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I could have guessed +Kim Bongiorno wrote this before I even read her name at the bottom. She is my favorite truth teller about pregnancy. So funny and gross, but in the best way. Love her. 

#pregnancy #tmi #moist
'TODAY' host Savannah Guthrie is blogging about her pregnancy, but when does sharing become oversharing? Find out, on!
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Thanks so much, +Leslie Marinelli!!! 
It gives me chills to see this on the Earl Smith Strand Theater marquee! Local friends, please come and see me and 13 other talented performers read our original pieces about motherhood on Saturday April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in Marietta. It's going to be an amazing show! Tickets are selling fast. Hope to see you there!

#LTYM   #Atlanta  
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Wow! +Nora DePalma! So excited to see you!!
I'm sharing some really big news on my blog today about my relationship with This deal has been in development for a very long time, and it's such a huge relief to finally be able to share it publicly. Wish me luck! 

H/T to +Lauren Conrad for the fabulous quote below.


#pr #women 
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+Leslie Marinelli  YOU introduced us at BlogHer '13. But we live in the same town. +Nicole Leigh Shaw  we've got to get together for coffee SOON!
Okay, I know I'm really late to the Frozen bandwagon, but I had NO IDEA that Kristen Bell did all her own singing in this! I've had a girl crush on her since Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This is priceless! 

[Frozen] Love is an open door (live - full song) - Kristen Bell & Santino Fontana

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Great stuff for writers. Thank you +Erin Margolin for sharing! 
In love with all these #writing  quotes. 25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer 
Because mistakes are the portals of discovery.
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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a seemingly endless to-do list? Today on The Bearded Iris I'm talking about the importance of looking back so you can really appreciate your progress and be motivated to stay on your path. It's all about perspective.


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OMG, you are hilarious. I would give anything to see your show, Michelle! 
I talk to my kids about alcohol all the time. Such an important and misunderstood topic. If you need help learning how to bridge this subject at home, this would be a great Twitter party for you to attend. 

#parenting #alcohol  
Do you struggle with how to talk to your kids about alcohol? Then you will be as pumped as we are about this Tuesday Twitter Party!

TODAY show contributor, Michelle Borba Ed.D, author of "The Big Book of Parenting Solutions" will answer questions like "Is it ever too early to talk to kids about drinking?"

Join us with your own questions tomorrow! (P.S.- There will be prizes!)
#parenting #talkearly  
Really loved this piece by +Vikki Reich about the end of a friendship. Beautifully written and so relatable. 

The comments she's getting are awesome too. Clearly this is a topic that resonates with so many people. 

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I had a dream last night I was at a party filled with old friends. It was a private party at a bar or restaurant and the lighting was poor in that way that’s meant to create ambiance but simply makes everyone squint. I arrived fashionably late so the party was in full swing when...
I've been a big fan of +Mary Anne Payne for a long time. She's super funny, authentic, and bold as hell. This week she wrote a hilarious list about being a woman in midlife that is a MUST READ.

But wait, the title says it all: 

Never Trust a Fart and 21 Things You Need to Know at Midlife

I mean, right? How can you not read this? 

She's giving the straight dope about bras, eyebrows, hairstyles, the importance of fiber, sexy shoes, and more. 

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#humor #women #aging #midlife
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Writer, blogger, editor, speaker, gardener, borderline hoarder, and invisible vessel for grandchildren and PTA donations since 1999.

Hi, I'm Leslie. I'm a wife, mother of three, bathroom humor aficionada, writer, and transplanted Pittsburgher trapped in the suburbs of Atlanta. After two years as the Editor-in-Chief for, an online community for women, I am now the site’s new owner and CEO and plan to become a media mogul as soon as I unearth my day planner. 

I blog for fun at The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All and have been named an Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Humorist of the Month, a BlogHer Humor Voice of the Year (2012 & 2013), and a Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger. I'm also the editor and co-author of the #1 Amazon top-rated and best-selling women’s humor anthology, “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth.” 

I love animals, good manners, and laughing until it hurts. 

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I once repaired a broken washing machine with nothing but a YouTube video, a flashlight between my teeth, and a zip tie. True story.
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