern times but with less frequency)....Read More
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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    7 Ways To Overcome The Overly Tired Cycle With Your Kids

    All parents have something they dread most from their children. For me, it’s my kids being overly tired. They’re not just tired. They’re cranky, fussy, irritable, and do things they normally wouldn’t do. If I donR...

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    Fifty Shades Of Grey: A Dramatic Reading By Moms

    With the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD released earlier this month, some of us might be making our way to the local Target (most likely incognito – we don’t blame you) to see what all the fuss is about....

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    Jennifer Sando

    Worst Road Trip Mom Ever

    My family recently drove from Fort Worth, TX to North Dakota. Like, almost to Canada, North Dakota. I’m not going to lie, on the way TO our destination, I rocked. READ MORE

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    RECIPE: Chipotle Burger

    If you can stand the heat and want to get out of the kitchen, it’s time to go outside and get grilling these fiery fantastic Chipotle Burgers. Infused with smoky chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and cumin, these tasty beef burgers are to...

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  • Carrie Wible

    The Game Your Mother Warned You About

    “…but I love it,” you whisper quietly, head bowed, hands folded in your lap, while a single tear runs down your nose....

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    My Letter of Gratitude To The Stranger Who Saved My Child’s Life

    Dear Angel/s On Earth, I owe you a couple of things. First and foremost, I owe you my gratitude. I will be indebted to you for all of eternity. Except all of eternity doesn’t seem long enough. I also owe...Read More
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  • Erin K Moffat

    The Lost Box

    What is the lost box, you ask? You know in elementary school when you lose your new mittens or “lose” your new itchy hat that you hate? Your mom makes you go to the lost and found and prays that you will find it. She hopes that she does...

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  • ToddleTale

    Well, That Was Unexpected

    Teaching a baby to float is an important life-saving skill! But along the way, they may learn less pleasant skills… as demonstrated here....

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    Marie Bollman

    How To Survive A Family Vacation

    We just got home from a 9 day family vacation to Palm Springs. We all survived and made some fantastic memories along the way. It was stressful and relaxing all at the same time. READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    Favorite Things: Totally Terrific Toddler Toys

    Need some gift ideas for your little one? Help is on the way! Here are some of the favorite toys my 3 year-old has acquired over the past few years. Most of these toys are wooden, eco-friendly, and very durable for a rambunctious toddler. I...

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  • Elle Davis

    Elle’s Book Reads: Memoirs

    Here are some memoirs that I’ve recently read (or I’m currently reading) and have really enjoyed. From the very inspirational life of Julia Child in My Life in France to the hilarious Bossypants from Tina Fey. The following book...

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