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Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

Celebrate The Flavors of Winter With New England Coffee & Win a Keurig Coffee Brewer

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Every season comes with its trademark flavors. Winter is no exception. Whether you celebrate the holidays or create your own winter traditions with your friends and family, the flavors of winter are somewhat universal. 

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5 Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet

“I want a puppy for my birthday!” 

… words that every parent will inevitably hear at some point during their children’s youth. While visions of your children growing up with a puppy in tow – living out the childhood American dream – dance through your head, it might be a bit easy to forget that someone will have to take care of that puppy… for the rest of its life.

Adopting a cat or a dog might seem like the next natural step in your family’s timeline, but there are some important things to evaluate before you open your heart and your home to a fur baby. Below, you’ll find 5 things you need to consider before adopting a pet.

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Dressing Up For Drop Off Part 2

We recently introduced you to our top picks for just about every type of mom out there to rock her own style this school year at the drop off line. But we had so many awesome finds, we had to split it into two parts. In Part 2 of Dressing Up For Drop Off, we share styles for the Mom of Multiples, the Comfort First Mom, the Pregnant & Breastfeeding Super Mom, the Yoga Loving “Zen” Mom, and the Simply Accessorized Mom.

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Real Life Confessions of a SAHM

Nobody said marriage would be easy. And you certainly don’t hear people tossing around phrases like “it’s all rainbows and butterflies” when describing those first few years of parenthood. I’ve been married for 8 years, and a mother for 4 and a half of those years. The first 4 years of our married life were full of self-discovery and growth as individuals and as husband and wife. Then, just as we were getting comfortable in our new roles, our first child was born, and life became a series of chaotic days turned to months turned to years that sent us down the path of self-discovery once again.

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Spooky Spaghetti: 2 Healthy Halloween Dinner Ideas

With Halloween right around the corner, dinner ideas might be the last thing on your mind. With last minute costume alterations, stocking up on treats to hand out to trick-or-treaters, planning snacks for classroom events and purchasing decorations for your own party, you probably haven’t even thought about what you’re going to serve for dinner on Halloween night.

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Micro-Fashion Tips That Won’t Break The Bank

With North West and Penelope and Mason Disick ruling the toddler tinsel town these days as mini fashion icons, you might find yourself a little discouraged when you look into your own child’s closet. Fashion-forward toddlers are taking over social media; coining terms like “micro-fashion” and “mini-fashionista” before they ever hit the terrible twos. But what’s a non-celebrity mama to do with a tight budget and the poison from the bite of the fashion bug flowing through her veins? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered – or at least your little one, anyway. The following is a list of rules to live by if you want to fill your own toddler’s closet with fashionable threads without breaking the bank!

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The Flavors of Fall With New England Coffee

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Sprinkling an ever-so-subtle chill into the late evening breeze, fall is shyly peeking through the leaves atop the highest branches of the trees, as they fall freely, dancing in the wind down to the golden tips of the dying grass below. 

We busy ourselves with back-to-school chaos, as the season changes right beneath our feet, almost oblivious to the subtlety of it all. Soft chunky sweaters and velvety leather boots replace swimsuits and flips flops on the shelves at our favorite stores almost overnight, football jerseys find their way out of the backs of our closets, our kids begin the search for the perfect Halloween costumes, and our Pinterest feeds are taken over by pumpkin decor, pine cone wreathes and homemade apple cider recipes.

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“Boys Will Be Boys” – Theories On Men, Divorce & How We Raise Our Sons

According to a recent study by the legal website, Avvo, having a partner is more important to men. Specifically, 20% more women than men report that they’d rather be “alone, successful, and happy, than in a relationship where they’re not happy.” Also, 12% more women agree with the statement, “I don’t regret my divorce,” than men.

Twenty and twelve percent are big differences, statistically speaking. They demonstrate a shockingly acute disparity between the genders. While it’s likely that there are many factors at play here, my suspicion is that the greatest is hidden not in biology, but in culture.

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Remembering an Extraordinary Man With New England Coffee

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There are a few things that are engrained in my memory from my childhood. Warm summer nights catching fireflies in the backyard of our little red brick house, family dinners around the wooden table that had seen better days long before I was born… and my grandparent’s house.

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Welcome James Thomas

Since its launch in March of 2013, we’ve welcomed many babies into our Daily Mom family. During our first year, there was one almost every single month. We actually have an ongoing joke that if you want to get pregnant, join the Daily Mom team! This summer we welcomed our newest Daily Kid to the family, after a 2 year baby drought. 

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If Tomorrow Never Came : Parenting With No Regrets

Shortly after my first child was born, an online friend of mine lost her baby. She was 7 months old. There are no words to describe a loss like that. No words of comfort. No words of peace. There is just a void that is felt in your world – a gut wrenching emptiness that grasps the very core of your being and doesn’t ever let go. And those were just my feelings – for the loss of a child of a woman I barely knew. My heart ached for her. I cried for her. I weeped for her sweet baby. And then I weeped for my sweet baby as thoughts of “what ifs” played through my head over and over again in the days that followed. 

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How To Reap The Benefits Of Yard Sale Season

“Yard Sales, Rummage Sales, Church Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales”

No matter what you call them, the season of thrifting has begun! If you’re a thrifty mama, love finding a great deal or just enjoy discovering treasures in the midst of someone else’s clutter, we know how much you look forward to this time of year!

Whether you’re a seasoned sale hopper, or you’ve never gone on the hunt on a Saturday morning for those bright yellow homemade yard sale signs, we’ve got the 411 on all things “yard sale” for you, including why you should be hitting them up this summer and how to reap the benefits of thrifting. 

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Things I Will Tell My Daughter Every Day Without Fear

There are dozens of blog posts spiraling virally through the realm of the social media world lately about things that we absolutely should and shouldn’t be telling our daughters – things that will supposedly be detrimental to their emotional growth and development and drastically influence their educational, social and future career path decisions.

If you’ve seen any of these posts, they might have ignited a fear deep within you, leaving you questioning yourself and your simple day-to-day interactions with your daughter. One post passionately insinuates that you are setting your daughter up for a lifetime of unfulfilled potential by telling her that she’s pretty. Another suggests that telling her she is smart will boost her ego too much, and instill in her unrealistic fabrications of her intelligence, setting her up for disappointment and rejection later in life.

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Not Your Mama’s Baby Registry

Long gone are the days of baby registries that consisted of a stroller, a bassinet and some simple swaddles. Today, baby gear is innovative, modern and designed with a focus on quality, practicality, functionality, safety and style. And while it’s practical to receive a mountain of diapers at your baby shower, chances are they might not be the kind you plan on using for your baby. You might also find yourself swimming in piles of adorable newborn onesies, but what happens after your little one outgrows them in a month?

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