Moms Can Make Something Out of Nothing — But Meal Planning Is Easier

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I have a new talent I discovered as a mom: Making something out of nothing. It can be the day before grocery day, I can feel like I have exhausted all of my cooking options, yet I am almost always able to come up with something to feed the family for dinner. I've gotten quite talented at …
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Tips for Surviving Colic

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So just what the heck is colic anyways? Well, it’s defined as severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. You know it best as insane screaming by your little bundle of joy. But let's break colic down to …
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6 Winter Activities for Young Kids

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Winter is the worst, amiright? I've always been more of a warm-weather kind of gal. The only time I like the cold is when I'm on the mountains skiing --- which is to say, rarely. I'd rather be sweating than freezing; there isn't even a question. I especially hate the chill now that I've got young …
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I Wrote Down 15 Things I Love About My Body. Your Turn!

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When I was younger, with the flat-as-a-pancake stomach of youth, I was critical of my perceived bodily flaws. It seems foolish now, because as I've gotten older and so much wiser, I've come to feel comfortable in my own skin and accepting of my body --- appreciating it so much more for what it can …
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Get Organized, Get Healthy

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The following get-organized tips are sponsored by eBay. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I spent one of the first days of this year cleaning my office. It's the most disastrous room in the house, mostly because it's a catch-all for stuff --- mail, paperwork, things in need of …
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9 Tricks for Containing Toy Clutter

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We had an overflow of kids' toys before Christmas. Now, things are out of control. New gifts and toys have flooded our house, and I feel like I'm drowning in battery-operated gizmos and gadgets. Even though I feel toy claustrophobia, I have a hard time getting rid of things. It's a hoarder's …
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My Rules for Screen Time

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When my first child was born, I really wanted to limit screen time. So much so that I would feel guilty if I was breastfeeding while multitasking on my then-BlackBerry (two phones later, I still miss that thing). And I'd tsk-tsk myself when my infant was obsessed with the bright lights of the …
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How to Survive the In-Laws During the Holidays

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Thanksgiving is approaching, which means family will be coming to visit. While you may be on fabulous terms with your in-laws, finding it difficult to spend extended periods of time together is not uncommon. So, how do you make it through a visit from your in-laws? Today, Diane Gottsman, a national …
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