Birthday Party Planning Tips

A birthday party is one of the events a kid looks forward to all year. It’s a day of fun, friends and frosting for them, but for parents, the looming prospect of a birthday party is viewed somewhat differently. There’s a lot that has to get done in order to throw a successful birthday party for your child, and almost all of it falls on your shoulders. To make matters even more complicated, there has been something of an arms race in the children’s birthday party world over the last... read more

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Readers’ Comments: Impacts of the Election on Family Relationships

Many readers responded to my column, Impacts of the Election on Family Relationships. Although I focused primarily on family relationships, many readers report that the presidential election affects non-familial relationships as well. For example, one reader writes: “Someone posted this … read more

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Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

Q: What’s better than homemade pancakes on a snowy day?! A: Homemade pancakes that are actually HEALTHY – yet still delicious! Not only are these pancakes amazing, but they are gluten free and dairy free, too. I kid you not. … read more

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Pregnancy Diet: Which Foods Should You Eat or Avoid?

When you find out that you’re pregnant, you might think that you have to eat foods with twice as many calories so that the baby grows in a healthy manner. However, you’ll soon find that if you eat a lot … read more

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Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Celebration

Last week, we were lucky enough to celebrate #buttpastebooty with the teams from Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and Momtrends. We began with an intense workout at Exhale Spa at the Gansevoort Hotel. The #booty workout was incredibly challenging but such a … read more

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Will You Be My Valentine?

The holiday decorations and the wrapping paper have barely been put away. In fact, I still see Christmas lights on the house down the street. Despite this, boxes of valentines and candy have been on the shelves in Target for … read more

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Twin Talk: I Don’t Always Love Being a Mom (There, I Said It)

Before anyone starts judging, I would like to point out that I didn’t say I didn’t love my children. I just said I don’t always love being a mom. What prompted me to write this was the other day, I … read more

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Dear Amanda: What’s With All The Homework?

Dear Amanda is an elementary school teacher and parent of two school age children who provides honest and straightforward advice geared toward all things education. Here’s the twist: she will answer your question as a parent as well as a … read more

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