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Ellen Seidman is a magazine editor, web content developer and award-winning writer. She blogs at 1000 Perplexing Things About Parenthood for Babble, as well as at Love That Max. Ellen lives in the New York area with her husband, two kids and assorted dustballs.

The Hardest Part of Losing a Parent

The Hardest Part of Losing a Parent

“Google stock is splitting!” my sister emailed the other day. A few years ago, I’d picked up a small number of shares at what I considered a ridiculous cost. But Dad had always told us to invest in products we love, and Google makes my life work. So I bought into it. The stock price MORE »

Let’s Teach Girls To Treat Each Other With Respect

Let’s Teach Girls To Treat Each Other With Respect

“She’s so bossy,” my daughter tells me, talking about a girl in our neighborhood I’ll call C. “What makes C bossy?” I ask. “She’s always telling everyone what to do!” says Sabrina, who’s nine. “Like she tells people how to play a game!” I know what a weighted word that is. How girls who know MORE »

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Working Moms

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Working Moms

As a mom, I don’t just have one job. On any given day, I can have ten: cook, stylist, chauffeur, housekeeper, handywoman, manager, social director, teacher, therapist, cheerleader. Not to mention my sideline gigs, like school meeting attendee, birthday party coordinator, hairstylist and more. Oh, and then there’s my job job, the one that gets me a paycheck and MORE »

12 Easy Ways To Eat Slimmer All Day Long

12 Easy Ways To Eat Slimmer All Day Long

It’s so easy to come up with a million excuses about why you can’t eat better, especially when you’re a mom. But it’s also easy to get slimming foods and habits into your diet, if you know how. Now you do! Two top nutritionists share mom-friendly tips that take off pounds, but won’t make you MORE »

10 Birth Stories Crazier Than Yours

10 Birth Stories Crazier Than Yours

The group of us sat around the dining room table, gaping at a cellphone. I was hanging out with a bunch of other moms from the neighborhood, and one had just told us that years ago she’d given birth on a local highway. Even more incredible: they’d gotten a copy of the recording of her MORE »

7 Life Lessons from Sage Kotsenburg

7 Life Lessons from Sage Kotsenburg

The Winter Games have yet to get more amusing than watching Sage Kotsenburg in action. My 9-year-old was especially amazed by his feat of chewing gum during his gold-medal slopeside run. I’m not advocating that, but we could all take a few lessons from the Sage School of Life.   Follow the Olympics with Babble MORE »

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