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What Lipstick Taught Me About Being a New Mum

There were many things I learned from my daughter's nanny, including patience, gentleness and the importance of lipstick. The first day that Meera showed up to work, I was surprised that she was my age -- her demeanor was that of a much younger woman. She dressed in very fitting clothes and often …

Parenting

Little Girl vs. The Water Cooler: Who Will Come Out On Top?

Some things in life are harder to figure out than others, and the water cooler is definitely on the challenging side. Now, someone help this cutie fill her cup!<p>(Via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Solar Twinkle Lights

<i>Image and Text by Gabrielle.</i><p>Something fun that’s on my mind at the moment: We’ve been experimenting with solar twinkle lights! We ordered two strings …

How Your Favorite Music Could Save You Money At The Grocery Store

It sounds too good to be true, but bringing your own music to the store could help you lower your grocery budget.<p>And when your grocery list grows along with your family, you can use all the help you can get. With some preparation and some insider grocery store knowledge, you can fill your family's …

Drive Safe

When we first took Archer home from the hospital, we were totally clueless as to whether or not we were restraining him correctly. (The nurses cannot …

More sleep or more sex? New parents confess wishes and fears in TODAY survey

<i>Calling all moms, dads, grandparents and the baby-obsessed! Tune into TODAY starting Monday for #BornTODAY, a weeklong series about birthing and raising babies in America today. Find out more here, and join the conversation at #BornTODAY.</i><p>Your heart will never be the same and neither will your body. …

5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us for great picks like this daily.<p>2. An awesome rainy day (or sunny day) spring craft project with the …

Whole Grain Options Mean Healthy Choices at Food Assistance Programs

Government-subsidized food assistance programs aimed at families, specifically the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), started offering more whole grain options, including whole wheat bread and brown rice, in 2009. A new study by researchers at Yale …

Dad? Where'd Your Beard Go?

IS THAT EVEN YOU??<p>Without a beard, it's impossible to know. Poor baby... it'll grow back!<p>(Via Asuperchicken)

What should I do if my mother-in-law plays favorites?

Q: My mother-in-law plays favorites. While out one day she took hundreds of pictures of her other grandchildren and only three of my daughter. She also didn't call my daughter on her birthday. We have tried to say something to her about it, but she doesn't see it. What can we do? I don't want my …

Paint Color Portfolio: Turquoise Bathrooms

Turquoise is a classic color for the bathroom: it feels fresh and clean, brings to mind the sea and Mediterranean spas, and looks wonderful with …

Mediterranean

Paint Color Portfolio: Black Bedrooms

There may be nothing more daring than painting your walls black. I was surprised to find such a wide variety of blacks, from deep dark greys to blue …

Interior Design