The Super Fast Super Skinny Last Minute Super Bowl Party

That humdinger of all football experiences has crept up on us once again: the Super Bowl! Specifically Super Bowl XLIX where the New England Patriots will be facing off against the Seattle Seahawks. So be honest. Were you really up on your Roman numerals enough to know that XLIV equals 49 or have you just […]

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A Trio of Skinny Ground Beef Recipes with a Side of Podcast

Our question this week is how to flip the switch that will change your couch potato cake-gorging ways. We talk about Fitbits, food plans, and Ellen brings some hard core doctor advice. What can help you flip your switch? Just hit play.     Now you were promised the recipe for stuffed pepper soup, but […]

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The Worst Ways to Answer Texts in Two Words or Less

Confession: I HATE talking on the phone. Now when I was a teenager in the 80s, I talked on the phone–the CORDED phone–like it was my job. And it sort of was. Talking on the phone in the olden days was an event. Your multi-tasking-while-talking options were restricted by the radius of your cord. This […]

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Shoehorned into a Sticky Situation

While we are all socked in with frigid weather, it’s the perfect time to talk about one of Ellen’s pet peeves. Honestly, it’s not a rant so much as a discussion about what to do if you are ever in this situation. This one also has Erin’s organizational triumph which is as trivial as it […]

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Prayer for My Daughter On Her 16th Birthday

By Erin Dear Daughter, All the world is lining up to tell us that there’s nothing in the world scarier than a sixteen year old daughter. With your bright smile, warm wit, big heart, and stellar brain,  we couldn’t agree more.  How on earth we created you is a far easier question to answer than […]

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If I Had A Nickel for Every Time My Kids Let Me Sleep In

Sleep, blessed sleep. While my kids are now teens and have the hibernating habits of bears, I remember all too well the fitful nights and the early wake-up calls. Years of getting no more than two hours of consecutive sleep adds up. All of those lost REM minutes make me want to drown my sorrows […]

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What’s New in Our Test Lab of Parenting?

Three years ago, we asked the question that started it all, “What’s a blog?” We have been sharing stories from our test lab of parenting ever since. Ever wanted to hear some of those conversations for yourself? Well, look who’s talking now! Check out our “What’s New” on the blog—our new podcast. Welcome to the […]

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If Only Parenting Came With A Crystal Ball

There are plenty of curveballs that come with parenting.  By definition, you don’t see most of them coming. There are also more than a few moments when you find yourself wishing for a crystal ball. We just shared our big news for blog—that we are now podcasting! Check out the latest podcast where we discuss […]

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