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Quiz: Are You Ready To Be A Mom?

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So, you think you’re ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room for this baby? All good markers of motherhood preparedness, I suppose, but let’s get real for a second.

It isn’t until I had a baby that I realized all of the above was only the beginning. Was I ready for the kind of sleep deprivation torture the folks at Gitmo only wish they’d dreamed up? Take the “Are You Ready To Be A Mom” quiz on The Stir…

Toddler Just Can’t Handle Listening to Her Parents’ Wedding Song

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Get ready for a dose of cute, because you’re about to get it. This little girl listening to her parents’ wedding song is so adorable, so preciously and perfectly overcome with emotion, that you may just tear up yourself. Watch the video on The Stir…

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

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Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don’t leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks to use while punishing your child. Parents can also give permission to others to spank their children. Read more on The Stir…

10 Things You Can’t Expect To Get Back After A Breakup

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Letting go after a relationship is definitely hard. There’s the actual breakup, which is always always difficult. Then you have the Facebook relationship status change (let’s face it, changing that little box to “single” is a big deal). And breaking the news to friends and family is utterly dreadful.

Finally, there’s the post-breakup etiquette and the splitting of stuff. But what happens when you’ve given away more than just your heart in a relationship? Like, say, you gave away a kidney? Read more on The Stir…

The 12 Stages You Go Through On A Really Bad Date

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It’s crazy to think that right now, somewhere in the world, some poor girl is on a bad date. It’s sad, really. And there’s nothing we can do about it.

I feel bad for the girl even though I don’t even know her. She’s probably sitting at a Ruby Tuesday’s somewhere, perusing the salad options on the menu, trying to stay positive. But before she knows it, she’ll be thinking of plausible reasons to get out of this dinner. If I stab my leg with this fork and start bleeding, I can leave, right? 

But she can’t leave. She’s stuck. And you know why. Here are the 12 stages of emotions you go through while on a bad date on The Stir…

‘Grandma Showers’ Are The Most Ridiculous Thing Since … Baby Showers

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Well, well, well — what will they think of next? Would you believe there is such a thing as grandma showers? Yes, as in a party for a grandmother-to-be, when either her daughter or daughter-in-law is preggo. You know, to give her tons of attention and get her all stocked up on supplies for the baby nursery that will be set up in her house when junior comes to visit. Read more on The Stir…

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