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5 Delicious Recipes To Satisfy Your Peanut Butter Cravings

Do you love peanut butter? From the best peanut butter cookies <i>ever</i> to a spot-on copycat of CPK's Thai Peanut Dressing, you'll want these peanut butter recipes in your life forever.<p><b>1. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies</b><p>If you've been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie, look no further. This …

Tuning Out the Parenting NOISE

<i>Today we’re welcoming my friend Erica Layne of Let Why Lead; her writing inspires me because of the way she touches on truths that sometimes slip</i> …

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

We often hear about the real dangers of getting too little sleep, but on the other end of the spectrum, sleeping <i>too much</i> also appears to have some risks.<p>Sleep is a rapidly growing field of research, and we are learning more all the time about how rest affects the body and mind. It's known that …

Childcare Is So Expensive, Only the Wealthy Can Afford It

Should only wealthy people be able to have kids in America? According to a new report, childcare center fees for two children is higher than median …

What Christmas is like when your kid has special needs - Today's Parent

Julie Brocklehurst with her 10-year-old son, Brennen.<p>I always thought I’d pass along my family’s holiday traditions to my child, but when my son …

How Can We Feel Safe After Yet Another Mass Shooting?

One mom pleads for change in the wake of the terrifying events in San Bernardino, California.<p>Like everyone else, I felt sick when I turned on the television yesterday and learned at least 14 people had been killed, and 10 more wounded, during a party at a center for the developmentally disabled in …

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Tearjerking Toys 'R' Us Ad Reminds Us What The Holidays Are Really About

Some gifts are more meaningful than any toys from a store.<p>A heartwarming new ad from Toys "R" Us highlights the importance of family, especially around this time of year.<p>Titled "Exactly What You Wish For," the commercial shows a little boy preparing for the holidays with his dad. When he finally …

When you realize that you are done having babies… closing that chapter of the book

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Last-Minute Time Saver: Whip Cream Without Dirtying a Mixer

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Boosting Your Immune System During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. We’re running around like crazy, getting ready for the holidays: cooking, cleaning, shopping, attending parties and …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Coffee?

For many of us, a strongly brewed cup of coffee is the water of life, but there's more to those beans than our daily jolt. Our fresh new panel of chefs weighs in on how to get the most of your grounds, from nutty, bittersweet glazes to toasty rubs, infused oils, and java-scented baked goods.<p>Intense …

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Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Hip Stretches for Lower Back Pain Relief

Tight hips can be debilitating. When things aren’t working right down there, even sitting or walking can cause hip pain and possibly lower-back pain …

50 Holiday Gifts Under $10 Your Friends Will Actually Want

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and for many people, the most expensive.<b>But holiday shopping doesn’t have to fill you with dread.</b> Try your …

A mom braces herself for when her child hears the N-word

We were on the playground at recess, and I had just become King of the Mountain by pushing René off the snowy hill. He didn’t see me coming and ended up taking the most inelegant tumble-slide down the mound. Frustrated, he threw it at me. <i>Nigger</i>. Without thinking I quickly hurled something back: a …

How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race

I’m a white woman married to a black man. Several years ago a friend’s 6-year-old son Jake met my husband for the first time. He looked at me and then at my husband, as if puzzled by what he saw, and then asked “But if you’re white and he’s dark brown, why did you marry him?” His mother was notably …

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Framed Thanksgiving Menu {With Printable Template}

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast I have created another printable menu template. I always like to have a list of what dishes I am …

Thanksgiving Leftover Labels Free Printable Templates

Free Leftover Labels<p>Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if your holiday gathering is anything like mine you’ll end up with a gigantic feast …

Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards {+ printable}

Shares 694<p>Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? If you’re having a bunch of people over, these simple Thanksgiving place cards are quick and …

31 Ways You Can Reorganize Your Life With Dollar Store Stuff

Spring cleaning just got interesting.

150 Dollar Store Organizing Ideas and Projects for the Entire Home - DIY &...

Plastic Crate Shelf<p>These simple little plastic crates can actually be joined together, turned on their sides, and then attached to the wall as a …

Laundry Rooms

The Christmas Jar

Creating memories for Christmas can be an amazing experience for your child. Buying presents is easy, but creating a memory that will last a lifetime …

When Motherhood Is a Mirror

Lately, I've not been able to utter a word without hearing my mother's voice. In the last six months I've realized how much I sound like her. She echoes each word I say as if she were standing right next to me, in every mothering moment. Since I lost her two years ago, she's dwelled within the …

Ellen DeGeneres Has The Best Response To Starbucks' Holiday Cup Controversy

And it even costs less than a frappuccino.<p>Ellen DeGeneres just saved Christmas!<p>Starbucks' new holiday cup, or as Ellen puts it, a "Satan Sipper," doesn't feature any wintry designs like it has in previous years, and it's making a lot of Christians mad, apparently. Well, the talk show host now has …

The Biggest Lie I Tell My Kids

Lying is bad. I know this.<p>As parents, though, we all sometimes lie to our kids. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy are prime examples of lies we tell. We dress the lie up in cute stories and fun experiences, but, in the end, it's a lie.<p>The biggest lie I tell my children isn't …