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15 Mommy & Me Date Ideas

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Anyone who is a mom knows that you have the most difficult yet rewarding job in the world. Getting a sloppy kiss after a rough day is enough to make you forget that you slept, rather unsuccessfully, in a rocking chair the night before. And the first time your sweet babe utters, “I love you, Mommy”…there is truly NOTHING better. As my family continues to expand, my heart begins to grow and grow (including my sweet fur baby, of course), but something that tends to shrink is the opportunity to have quality one-on-one time with each of my boys. Am I alone? I don’t think so. Maybe there are super moms out there who manage to juggle it all…I am not one of them. So if you are struggling like me, I have some suggestions on how to shower your kids with one-on-one attention through these 15 “Mommy and Me” date ideas:… More

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I'm Down a Jeans Size

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For a forty-something mother is there anything more gratifying than that announcement? I envision myself as Julie Andrews, singing the news from the Alps, which is more accurate than you can imagine because Andrews is clearly singing to the mountains alone. No one is listening. And no one wanted to listen when I heralded my big news. My hubris was quickly met with an equal amount of pragmatism. I would need to go to the mall and try on jeans…. More

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The Irony of Language

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It started in my basement.

Each stuffed animal would sit on top of the ping pong table waiting to find out if they passed the spelling quiz. Beary could never spell “Because” correctly and would have to stay after school to get some more help. Words were never his thing. Luckily for him – they were mine…. More

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Pregnancy Beauty: Five Best Foods for Your Skin

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With all the hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy, your skin, as the body’s largest organ, is the one that shows the most obvious changes. That “pregnancy glow” doesn’t always come automatically, but there are foods that you can indulge in to nourish yourself, your new baby and your skin. Dr. Jeannette Graf, Director of Dermatology at Omni Aesthetic MD, in New York City, has some tips for moms-to-be…. More

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