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5 Free or Frugal Ways to Make the Most of Your E-Reader

According to the Pew Research Center, in January 2014, 50% of Americans over the age of 16 have either a tablet or an eReader, which literally puts the world of books right at their fingertips. One of the best parts of having access to an eBook is the instant gratification factor: you hear about a good book, and, PRESTO! you can be downloading and reading that book less than a minute later! And while eBooks are quite often less expensive than their paper-printed counterparts, a person with a ...

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Raising children is not easy, and anyone who says it is or makes it look as so, is lying or has a lot of help. At the end of the week, I am beyond exhausted from the days prior of no sleep at night, homeschool with my three older kids, life's chaos of four children, a husband, and a cat. It's amazing -- it has so many benefits and has bettered my life in ways I can't express, but it can take a toll on me.

It's easy, when I look at all the hats I put on during the week, to see why I am ...

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The mess, the chaos, the tantrums, the cuddles. All of these tell the story--and sometimes a single day of motherhood. Fifteen women share moments of time that define motherhood. Can motherhood be captured in one picture? I think so, but see for yourself and find out which two photos inspired this entire series.

Elaine writes about being a mother of three and the miscellany that comes with it and shares her photography of perfectly captured moments on her personal blog, The Miss ...

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I've never been what you could call a small pregnant woman. 

But when I started to look like I was about to deliver a baby at any second while still in my second trimester, I thought perhaps something may be up. 

And as it turns out, that "something" was my amniotic fluid. It was way, way up. 

At 29 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios, and for a woman who has had three pregnancies with nary a complication in sight, I admit I was a bit ...

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Remember back in the day when parents were able to beat the crap out of their kids if they misbehaved? You know, how children were often sent out to pick out the switch from the field that would be turned on their tender rumps? Or how Dad was able to pull his belt off so fast and turn a bare backside from a pasty white to a cherry red in just a few swats?

Yeah, it doesn't really work like that anymore.

I guess you could do what the mother of the guy formerly known as my best ...

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10 Must-Watch Pregnancy Movies List

You're pregnant. Food aversions, the discomfort of clothes and shoes, and the fact that staying awake past 9 feels virtually impossible tend to limit your options for planning a night of fun. Chances are it might just be feeling like another hang out on the couch with snacks and a movie kind of night. Believe me - I get it.

Check out these 10 films that focus on pregnancy to see how the movie version matches up with your reality.

Knocked Up

If you're a fan of the ...

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5 celebrity family vacation spots

Summer is here, and many of our EverydayFamily members are taking their annual trips to the beach, theme park, or campground. And wouldn't you know it? Celebrities are doing the same thing. The only difference is that their vacations are a bit more exotic than your average family. Here are some of our favorite celebrity families and their exotic vacation spots.

Maybe you'll run into them there?

Los Cabos, Mexico

This gorgeous seaside city on the tip of the Baja peninsula is ...

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Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy -- from the obvious, like your growing belly, and to the not so obvious, like the changes your feet go through. We're expected to gain weight in pregnancy, have our midsection grow, and even deal with nausea and fatigue, but when it comes to your feet ... they have some growing pains of their own.

I had a hard time with my feet when I was pregnant. I don't know if it was the extra weight, the extra fluid your body produces, or a ...

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Researchers are saying you’re more likely to divorce your spouse if you have a daughter first, versus a son. I’m thinking this has to be bunk information.

Couples who frequently argue are more likely to have a firstborn daughter, rather than a son!

… But I have one child, a daughter. And two years after her birth, I got divorced.

Is there truth in this theory? Scientists initially recognized the single fact “that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are also ...

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Have you been thinking about camping with your kids? What are you waiting for? Camping can be an affordable and fun way to hit the road as a family.

Heading out with young kids doesn't have to be a big undertaking. Here are a few tips to make your family camp out a success:

1. Know your kids and their limits.

Sleep: If your kids are like mine, they turn into walking train wrecks when they are overtired. Being outside all day, hiking, and sleeping in a tent wear them out in ...

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