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Lindsay Ferrier is host and writer of the upcoming PBS series, Tout Your Town, and author of the popular blog, Suburban Turmoil. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Here's Proof That Tween Girl Halloween Costumes Are Way Too Sexed-Up

(116) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 1:13 PM


My daughter has officially entered the tween years -- and Halloween just got a hell of a lot more problematic.

In years past, her wishes to dress as a witch or mermaid or princess were pretty easy to fulfill. We went online, found...

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10 verdades brutais sobre ser uma madrasta

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 7:28 PM

Basta uma olhada rápida em minha biografia no meu blog para saber que sou uma mãe postiça -- mas quase nunca escrevo sobre isso.

Tive vários ótimos motivos para evitar esse tema. Um é que não sou a mãe de minhas enteadas, e se fosse acho que não ficaria muito...

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Notes From the Losing Team

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Dear Winning Team Parents,

Congratulations! Your 7-year-old boys beat our 7-year-old boys, although "beat" seems like a weak term for what just happened, dontcha think? It's probably more appropriate to say that your team pulverized us. Left us for dead. Wrung us out and hung us up to dry. It...

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10 brutale Wahrheiten über das Leben als Stiefmutter

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 8:57 AM


Ein kurzer Blick auf meine Blog-Biographie verrät, dass ich eine Stiefmutter bin - allerdings schreibe ich fast nie darüber.

Ich hatte viele ausschlaggebende Gründe, einen weiten Bogen um dieses Thema zu machen. Erstens bin ich ja nicht die Mutter meiner Stieftöchter, und...

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10 Brutal Truths About Being A Stepmom

(93) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 11:58 AM


You can tell from a quick glance at my blog bio that I'm a stepmother -- but I almost never write about it.

I've had several big reasons to steer clear of the topic. One, I'm not my stepdaughters' mom, and if I...

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Der Tag, an dem ich mein letztes Kind geboren habe

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 7:07 PM

An dem Tag, an dem Sie Ihr letztes Kind geboren haben, werden Sie von Gefühlen überwältigt.

Sie werden sich erleichtert, stolz und glücklich fühlen, endlich ein Kind auf die Welt gebracht zu haben und es in Ihren Armen zu halten - Sie werden aber auch trauern, weil Sie merken, dass...

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The Last One

(5) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 4:12 PM

On the day that your last child is born, you'll find yourself filled with a jumble of emotions.

You'll feel relief to have finally given birth, pride and joy in the healthy baby in your arms -- and sorrow at the realization that you'll never again experience the primeval miracle...

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Grit Means Getting Up Close and Personal With Failure

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Grit is the key to success, according to TED speaker Angela Lee Duckworth, and I don't think there are many people out there who'd disagree with her.

"Grit is having stamina," she told her audience....

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Words Of Wisdom For Politicians, From Their Moms

(3) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 6:56 AM

Lindsay Ferrier, the Election Correspondent for CafeMom, made Newt Gingrich cry last week while talking about his mother. Well, technically it was pollster Frank Luntz who asked the question "What moment do you think of when you think of your Mom?" while Luntz and Ferrier were...

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