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Connect with Your Kids in Under 5 Minutes!

Connect with Your Kids in Under 5 Minutes!

We know how busy you are, and we also know you want to have fun with your kids. That’s why we’ve put together a bunch of easy ways to connect with your kiddos in under five minutes. Go get ’em!

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Kid Fun
Kid Fun

16 Ways I’ve Held Onto My Baby Weight

16 Ways I’ve Held Onto My Baby Weight

There’s always a ton of articles about how to lose your baby weight, but what about those of us who have managed to keep it on? Sometimes even YEARS later. Doesn’t our effort count for anything?!?!? Click through to see my best tips. 😎

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Mom Fun
Mom Fun

Where to Buy a Swimsuit Online

Where to Buy a Swimsuit Online

Listen, we don’t love swimsuit shopping either. But, we’re here to make it way more bearable. Here are our fave online swimsuit shops that sell suits that – gasp! – flatter a real woman’s body.

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Style
Style

The Best Things I Bought Last Year

The Best Things I Bought Last Year

There are seriously so many goodies on this list – from my (expensive, but use it every day) Nespresso machine to my Glossier make up, which makes me look awake for school drop off – it’s LIFE-CHANGING. If I do say so myself. 😂

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Mom Fun
Mom Fun

Join Our Free “Rock Star” Challenge!

Join Our Free “Rock Star” Challenge!

What if you could make one tiny change a week until you found yourself living life with more joy, connection and confidence? What if you made the tiniest shifts and started feeling like the truest version of yourself? What if you finally unleashed your inner rock star on the world? It can happen. Pinkie swear.

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Challenges
Challenges

Three Ways to Style a Romper for Summer

Three Ways to Style a Romper for Summer

There’s nothing I love more than a romper for Summer – there’s basically nothing to think about! I took one of my faves (a basic black version) and styled it three ways for going out, heading to the park, and off to work.

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Style
Style

Fun Project: Hit the Beach and Find the Sun, Not Necessarily at the Same Time

The other day we were on our way to Target (for the millionth time this week) when I made a split-second decision. There's a little seaside town about ten miles from my house called Pacifica where everyone goes to surf - I've never been but...

Melanie Duerkopp Makes Wishes Come True. Seriously.

When my mom was teaching school in the early 70s she was a seriously foxy mama - we're talking mini dresses with white platform boots and a perfect hair flip every day just to stand in front of a bunch of 11-year olds. And then she...

Chevron-Striped iPad Cases that are Babysitter Approved

You know how sometimes when you make a recommendation you hear a little voice in the back of your head wondering if it is actually cool? Hoping this isn't like, heaven forbid, when I told my mom I would NEVER not tight-roll my jeans because...

Books to Read in All Your – ahem – Free Time

One thing I've discovered as a parent is that people, in general, are a bossy bunch. I've been told (by strangers) to cover Alice up with a blanket only to be chided several minutes later for making her too hot; to stop holding her on...

Baby Names (no, we’re not pregnant) & Happy 4th!

This morning Chris woke me up and asked if I thought "Babragoon Chondlestein" would be a good name for our next kid. It's not quite as good as last month's "Rogan Josh" but I think I like it better than "Poodle Grifter Hawes." We've, obviously,...

Bando, You Have My Heart

The first post on any blog is like going on a blind date. You want to show you are interesting but not a know-it-all, vivacious and fun, pretty but not high-maintenance... Oh hell, I just remembered why I got married. Anyway, you want to show...