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Finding a Maternity Style that Works for You AND Your Budget

Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE, and honestly still not that flattering unless you’re willing to drop some major money in some of the higher end stores and boutiques. The stores and locations you can shop vary. Some stores are geared towards maternity clothing only, while others carry selections (large and small) pending on the location. However, […]

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dadkid

Ask Dad for Help Raising the Kids – and Say Thanks!

I know what you’re thinking just reading that title. I must be anti-feminism to “thank” the man for doing the work he should, right? After all, – I – am the one who carried our little darlings for nine months and then delivered them to a smiling (completely clothed) father, who had the nerve to […]

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MomFriends

3 Things I’ve Learned While Mommin’ With Friends

As a new mom, I’m learning quickly. I’m learning the days of having a clean house and finished to-do-list are over. I’m learning how to survive on no sleep and ways to style wet hair. I’m learning how to balance: balance my marriage, balance my career, balance my housework.  Most of these were on the […]

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Will

What Every Mom Should Know About Making A Will

It seems like there is a day or even a month for everything these days, doesn’t it? The powers that be have dubbed August “National Make A Will Month.” (Seriously, who decides these things?) As an attorney, I’m constantly approached by friends asking me if they need a will, and if so, can they do it themselves online? Here […]

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PPD

The Truth About Postpartum Depression {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. In the second, I address the emotional experience of Drying Up. Which leads me to the final installment: on Postpartum Depression. I have to be […]

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How to Save Money on Cable and Internet without the Hassle

Avoid ‘Cable Customer Service Purgatory’ and learn from one of the BillBusters experts on how to cut your bill by as much as 720 a year! “The simple tip: Use Amanda and avoid the hassle altogether. BillBusters doesn’t charge unless they save and if they do save it’s only 25% of whatever savings you experience. […]

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Real Mom Confession: I Don’t Love My Body

Alright, mommas, brace yourselves. I’m about to admit to something that isn’t going to be a very popular truth: I don’t love my postpartum body. There… I said it. If you take a quick glance around the internet, you’ll find plenty of wonderful essays about self-love, accepting your body as it is, and the beauty […]

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5 Things a Teacher Wants You to Know About Back to School

Back to school is here! No surprise there. I’m sure like every other mom in the world you are feeling one of two ways: “They are going back to school!” Momma needs a coffee mimosa and 5 minutes of quiet time. Get on the bus with your cute, new, took-30-minutes-to-put-on-shoes, Sister. “Aw no! Please don’t […]

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