Love & Family

10 Alternatives to Toxic GMO Trick-or-Treat Candy

It’s that time of year again…when little goblins come knocking at your door expecting sweets. I remember with my first child—32 FREAKIN’ years ago—I wished there were organic alternatives to the mainstream treats. But unless I was willing to hand out carob brownies (that no child in her right mind would eat), I was stuck. […]

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Leave the Baby, Take the Popcorn

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Let me start by saying I had no idea. But when I googled “mommy taking baby to movies,” the search returned 240,000,000 results. (Fun Fact: When I googled “mommy reading to baby,” I got 23,500,000 hits. Shall I go on?) Why would I google “mommy taking baby […]

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6 Toxic Chemicals Lurking in Baby Products

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), “the EPA has determined that infants up to age 2 are, on average, 10 times more vulnerable to carcinogenic chemicals than adults, and from age 2 to 15 they are 3 times more vulnerable to carcinogens than […]

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Stop! Take a Moment…

It’s that time when the end of the year comes crashing through like a raging river of candy (Halloween), food (Thanksgiving), and shopping (Christmas). It’s so easy to get swept up in its waters. Whether you love it or hate it, the river is coming and you can’t really fight it, you just kind of […]

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Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter?

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Newlyweds Brad and Angelina, George and Amal aside, I have some questions: What do we think about marriage? Has its day come and gone? Is society enhanced by a married populace, or is the institution largely irrelevant to our collective happiness? As usual, when I pose questions […]

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3 Books about What Life Feels like for Girls

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When I was in college, I decided that I would only study what interested me, not what would clearly lead to a job. So I took classes in women’s studies, literature, and history…and ended up writing historical novels about women’s lives. Years later, […]

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Nothing Is Easy

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation was right. At least, it feels like it was right. Because 17 years ago we took it into our heads to wallpaper our foyer, living room, and dining room, then continue up the stairs into the second-floor hallway and then up more […]

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If Women Designed Cars

Peugeot 405 Photo: (cc) Donny Baguz/Flickr, license from Creative Commons 2.0 I just bought a new car. I was going to go buy another Prius, which I’ve been quite happy with over the past eight years, but they…moved the armrest! In its place now is a metal cup holder. I had visions of hitting my […]

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