Is Feminist a Dirty Word?

Well, it’s at least worthy of airbrushing an eighth grade class photo to remove it from a girl’s t-shirt. That’s right, out of all the logos and all the words on the kids’ clothing, “Feminist” was removed because it might be deemed as offensive. Fox 2 News Headlines Do you think this is just Midwest […]

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Pulling the Curtain Back on Family Size

Is your family travel sized or super-sized? If you’re an Ellen, you are firmly in the “Have kids, will travel with a sweet neat vacation package built for 4″. If you’re an Erin, you’ll be strapping kids to the roof of the minivan, begging concierges for freebies and special room rates, and leaving luggage behind. […]

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How to Manage Your Child’s Mobile Phone Use

“My child will never have a smartphone!” might not be the best parenting strategy for technology. You KNOW we are not big fans of “never” because you’ll get bitten in the butt faster than wearing meat pants to a pitbull convention. “Never” is hard to back away from, and even trickier to enforce. And meat […]

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The Lucky One

When I was a little girl, my parents took me to visit an old governor’s mansion at Christmastime. In the parlor area, there was the tallest fresh evergreen tree I had ever seen. Astonishingly beautiful, it was decorated simply with white Christmas lights and acorns tied with bright red ribbons. Our tour guide explained that […]

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Want a Better World? Stop Belittling Kids

I can’t stop thinking about this photograph from The New York Times. My initial reaction of “aww, look how cute,” lasted for a millisecond before “hey, that’s not fair to that kid” kicked in full force. So much so that a couple of days later, I can’t shake the feeling about how wrong it was […]

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Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts! Products So Good Your Daughters Will Swipe Them

I have two teenage daughters, and while I am the champion of the battle cry, “Teens really aren’t that bad!” I also believe in full disclosure. So I gotta be honest: my girls really are trying to drive me crazy. Not in a back-talking or flunking school kind of way, but more in a steady-drip, […]

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Arbitrary Battle Lines: You Willing to Die on The Bikini Sword?

Confetti Canons, Bratz dolls, and bikinis, oh my! This is not a case of Spring Break gone wrong, but one of a simple question launching a great discussion. Last week, Spring looked like it was actually thinking about showing up this year so we asked a simple question on our Facebook page. And oh the […]

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One Simple Step to Creating A Lasting Easter Memory

Ah, sweet family memories are the golden egg we’re all chasing, no? Fess up, we’ve seen your Pinterest boards. Wanna make certain that this year’s bunny bonanza is forever imprinted on your family’s memory? Well, peel back the foil on that Cadbury and get comfy because we have one simple step to creating a lasting Easter […]

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