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Hollee Actman Becker
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Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer and blogger who explores parenting and pop culture on her blog suburbabble, which she writes when she's not busy driving carpool. Her writing has also been featured in publications like Self, Cosmo, The New York Post, Ocean Drive, Lucky, TheKnot and Philadelphia magazine, where in her past (read: pre-kid) life she worked as the on-staff lifestyle editor. Now she lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband, two kids and their dog, Mickey Jagger. They also have a white picket fence. Ok, that's a lie. She's obsessed with yoga (duh!), Jessica Simpson hair extensions and Bravo TV. But in her next life, she wants to be Andy Cohen. Because he gets to hang out in the clubhouse with all the cool kids, that's why.

Entries by Hollee Actman Becker

Tag, I'm It. For Now.

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Last week, I was driving the 11-year-old to what felt like her 500th dance class of the day while simultaneously leaving a voicemail for a friend.

Because I'm awesomely multi-talented like that.

"Hey it's me. Freaking phone tag. Call me."

Short and sweet.

But then.

From the backseat.

I hear...

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Quiz: Are You Smarter Than Your Fifth Grader on Instagram?

(17) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 6:22 PM


On a scale of 1 to 10, how savvy would you say you are when it comes to keeping tabs of your tween on Instagram?

Do you follow their account? Check to make sure their profile is set to "private"? Keep a close eye on who and what they're...

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, But Instagram Is To the Bone

(478) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 1:31 PM

If you are a parent of a tween, stop right now and take this pop quiz.

Don't worry.

There's only one question.

Are you ready for it?

Here goes:

Is your kid on Instagram?

a) No freaking way #inserteyeroll

b) Totes! #likeduh

If you answered (a), um... you're wrong. And...

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Be a Skinnygirl, Just Don't Be a Skinnygirl Mogul

(23) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 4:38 PM

So I've been snowed in all day and decided to use the time to catch up on my reading.

And by reading, I mean rifling through the latest issue of Us Magazine. You've seen it, right? The one with Bethenny Frankel and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jason Hoppy on the cover?

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Why I Still L-U-V Madonna

(18) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 2:44 PM


Summer of 1984.

Fourteen years old.

Sleepaway camp.

It was the summer of stonewashed Guess jeans.1

Frankie Says Relax t-shirts.

Swatch watches.

And Madonna.


I had no idea who Madonna was when I first got to camp that summer.

Like, zero.

But there were two girls in my...

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Step Away from the Computer

(3) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 6:01 PM


So it's summertime.

Otherwise known as the time of year when parents across the country drive to various makeshift bus stops, hug their kids goodbye while hiding behind dark glasses, release them to make the climb up onto the air-conditioned chartered buses that ironically advertise free wi-fi, then wave...

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