Conquering Gym Anxiety

By Abby Tolbert /

Gymtimidation: It’s needing a buffer treadmill between you and that guy. You know, the one who’s sprinting at a speed of approximately one billion miles per hour and somehow hasn’t broken a sweat (?!) Toxic gym culture can leave many of us feeling uncomfortable, unmotivated, and defeated. But you deserve to conquer your workout without giving a single sh*t what anyone else is thinking. Here’s how: Read More “Conquering Gym Anxiety”

My Kid is The Bully. What Do I Do?

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No sane parent wants to receive a negative phone call from their child’s school principal. It totally feels like the end of the world when you discover that your sweet baby is acting in a way that you find irreprehensible. In fact, many parents react defensively upon hearing that their son or daughter is causing distress to others. “Not my kid!”, they say. But what do you do when your child truly is the bully? Read More “My Kid is The Bully. What Do I Do?”

Side Hustles for Any Skill

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Whether you’re a full-time SAHM or work outside of the home, you’re probably not opposed to the idea of making a little extra cash. Thanks to the internet, we not only have parenting memes, but we also have access to lots of online platforms. These platforms make it easier for employers to connect with talented people, like you! Here are our favorite ways to make some extra dough:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs

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One would think that wrangling toddlers, nursing newborns, and reasoning with back-talking pre-teens would make it easy to catch some z’s at night. But we’ve all been there: you’ve had a day from H-E-double hockey sticks and as soon as your head hits the pillow, you find yourself tossing and turning long past everyone’s bedtime. A sleep log could be the answer to your restless nights. Here’s what you need to know to start your own: Read More “A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Logs”

How to Be a Niftier Thrifter

By Abby Tolbert /

If you’ve ever met a professional thrifter, you know that they’re fluent in the art of the #humblebrag. It’s almost as if they’re waiting for you to compliment their adorably vintage necklace/shirt/coffee table so that they can (ever so casually) mention that they snagged it for 30 cents at Goodwill. We might not ever be able to get on their level, but there’s no harm in trying. Here are our thriftiest tips: Read More “How to Be a Niftier Thrifter”

Staff-Tested Natural Deodorants, Ranked

By Abby Tolbert /

Over the past several months, we’ve been having an ongoing workplace discussion about natural deodorants. How could we possibly talk about something as snooze-worthy as deodorant for months at a time? Well, apparently, it’s a labor-intensive process to find an au-natural deo that actually masks your BO. Some smell like dirt, some give you serious swamp-pits, and some just plain don’t work. Lucky for you, we accidentally tested a bunch. Here are the best, and the worst:

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DIY Headboards You Can Make Before Bedtime

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Most of the DIY projects that HGTV hosts insist “change the look of a room” are the kind that require a full woodshop and/or the entire contents of your savings account. Headboards can drastically alter the look of a space, but there’s no need to high tail it to an expensive furniture store to achieve the look you want. Here are our favorite headboard hacks; no saws required.

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