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Jennifer Benjamin
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Jennifer Benjamin is an LA-based freelance writer and editor with over thirteen years of experience writing for national magazines and websites like Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, SELF, Parents Magazine, The Stir and Everyday Health. More important, she’s a Mommy to identical twin boys, as well as an avid cook, a terrible housewife, and a loungewear enthusiast. Find her on Twitter @JennyBenjamin or Facebook.

Entries by Jennifer Benjamin

Are Most Women Always Running on Empty?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:11 PM

As I sit down to write this, my 3-year-old boys are bouncing around in their bedroom, not taking the nap that I need them to in order to get all of my crap done. In the last 10 minutes, I've returned some work emails, paid a bill, bought a present...

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8 Awesome (Yes, Awesome!) Things About Toddlers

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Between the tantrums and the defiance and the out-of-nowhere OCD, toddlers can definitely be challenging. Despite all of the meltdowns, though -- both theirs and ours -- kids this age are also particularly adorable. It's probably what keeps us from leaving them with Grandma... permanently. If you haven't noticed, time...

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How I Became Just Like My Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 6:52 PM

When I was growing up, I had one of those milestone journals, chronicling all of my life's happenings as I moved through elementary school. Every year, it asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and every year, in addition to new interests like dentistry and horse wrangling,...

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What Is Dandruff? (And Why It Probably Isn't What You Think)

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:01 PM

If you have an itchy scalp or flakes in your hair, you may be tempted to just reach for the nearest dandruff shampoo. Before you do, read on to find out common misconceptions about the irritating condition — and get experts' advice on dealing with it.

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5 Tricks to Raising Twins (Without Losing Your Mind)

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 11:43 AM

I hear over and over, "Wow, I don't know how you do it." Honestly, as the mother of identical twin toddlers, there are days when I have no freaking clue either. And yet somehow I manage to keep my precious pair loved and fed and alive, so... hooray...

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The Myth of the Invincible Mom

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:02 PM

When you were young and untethered, it was no big deal to take to your bed when you got hit with a cold or a stomach bug or a hangover. You probably called your mom and your friends to complain, posted "Waaaa, I'm sick" status updates, and guilt-tripped your partner...

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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Good Mom'?

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 6:59 PM

When you think about what it means to be a good mom, some may picture the attachment parent who's baby-wearing and co-sleeping and making her own organic baby food. Others may think of the informed mom who has read every book, knows every child-rearing method, and draws on...

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The One Thing All Parents Can Count On

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Almost a year ago, my toddler twins went through a nudist phase. Every afternoon, we'd put them down for their nap, and once that bedroom door shut, the pants came off. Of course, it would have been fine if they stopped there, but no, they wanted to go Full Monty,...

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Like, OMG! I Can't Stop E-Talking Like a Preteen

(3) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 8:19 AM

I have a problem, an embarrassing problem. I'm ashamed to even admit it, although I have a feeling that my friends and family may already be clued in. I don't think I'm alone in it either, so maybe by speaking out, I can help other women come clean...

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What's So Bad About 'Just Being a Mommy'?

(12) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 3:55 PM

"So, what are you doing these days? Are you still working or just, like, being a Mommy?" my old boss asked, lifting his shoulders, almost implying the snuggly adorableness of it all with one little shrug.

I know that my old boss -- now a best-selling author --...

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