The Highs and Lows of Thanksgiving Day as Told by Disney GIFs


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Each Thanksgiving we gather together to feast upon gratitude with open hearts and favorite foods with eager bellies.

And because turkey brings out the beast best in all of us, we’ve set a place at the table for your favorite Disney characters to celebrate the happy highs and laughable lows of Thanksgiving Day. Bon appétit!

20 Parenting Moments Summed Up By Toy Story



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From friendship and family to the triumph of teamwork, we’ve learned everything we need to know about life from Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story.

In the 20 years since the iconic film’s theatrical release, our perception of toys isn’t the only thing that’s changed; we’ve changed, too, in sharing the magic of Woody and Buzz with our own children to infinity and beyond.

Take a peek into the perils and precious moments of parenting as told by Toy Story.

15 Reasons I Can’t Get Anything Done as a Stay-At-Home Parent


Being home all day sounds like a dream come true. And it should. Pants are optional. There’s a kitchen and a DVR. Laundry need not multiply. But there’s a myth to staying home few parents ever talk about and it’s making us all crazy. When I worked full-time outside the home, I made a lot […]

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I’ll Never Stop Tucking My Teen in at Night


My son isn’t much of a talker. At 13 years old, I’m lucky if I can wrangle a “fine” or a “yeah” out of him — and that’s on a good day. Like many kids his age, my son is up in his head a lot of the time, daydreaming and formulating opinions about the […]

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4 Things I Learned By Quitting My Job


When you marry young, you learn pretty quickly just how important a secure job can be. It can be the difference between “I told you we could make it on our own!” and living in your parents’ converted garage. At 22, newly graduated, newly married, and broke as hell, I took a job I didn’t […]

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35 Thoughts Every Parent Has at the Pumpkin Patch

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Few things are more precious than a family’s annual pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch. Decked out in your finest flannel, you pack up the Radio Flyer and DSLR to head off to the patch in hopes of harvesting Insta-perfect fall memories with your littlest pumpkins. And why shouldn’t you? Autumn is all about family. So […]

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The Bedtime Drinking Game for Parents


Obvious, yet necessary disclaimer: The bedtime drinking game is intended as satire for entertainment purposes only. As always, drink and parent responsibly. Long before you lay your head down to rest at the end of a long day, you’re responsible for getting your littles to do the same. You’d think it would be easy; all […]

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My Dog Filled the Baby Void


Not long ago, I wrote that my heart will never be done having babies because the truth is, with every inch grown and skill mastered that brings my kids one step closer to independence, I ache a little. Or actually, a lot. I suppose it’s to be expected. Motherhood is, after all, a front-loaded gig. From the […]

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Tween Speaks: 7 Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Go to a School Dance


Hey everyone, it’s me, Boy Wonder. You might not know this, but this is my second year in junior high. I’m an 8th grader now, which means this is my last chance to join school clubs and participate in events at my school, like school dances. My mom is pushing me really hard to go to […]

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So I’m Thinking About Placing a Personal Ad for Mommy Friends


I may go by “Mommyfriend” online, but in real life I’m just Lori, a mom who struggles with making mom friends. It’s not that I’m unapproachable or only wear pink on Wednesdays, but connecting with like-minded moms has proven challenging for me. Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe I haven’t put myself out there enough, but when […]

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