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How to Host a Relaxing Play Date

Sometimes our fears of the what-ifs or the desire for perfection in our hostess skills paralyze us and keep us from ever having anyone over. Not to worry, every mom can host a playdate that is relaxing for both moms and kids. I promise, you have it in you. read more

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Play for the Stages

Here are four fun play activities for each stage of your little one’s imagination. read more

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Lessons on ... Everything

This month on Hello, Darling, we asked some of our closest friends to share the nitty-gritty, how-to of the things they do well. There are recipes, craft ideas, household ideas, friendship ideas, relationship ideas - basically, we cover the entire gamut. Plus, Jackie shares her yummy brownie recipe! read more

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Some days are just terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Read Amanda’s retelling of a childhood classic with a mom twist. read more

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Can of Dates

Confession: I'm a Valentine’s Day scrooge. I hate the colors. I hate the gifts. I hate the way I felt when I was single, and I hate the way I feel now that I’m not. My husband is a romantic, but for me, Valentine's Day is just too much pressure. Surely there’s a better way. read more