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5 Reminders for Raising Helpful Kids in the Kitchen

By Erin Oltmanns

I take my responsibility to eventually toss my two kiddos out of the nest pretty seriously. One day they will need to take care of themselves and SO HELP ME, they will not live on microwave noodles or be stumped by anything in the produce section of the grocery store or be the roommate that never co... Read More

Why I Don’t Want My Kids To Be Happy

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Mia Von Scha (And why having kids who are always happy is actually a sign of bad parenting.) It seems obvious that we would want our kids to be happy always. We go out of our way to protect them from negativity, disappointment, ... Read More

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

By Erin Oltmanns

Some of my very favorite trips have been to our national parks. I was SO PUMPED when my kids were old enough to haul them to my favorite places. Do you know that there are several free entrance days in the national parks each year? A... Read More

Lady Gaga Drops Mic On Body Shamers With Perfect Response

By Kalli Verbecky

My girl Lady Gaga absolutely crushed it at her Superbowl halftime performance this last week, but not without catching some serious flak from a horde of internet body shaming trolls who basically missed the entire point, as usual. First of all, WHO ARE THESE WRETCHED PEOPLE AND WHAT SMELLY CA... Read More

A Love Song for Your Lady Friends

By Erin Oltmanns

So you’ve probably been knee-deep in Valentine’s prep for your kiddos for a while now. Cards, class parties, heart-shaped pizza plans. Or maybe you’re going to wing it at the last minute. I’ve got a solid track record with that, so if you’re looking for your tribe, you’ve hit the jackpot... Read More

10 Easy Ways To Be A Fantastic Parent (While Staying Mostly Sane)

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Lianne Avila Parenting is no easy job. But this might help. Parenting is a job that never ends. If you've taken on this job, you need to congratulate yourself. You are responsible for the well-being of another human being. Paren... Read More

7 Health and Fitness Instagrammers You Should Be Following

By Kalli Verbecky

I wouldn't call myself a fitness expert by any means, I just like fitness and I work out. If I was an expert I'd probably have abs, but I don't. I have been a part of this scene long enough to know how to spot someone who knows what they're doing and wants to share the fitness love + some ... Read More

Martha And Snoop Get Unlimited In T Mobile Spot

By Kalli Verbecky

The love between Martha and Snoop will never stop making me feel like everything's gonna be okay in the end, so you can see why their Superbowl ad for T Mobile is pretty much one of my favorites of the day.  Give me more Martha and Snoop or give me nothing at all.   ... Read More

Airbnb And Coca-Cola Dip Their Toes Into Politics

By Kalli Verbecky

Airbnb bought a last minute Superbowl ad spot and used their time to wade into the current political climate and send a reaffirming message called "We Accept". From Airbnb:  "We believe in the simple idea that no matter who you are, where you're from, who you love, or who you wo... Read More

Melissa McCarthy stars in Kia Superbowl Ad

By Kalli Verbecky

Leave it to Melissa McCarthy to literally save the day, at least in her Superbowl spot for Kia anyway. Watch as she answers the call to save the whales, the trees, the rhinos, the polar ice caps, and everything else that seems to be literally falling apart in the world today.  She is the fre... Read More