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Breaking the Evil Stepmother Stereotype

“Being a stepparent can be as simple or as difficult as all the parties involved choose to make it.”

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Remember Your Why

“I would wager that we don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.”

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These Netflix Secret Codes Will Deliver You Holiday Movies STAT

These secret codes are all you need for a very merry Netflix Christmas.

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What You Need to Know about Family Burnout

“Being in a constant caretaking role for days, weeks and now months can certainly be exhausting. Add to that the emotional overload most of us are already experiencing, you are most likely burned out.”

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Treecycle! Where to Recycle Your Holiday Tree & Lights

Keep the holiday season bright. . . and green. . . by discarding your displays eco-consciously (many are free!).

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This T-Shirt Will Warn If Your Kid Is Getting Sunburnt

These high-tech shirts can save your kids’ skin.

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The Scientific Reason Why Stepping on a LEGO Hurts So, So Much

How is it possible for one tiny brick to feel like a thousand knives?

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MoviePass Is (Probably) Dead. Long Live MoviePass

Big changes are coming to MoviePass, but will it be enough to save the company?

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Just Opened: Salt & Straw Now Serving Mind-Blowing, San Diego-Specific Ice Cream Flavors

We’ve got the ‘scoop’ on Salt & Straw: Little Italy’s newest ice cream shop serving up flavors you’ve got to lick to believe.

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Eating Spicy Food Can Burn More Than a 100 Calories a Day

A recent study found a way to actually burn calories while eating!

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Here’s How Many Calories You Burn Just Being a Mom

All that baby-lifting, toy-cleaning and stroller-pushing can burn some serious calories.

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad That My Husband Doesn’t Have Sons

Now that our oldest two are at the ages of understanding what’s being said around them and picking up on just about everything (little sponges) I cringe every time this topic is brought up, I’m smiling on the outside but…

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Science Proves Parenting Burn Out Is a Real Thing

Burning out on parenthood is a scientifically proven phenomenon.

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Taking A Hot Bath Burns As Many Calories As A Long Walk, According To A New Study

A new study reveals taking a hot bath is just like exercising.

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Why You Should Stay Married…Even When It’s So Hard

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The Young Bride:
Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.

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Twenty years ago today, at 6 a.m. I was waking up to the bright, hot day I was the bride.
I had not slept…

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Household Mysteries Parents Know All Too Well

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There’s nothing better than a good “whodunit” story. The thrill of following a sometimes goofy, yet articulate detective’s steps until she ultimately rationalizes all of the clues and finally points a well-manicured finger at the perpetrator nobody…

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Light the Lights! 8 Reasons Why Hanukkah Rocks Our World

Because… donuts! Here’s why (besides the donuts) the festival of lights totally rocks.

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All The Things We Resist

Summer holidays hit the ground, six weeks alone with three kids and the baby. We drift in to week three, and a calmness reveals manageable patterns, and that I’m still here coping. Feeling too, a closeness to my kids that…

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This New Candy Trend For Adults is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread & Yoga Pants

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Let’s face it– we LOVE wine. And what other goody do we have an infatuation for? Candy. With that in mind, the glorious folks over at Sugarfina teamed up with wine brand Whispering Angel to develop rosé-infused gummy…

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Home is Where Red Yarn Is…and 8 Reasons We Heart Him

If you’re not yet part of the boot-stompin’, puppet dancing, folk singing Red Yarn fan club – now is, most simply, your chance. You will have a superbly down-home good time at any of his shows and make a few new friends (critter and human) to boot.

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Get Movin’, Get Shaking: Fierce Fitness Apps for Moms

Back in our pre-kid days, fitting in an afternoon run before happy hour was easy. These days, finding time to exercise either means rising with the roosters or sneaking out to the gym after bedtime stories. But even if parenting…

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Green Kids Birthday Parties

Birthdays come once a year and only last a day, but the waste leftover from your kid’s last bash will be taking up space in a landfill for hundreds of years. Do things a little differently this year, and throw…

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