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Love at first sight: confessions of a brand-new ‘glam-mom’

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I’ve been recently inducted into the “Gram-Mom” club. I have entered this hallowed group at an advanced age — well not that advanced, but...

Tiny tick bite causes a sea change in cooking and eating habits

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When beef, pork, lamb, veal and venison are off the menu, what's a chef to do?

My Zen of aging, interrupted

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I try to believe that each sunset has followed a day where I have learned something new, that each season waxes and wanes as I search for a deeper happiness, that each revolution around the sun has made me a better person. But then my husband hobbles all over my Zen with an arthritic toe.

Stuffed chicken made simple, but dressed up with goat cheese and sun-dried tomato filling

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Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken — sounds complicated. It's not. But it is delicious.

The real reason (some) moms don’t wear makeup might surprise you

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I am no artist and I think any makeup that I try to apply would end up making me look much less like a hot mom and much more like I was auditioning for clown school. And I don't ever want anyone to call me Krusty — for any reason.

What — me worry? (No one said this was rational)

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So what exactly happens to us when we have kids? What part of our brain turns away from our own selves and our wants and needs, only to embrace all the crazy of motherhood?

Autumn’s bounty makes every night like Thanksgiving, minus the turkey

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Cauliflower gratin: So simple you can pretty much set it and forget it.

Parenthood: No time for fear— or pain

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Things change when you become a mom. No more freaking out over earwigs in the shower, or gagging at vomit, or walking away from diapers that fail. Nope.

You, too, can be a goddess in the kitchen

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Avocados and herbs make this salad dressing creamy, rich and flavorful.