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Recent Articles by Debbie Strong
Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Caregiver Burnout: 13 Real Women on How They Deal With Sandwich Generation Stress
Caregiver burnout is a very real issue for members of the “sandwich generation,” a nickname describing those responsible for bringing up their own children while caring for their aging, sometimes...
Aug 9, 2018 1:00 pm
Slipping a Fork Behind a Frame Is the Surprising Trick to Hanging Pictures Perfectly
Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when we're hammering a nail into the wall only to have...
Aug 5, 2018 12:00 pm
How to Make Pudding Pops, The Frozen Treats That'll Take You Back to Childhood
If you grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, chances are you enjoyed a delicious, creamy frozen treat known as a Jell-O Pudding Pop countless times during your youth. These cool 90-calorie treats came in...
Jul 1, 2018 12:00 pm
It's Not Your Imagination: Your Nose Is Getting Bigger as You Age
It’s a fair question: Does your nose keep growing as you age? If you’ve ever wondered about the ever-so-slight changes happening right there on your own face, rest assured that you’re not alone....
Jun 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Mom Posts Dire Warning About the Dangers of Going Down a Slide With a Child on Your Lap
A New York mom is garnering plenty of media attention after she posted a photo on Facebook of the exact moment her toddler daughter’s leg broke while the two were on a plastic slide at the park....
May 23, 2018 5:15 pm
7 Reasons Why JOANN Stores Are Our Happy Place
Let’s be honest: These days, shopping is either a chore (getting stuff you need) or an enjoyable experience (browsing for stuff you want). But there’s also a third kind of shopping, the kind that...
May 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Meghan Markle’s Single Mother Won’t Get the Starring Role She Deserves at the Royal Wedding
Once we found out for sure that Meghan Markle's father would not attend her wedding due to his ongoing health issues and need for heart surgery, we had high hopes that her mother, Doria Ragland,...
Apr 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Elizabeth Taylor's Eyes Were the Key to Her Otherworldly Beauty
Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor's eyes were famous for being stunningly beautiful and distinct. Widely known for having the most striking eyes in Hollywood, Taylor had what appeared to be rare,...
Apr 10, 2018 4:30 pm
18 Bizarre Facts You Never Knew About 'The Wizard of Oz'
Sure, The Wizard of Oz is a beloved family movie, but there are so many hidden secrets about this hit classic that you probably never caught when you first watched it all those years ago. In fact,...
Mar 2, 2018 8:00 am
Sorry, Women Who Only Ate Ice Chips During Labor — You Could've Had Real Food
Moms, think back to when you had your babies. If you went through a typical labor, chances are that you’ve since blocked out one of the most uncomfortable parts of the whole ordeal. No, not the...
Jan 17, 2018 11:46 pm
There's a Right and a Wrong Way to Talk to Our Kids About Eating
Make no mistake about it: Words matter. And as a mom, I might argue that no words matter more than those that you speak around your kids. My older son, who’s four, is constantly repeating the...
Jan 11, 2018 11:17 pm
It's Not Okay to Pregnancy-Shame Joanna Gaines
Not again. Will people ever learn? We're referring, mind you, to the recent round of pregnancy-shaming directed at HGTV star Joanna Gaines. Ever since the world learned that Chip and Joanna Gaines...
Dec 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Store Your Christmas Lights Tangle-Free in Seconds With a Hanger
This week, many people are wondering how to store Christmas lights. In fact, now that we've all decided on the proper time to take down the tree, most of us will be tackling this dreaded task at...
Nov 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Are Meghan and Harry Stealing Kate's Baby Thunder With Their Ill-Timed Engagement?
Word to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's blushing new bride-to-be: Have you ever heard of this little thing called Girl Code? We hate to be the ones to inform you, but your big engagement news means...
Nov 21, 2017 12:47 pm
8 Rookie Mistakes That Could Sabotage Your First Time Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time? One word to the wise: Give up the dream of cooking the perfect meal; let’s set the bar a little lower, shall we, and just try not to have any royal...
Nov 8, 2017 6:27 pm
Reese Witherspoon's Comment About 'Mommy Bloggers' Completely Misses the Mark
Frankly, we're surprised Reese Witherspoon went there at all. If you haven't heard, the actress, entrepreneur, and general all-American sweetheart has kicked off a bit of an internet firestorm...
Oct 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Husband Hides in Woods for 10 Years to Escape His Nagging Wife
Ladies, is there anything more offensive than being called a "nagging wife" by your spouse? Apparently, there is: A 62-year-old man in Birmingham, U.K. got so fed up with his wife's constant...
Oct 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Why It's Not Okay to 'Bump-Shame' Kate Middleton
We wonder: Does everyone feel compelled to weigh in on everything these days — or is the harsh judgment of a pregnant woman nothing new? Sadly, we're thinking that the answer to both of questions...
Sep 5, 2017 3:44 pm
Some People Don't Approve of Kate Middleton's Third Pregnancy
Ever since we all got the news that Kate Middleton is pregnant again, people around the world have been reacting. While some reactions were, shall we say, rather joyous (Ellen Degeneres, we're...
Aug 21, 2017 3:49 pm
My Neighbor Yells at Her Kids So Much, It's Changing the Way I Parent
My loud neighbor is a mean mommy, and not in a good way. She's the type of yeller you can hear through the walls, down the block, and — I'd imagine — right into the next town over. She's known to...