Candace Kirby

Yes, my name is "Candy Kirby."

Los Angeles, CA

Candace Kirby

Columnist for outlets such as HelloGiggles, Redbook, eHow, Disney and Nickelodeon. Former TV writer for "The Bold and the Beautiful." Alumna of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.



7 Stages of Avoiding Your Christmas Shopping

Not exactly chomping at the bit to battle crazed shoppers and empty your wallet this Christmas season? Then you just may find yourself progressing through this avoidance model that I like to call the “7 Stages of Avoiding Your Christmas Shopping.”. Shock and Denial. You react to the presence of Christmas paraphernalia in department stores and peppermint-infused drinks at Starbucks with numbed disbelief.

10 Things Never to Say to a Stay-at-Home Mom

When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job? Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow? I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.
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7 Signs Your Kid Has a Halloween Hangover

Telltale signs that your kid is hungover from enjoying sweets just a little too much on Halloween. With Halloween fast approaching, it’s important to take stock and make sure we have everything in order. Costume for the kid? Candy for Trick-or-Treaters? Spooky decorations to scare the living daylights out of said Trick-or-Treaters?

10 Kids Who Deserve an “A” for Creativity (if Not Accuracy)

We’ve all been there: stumped by a homework assignment or test question, as your heart races and mind draws a complete blank. However, some kids have the, shall we say, gumption to think outside the box and offer imaginative responses that may not exactly earn them top grades, but certainly provide us with giggles.

‘Modern Family’ Wisdom: 10 Phil-isms to Live By

It’s that time of year when we welcome the best season of all; I am, of course, talking about the Fall TV season. To get us properly excited about tonight’s premiere of one of my favorite shows, Modern Family, I’ve rounded up the top 10 “Phil-isms” to live by: “Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders.”.
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7 Murphy’s Laws About Holiday Travel for Families

Santa isn’t the only one with a crazy holiday travel schedule — many of us parents also find ourselves traveling near and far, so that our families can spend the holidays with loved ones. The only difference is that we don’t have the luxury of lightning-fast reindeer to haul everybody around. So if you’re one of us who are stuck traveling by more pedestrian methods, I’ve come up with seven Murphy’s Laws of Holiday Travel to help you prepare:

What Your Pinterest Username Says About You

When it comes to Pinterest, usernames can be quite revealing about the woman behind the name. Craft ideas, cocktail recipes and 25 ways to tie a scarf…oh my! With more than 30 billion — yes, BILLION — pins on Pinterest, women clearly spend a lot of time on the social network. We all know that what we pin reflects on us, but what about the Pinterest usernames that we choose?

7 Ways Romance Changes After Having Kids

August is Romance Awareness Month! So we’re dimming the lights, cracking open the wine and sighing to our spouse: “Remember how romantic we were before kids?”. Yes, children add many wonderful dimensions to our lives, but enhanced romance isn’t exactly one of them. So, how does the language of love change after having kids?

7 Signs You Already Have Summer Break Burnout

Remember when summer was about relaxation and fun? Yeah, me neither. Once you become a parent, those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer fade into a distant memory, replaced by a new reality of endless chauffeuring and whines of “What can I do now?!”. Although spending more time with the kiddos certainly can have its bright spots, the nonstop demands and activity would wear down even Wonder Woman after a while (but at least she’s smart enough to arm herself with a lasso).

Note to Comedians: Your Fat-Shaming Jokes Aren’t Funny

In a world that feeds comedians with an endless stream of material – bad drivers and in-laws and leather jogging pants… oh my! – why has the subject of women’s weight, of all things, become their go-to “joke”? Making fun of women’s looks isn’t just mean – it’s also bad comedy. Lame, lazy, snore-worthy comedy.
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7 Best Things About the End of Summer

When the warm breeze first wafts through the house and the smell of barbeque fills the air, it’s hard not to get excited about the promise of summer. By the time September hits, however, let’s face it: there are more than a few reasons to get equally excited about the end of summer. Allow me to me count the ways (seven of ’em, to be exact):

33 Things to Eat to Get a Dad Bod

Good news for men who aren't exactly blessed with a six-pack (of the muscle-bound variety): the "dad bod" is in! Thanks to a now-viral post from Clemson University student Mackenzie Pearson, claiming women like "a nice balance between a beer gut and working out," men are free to stop sucking in that stomach and embrace the fact that they're a little soft around the edges.


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