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Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have To Mean A Home-Cooked Meal

There are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and be thankful - and a big meal cooked by mom isn't the only one.

What Veterans Day Means to A Vet’s Daughter

My dad served his country, ready to defend it with his life for over two decades. I feel a fierce pride and Veterans Day reminds me of that pride.

I’m A Pinterest Fail Mom When It Comes to Halloween

I’m more of a Pinterest fail mom than the epic talent my mother was. I try. I really do. But it's T-minus 12 days and we're looking at a naked Halloween.

Why I Choose My Children’s Halloween Costumes

I have chosen my children's Halloween costumes every year to date. Are they involved in the process? Yes. Do they make the final decision? No.

What Do Men Really Want for Father’s Day?

In order to figure out what to get my husband for Father's Day, I asked male neighbors and friends what they wanted. The consensus?

What Your Wife Really Wants for Mother’s Day

This one is just for the dads. We asked our moms what a real mom wants for Mother's Day. And the answers aren't what you'd think.

A Love Letter to My Sons’ Bonus Mom

I never imagined my kids would have a "bonus mom" when I started my family. I’m now so grateful that you're here for them now.

Lazy Mom’s Guide to the Perfect Staycation

Some moms might plan their kids time to the point of overscheduling. Not me. I've created the lazy mom's guide to staycation.

This Valentine’s Day, Skip the Roses: Get Something She Really Wants

Valentine's Day gives you a good excuse to thoughtfully shower those you love with appreciation and remind them that they matter.

Love Them Like You’re Going to Lose Them

"Our neighbor's daughter died, it was a freak accident and they are out of town...their son witnessed the whole thing... Do you have any advice to share?"