Terrific Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

May 5th through 9th is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Did you forget? For goodness’s sake, learn how to work your phone and mark your calendar. But don’t worry because we’ve got your appreciation gift ideas right here. We are big fans of  teachers here in The Sisterhood, but then again, who isn’t? They change 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 have we got a story for you. This is […]

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How to Run a Facebook Flash Giveaway

Facebook used to be the land of ease and happiness. You would post something, and ::gasp::, the people who had “Liked” your Page would see it. Now Facebook is as tedious as a seventh grade algebra class with its algorithms and formulas. You can have thousands of followers and because of the “new social media […]

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Kindling for Conversation

There are talks, and then there are talks. Ellen: There are talks with your kids like “You really need to eat your vegetables.” Erin: And then there are TALKS which cover weightier issues like alcohol. Ellen: Planning a TALK with your kids can be daunting, so seizing the moment to have TALKS should become a […]

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Spring Into The Light Book List

The daylight hours are getting longer, and spring is finally in the air. Why not celebrate all of this new found “light” with some humor? Here are some books that will tickle your funny bone. Perfect tidbits of humor to pass some time on the sidelines or in carpool line. FEATURED PICK! And not just […]

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You Have The Luxury of Not Vaccinating Your Child Because I Vaccinate Mine

The recent outbreaks of measles in the United States hurts my scientific heart. And I say “heart” not because the way I regard vaccines is based on a feeling or what a Playboy Bunny said or a real estate mogul tweeted, but because there are children who are seriously ill who could have been protected. […]

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She is Not Your Yardstick

There is no shortage of judgment on the internet. Erin:  It’s like End of Days. Ellen: You’ve watched the fights . . . Erin: Munching along on your popcorn. Ellen: Brawls are a dime a dozen between Work-at-Home Mothers Who Macramé Diapers and Stay-at-Home Moms Who Milk Their Own Soybeans. Erin: And there is no […]

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Keystone Ski Resort is like the Disney World of Colorado

I know those are big words, but I’m seriously not still suffering from altitude sickness. It was just so PLEASANT for me, for my husband, and for our teenage daughters. Yes, it was exhilarating, awesome, and challenging, but I have never had a more pleasant skiing experience. My husband and/or I have vacationed in Vail, […]

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7 Qualities Our Daughters Should Look For in A Husband

We’ve been married long enough (to our husbands, not each other) to know that we both hit the jackpot when it comes to great guys. Erin’s husband, Steve, and Ellen’s man, Frank, are solid, steady models of what it means to be a great husband. This makes them excellent examples for our teen daughters of […]

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The Real Deal on Oil Pulling Plus Other Oral Fixations

Oil pulling. Maybe you don’t know what that is because you don’t scroll through the internet like it’s your job? It sounds like what a dastardly comic book villain would do to hold the world ransom. All the world except for Prius owners; they would be safe. But really, it is an old (maybe ancient) […]

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7 Ways March Punks Us

March is the queen of the two-faced mean girls. “In like a lion, out like a lamb” is just a pretty way of saying that March will toy with you for  thirty-one days. Erin: Every day in March can feel like an episode of Punk’d. But this year, I heaped an extra helping of hot […]

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Musings on Books and Asparagus

We seem to be on a Green Grocer kick here at the Sisterhood. The other week we were talking about how boundaries were like Brussels sprouts (it’s a great analogy, really, check it out). And then we followed up with this post where the disparaging things Erin said about cantaloupe were at least balanced by […]

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Teach Your Kids to Love Themselves

“If children are not taught to love themselves from a very young age, they are never, ever going to make the choices that they need to have healthier bodies and healthier lifestyles. -Julia V. Taylor   No pressure! Yeah, we knew that line was coming and we still broke out into flopsweats writing it. But […]

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How to Party Like an Irish Girl Even If You’re Not

You might think with names like “Williams” and “Dymowski”, we are firmly in the “If You’re Not” category. Erin: But you would be WRONG! Ellen: I come from a line of Kennedys. Not THE Kennedys because I would not be here whiling away the hours with you people. I would be counting my Benjamins while […]

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I Just Want to Be Alone So Listen To Your Mother

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. –Milton Berle There is no other blogger on the internet better at building doors than Jen from People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Lucky for us, she builds monster-truck-garage sized doors big enough to spread the opportunity to other writers, too. You’ve heard of the Space […]

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Grief is an Independent Variable

This was my first year without a birthday cake. My mom wasn’t here to bake it for me and no one else thought to fill the void. My mother was killed in a car accident this past June. She was the passenger in a car where the driver made a fatal mistake that touched four […]

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