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7 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Hosting Tips

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

Holiday season is officially here! Tomorrow is all about spending time with the ones you love and of course, eating delicious food. That's why I've co...

3 Slow-Cooker Chili Recipes to Serve This Fall

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

It's not winter until you've served up a batch of chili. That's why we have not just one but THREE slow-cooker chili recipes to try on The Chic Site. Try them all, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

4 Ways to Style One Skirt for the Holidays

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

You know that fabulous skirt you purchased because it was just so darn cute? And now you have no clue when or where, or really how you're going to we...

How to Inspire More Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Nellie Akalp | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

As a mother of four, pursuing a career as an entrepreneur gave me the flexibility raise my kids without compromise, and financial freedom to live life on my terms. So how can we inspire more women to consider entrepreneurship? First things first, sell them on the benefits.

3 Side Dishes You Must Serve This Thanksgiving

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.17.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Thanksgiving is almost here which means it's time to start planning your holiday menu. I love having a slew of sides made for my guests to choose from. Try one, or all, of my newest side additions for this year's menu at your own holiday gathering.

4 Ways to Accessorize Jeans and a T-Shirt for Fall

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

I am definitely a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. That's why I love coming up with new and cute ways to style my staples. Here are four ways for you t...

Entrepreneurs Wanted: No Experience Necessary

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 11.11.2015 | Small Business
Kali Kasprzyk

No one and nothing can prepare you for starting your own business. Sure you can take classes, buy fancy software, lease office space, and "get your ducks in a row"; but when it comes down to it you have to simply have the drive to keep moving forward.

6 Traditional Thanksgiving Sides Made Better

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Trust me, Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorites, but sometimes the traditional sides can become mundane. Here are 6 sides creatively elevated to ...

4 Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Now that Halloween is over I'm sure you're stuck with a ton of leftover candy. Here are four delicious recipes to help you use it up in a yummy and un...

5 Delicious Miniature Desserts to Serve This Thanksgiving

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.04.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I love the idea of taking a dessert and turning it into single size servings for my guests. Why not try something new this thanksgiving? Instead of ma...

The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Tonight's Dinner

Rachel Hollis | Posted 10.22.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

For as long as it's been published on The Chic Site this Balsamic Pot Roast has been one of our most popular recipes. The pictures are nothing fancy b...

Mom Judging Myself: The Dilemma of the Stay-at-Home-Mom

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Melissa Silverstein

My mom was a stay-at-home mom, and her mom was a stay-at-home mom. This is one legacy I don't want my daughter to carry on -- I want more for her than that. At 10, I remember thinking, I want to be just like my mom, except I want to have a life. Yet here I am.

5 Best Tricks & Treats for Halloween

Rachel Hollis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I LOVE Halloween! Every year I make costumes for our family, create spooky treats for The Chic Site, and decorate our house accordingly. Without fail ...

6 Hacks To Organize Your Office Space

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

I don't know about you, but I cannot work in a cluttered environment. I like my desk to be tidy, my to-do list to be written and my office space to be well kept. If you're like me, you will find these tips very useful!

10 Warnings for All Working Parents

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I've said this before, and I'll say it again, you don't know what tired is until you're a parent. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe it. It's kind of like every ounce of energy has been sucked out of you, leaving you fighting a constant state of exhaustion.

5 Easy 45 Minute (Or Less) Dinners

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.17.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

There's enough you have to do as a parent before bedtime, that's why my goal is to make dinner as stress-free as possible. Try one of my easy prep meals that takes less than 45 minutes all in! Less dishes, fuller bellies and more family time.

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First

The Atlantic | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents

Three years ago, my wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, wrote in these pages about how difficult it remains for women to “have it all” -- a ...

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

How To Organize Kids School Lunches

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Making sure my kids eat a healthy lunch is very important to me. That's why I prep a Lunchtime box on Sundays so I don't even have to think about it ...

Working Moms, Are You Present?

Lela Davidson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

Working Mom Life is an interview series featuring real working mothers who are figuring out how to get the job done. Because there are more ways...

Stay at Home/Working Mom

Michelle Vale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Michelle Vale

It occurred to me recently that although I get to physically see them a lot more than if I were checking into an office each day. I don't always get to be entirely present in the moment with them. This summer I decided to do something to address this.

The Challenges Of Being A Chef And A Mom

Open for Business | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Open for Business

The U.S. is one of only four countries in the world -- along with Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Papua New Guinea -- that does not guarantee the right to paid maternity leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act requires companies with more than 50 employees to give new parents up to 12 weeks off -- but that's without pay.

Whatever it Is... Today Is the Day You Shake it Off!

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

Today can be a day of graduation for you too. What would you like to put behind you? Whether it's the weight of the world, the albatross around your neck or the chip on your shoulder -- today is the day you can choose to focus on the future and leave that experience, thought or behavior, behind.

Why I Refuse to Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I'm finished feeling guilty for not being invincible. There are days I'm barely treading water because of the overwhelming amount of responsibility that I have on my plate, and allowing my children to witness my own moments of weakness, vulnerability, and fear - that is a gift I am giving them.

5 Ways to Know If You Are A Stay-at-Home-Working Mom

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

SAHWMs don't have time for a wasted minute. When SAHWMs are working, they get eight hours of work done in five. If a memo comes home from school that a diorama of the water cycle will be due next week, the SAHWM wants to lead the coup to overthrow the administration.