Doctors And Parents Of Uncircumcised Babies: Stop Retracting The Foreskin

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When my son was a newborn, we took him for his first well-baby visit at the pediatrician. After all his vitals were taken, the doctor started to examine his cute wee parts, working his way down from his head to his toes. When he got to my son’s penis (which wasn’t circumcised), he slid down […]

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I Wouldn’t Call Marriage ‘Bliss,’ But It Sure Is Real

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Here’s a fun fact for you: I haven’t written a single blog post specifically about marriage since I was engaged, and for one simple reason: I feel I am highly UNqualified to speak on it. David and I just celebrated five years of marriage. Though it may be a small milestone in the grand scheme […]

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Grocery Store Car Carts Are Torture, And This Is Why

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Grocery shopping with kids is stressful by itself. Trying to remember everything, stay on budget, and not lose my mind while wrangling small children in public is no easy feat. Then enter the level of hell that is the grocery car-cart. On the surface, one would assume that the car cart is a fun distraction […]

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If You Can’t Orgasm With Intercourse, You Aren’t Alone

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Confession: I’ve never had an orgasm through intercourse alone. I used to wonder if there was something wrong with me because I needed extra stimulation to reach the big O and I found other things like oral sex and fingers way more pleasurable than intercourse itself. Am I greedy? Am I stubborn? Are all my […]

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Smoking Pot Improves My Quality Of Life, And Makes Me A Better Mom

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You’re going to call me a deviant. You’re going to say they should take my kids away. You’re going to sneer that I’m not in high school any more, and I should grow the fuck up. Because if you live in a state where pot isn’t recreationally legal (i.e., every state except Oregon, Washington, Nevada, […]

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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Too Social’ For Autism

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We have been blessed with two daughters on the autistic spectrum who have pretty opposite struggles when it comes to socialization. For many years before Sno was diagnosed, I was told she was “just shy” or “very serious.” She would often struggle in large groups, noisy crowds would scare her, and she has always taken a while to […]

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What ‘I Hate You’ Really Means, And Other Teen Translations

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“I hate you so much!” She screeched. “You won’t be invited to my wedding, and you will never, ever see your grandchildren!” My teenage daughter was in a full blown rage, spewing poison into the air. Her words sounded like an explosion and smelled like toxic burning chemicals. My skin sizzled as her venomous words hit […]

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When People Ask How Many Children I Have, This Is My Answer

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Trigger warning: child loss Every school open house, every parent huddle on the side lines, every waiting room, every clogged check out like, there’s one question asked: “How many kids do you have ?” And I always answer four. That’s when the math starts. The person asking always does a quick count and notices that […]

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Drawn to Discover Makes Learning FUN!

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Having 3 children ages 1, 4, and 8 means that one of my sons and daughter-in-law, have many “battles to fight” on a daily bases with each child. These fights range from changing a diaper to picking up their bedroom. Thankfully, they will have one less fight thanks to Drawn to Discover! Here’s what my […]

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Airfree Onix 3000 Filterless Keeps Your Air Space Cleaner and No Maintenance

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*Disclosure: I received an AIRFREE Airfree Onix 3000 Filterless in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own. When you are in your home more hours than you are not, it is important to have clean air.  While you are sleeping it is also important, this is where the Airfree Onix 3000 comes into play.  […]

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The New Challenges Of Moving From Home Office To Commercial Premises

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Having achieved success from the comfort of your home, the time to transition into commercial workspace has arrived. But are you ready to make the most of this evolution for continued success and progress? Let’s find out.  Here are just four elements that you’ll need to keep a close eye on. Make sure that you […]

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Seven Secrets to Cleaning Your Home Quickly

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Between balancing your job and your personal life, you may not have plenty of the time to do all your chores. You may neglect to clean your house, resulting in accumulated clutter, dust, and dirt. When this happens, it’s twice as hard to summon the motivation to clean your space. However, there are ways to […]

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Trolls Birthday Party Ideas- Rainbow Sparkly Fun!

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Trolls has already become a popular birthday party theme for kids since the Trolls movie but I think it is going to become an even more popular choice. Today marks the release of Trolls: The Beat Goes On, an original Netflix series and it is going to be huge. Poppy and Branch are just such […]

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Honoring America’s Heroes

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The US has a proud tradition of brave men and women taking on the responsibility of keeping us safe. From firefighters to law enforcement, military to EMT, and everything outside and in between, the courage of many of our neighbors and peers in the face of adversity keeps the nation ticking. Moms all over the […]

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5 Facts About Nontraditional Jobs for Women- Shatter the Glass Ceiling

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Have you tried to move up in your career, but been unsuccessful? Do you feel that you are left behind while the men at your company get promoted? If this sounds like you, have you ever tried or considered a nontraditional career? Contemplate a career where only 25 percent or less of the workforce of […]

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10 Tips to Heed When Filing a Medical Negligence Claim

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Medical negligence is a surprisingly common problem worldwide, with millions of cases happening each year. Sadly, only a small percentage of those incidents are actually brought to court or remedied, as many times victims of medical negligence aren’t aware of the law and their right to compensation. Fortunately, for those who are willing to do […]

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These Thigh-High Uggs Are Peak Frump

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These thigh high Uggs are the answer to your frumpy prayers Hey there moms, if you’re fresh out of fucks and searching for a way to let the world know (and also, to spend $1000 in order to let the world know) we’ve got what you need. Thigh. High. Uggs. We know you’re probably already […]

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Enjoy Whopping Discounts at TJ Maxx with these 7 tips – Guaranteed!

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Though shopping at TJ Maxx is all about saving on your favorite brands, the truth is; if you do not shop smartly, you will not save a penny. To save outrageously, you have to shop SMARTLY and at the RIGHT TIME. Here are a few tips through which you can save abundantly and make the […]

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6 Things Every Mom Needs to Have in Her Wedding

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Weddings are a magical experience, whether they’re gigantic, or intimate, but everyone wants it to be perfect. When you already have kids, that’s when you’ve got even more people to please, but even more sources of fun for everyone. These are six things you should include that will make your wedding great for you, and […]

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Everyday Energy Efficiency

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One of the hot buzzwords of the moment is “efficiency.” Employers are asking workers to do more work with fewer people. Instead of printing out a coupon and taking it to a fast food restaurant, you can just show the coupon on your phone. We want competence, but we want it done as cheaply as […]

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Extra-Tough Tech That Stays Safe in Little Hands

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Many modern gadgeteers have suffered the consequences of a phone drop, which frequently results in coming face-to-face with a cracked screen, scrambling for a bag of rice for drying maneuvers or even worse. There aren’t many things more maddening to someone who has just invested their earnings in something that has been visibly and functionally damaged. Whether […]

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It’s Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot!

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Flu season isn’t even close to over After 13 years of monitoring the spread of flu, the CDC has announced a first — as of this month, every part of the continental United States is being affected by “widespread” flu activity. That’s pretty frightening info, but the good news? It’s far from too late to […]

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Sometimes I Want to Be Held By A Man, Naked, Without Having Sex – Is That Okay?

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Apparently not. If you are a human, then you’ve heard about the Aziz Ansari debacle. You know, the incident in which “woke bae” Ansari pushed and pushed and pushed his date to have sex even though she was clearly not into it. Many women are uniting in solidarity over their own similar experiences. However, just as […]

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How to Get Your Free Family Disney Decal

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Show your Disney Side with an adorable (and free!) Disney Decal!  Thanks to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney fans can create and share their Disney Parks stick figure family plus receive a printed decal in the mail for free. Here is how to get yours! Free Disney Decal Visit BuildYourDisneyFamily.com to begin […]

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Practical Presents – A Gift Giving Guide to Buying For New Parents

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With friends and family becoming new parents, baby showers are quickly appearing on the horizon. Getting presents for a baby shower or new parents can be a little difficult, especially when it comes down to what exactly they need. To help you plan and prepare, here is a simple guide on what to give new […]

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This Is Not A Drill: There’s A Lucky Charms-Frosted Flakes Cereal Combo

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Lucky Charms + Frosted Flakes = Dream Quick…what are your favorite cereal guilty pleasures? If your immediate answer is not the sugary goodness of Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes, I’m going to have to ask you to reassess your breakfast choices immediately. The tasty, delightfully un-nutritious treats are the perfect way to start your morning AND […]

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Artist Swaps Gender Roles In Sexist Vintage Ads To Prove How Absurd They Are

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“In a Parallel Universe” shows what it would look like if we treated men how we’ve always treated women Since pretty much the dawn of time, women have gotten the short end of the stick. From workplace harassment to pay gaps to outright assault, the world is having a reckoning right now with all the […]

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Abuse Survivors Confront Larry Nassar In Court

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Larry Nassar is finally being held accountable Dozens of women and some of their parents are confronting former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar about the sexual abuse he inflicted on them as young girls. Each took to the stand to recount their horrific experiences during several days of court set aside for survivors and […]

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Should You Go On Vacation With Your Dog? Travel Tips For Pets

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Last summer we brought our dog on a three week road trip family vacation- you can see my Southwest road trip itinerary here. We absolutely loved taking our dog on vacation with us but we realize it is not the right choice for everyone. I have had lots of people ask me, “Should you go […]

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We Should All Take Hints On Salary Negotiation From Ellen Pompeo

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Ellen Pompeo’s latest interview is not one to miss Who knew Meredith Grey was such a business powerhouse? If you haven’t read her latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter, buckle up buttercup. Because it’s one hell of a ride — and you won’t be sorry you got in the car. For starters, she shares exactly how […]

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Mom Finds Son With ’12-Word Vocabulary’ Singing Duet With Sister

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Mom credits music therapy with helping her son learn to talk Usually, when a mom steps into the shower while the kids are awake, she has no clue what scene she’ll be walking out to a few minutes later. The time it takes to use conditioner may be all your kids need to go from […]

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Patton Oswalt’s Daughter Is Making Everyone Want To Move To ‘Fart Land’

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Alice Oswalt deserves a Pulitzer for “Fart land” Patton Oswalt is a brilliant comedian and it looks like his eight-year-old daughter Alice is following in her father’s footsteps if a recent story she wrote is any indiction. It’s about farts, of course. Because no matter her genetics, an eight-year-old is an eight-year-old. Oswalt shared his […]

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Matt Damon Finally Says Something We Want To Hear

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The actor apologized during an interview yesterday He can be taught, ladies and gentlemen. During an interview with Kathy Lee Gifford yesterday, Matt Damon finally addressed his controversial statements on sexual harassment, saying, “I don’t want to further anyone’s pain…and for that I’m really sorry.” It’s about damn time. Damon has gotten a lot of well-deserved […]

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Easy and Delicious Apple Crisp Recipe With Fresh Apples

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I love apples. They are just so juicy and sweet and good for you! I was recently sent a box of Pazazz apples to try in the hopes that I would share them on the blog. They were in fact delicious so I decided to whip up an apple crisp recipe with fresh apples to […]

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This Video About Life As A ‘Boy Mom’ Is Way Too Real

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This mom’s hilarious video nails what it’s like raising boys If you have a son, you know a few things to be true: there will be messes, there will be Minecraft, and there will be farts. So. Many. Farts. That’s why if you have a little guy or two (or three, or more — bless […]

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These Are The Best Fake Eyelashes Ever, And They Only Cost $4

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I’ve always wanted to play around with fake lashes after having them done for my wedding, but I always thought I was too clumsy and wouldn’t be able to get them on right. Women pay a ton of money for extensions which look great, but that’s out of my price range and I’m not that […]

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Weather Center Map Looks Like Giant Penis, Hilarity Ensues

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It’s impossible not to make jokes about a storm that looks like a penis If you live in the US, chances are you’ve seen some interesting weather this winter. There’s been record-breaking cold, flooding, shitloads of snow, and even bomb cyclones to contend with. But the winter weather advisory issued by a Gulf Coast storm […]

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Safety – It’s More Than A Dance

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Children are daredevils. No matter their age, their imaginations or sheer rebellious nature put them in precarious positions that give parents heart attacks. Your child sees the leap from sofa to the sofa as a way to dodge the lava on the floor, while you see their head split open and the impending hospital trip. […]

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Aerie Model Proves How Liberating It Is To Finally Celebrate Your ‘Flaws’

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Aerie model Nià Pettitt opens up about her insecurities Aerie model Nià Pettitt shared an inspiring post on Instagram about overcoming her own body insecurities to shoot a swimsuit campaign that could be featured all over the world. Even though Pettitt blogs and shares a lot of her life with the internet, she’s just like […]

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Chrissy Teigen Offers $100K To Help McKayla Maroney Against Abusive Team Doctor

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Former USA gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by 140 women After filing a law suit against the USA gymnastics team last fall for alleged sexual abuse McKayla Maroney suffered at the hands of former team physician Larry Nassar, it came to light that the USA gymnastics team paid a hefty […]

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The ‘Enchanted’ Sequel Is Finally Happening

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Disenchanted catches up on Giselle’s life 10 years later We learned so much from Enchanted: that getting engaged to someone you just met isn’t always the best idea, that life isn’t always like a fairy tale, and that everyone walking through Central Park is a professional dancer who magically knows the lyrics to the song you […]

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Snow Globe Winter Art Project For Kids

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This winter weather has us crafting all the snowy things! Today it is snowing so my kids wanted to make a fun craft that had to do with snow. We had quite a few ideas but they settled on a paper snow globe! We grabbed things from our arts and craft box and were all […]

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This Father’s Intuition Helped Him Find His Missing Son Alive

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Instead of listening to police who believed his son had run away, this dad hired a helicopter to find him An Australian father went with his gut when it came to his missing son, and thankfully, it paid off. Instead of listening to police who suggested his 17-year-old son Samuel had simply run away, Tony […]

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Delivery Man Sends Unsolicited Texts To Woman He Just Brought Food To

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Company offered her a $7 discount for harassment We love meal delivery apps — they’re easy, convenient, and allow us to have cake delivered to our house within an hour. But there’s a downside to this convenience, and that downside is that it puts women in danger (because doesn’t everything?) That’s what one woman experienced […]

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The Women’s March Is Back And Here’s What You Need To Know

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The largest protest in American history is back Nearly a year ago, almost 5 million women gathered worldwide to stand together for reproductive rights, equal pay, safety for women in the workplace and more. They stood against racism, sexism, sexual assault and harassment. They stood against Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated president, and his policies […]

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Sharon Stone Is All Of Us Responding To The ‘Have You Ever Been Sexually Harassed’ Question

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A man asks Sharon Stone if she’s ever been sexually harassed and her response is relatable AF During a recent interview, a man asked Sharon Stone, a woman who has been around Hollywood longer than I’ve been alive (and I’m not young), if she’s ever been sexually harassed. Ha. Ha ha ha. Hahahahahaha. Stone’s reaction […]

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3 Easy Interior Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

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After you pack away all the Christmas decorations, your home can feel a little bare. The New Year is the perfect time to spruce up your home a bit with new interior home decor ideas and make it feel fresh and inviting. I am so happy to have Laura Thurman, the interior designer behind Thurman […]

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‘Trading Spaces’ Is Coming Back And The Trailer Is Finally Here

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The new series premiere will air on April 7th so get your recording devices ready Calling all Trading Spaces fans — although the series premiere of their much-anticipated reboot is still a few months away, TLC just dropped a trailer of the first show and it’s everything you wanted it to be and more. Trading […]

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4 Reasons to Hire an Adult Day Care Facility to Take Care of a Family Member

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Adult day care centers are meant to relieve caregivers of their duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient is well taken care of in an environment that is safe and friendly. There are over four thousand care centers in the United States. Generally, there are 3 types of adult care facilities in […]

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Bearded Mermen Dudeoir Calendar Is Raising Money For A Great Cause

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Beard club raised money by posing as mermaids in calendar Some sweet, bearded souls from Canada dressed as mermaids and posed for a photo shoot for a hilarious calendar to raise money for a charity that helps people manage their mental health. Gentlemen from the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club turned their fun […]

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Simone Biles Shares Story Of Sexual Assault By US Olympic Team Doctor

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Simone Biles accuses former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has added her name to the sickeningly long list of women who’ve come forward to accuse former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles issued her brave statement via Twitter, one day before the start of Nassar’s […]

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Is Your PDA Good For Your Kids?

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When we hug and kiss in front of our kids, it can make them squirm. Yes, public displays of affection can make the kids super uncomfortable but is it good for them? Nacia and Tiffiny reveal what a new study is saying about PDA.

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Making Ice Has Never Been Easier or More Cost Effective

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Disclosure:  I received the products in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own. When it comes to entertaining or having family gatherings or parties ice always seems to be in high demand.  With the portable countertop ice maker, this will now be an issue of the past.  This year we have a […]

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I’m Not Surprised About The Sexual Assault Scandals, And Here’s Why

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It seems like everyday, a new story is breaking about a sexual assault scandal. How many of our favorite actors, producers, and news anchors are going to be exposed this year for their heinous actions? Louis CK Harvey Weinstein Kevin Spacey Matt Lauer Charlie Rose Roy Moore Ben Affleck The list goes on…. But do […]

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Couple’s Baby Kitten ‘Birth’ Photos Go Viral

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Couple’s kitten birth photos go viral Who says professional birth photos are only for human babies? Nobody says that. Nobody. Especially not photographer Lucy Shultz and her partner, who welcomed their first kitten with professional photos shot by friend and fellow photographer Elizabeth Woods-Darby. In a series of photos that went viral this weekend, Schultz shared […]

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Blackness In America Is Really F*cking Heavy, And I’ll Tell You Why

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For as long as I can remember, I have felt the weight of the melanin in my skin like uranium. Blackness in America is fucking heavy. I have felt this every one of the hundreds of times I’ve been pulled over by police while driving for a “routine check.” I’ve felt it every time an […]

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Finding Residential Treatment for Your Teenage Son or Daughter

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If you are a parent hoping to find the best residential treatment center for son or daughter, you might be overwhelmed with the number of choices you have. While every place you encounter may claim to be “the best”, the fact of the matter is that while many centers provide great service, other ones do […]

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Creative Instagram Marketing Tips You Don’t Hear Every Day

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Marketing is the most important thing a business needs to make its presence visible in the market. How a business is supposed to reach its targeted audience without having a proper marketing strategy and implementing that strategy on time. Social media marketing is all the hype today especially Instagram marketing. As Instagram recently reached 800 […]

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5 Home Features You Can Install to Protect Your Privacy

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It may be fulfilling to show off your gorgeous house to guests, but you don’t necessarily want the entire world to peek into your home all the time. At the same time, you don’t want to make your home seem easy to enter for any would-be thieves. This doesn’t mean that you have to completely […]

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Stranger Things Star Loses Bet, Poses In Hilarious Senior Pics With Fan

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For the best senior photos in the yearbook, you just need David Harbour and a trombone When it comes to senior pictures, there’s not a ton of variability. Sure, there are seniors who get creative on occasion, but pretty much everyone has the classic set: a pose by a window, a pose by a plant, […]

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WOMEN. DO. NOT. OWE. MEN. SEX.

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The Aziz Ansari story is a disturbing reminder that men are taught to feel entitled to sex — and we allow them to I was traveling through Greece in my 20’s when my travel companion caught a bad case of food poisoning. I’d stayed with her for days, but when she was on the mend, […]

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British Politician’s Girlfriend Sent Racist Texts About Meghan Markle

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Henry Bolton’s girlfriend Jo Marney sent racist messages about Prince Harry’s fiancée A British politician is facing calls for his resignation after racist texts his girlfriend sent about Meghan Markle surfaced. Henry Bolton, 54, is a leader in the UK Independence Party political party. His girlfriend, 25-year-old Jo Marney, is a model. In November, news […]

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Genius Mom Makes 5-Year-Old Daughter Pay ‘Rent’

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This mom makes her daughter pay “rent” to teach her the value of money Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’re really nailing the parenting thing? Your kids are mostly behaving, they haven’t cut 4 inches off their hair in at least a month, and they actually ate one quarter of […]

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Easy Ways To Be Healthy This New Year

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Many of us make a New Year’s Resolution to be healthier in the New Year because after all, our health is so important to our everyday well being. However, many people end up with a long list of reasons they don’t stick to their resolutions. To help you succeed at achieving your resolution this year, […]

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Powerful Video Shows Process Of Manually Moving Breech Baby

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The expectant mom was thrilled doctors were able to reposition her breech baby Every pregnancy is magical. Sure, it may not always feel like it to every woman, but the thought of bringing another life into this world eventually makes it all worth it. One woman shared what she went through to try to have […]

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This App Will Tell You What Work Of Art You Look Like

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One selfie is all it takes to find out what famous painting you look like If you’ve ever wondered what famous Renaissance figure you most resemble, you’re in luck. Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture app, you can figure out just that. Or perhaps your features fall more into an impressionist category? Maybe something […]

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Michelle Williams Responds To Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Time’s Up’ Donation

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Michelle Williams wins all the awards today. A very icky Hollywood salary discrepancy situation has been solved in the most graceful, proactive way possible. Mark Wahlberg, who was paid $1.5 million for film reshoots, while his co-star Michelle Williams was paid $1,000, donated his salary to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, following a week of […]

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Eliza Dushku Shares Story Of Being Sexually Molested On Set At 12 Years Old

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Dushku was just 12 years old when a stunt coordinator allegedly assaulted her Actress Eliza Dushku is sharing her own #metoo story and her account of what happened at just 12 years old is heartbreaking. Dushku, who has been a working actress since she was a child, bravely went into painful detail about what she […]

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Aziz Ansari Has Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

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The details shared by Ansari’s alleged victim are disturbing Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari is now the latest member of Hollywood to face sexual assault allegations, brought forth by an anonymous woman who went on a date with him last fall. The detailed story she relayed to Babe under the condition of anonymity is a disturbing recount […]

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Former Obama Staffer’s Story Will Make You Yearn For A President With A Heart

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Lee’s Twitter thread highlights the differences between Obama and Trump It can almost be hard to remember, after the last year of seemingly perpetual indignities and offenses emanating from Pennsylvania Avenue, but we once had a president who was respectful of everyone. The Obama administration was led by a man whose personality and policies showcased […]

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This Is What To Expect If You Visit My Home Unexpectedly

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If you visit my home unexpectedly, be prepared to be shocked and possibly disgusted. I have a three and a half year-old little boy, a six month-old, and a 75-pound black lab. Disclaimer: I also have a husband named Logan, but he does not usually cause people to be shocked and disgusted so I’m leaving […]

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To The Racist Cop Who Stopped Me, This Is What I Want You To Know

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Dear Sergeant, It has taken me many years to write about how I feel and what has transpired since our only 5 minute interaction in April of 2009. You see, for many years I was embarrassed and didn’t want anyone to know what happened because, initially, I believed that I was the reason this all […]

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My Biracial Son Notices Race, And This Is Why That’s Not A Bad Thing

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“Look, it’s Uncle Gerald!” I initially wondered how my younger brother, who lives two states away, managed to teleport into our living room before seeing that my 2-year-old son was pointing to the image on the TV screen. It was NBA legend Kobe Bryant. In contrast to Bryant’s 6-foot-6 height, my brother might be 5-foot-9 […]

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Simple Ways of Entertaining at Home

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Many people love nothing more than to have friends and family around in order to enjoy great food, a few drinks, and great company. Whether you are entertaining indoors or in the garden, this is a great way to get together with your loved ones which is why so many people decide to entertain at […]

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LEGO NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND California Resort

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The LEGO NINJAGO Movie opened last Fall, and LEGO fans cannot get enough of these Ninja warriors!  Last night, LEGOLAND California Resort premiered the next chapter in the NINJAGO saga, LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension. LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension debuted […]

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School Nurse Posts Heartbreaking Plea For Feminine Hygiene Products

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Not all schools provide free pads and tampons A school nurse took to Reddit to put out a heartbreaking plea for feminine hygiene product donations. Buying tampons can be a difficult expense on some families and many students can’t afford to purchase them. “Out of 400 menstruating girls maybe 20 have a hard time getting access […]

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Apparently Lots Of Families Have ‘Poop Knives’ And We Don’t Even Know How To Process This

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Brace yourselves: the poop knife is coming Life comes at you pretty fast. One minute you’re just happily going about your day, without a care in the world (if you ignore your kids and your spouse and your job and also the actual world), the next day you pop online and you read a story […]

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These ‘Professional’ Family Photos Are Going Viral Because OH MY GOD

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These family photos must be seen to be believed Having professional family photos taken can be an ordeal, but it’s basically a necessary one to endure. Because at the end of the day, who doesn’t love having a perfect-looking family portrait to hang on the wall? Unless you’re a member of the Zaring family, that […]

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Research Shows Most Americans Are Giving Babies Solid Food Too Early

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As many as two-thirds of caregivers introduce “complimentary food” too early, study says A new study supports the World Health Organization recommendation that children should not be introduced to “complementary foods,” meaning food or drink other than breast milk or formula before six months of age. The World Health Organization has long recommended that children under six […]

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People From ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Are Sharing Their Achievements On Twitter

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Many people from ‘shithole countries’ shared their impressive accomplishments Following Trump’s irredeemable comments made in an official White House meeting with lawmakers — where he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole countries” — people on Twitter are speaking out. Specifically people from those “shithole” countries, who are sharing their personal and […]

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When A Friend Has Depression, Try This

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I’ve heard it said that if you drop a frog into water and slowly turn up the heat, it’ll stay in the pot. It just swims around, completely oblivious of the danger, until it boils. A pretty morbid picture, to be sure…but it’s the best way I can explain my bout with clinical depression. My […]

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Stop Telling Women Over 40 What They Should (Or Shouldn’t) Wear

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The other day while scrolling through Facebook, the same damn article kept showing up in my feed. As a writer, I try to be objective, but I could tell by the title I was going to give this damn list of 50 Things No Woman Over 40 Should Own the middle finger. First of all, as […]

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Things My Mother Never Told Me — And Probably Should Have

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A list. Of sorts … 1. When everything turns to shit, laughter is gold. 2. If the shoe fits — buy it in every color. 3. Commit to the moment. It’s gone in a blink. 4. In need of a support group? No worries. Cocktail hour with the girls will never fail you. 5. Life is always more […]

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How To Make Troll Hair Headbands- A DreamWorks Trolls Craft

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I was recently invited to a DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On event and it was so much fun getting to learn about the animation process. As a little surprise follow up, DreamWorks sent me a fun DreamWorks Trolls Craft box. I just love fun crafts for the kids and I to do together so […]

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Farming in California – What it Takes To Feed a Nation

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The sun is setting over the Coachella Valley, and the desert warmth has long been replaced with the region’s evening chill. It is almost winter in Southern California, and in any other region of the country, it is unlikely that farmer Jeff Percy would be pulling fresh, ready-to-eat artichokes from the farm (peak season traditionally […]

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Think Outside the Box of Chocolates This Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day can be such a fun celebration. Kids and parents love to make the day special with cards, decorations, chocolates, and candy. Little gifts can really add some real excitement. On Valentine’s Day, kids get lots of candies and chocolates from friends, family and at school. It is nice to think outside the box […]

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4 Reasons New Moms Should Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

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There are only a few experiences as precious and unique as giving birth for the first time. The memory of hearing your baby cry and coo for the first time, watching its little arms move as if calling out to hold you is something you will cherish forever. But apart from being rewarding, it can […]

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When Mold Damage Needs Professional Remediation Services

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Most people have seen and dealt with mold in their lifetimes. A small patch of mold growing somewhere outside may be able to be cleaned without further problems. When mold damage is found inside a residential home or any commercial business, the property owner should immediately contact a mold remediation service. These experts on mold […]

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The ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ Exists, Please Make Sure Your Teens Aren’t This Stupid

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“Tide Pod Challenge” is all kinds of WTF and dangerous There have been a lot of stupid, dangerous internet trends over the years. The “Tide Pod Challenge” probably takes the cake as the stupidest and most dangerous of them all. No, really — please find me a worse idea than people literally eating laundry detergent. In […]

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3 Unintrusive Ways to Protect Your Home From Intruders

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Keeping your home and your family safe from burglars and intruders sits firmly at the top of every homeowner’s list. The thought of a stranger rummaging through your home and your belongings is enough to unnerve anyone and is something we would all rather avoid. Not only is it an invasion of your privacy, but […]

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This Senator Is Not Letting Trump Get Away With His Shit

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Sen. Dick Durbin is the first to go on record confirming Trump’s racist words in yesterday’s immigration meeting As an American, it’s become easy to feel disillusioned by our current political situation. The person occupying the Oval Office is not only a repulsive, racist, xenophobic creep — he’s a habitual liar. It sometimes feels like […]

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ScholarShare 529 Matching Grant Program Makes College More Accessible For Families

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with ScholarShare. You can learn a lot about your kids by simply listening to their conversations, particularly when those conversations do not involve you. “I’m going to NYU,” my son proclaimed confidently. “And then I’m going to work at Google!”  “Well I’m going to study to be a […]

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These Books Will Help You Talk To Your Kids About Race

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Children’s books that are essential right now. In case you missed it, Donald Trump said something truly awful and racist — again. A number of newspaper outlets are reporting that the president called African nations “shithole countries,” and wondered out loud why America should admit Haitians into the country. There’s really no easy way to […]

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Anderson Cooper Slams Trump’s Comments While Fighting Back Tears

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Cooper also didn’t shy away from calling the president’s remarks “racist” Though Trump’s most recent racist remarks — where he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole countries” — are hardly surprising, they’re still infuriating. CNN’s Anderson Cooper choked back tears while delivering powerful commentary on the people of Haiti, whom he […]

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Trump Calls Haiti And African Nations ‘Sh*thole’ Countries

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Trump’s disgusting remarks about Haiti and African nations came during a meeting about immigration In the last year, Donald Trump has said more wildly offensive and hurtful things than we can even keep track of, but if it’s possible, he’s finally outdone himself with unbelievably racist remarks made during a meeting about immigration yesterday. According […]

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Vans Satin Sneakers Are Here To Help You Up Your Mom Fashion Game

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Van’s new Satin Lux sneaker line is almost too cute to wear Vans, makers of the slip ons you’ve been wearing for decades that magically never go out of style, just released a line of sneakers so pretty you might mistake them for works of art instead of functional footwear. The collection is called Satin […]

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Sons’ Ode To Her Last Day Of Chemo Is The Best

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ two sons inherited their mom’s comedy chops in this video Ever since Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed her breast cancer diagnosis three months ago, people everywhere have been cheering her on. Her VEEP costars, fellow actors, friends and family have all publicly shared their support. Her sons, however, take the cake when it comes to honoring […]

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This Is The Best Gel Polish Ever, And It Costs Less Than $5 (No Light Required)

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There’s nothing that makes me feel like I have my shit together like painting my nails. I love to splurge and get a manicure a few times a year, but for the most part, I’d rather do it at home and spend the money on something else. And it’s rare that I even do that, […]

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Best 7 Stories for Kids

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Since we can remember, we all have enjoyed stories. Every day we use stories to communicate to others our thoughts and feelings. We all started from Children’s stories, and Kids Story Books, until one day we we’re able to handle bigger words and read much more effectively. This list is a compiled list of the […]

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Thank You, Nurses – Nominate a Nurse! #thankyounurses

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From the moment I became pregnant with my first baby, Lucas, both Mike and I were filled with every emotion imaginable – love, joy, hope, excitement, nerves, and many more. We spent 9 months researching and planning for this little baby boy who would enter our lives. We wanted everything to be perfect – starting […]

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Leave YOUR #Duckprint in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

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This post is sponsored by Aflac. I was compensated for writing it, but all opinions are 100% mine. The C-word. Cancer has become a word that is all too familiar to families around the world. In my circle of friends and family alone, I know dozens of people who have gotten cancer over the years. […]

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Pampers Easy Ups Unboxing Video and Potty Training Tips

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Potty training or underwear training is a rite of passage for parents and children. But, it’s important to know the tricks of the trade if you will. There are a few things that can make the transition from diapers to underwear a little bit easier. Watch the video below for a few tips and tricks I have […]

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Extra-Tough Tech That Stays Safe in Little Hands


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Many modern gadgeteers have suffered the consequences of a phone drop, which frequently results in coming face-to-face with a cracked screen, scrambling for a bag of rice for drying maneuvers or even worse. There aren’t many things more maddening to someone who has just invested their earnings in something that has been visibly and functionally damaged. Whether […]

January 18, 2018

It’s Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot!


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Flu season isn’t even close to over After 13 years of monitoring the spread of flu, the CDC has announced a first — as of this month, every part of the continental United States is being affected by “widespread” flu activity. That’s pretty frightening info, but the good news? It’s far from too late to […]

January 18, 2018

How to Get Your Free Family Disney Decal


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Show your Disney Side with an adorable (and free!) Disney Decal!  Thanks to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney fans can create and share their Disney Parks stick figure family plus receive a printed decal in the mail for free. Here is how to get yours! Free Disney Decal Visit BuildYourDisneyFamily.com to begin […]

January 18, 2018

Abuse Survivors Confront Larry Nassar In Court


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Larry Nassar is finally being held accountable Dozens of women and some of their parents are confronting former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar about the sexual abuse he inflicted on them as young girls. Each took to the stand to recount their horrific experiences during several days of court set aside for survivors and […]

January 18, 2018