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New Mom? What You Don’t Want To Expect in 2012 Family / Huffington Post

What You Really Don’t Expect Expecting your first child in 2012? You’ll find that there are many books in the parenting section that contain the phrase “Things They Didn’t Tell You” in the title. They’re referring to things about childbirth, babies, becoming a mother, co-parenting with your partner, what happens to your body during pregnancy and the collateral damage therein. Honestly, at this point, I...

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A Smart Auto-Motive Family / Huffington Post

I attended the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit recently, and was pretty impressed with the range of eco-friendly cars that were being unveiled — from the tiny Smart Cars to the hybrids, the electrics, and everything in between. It is, of course, imperative that we do all we can to protect our environment, and all of the car companies seem to get...

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Marry Me, BlackBerry: A Valentine’s Day Request Family / Huffington Post

Love is in the air. Being electronically transmitted, in all likelihood. For reasons I can’t explain, Pee-wee Herman and, in particular, his show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, have always appealed to me. Fans of the show (back me up here!) know that if Pee-wee had had a BlackBerry, he would have married it — just like he did with the bowl of cereal. I now share this...

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Snips & Snails vs. Sugar & Spice Family / Huffington Post

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails. That’s what little boys are made of. What sick freak thought that up? And really? Little girls are made up of sugar and spice and EVERYTHING nice? Really? As a mother of both boys and girls, my personal experience tells me that it’s not always true — at least when it comes to how they interact with Mommy....

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The Hunger Games Take Over North Carolina Family / Huffington Post

Before The Hunger Games finished shooting, it was being referred to as “Project Artemis” and was already notable for being North Carolina’s largest on-location movie shoot of all time. When the North Carolina Tourism Board offered me access to the sets of The Hunger Games, which was entirely filmed in the western part of the Tar Heel State, I jumped at the chance. There was...

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