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Confess Your Parenting Dirty Little Secrets!

Cover of "Confess"

Cover of Confess

Confess! We all have things we’re embarrassed to admit as parents. Now’s your chance to clear your conscience. The juicier the better! Confess — it’s all ANONYMOUS!


1. I send my kid to school without underwear because I just don’t want to do the laundry.


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Staycations with Young Kids Is No Vacation


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Staycations are all the rage. With less money, it makes even more sense to stay home and enjoy the holiday break with your family from the comfort of your own home. Right? Wrong!

As Thanksgiving was coming ’round the corner, I was looking forward to hanging out with my boys, getting Christmas underway and not cooking because my brother-in-law was hosting the big feast. I sit here feeling like a stuffed turkey as the Christmas lights lay wrapped around our front entrance waiting to be turned on. However, the reality of having the boys home for a full week is settling in and it ain’t pretty. Continue reading

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Favorite 10 Kooky & Bizarre Celebrity Names

English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival

Gwen named her baby boy Kingston — a name I Like!  English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby girl Apple? People went into an absolute uproar. What on earth was she thinking? However, it seems everyone is giving their children some kooky name nowadays. Hey, I’m no exception. I followed the “last name becomes a first name” route.

A neighbor down the street from me just had a baby and used normal names like Lauren and Annie. As they grow up, they’ll actually have the crazy names that no one used. Brilliant! Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive — the 78th most popular name last year for a BOY. Continue reading

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6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Your Busy Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, I need crafts to keep these kids busy during the holiday season! So what to do with your little turkeys? Here are some great ideas to have some fun and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Clothespin Placecard

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40 Awesome Homemade Kid Halloween Costumes You Can Actually Make

Finding costume ideas that are easy enough for us regular folk to make can be tough. Time to wrap up your trick-or-treating goblin into these adorable Halloween costume ideas!

40 Awesome Homemade Kid Halloween Costumes You Can Actually Make!

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Jennifer Aniston Caught In the Act

English: Actress Jennifer Aniston at the Londo...

Actress Jennifer Aniston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A recent YouTube video has caught Jennifer Aniston in the act…. the act of what she’s really like when she doesn’t think the cameras are on.

Really, this is a commercial for Smartwater, but it’s funny as hell. We look at someone’s life from afar and think what it must really be like. She seems so glamorous. So beautiful. So perfect. Is there anyone else in your life you think that way about? Continue reading

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I Am a Corporate Widow

We all know the joke about being a golf widow where husbands disappear for the weekend — all day Saturday and Sunday — as they hit the greens. But there’s a new genre of women out there — one that has yet to be truly defined because no one wants to admit it. It’s called the corporate widow.

For years people referred to the corporate wife. The husband would go to work, and the wife would stay home or head off to her own job, all while taking care of the house, joyfully washing the laundry and cooking a lovely meal. Perhaps she would even sing a lovely tune as the birds joined in just like a real-life Cinderella (minus the kitten heels because no matter how good they look, they hurt like a mother). June Cleaver knew how to take care of her husband and her boys while being perfectly coiffed. Continue reading