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Before You Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Read This

By Ana Connery

I recently came across the following post on my friend's blog, My Sentiment ExactLee, and I had to share it because it opened my eyes to an entirely different perspective on the frenzy over the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS. I've copied it below, with the author's permission. I ha... Read More

Why We Need To Ban The Phrase “Like A Girl.”

By Ana Connery

This video about what happens to the confidence levels of young girls when we use the phrase "like a girl," whether it's referring to how she runs to how she throws a ball, is making the rounds on social media. Parents of girls everywhere love it because it reminds them that there is nothing wrong ... Read More

The Danger of Laundry Detergent Pods

By Carina

Do you use those laundry detergent pods to make laundry just a little bit easier? Then you need to know what one mom is telling us all. Kelly Landry's son Wyatt bit into one of those detergent pods--it's an easy mistake for a little one, the pods are brightly colored and feel soft--and ended up bein... Read More

Why More Moms Are Staying Home With Their Kids

By Ana Connery

For the first time in decades, more moms are choosing to stay home with their kids over going to work, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. This latest research shows the share of stay at home moms rose to 29 percent in 2012, up from 23 percent in 1999, when the numbers reached t... Read More

This Truth About Toxins Will Blow Your Mind

By Ana Connery

I was raised on junk food and pine-scented cleaning products. I know it's nothing to be proud of, but at the time, my mom didn't know any better. Mine is the first generation to truly be educated and aware of the harmful effects of poor nutrition and toxic chemicals, so I really can't blame her. She... Read More

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

By Ana Connery

When my son was under 2 years old, I broke one of the major guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics: I let him watch television. For years, the organization has recommended that children under two avoid screen time altogether, but I can count on one hand the number of mom friends... Read More

“American Blogger” Documentary Is Pissing Off A Lot Of Women

By Ana Connery

The debut of the trailer to a new documentary titled American Blogger is causing a stir, though not exactly because people love it. The backlash is focused on the trailer's depiction of the blogging community as entirely white, seemingly affluent, hipster and crafty, when in reality it's muc... Read More

Why Helping Kids With Homework Is A Bad Idea

By Ana Connery

Recently I went to my son Javier’s class picnic where parents showed up with blankets and lunches, so we could enjoy the first taste of spring together with our kids. After the first five minutes, the kids had gobbled their lunches and were running around the park playing tag, leaving the par... Read More

Does This Dad Look Happy About His Daughter’s Prom Date?

By Ana Connery

This photo bomb of dad Gene Chizik behind his daughter and her prom date went viral, and it's pretty clear why. Jeri Dickey, the mom of the boy (aka the recipient of the stink eye), tweeted this as the kids went off to enjoy their evening away from the glare of any disapproving dads: "You ... Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow Says Her Job Is Harder Than Being A Regular Working Mom

By Ana Connery

What a week actress Gwyneth Paltrow has had. First she announces a split from husband Chris Martin but uses the oddball phrase "unconscious coupling" when describing their separation. Then a recent interview with E! News surfaces where she talks about how much harder it is to be a working mom when... Read More