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Brainstorm 50 things to do on a rainy day

April 30, 2012

Many years ago, Heather got a bunch of us, her friends, to make a list of 50 things we like to do. We didn’t have kids yet, so it was simply an exercise in self-reflection, or maybe not even that deep. Just a silly project to entertain us. I thought the practical use would be […]

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Spring cleaning is not in my vocabulary

March 23, 2012

When I am the queen of the world, there will be a robot that carries me to my bed and cleans my face and teeth with a magic wand. Oh, how I envy my husband’s habit of hanging his clothes up at the end of the day. He tells me that his habits come from […]

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What are your birthday traditions?

February 22, 2012

Growing up, my mom was the Queen of Birthdays and always made me feel like the most important person. My sweet Milo is turning five this month and I want to make him feel just as awesome. For his birthday party, he and a buddy are co-hosting their preschool classmates at a swimming pool. Activities […]

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The payoff has arrived

January 31, 2012

I grew up next door to a boy one year older than me. His parents hosted my baby shower, a co-ed barbecue that he attended with his wife and their one-year old son. At the shower, my childhood friend, now a dad and a recent business school graduate, spoke these words of wisdom to me […]

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What is the best age for Disneyland?

December 2, 2011

When I tell people we visited the Magic Kingdom over Thanksgiving, they seem to be trying to gauge if their child is a good age for a first visit. My friend Mr. Honea, a father of two boys, who seems to be an expert on the place has a good answer. “Every age is a […]

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GIVEAWAY! Free housecleaning for a month!

May 3, 2011

Updated: This giveaway is closed. Even if you’re not a Hallmark kinda girl, you probably know that Sunday is Mother’s Day. You may be expecting a card, brunch, or a nap.  I’d appreciate all of those.  But imagine coming home to a clean house again and again for one month … and you didn’t have […]

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5 flippin’ awesome ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your little boy

February 12, 2011

When I began to see pink Valentine’s Day stuff flying across my screen about three weeks ago, I wanted to share something about making it boy-friendly. My six-year old son told me that Valentine’s Day is the most “humongous holiday of the year”, after Christmas and Halloween. He probably has a future at Martha Stewart […]

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Activity #555: Wear Sexy Jeans (Apply the Hand-Grab Rule)

February 1, 2010

It’s February! Time for romance (says Hallmark). We’re going to try to provide a little inspiration for prioritizing the sexy aspects of your life with romance and self-esteem boosting activities this month. Today, we kick off a series of guest posts from Shana of Ain’t No Mom Jeans.  (If you missed her series on sweatsuit […]

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