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Kathy Carter Woods
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A writer, commentator and blogger by day, Kathy Woods is a wife, mom and finder
of lost backpacks by night. She has appreared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Wendy Williams Radio show, Jump In Magazine, Ricki Lake Magazine and various other media outlets. Kathy works in New York City and lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons.

Entries by Kathy Carter Woods

Dating for Mom Friends

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:23 PM

Back in my 20s I was young and pretty in New York City. It was the life I'd worked for and the life that I wanted. Nobody I knew had kids and nobody, it seemed, wanted them. Near the end of my 20s I found myself unpartnered and pregnant. It...

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My Stepmom Suffered From Schizophrenia, and I Had No Idea (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 7:55 PM


Before my first birthday my father had already taken a new wife. She was young and beautiful and seemed like a princess to me. My big sister and I wanted to call her "Mom," but in deference to our freshly divorced mother, we...

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Snow Recipes: Strawberry Snow Ice Cream & Snow Icee

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 7:36 AM


My kids have been going WILD for Strawberry snow ice cream this year. I think I made it once last year and apparently they remembered!

Here is the recipe

Large bowl of fresh snow (or shaved ice)

In a separate bowl mix:


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DIY Sun Catchers

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 11:18 AM


It's snowy and cold outside and the kids are just this side of driving you crazy. My husband and I own and operate three young sons, so trust me when I tell you that I completely understand!

These easy-to-make sun catchers will keep the...

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Easy Homemade Yogurt With Bananas Foster

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 4:39 PM


I'd been wanting to make homemade yogurt for years. After much trial and error, I finally figured it out (thanks to the One Good Thing by Jillee blog). I took Jillee's recipe, plus comments posted under the recipe, and I had the perfect recipe...

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Whole Grain Cinnamon Swirl Bread

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 8:38 AM


My kids call this cinnamon squirrel bread, you'll call it delicious! This easy homemade bread is ideal for first time bread makers and freezes beautifully!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Basic Swirl Bread (1 loaf)

For this recipe you will need:

2 1/2 cups all...

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Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 4:40 PM


2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey or brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup rolled oats
Pinch of ginger (optional)

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Family Storm Preparation: Surviving a Power Outage

(55) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 8:08 AM

Today, I'm a mom in waiting. My family and I are preparing for the Frankenstorm to hit the East Coast. Maybe this will be the biggest storm we've ever seen. Maybe it will be no big deal. A monster storm hit this time last year, knocking the power out for...

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Crowd Pleasing Mac and Cheese

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 10:43 AM


I'm a big, big fan of the Urban Dairy, aka powdered milk. Long before I knew anything about my latest blog crush Jillee, I was a devotee of The HillBilly Housewife. HH is a very rustic website that's all about...

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10 Tips for Making Girlfriends

(5) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 12:23 PM

I was having a conversation with some of the women from my online mom's forum. Several mentioned that they don't have girlfriends. Honestly, I can't imagine a world without my good girlfriends. I don't need tons of them, but in my world, girlfriends are a must! When I inquired, several...

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Apples, Apples Everywhere! Quick Post-Apple Picking Recipes!

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 4:56 PM


It's apple picking time!

Apple picking with the kids is one of my favorite fall activities. Dealing with mountains of picked apples - not so much.

Over the past few years we've come up with several ways to deal with apples so...

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It Gets Better Project - Parent's Edition

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 5:29 PM

A few years ago, Seattle columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller began the It Gets Better Project for LGBT youth. The project is a lifeline for gay kids who are being bullied in their communities. The idea behind the project is that lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

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Scarlett O'Hara Has Left The Building, Today I'm Facing My Fears

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 5:06 PM

Last week I sat down to write my first blog for the Huffington Post and fear had me frozen in my chair. Usually I write like I breathe: I don't have to think about it, it's just what happens. This time, however, I was blank. Something about this assignment brought...

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Do I Look Fat In This Body? How I Gave Up Body Hate

(10) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Do I look fat in this body?

That's the question I always wanted to ask. I knew it wasn't the dress or the pants or the angle of the camera. What I really wanted to know is "does this version of my body make me look fat?" If it does,...

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