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Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski are the two friends and writers who share the blog, The Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms. Their great friends inspired them to create this place of support, sensibility and fun for moms online. They each have their own sensible husbands who, along with Ellen’s two kids and Erin’s five kids, provide plenty of rollicking blog fodder. They also share recipes, book reviews and a healthy dose of humor and wit on their cozy corner of the Internet. They enjoy shuttling their kids to sports, tinkering with their Nikons and mining their daily lives for the funny.

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10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 7:04 PM

When the milestones come, sometimes we moms get a little choked up. And by a little, we mean we are swallowing big ugly cries every time someone cues up a photo montage. While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all...

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The Problem With the New Goldieblox Ad

(10) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 12:25 PM

By Ellen Williams

I am not going to lie. When I saw the GoldieBlox ad for the first time, I felt all tingly from the sheer "Girl Power!" of it all. In it, a girl in overalls, armed with a hammer, breaks rank from the pink clad girls picking up...

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Enough With the Thigh Gap! Attacking Body Image Is Not a Hobby

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:28 PM

By Ellen Williams


Yoo-Hoo! Society!

I've been thinking you should get a new hobby -- something that will divert your attention away from creating new and ridiculous ways to tear apart the female body, piece by piece, like your latest weapon of mass...

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Find Your Rudder

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 4:01 PM

Collaboration. We have it in spades, because we are a blogging duo. While we aren't the only ones who do this, it's pretty darn unique in the blogosphere. While for us it's just blogging business as usual, even we have to admit that it's a special friendship that can successfully...

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She Is Not Your Yardstick

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:49 AM

By Ellen and Erin

There is no shortage of judgment on the Internet.

Erin: It's like End of Days.

Ellen: You've watched the fights...

Erin: Munching along on your popcorn.

Ellen: Brawls are a dime a dozen between work-at-home mothers who macramé diapers and stay-at-home...

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Why Not Letting Your Kids Do Chores Hurts Society and Me

(5) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 9:44 AM

My eye twitched when I read "Why I Don't Want My Kids Doing Chores -- Even If They're Age-Appropriate."

The author recounts a tale of when her 5-year-old, on her own initiative, swept up the kitchen floor and then asked the author to get the dustpan for her...

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Prayer for My Son on His 16th Birthday

(8) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 11:29 AM

By Erin Dymowski

Dear Son,

Today you turn 16. You are no longer a child, but nearly a man. And as much as I celebrate the ever-more-amazing you, I want to wrap you up in super-duper extra strength bubble wrap and keep you safe and sound as you navigate the...

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