Should I Pay My Kids Allowance? …. Hell no!

My husband and I have a disagreement. (Well, actually, we have many. Isn’t that what marriage is all about?) He suggested that it was time to start giving our children an allowance. For reason I couldn’t articulate clearly at first, I am dead set against the idea. And not just because it means I’d have to cut back on my Starbucks habit. I took a good, long bath to think about it. Not true–I took a hurried shower while my […]

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What Lamaze Breathing is REALLY Good For (It’s NOT what you think…) | VIDEO

It’s become a tradition—when you’re expecting your first baby, you drop a few hundred bucks to go to “birth classes” in which both expecting mom and expecting dad are educated about the birth process and taught techniques to deal with the pain of labor. The most iconic of these techniques, immortalized in countless movies and bad sitcoms, is the Lamaze breathing. By concentrating on one’s breath, a laboring woman learns to control the sensations of her body being twisted inside […]

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Mothers Need to Lead the Feminist Revolution

Growing up, I often heard my mother repeat the phrase: “you can do everything, just not all at once.” I am sure she said the same thing to our brother, but I knew she was really speaking to my sister and I, children born in the 1980s, just a decade or so shy of the rise of modern feminism and the birth of the idea that women can do whatever men can do. My own mother gave up her career […]

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Two More EASY Christmas Crafts for Kids! (and lazy moms..)

Two more super easy Christmas crafts for kids! Ignore that humongous pile of laundry and craft with your littles instead.  Kids love crafts. But planning and executing Pinterest-worthy projects takes work. And we’re too lazy for that. Check out the videos below where we show you two EASY and cheap Christmas crafts for kids.  Make Christmas ornaments out of Popsicle sticks and sequins and a Christmas tree out of Duck Tape! Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids If you missed our […]

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EASY Christmas Craft for Kids | Pom-Pom Pinecones

I’m lazy. And cheap. Pinterest makes me crazy. But I LOVE Christmas. Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas pajamas… And I love my son, who loves crafts. Flashback to a couple of years ago:  I searched ye olde Google for an EASY Christmas craft for kids and found one I reckoned we could handle. On one freeze-your-butt off Manhattan evening, we ventured to the very new to New Yorkers craft Mecca called Michael’s and for less than the price of a […]

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