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I Let My Daughter Wear Whatever She Wants

When I was 14 and graduating from junior high school, I wore what I damn well pleased. “What I damn well pleased” happened to be a slinky evening gown. It was a basic slinky evening gown, mind you, sleek and powder blue without frills. Since I was a late bloomer, I stuffed my foam bikini […]

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10 Best Diaper Bags for Dads for Father’s Day

When we were expecting our first child, I had a list of about 300 items we needed. But my husband, also excited about the impending arrival of Baby #1, didn’t care about many details beyond the crib (easy to install, please!) and the stroller (solid turning radius a must!). However, one thing that he really […]

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16 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Swear

Mother’s Day is coming and if we can keep it real for a sec, we don’t all want flowers or brunch. Or maybe in addition to flowers and brunch, we want something a little extra. Something a little special and unique, that really reflects our personality. I don’t know about your favorite moms, but mine […]

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How To Survive A California Winter

‘Tis the season for cocoa around the fire and snowball fights. Except that last part for us in most of California and other warm-weather-year-round states. While folks in other parts of the country are sharing memes about kids refusing to wear their snow jackets, we consider a cardigan and flip-flops cold weather gear. So, in […]

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18 Holiday Social Posts You Will See by Moms in December

Moms are busy this holiday season, but that doesn’t slow down the frequency at which they post on Instagram and Facebook. LOL AS IF. Between updates on their feeds and check-ins to their various parenting groups, they never miss an opportunity to connect! There’s so much to share, ask about, and passive-aggressively comment on throughout December, […]

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Holiday Juggle Struggle: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

In my family, the holiday juggle struggle is real. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but that’s only half the story. Because those two holidays don’t take into account the fact that my husband, me and our two kids live hours away from both my parents and my husband’s parents. The words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah” […]