I'm a mama in my rookie year, newly establishing my place in the 'hood. I love running, reading, and discovering the answer to every "why" in the world.

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This Kind of Summer Travel is NOT Kid Friendly (and we’re good with that)

By kara

For the last few weeks of school, all anyone can talk about is where your family is headed once that final bell rings. And, inevitably, you’ll answer with your plans to take the kids, uh, wherever the hell it is they’re dragging you this year. (How did they get put in charge of summer vacation […]

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Science Says: Your Pregnancy Can Predict the Future

By kara

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we obviously all have economics on the brain… Wait, that isn’t what you think of when you hear the word “mom”? Weird. Because it looks like motherhood is one of the best indicators of a healthy or lagging economy—here’s why. When people are largely happy, they get a little frisky. […]

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IKEA Encouraged These Kids to Be Bullies, and Here’s Why

By kara

Ever been bullied? Picked on? Teased incessantly by that one guy at work? Annoying, sure. But you can handle it, right? While I’d like to think I’m somewhat immune to the effects of the obnoxious, and even ill-intentioned, IKEA has proven me wrong…using a plant. In honor of Anti-Bullying Day, May 4th, IKEA set up […]

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10 Things That Made 90s Summers All That (And a Bag of Chips)

By kara

It was 1996. School was out for the summer. And there we were, red Squeez-Its in hand, taking a much-deserved break from our latest MC Hammer trampoline choreography. I’d seen a million days like this—though we did throw some No Doubt, Will Smith, and Aqua into the dance mix for good measure—and I’d see what […]

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Science Says: Stay Bare Down There

By kara

Today my son hit a milestone I didn’t think we’d see for several more years: his very first hole-in-the-sock. My mom laughed as I told her about this monumental moment and said maybe it was time to put some shoes on those little socky feet. But it turns out, science thinks that maybe I should […]

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Scientific Proof That a Beyoncé Concert Could Literally Change Your Life

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We’ll wave our hands in the air for that!

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Science Says: Eating THIS Could Change Your Kid’s Social Life

By kara

guess what—there is one thing I do every day already that could be helping prevent those grade school problems well in advance.

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Science Says: THIS Is the Key to a Long, Happy Life

By kara

On occasion I wonder how soon the unearthly amount of sugar I consume in a day will kill me.

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Good News! Going Pure for Baby Just Got Easier

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No mama is going to raise her hand and admit she loves the idea of using chemicals and other unnatural materials on their babies’ naturally sensitive skin…

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Science Says: THIS May Be the Reason You’re an Introvert

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Everyone loves curling up with a blanket and a good book (or Netflix) in those dark, cold winter months, but did you know that wanting to stay that way—even after spring has sprung—could be a reflection of where you grew up? According to a new study, there is a temperature-specific sweet spot that can predict […]

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