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Dear Santa: All I Want For Next Christmas is My Own Bingo Set and an Exemption from the Naughty List

[photopress:bananaboats.jpg,full,pp_image]Our Christmas was all about giving each other “experiences.” My brother and sister-in-law threatened to take us to the killer workout Ripped but I mercifully got sick and they instead porked us up at the city’s nicest steakhouse. And for The Parents Who Have Everything, my husband Jamie and I decided we would whisk them […]

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Terra turned to blogging at The Emerson Family as a quicker, easier way to chronicle her days of motherhood and she hopes it will be something her two young daughters will refer to for guidance and remembrance. Her candid posts are humorous, often interactive, light, and entertainingly appropriate for all to read and enjoy. She […]

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Peace Big and Small

A child asked at bedtime, “Mommy why is there war? Why can’t there be peace in the world?” “Well, to have peace in the world, we need peace in our country. “To have peace in our country, we must have peace in our city. “To have peace in our city, we must have peace in […]

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De-hyping Christmas

Editor’s Note: Wanna win a Wii and Wii fit? Enter here! All I wanted for Christmas that year was the fashion show stage on which to perch my Dawn doll. And I got it. And a ton of other stuff, too. Christmas at my childhood home was always a little out of control, and these […]

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New Branches on our Family Tree

  • 09 Dec, 2008
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Saturday afternoon, I took Tacy and CJ to the Family Tree of Hope in south Metro Denver to drop off a box of toys, books, educational DVDs, and baby toiletries for the families living there. A couple months ago, my friend Whitney – one half of the dynamic Rookie Moms duo – sent me two […]

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'Tis the season of....?

Marge is a Denver native and a working mom of a ten-year-old son. She juggles her family life with a professional IT career, a passion for photography, and a blog, Marge In Real Life. Marge has overcome the challenges of divorce, single parenting, and shared custody. Now she is defining and strengthening her sense of […]

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Our Annual Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

[photopress:peacock_1.jpg,full,pp_image] “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck Enjoy your Turkey Day (and annual stuffing)! XOXO The Mamas Editor’s note: I realize baby Maddie is dressed as a peacock. But […]

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