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ModernMom’s Guidelines for Our Valued Content Contributors

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Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls

‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway.  But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require…

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$50K For A Three-Year-Old’s Birthday Party!?

Lately, weve been on the birthday circuit. Today was a 2-year-olds Thomas-the-Train celebration, tomorrow is a 3-year-old pony riding extravaganza, and next weekend 6-year-old twins are celebrating with a gymnastics party. I love birthday parties. When Ava gets invited, it reassures me that she is popular and I can look forward to eating the piece of cake she decapitates by furiously licking away the frosting. Everyone wins. With all these parties on our calendar, I have to take a list with me to Target just to remind me of the presents I need to buy that month. But a $15 Barbie is a small price to pay for popularity and it beats the cost of child therapy, which I imagine is the sad lot of the uninvited.

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Acai Berry Nutritional Facts

You’re up on the fashion and accessory trends, but are you up on the food trends? Among the latest fads is the acai, pronounced “ah-sa-ee” or “ah-sie-ee,” berry from the Amazon rain forest. Although the acai berry has been a popular food in Brazil for years, this exotic fruit arrived in America in 2000 and took the stage as a culinary superstar.