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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:05 AM ESTNow that cold weather has arrived, we've got the heat cranked and the tea kettle on. Another choice way to keep warm during cold weather is to crank up the oven and get cooking with some of my favorite roasted recipes. From meats to vegetables, even fruit, roasting coaxes a smoky sweet flavor out of all kinds of seasonal fall foods. If you're a fan of roasted foods too, head below for 7 creative, seasonal ways to roast up a delicious assortment of fall foods. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell Read More »from Fun in the Oven: 7 Warm and Delicious Roasted Recipes for Fall
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:02 AM ESTDyslexia Turned My Family Into a Bunch of Devil Worshippers
This was definitely the case with the sidelong glances, stand-offish attitudes, and palpable distrust we sensed from other parents during the years my daughters attended a local charter school.
We were baffled at the time. We just couldn't put our finger on why our kids got the kid glove treatment.
It was subtle, but undeniable. Certain parents wouldn't allow their daughters to sleep over at our house. Our girls were consistently excluded from group playdates organized by certain moms.
One mom, who volunteered daily in the school office, would shoot exaggerated eye daggers my way every time she saw me. She did nothing to disguise her hatred of our entire family, including my then one-year-old son. Once, when I waved to her at the mall, she fled into a store.
I'm pretty thick skinned and don't suffer from a need to be super popular. Where my kids are concerned, though, I have anRead More »from How Dyslexia Turned My Family into a Bunch of Devil Worshippers
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:50 AM ESTYou Should Beat Your Kids
Classic link bait.
The author crafted a sensational headline where it appears he's going to go off on people getting married too young, or fight to turn the tide on gay marriage, and then he switches it up and writes a super sweet piece about how marriage is a selfless act, not a selfish one.
This headline could be seen as that. Many of you drifted over here thinking I was going to advocate corporal punishment and make a case that you should not spare the rod when raising your child.
Not going to do it.
Honestly, I think when we spank or hit our kids, it says more about you than it does about the act they've done. It shows your lack of ability to keep it in check. Lashing out is selfish. I've done it, and each time it hurt me more than it hurt them. It's embarrassing (and in some countries, it's illegal).
ButRead More »from Why It's Important to Beat Your Children Every Once in a While
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:49 AM EST
When my son, Norrin, was first diagnosed with autism, I cried every night for weeks. My body curled in the fetal position, trembling, with my husband beside me, trying his best to offer consolation, even though he was scared too. I accepted autism a long time ago, but acceptance doesn't have an ending point. It's an ongoing road. And that road stretches far beyond the horizon. People ask if I hope there'll be a cure for autism. Even with all my worries and fears, I can honestly say that I don't care about a cure. I just care about Norrin. Having a kid with autism doesn't mean that I've given up on hoping for my son. Ironically, all of my hopes seem to have been born from all of my fears. I'm not writing this for sympathy -- autism parents don't want anyone to pity us or our children. I'm sharing because I'm hoping that our honesty will help others understand. I hope the more people understand, the more our worries and fears can be alleviated. -By Lisa Quinones-Fontanez
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- Babble.com | Pets – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:48 AM EST
Corgis are known for their smiles. They always carry around big, huge, happy grins. Do you know why they smile all the time? Here are 7 corgis demonstrating things that make corgis smile, although ultimately I think corgis smile simply because it is so darn good to be a corgi! Do you love a good corgi smile? Give this a share to spread the corgi smiles around for everyone to see! -By Carleen CoulterRead More »from Happy Go Puppy: 7 Adorable Photos of Corgis Smiling Big for the Camera
- Babble.com | Fashion – Mon, Nov 11, 2013 2:09 PM ESTPrepare for your trip with these cute and comfy travel outfits. Pack light by bringing your favorite pair of jeans, but changing them up with an oversized sweater, T-shirt, scarf, and coat. When you are going out at night, you can throw on a blazer and a pair of booties, since heels might kill your feet. Style and comfort can definitely go hand in hand if you have the right basics. It's all about getting creative and changing up your look to keep your style fresh throughout the trip. Get all the tips and inspiration in these 7 cute and comfy travel outfits here…
-By Jaime Morrison Curtis Read More »from Jet-Setter Chic: 7 Perfect Travel Outfits to Dress for the Journey
- Babble.com | Fashion – Mon, Nov 11, 2013 1:27 PM ESTEver since I ditched the blow dryer, my hair has been healthier and my curls are easier to maintain. However, styles can be a bit more difficult, and with the holidays just around the corner, I want to make sure that I have a few that I can work with. I have found that simple works best for me - a high ponytail, a low bun - but it always seems to be missing something. Then, after being inspired by the huge headband collection my daughter has, I decided to try one of hers. A simple rhinestone headband in a soft purple. It was cute and held my hair, but I needed something a bit more grown up. So for the holidays, I found these 7 - all within my serious budget of just $25!
-By Yanira Garza Read More »from Crowning Glory: 7 Super Cute Holiday Headbands Under $25
- I can't help it. I LOVE black and white so much. And no matter what the holiday or occasion, I find a way to use it as part of the color palette. My Halloween decor pretty much consisted of black and white, and the last few parties I hosted had black and white stuck in them every which way. I've been seeing a lot of other awesome party ideas with black and white as their base, so I thought I'd share the black and white love!
-By Alison Faulkner Read More »from Opposites Attract: 7 Black and White Party Ideas
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 11, 2013 12:57 PM EST
,Remember the honeymoon phase of your relationship where you and your partner couldn't keep your hands off each other? So many couples wish they could stay in that phase, but as life unfolds and you settle into new routines, it tends to slow down.
From new adult stresses to kids, work, and managing busy schedules, finding time to be together as a couple can be challenging at times. And with all those stresses, it can be hard to get yourselves in the mood to rekindle some of that spark and heat from early on. It's there, but you sometimes have to dig deeper to find it and you both have to be on the same page - not always an easy feat. We have been told that having more sex with our partner makes for a better relationship, but is that motivation enough to find the time and spark?
A new study unveils the real motivations couples have to have sex and these reasons significantly affect marital satisfaction, just as frequencyRead More »from Study Reveals the Real Reasons Why Couples Have Sex
- Babble.com | Beauty – Mon, Nov 11, 2013 12:57 PM ESTAs the weather gets colder, I'm realizing Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Whaa? Wow, this year has gone by fast. I absolutely love the holidays because there are plenty of opportunities to play dress up. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to accessorize is to dress up your hair. Because I want you to look your best, I've compiled 7 of my favorite tutorials from around the web. If you do any of these styles, make sure to tag me on Instagram @twistmepretty. I'd love to see how you pull them off! - By Abby Smith Read More »from Amp Up Your Updo: 7 Pretty Holiday Hairstyle Tutorials