Hello Motherhood, Goodbye Perfection: 10 Things I Don’t Do Perfectly Now That I’m A Mom

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By Halina Newberry Grant I’ve never been perfect, don’t worry – I know that. In fact, I suffer from a terrible disease called perfectionism that has held me back from happiness more times than I’d like to think about. Missed opportunities because I couldn’t submit the perfect head shot or demo. Missed auditions because I […]

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Conversations With My Son: When Will I Get New Parents?

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    By Brent Almond It had been just under a week since we returned from a cross-country trip to visit our son’s birth parents. It had been just two days since our four-and-a-half year old started in his new preschool class. Papa was out of town, so Jon and I were chatting over dinner […]

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Making It Through The Grocery Store with Twins

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By: Amber Leventry When I go to the grocery store with my 15 month old twin boys, I swing through emotions faster than I do on the day before my period. As I gather my coupons and courage to leave the house, I know I will soon experience more feelings than a sane person should […]

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Spotlight Series: Kara and Jaclyn

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    Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States     Spotlight Series: Kara and Jaclyn TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your partner? Do you have kids? KARA: Jaclyn and I met in high school and were close friends. I secretly had a crush on her […]

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Social (Media) Friendship: Maybe I Just Don’t Love You All That Much

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By: Amber Leventry I was recently unfriended on social media by a friend. What a fucked up sentence. For starters, social media really isn’t the best place to determine friendships. And would a real friend act in such a juvenile and passive aggressive way to vent their opinion of me? Look, I can be the […]

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How to Get Your Tween to Do His Homework in 50 Easy Steps

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By: Shannon Ralph Homework is the bane of my existence. It’s not that I am necessarily anti-homework. I get it. I see the value of the concept—the otherworldly, ethereal, high level, metaphysical abstraction of it. I understand the need for homework to reinforce the tiny shreds of algebraic knowledge my son’s harried teacher is able […]

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“Moms Night Out, Kill Me Now”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said – in reference to our table – “Mom’s Night Out” followed by a “kill me now” expression. I love your edgy mullet haircut thing and […]

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