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Morgan Shanahan is a professional blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley (aka “The818") with her toddler daughter, dashing hubby, and farting trio of dogs.

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7 Creative Coloring Books for the Whole Family (But Mostly Grown-Ups)

I sat down and started coloring this page by Tanya Newton John (title: Petit Roi) with that pen and got totally zenned out in doing so. And Delilah, who usually balks at coloring and has the fine motor skill to prove it grabbed her jumbo Sophia The First coloring book and joined me. And so I realized coloring can be an awesome family activity.

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Postpartum Depression: Will I Ever Truly Feel Like “Me” Again?

I miss it, life without interruption. I miss enjoying the sight of a bouquet on my table or the smell of a dinner we’ve worked hard on. I don’t ever stop and enjoy the moments any more because there’s always an undercurrent of future uncertainty and overwhelming sense of responsibility that I can’t seem to get used to.

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10 Life Lessons Learned From Winnie The Pooh

But of all the beloved children’s characters of the past century, the often seemingly simple-minded Pooh (and his friends) have managed to bequeath invaluable lessons and life skills the withstand the test of time. Let’s take a look.

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We Took Our Four Year Old And A Friend To Disneyland And Lived To Tell The Tale

Believe it or not, I’ve made it through four years of parenthood without ever being solely responsible for anyone’s child but my own. I know. I know. But that’s the sort of naiveté that can come with only having one kid. You can get pretty far on the 2:1 ratio before you realize that you have four tickets to Disneyland and only three family members to use them on.

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My Thirteen Favorite Instagrams of 2013

There’s nothing like your Instagram feed for making your year in review look like a magical fairy tale. Last year I picked my twelve favorite IGs of 2012 and it turned out to be one of my favorite posts of the year. So in honor of the year that was, here’s our year in Instagrams, MORE »

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