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Evening Feeding: What Not To Say To A Working Mom

Evening Feeding:  What Not To Say To A Working Mom

Steer clear of these questions (Huffpo Parents)

Can I stop my girls from hating their bodies? (YourTango)

How retailers encourage impulse buys (Money Crashers)

Girl Talk: On what it takes to be a real friend (The Frisky)

When you’re at singles yoga… (The Hairpin)

Tom Cruise buys more Hawaiian property to transform into Suri’s playground  (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Is “clean your plate” a recipe for obesity (Parents.com)

My ex invited me into his open marriage (Huffpo Women)

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Pledge AT&T’s It Can Wait Campaign And Enter Our Giveaway For A Samsung Galaxy SIII And Other Swag!

Pledge AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign And Enter Our Giveaway For A Samsung Galaxy SIII And Other Swag!

I recently wrote about how the whole texting and talking and Tweeting while driving freaks me out and AT&T contacted me and said I had every right to be freaked out and that if I can convince you lovely Mommyish readers to also be freaked out, they will give you a chance to win an awesome prize pack worth $600! Now, I know, so many of you are married to your cell phones and announcing to the world what you ordered for lunch today and then uploading photos of what you ate for lunch today on Instagram, but trust me, it can wait until you are not driving a vehicle. More »

10 Faux Pregnancy Signs I Dare Tabloids To Start Using About Celebrity Pregnancies

10 Faux Pregnancy Signs I Dare Tabloids To Start Using About Celebrity Pregnancies

The standard tell tale signs of celebrity pregnancies aren’t just degrading — they’re usually completely nonsensical. We’re supposed to think women in the limelight are pregnant for every flowy top, stomach touch, and “pregnant face” some paparazzi happens to snap an image of. And the list of derogatory phrases for the “post-baby body” aren’t that sweet either.

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Beyonce Shares Her Miscarriage Grief In Her HBO Documentary That Everyone Is Already Pumped About

Beyonce Shares Her Miscarriage Grief In Her HBO Documentary That Everyone Is Already Pumped About

Every time I load up my HBO Go to tuck into a “Girls” episode, I, like many others, am treated to Beyonce‘s “Life Is But a Dream” trailer. And while Beyonce’s pregnant tummy and sonogram are pretty prominent details in the clip, now it’s been reported that the Grammy winner also shares details surrounding her first pregnancy — and miscarriage. Maria Guido‘s insistence that ladies need to “speak the eff up” about their miscarriages is catching on! One high profile diva at a time. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Afraid I’m Becoming My Abusive Father

Anonymous Mom: Iâm Afraid Iâm Becoming My Abusive Father

I grew up in a physically abusive home. Fueled by alcohol, my father’s outbursts could be triggered by a bad day at work, my not picking up my things, my not picking them up properly, or, as was usually the case, absolutely nothing at all. I’m not sure when the abuse started but my earliest memories include living in fear of him and needing to tiptoe around the house when my father was home. More »

Morning Feeding: Why My Daughter Thinks I Have A Favorite

Morning Feeding: Why My Daughter Thinks I Have A Favorite

The dynamics of three. (HuffPo Parents)

Baby’s life will be kept private, says Kim Kardashian. (The Frisky)

The gallery of lost art. (The Hairpin)

Marcia Cross and Savannah: Hula hoop girls. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

The fantasy 90% of men have. (HuffPo Women)

Want to avoid giving your baby a stripper name? There’s an app for that. (Parents.com)

How to read more books – benefits of reading. (Money Crashers)

We still don’t know what cheating is. (YourTango)

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The Violence In Chicago Isn’t Just About Guns – Stories Of Rape Terrifying Illinois Parents

The Violence In Chicago Isnât Just About Guns - Stories Of Rape Terrifying Illinois Parents

This week, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton‘s death has brought national scrutiny to the growing gun violence problem in the streets of Chicago. The young woman’s murder grabbed attention because the teen majorette had so recently performed at President Obama’s Second Inauguration in Washington DC. But when I was discussing the story with some Chicago parents, they brought up another growing fear, aside from gun violence, that hasn’t made it to the national news just yet. More »