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17 Truths and Tips for Friendships After 17

17 Truths and Tips for Friendships After 17

on Aug 3, 2015

It has been said that difference between the person you are today and the person you will be years from now will determined by the people you spend your time with. It's irrefutable. Friends matter.

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13 Things To Take to Your New Job

13 Things To Take to Your New Job

on Jul 28, 2015

My newly graduated daughter is starting a new job soon, and I’m trying to learn the protocol. What, I wonder, is MY ROLE in this exciting milestone? It didn’t come in the rule book, and the mommy bloggers are unusually silent on the topic. Evidently, there is no “take your …

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Book Becky Blades for your sorority event!

on Jul 25, 2015

What do you need when you pledge a sorority? How about a mom who’s not YOUR mom to tell you how to act. Or just to give you a laugh – and reminders to do your laundry and call your mom. Schedule Becky Blades, artist, author, and mom of two …

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What I miss when the kids are home

What I miss when the kids are home

on Jul 24, 2015

I’ve figured out what is so difficult about these fleeting moments of summer vacation with college kids at home: I miss them. The kids, I mean. No mother should be surprised to see very little of her grown children when they come home for summers and holidays. We learn this …

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Four Free Ideas to Free Your Creative Self

Four Free Ideas to Free Your Creative Self

on Jul 22, 2015

Do you consider yourself creative? No matter how you answer the question, you will spend a lot of time creating today. You’ll create an outfit, an attitude, or a way to help a friend. You’ll create a conversation or a moment to remember. You’ll make stuff. You’ll make stuff up. …

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What Do You Imagine Barbie Has to Say Now?

What Do You Imagine Barbie Has to Say Now?

on Jul 9, 2015

Barbie haters, take a deep breath. I’m about to say something nice about the too-pretty blonde girl we blame for messing up our body images. Playing with dolls has always been about imagining. It wasn’t Barbie’s fault that once upon a time girls wanted to imagine themselves in pink princess …

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Becky Blades St. Louis Book Signing May 23

on May 9, 2015

Author and illustrator Becky Blades will sign her book Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday, May 23, 2015 Main Street Books 307 S Main St, St. Charles, Missouri 63301 Mothers Day and graduation shopping? Start here! Blades will mince motherly advice …

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15 Ways Mom Earned a Mortar Board

15 Ways Mom Earned a Mortar Board

on May 9, 2015

This is the first Mother’s Day without an offspring at home, but believe me, I’m celebrating. I’m celebrating my own graduation from the most demanding stage of life in human existence: parenting children into adulthood.

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Chicago is listening!

on May 7, 2015

Author and illustrator of Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone, Becky Blades, has caught some ears in Chicago. She will be doing media appearances and signing her book with her daughter, Tess, a Freshman at Chicago's De Paul University.

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