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Jacqueline Baez-Leonard: Sometimes being a good parent means less talking, more listening

“Mom, what’s a lesbian? … Someone at school called me one, and I want to know what it is.”


Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it’s time to toss your clothes

It’s time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.


Amy Grace: 8 white hot dresses that are under $100

Gone are the days and the rule that says you can’t wear white until after Memorial Day.


Jen Schneider: Take the April Acts of Kindness challenge

Get inspired to take part in April Acts of Kindness Month.


Jessica Brashear: 6 things no pregnant woman should be expected to do

I’m tired. I’m large. I’m sick and tired of being large.


The Sassy Housewife: Why won’t my child use the potty? C’mon we’ve been training forever

My daughter just can’t seem to get the concept. She is constantly having accidents and it is a fight to just get her on the potty.


Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tears stained the lenses of my 8-year-old’s red-rimmed glasses. “I don’t want him to go away!” she sobbed. She buried her face into my chest. “I know,” I said. Love is a strange thing. We often don’t understand exactly how… »

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My husband says it’s time for me to get a new car. I don’t particularly want one, though. My minivan is 10 years old, and she and I understand each other just fine. I get to where I’m going in… »

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Please don’t let it involve living in my basement.

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Heidi has asked you to craft your “Celebrity Crush List.” And to beat you over the head with nostalgic pop culture, I am going to pursue the idea that Hollywood helped shape this teenage girl’s life. Because it so did.… »

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One of the most special people in my life is my Nana. She’s not my Grandma. In fact, we’re not even related. My parents lived across the street from her and her husband before I was born. As a nurse… »

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“BABY ALL WIN!!!” our 2 year-old Rachel screamed as she clutched a yellow marker. The yellow marker she had used to write all over our living room wall. “No Rach, not this time,” I growled through clenched teeth, as I… »

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I never would have seen myself attending a class on… breastfeeding. In part because I wouldn’t have seen myself pregnant. But mostly because… breastfeeding? An act as old as humankind? Don’t nature and instinct kick in? And, by the way,… »

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Leah, who turns 4 next month, needed new snowboots, and when I decided $22 was too much to shell out at Kohl’s, I went to Target, where the boots were no cheaper. And no less pink. Must a Disney princess… »

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Editor’s note: Erin gave birth to baby Anna late Wednesday night. Mom and baby are doing well. The nurse called yesterday to run me through the drill of a labor induction. After the shock of the first question – “Do… »

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Editor’s note: Mom Team member Erin Grace gave birth to a daughter, Anna, six weeks ago. This is her first update on life with the new baby – and a family of five. Who was that crazed woman cursing the… »

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I had rules once. A vision of how I’d raise children. I drew from the Department of What’s Good For You and the Commission of the Ridiculous. In my 30-something mind, child-rearing would be a blend of the Pottery Barn… »

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On my first day back after maternity leave, I got a gold key etched with the letters “NR” for “nursing room.” Before you get too excited, thinking the newspaper has gone the way of birthing suites, know that the “NR”… »

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We moved to a wonderful street with children galore. Kids for my kids to play with? Check. Kids to walk to school with? Check. Kids old enough to babysit? Check. But with all these kids, I find myself in somewhat… »

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We’re stressed.

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It was the list of DVDs perfect for Father’s Day gifts that crystallized what no amount of birthday candles could: We’re getting old. Here’s what Dear Old Dad might enjoy, opined The Washington Post: watching a U2 concert video, cackling… »

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What if you could only keep 100 things? Including your toothbrush? It’s hard to fathom with kids and the 9 million toys-clothes-keepsakes-junk that pile up there. So, for the moment, don’t. Just think of yourself. How would you pare down… »

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OK, let’s just put it out there. I’m not the typical mom on our momaha team. Clue No 1: Spouseless. Don’t recommend it, of course, when raising kids. Challenges are plenty and there’s nobody like an invested parent/spouse, not even… »

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February is supposed to be rosy. Right? I mean, how can it not be an improvement over January, that unfortunate month dragged down by post-holiday blues, post-holiday poundage, annoying New Year’s resolution-makers, gift take-backs and decoration take-downs? This February, though,… »

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The paycheck was for only $27.47. But it stood for so much more. So much that I didn’t mind blowing twice that amount on a celebration dinner with my two teenagers and a few of their friends. This was an… »

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Dear Santa, I know that you are busy right now, really busy. But to my credit, so am I. Since I haven’t written in over 20 years, I thought you could help a mama out. I just have a few… »

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