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The 10 Things I Need My Daughter To Remember As She Grows Up

I never realized how surreal it would feel to watch my daughter grow up. One day she’s a tiny little infant, dancing around the house in cute little tutu’s, with bows as big as her head holding back her hair and before I know it, she’ll be asking for the keys to drive to the movies with her friends.

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5 Reasons To NOT Vaccinate Your Kids

People shouldn’t have to vaccinate their kids. In fact, parents absolutely know what’s best for their kids in every situation, which is why you’ve never heard of a mom calling a doctor at two AM because her child has a fever. Moms automatically know exactly what to do. They know better than anyone what their …

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5 Great Pieces Of Advice My Childless Friends Have Given Me

As a parent, I get unsolicited advice all the time. My favorite advice comes from those who don’t even have children. They are usually very smug, and all-knowing about all things related to children. Here are a few of the best-of-the-best pieces of advice non-parents dish up, and what I WISH I could say to …

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Procrastination Is That Friend That You Hate To See But Love To Party With

I’ve got so much stuff to do. I should be working on my manuscript, working on my pitch for said manuscript for an upcoming writer’s conference, tackle various freelance design jobs, organize a class I’m teaching at a said writer’s conference, keeping my house at human occupation levels, and oh yeah, I’ve got an 8-5 …

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Sometimes It’s Not Anyone’s Place To Tell You What To Do

We live in a world where we are our own island, adrift in this ocean and sometimes we find others like ourselves we can group together with as friends, form a community and prosper. One of the great things about having people in your life is that, the really good friends, can call you on …

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A Hunter’s Guide To Dealing With An Ungrateful Family

My family are idiots. I honestly don’t know how they’ve survived this long. They don’t have the basic life skills that I learned when I was young. I mean, I can be lazy. Sometimes I’ll even sleep the day away if I find a nice sunny spot. But my family takes it to a whole …

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Five Things Every Woman Should Demand In Relationships

Over the past few months, I’ve kinda enjoyed being on my own. A good relationship used to be really important. It was a sign of maturity. A thing to show how far I’d come in life. I come from a place where people marry young comparatively nowadays. For the most part it was like, “Okay, you had …

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Stop Telling People How To Celebrate The Holidays

I’m a serious, die-hard Christmas’er. Maybe because I’m a December baby, but I go all in. Like, seriously all in. Just about every room in our house has a Christmas tree. I’ve got wreathes of Christmas cards. I used to be That Person who sent personalized letters every year. One of our biggest goals was …

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My Daughter Is Annoyingly Arrogant, And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

Arrogant is a name that has come up to describe my daughter more than once. Relatives, other parents, even teachers. At first I was angry, but now? I hope she embraces it. The other day my daughter walked in from her latest gymnastics practice and told me, “You have to see me do my new backflip and …

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I Wear What Makes Me Happy (And You Should, Too!)

Over the last year the legging fashion has caught on and more and more women have begun wearing fun patterned leggings as everyday leg wear. Multiple companies have sprung up to feed this fad and communities of wearers have cropped up around them, supporting each other and calling for more. More leggings! The patterns you …

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Feeling Hangry? 10 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

The less water in the pot, the quicker it is to boil. Same goes for blood when it’s deprived of sugar. As a contribution to world peace and in an effort to reduce the future prison population, there are 10 things you should never do on an empty stomach. 1).  Shop for groceries. You’ll come …

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If You Want To Walk Off A Cliff, Be My Guest!

So I’ve always been someone who looks out for other people, especially people I care about. But lately, I’ve been greeted with a heck of a lot of ingratitude when it comes to things my friends have told me. It’s not that I’m trying to run their lives, or tell them what to do, but …

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Got Your Powerball Numbers? Here’s What $1.3 Billion Can Buy You…

That dream of one day having enough money to make all of your problems go away is never as prominent as when there’s the potential for a huge lottery win on the horizon. This Saturday’s Powerball drawing saw not a single person walking away with a ton of cash, meaning that the next drawing comes with a …

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5 Things Grandparents Do That Drive Us Insane

Grandparents are so important in our kids’ lives, and growing up with strong family connections can help kids make closer connections to other people down the road. Still, there are some things that grandparents do that drive us bananas. In fact, some of these things can be so intrusive that it can drive a wedge …

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5 Conversations That’ll Be Happening At Every Table This Thanksgiving (and how to get out of them)

Thanksgiving is coming. And for some this means turkey, stuffing, and all the pie they can eat, but for others it means a hotbed of uncomfortable conversations and relatives who believe WAY different things than they do. This year, especially, it’s as if the world has ganged up to make the dinner table even more awful …

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Can We Please STOP With The Car Seat Shaming?

There is nothing more exciting as a parent than posting that adorable picture you just took of your little darling, strapped into her car seat, little feet dangling and an ice cream cone melting on her chest. But the second you press Upload, beware: the mom-army Marmy is coming! They’re like Winter, but scarier. ‘Cause they …

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You’re The Reason Your Kid Hates Vegetables

It’s seven o’clock at night. Dinner has been over for an hour, homework has to be done, baths have to be taken, and it’s almost time for bed…yet, you and your littlest are still sitting at the kitchen table locked in an eye-to-eye all out combat over that one bite of broccoli he refuses to …

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