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Deep within our feminine souls, there is a powerful capacity for trickery. We are masters of deception! We can fake headaches, orgasms, hair color, personality, and pregnancies. And more often than not, this deceptiveness goes unrealized by those it's directly affecting ... with one exception: Pregnancy!

Unless you're scheming to kidnap a newborn baby on your phony due date - Highly disallowed! - you'll eventually be caught out.

A woman might fabricate a pregnancy to get ...

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dude mom life

It's hard to describe to moms without sons what raising a son is truly like.

It's different they all agree, because boys are just, um, different.

Plus, the whole never having been one is sort of a thing! I will never understand their I-have-to-touch-it-constantly-so-it-doesn't-fall-off-penis-obsession, and I don't think farts are THAT funny, or know why peeing outside is so fascinating, and mostly I hate roughhousing; I usually wind up hurt.

I asked some of my Dude Mom ...

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Growing up, I had a love-hate relationship with my non-common name. I loved it because there were no other students in my school with the same name and people tended to remember my unique name. On the other hand, I hated my name because as a young girl who had a stereotypical "male" name, which wasn't common back then, I didn't like when teachers or doctors confused me for a boy. Now, as a mother who has been able to choose the names of her own children -- the uniqueness of my name has ...

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working while pregnant

With both babies, I worked right up until my due date. In fact, with my daughter, I was getting ready for work when I realized I was in labor. Working while pregnant can pose many challenges, from planning who will cover your job when you're out. to dealing with the aches and pains of pregnancy while you're required to be upright for eight hours (all while appearing professional!). Here are a few tips I've learned from my two working mama pregnancies on how to navigate the waters of working ...

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I have loved reading for as long as I can remember -- which is as far back as 4-years old. I love how books can transplant you from your life temporarily, and into a new world, someone else's shoes, or will teach you something you didn't yet know.

When I had kids, I wanted to help foster their love for reading because it was a big memory of my childhood. Since it was important to me, I knew that I had to do what my mom did - always have books around. We had a huge bookcase from floor ...

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I'm about as pro-breastfeeding as they come. 

I mean, I haven't staged a professional "nurse-in" lately but I have helped many women breastfeed in my work as a labor and delivery nurse, some more successfully than others, and I have stuck it out through breastfeeding each of my four children, as challenging as it has been at times. 

I'm 100% cool with women who choose otherwise, or women who are unable to breastfeed, because let's face it, that's life, but I'm also 100% ...

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5 home repairs you can do yourself

I'll never forget my first month as a new homeowner ... in the span of just a few short weeks, I called a repairman out to fix my broken oven (turns out there was a reset button that I needed to push, following a power outage), my broken hot water heater (once again. turns out there was a reset button I needed to push after the power went out), and my broken air conditioner (this was truly broken -- ugh!). Newly married, new homeowner, and a busy career all collided to make me feel totally ...

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I can hardly believe it's already time for back-to-school thoughts! You know the ones. They start with: Are all of your backpacks, school forms, and lunch boxes ready? And end with: This is the year I'm going to have it all organized ... maybe!

I personally start every Monday morning with the first thought, and Friday with the second. Juggling everything is hard. But it's also important.

Nikki Wallace Wilson is a life coach for moms and she loves empowering women to find their ...

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baby movies - 9 parenting movies

Ever have one of those parenting days when you start to wonder if anyone else is struggling with becoming a parent as much as you are? Want a reminder that one day you'll look back on this day when your little one's diaper explosion + the dishwasher flood + the dog vomiting on the carpet + realizing none of your clothes fit will be something you can laugh about?

Check out these films for a reminder that the ups and downs of becoming a parent can make you cry - but they can also make ...

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As a work-at-home mother, there are only a few pockets of time in my day, where I can fully concentrate on my various freelance jobs of writing and coordinating book tours. My children are only 4 1/2 and 2 years old, and although they attend preschool for half days during the week, they are home a lot. How, then, does one squeeze in time when absolutely required?

Fortunately, my 2 year old still takes two-hour naps in the ...

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