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How to Manage Family Conflict during COVID

“We can’t change that facts, but we can be prepared with strategies like the ones suggested above to help smooth over the struggles brought upon by the unprecedented difficulties we are all living through at this time.”

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What Happens When a Word’s Definition Is Outdated?

When Kennedy Mitchum grew tired of defending a broader definition of racism, she set out to change it with the very book that holds the key to all definitions—the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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How to Co-parent & Co-exist with Your Ex

“It is possible to stay friends and co-parent with minimal pain points and conflict with your ex. Here’s how.”

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Sorry, Not Sorry: Why Girls Need to Stop Apologizing

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You may have heard of a “little” best seller called, Girl, Stop Apologizing (2019) by multi-media company founder, Rachel Hollis. I don’t’ know about you but I’ve read it three times now, going on four. Hollis, speaker, author,…

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The Top 10 Ways to Make a Pregnant Woman Angry

“Where are your manners people? Hands off! Just because there is a baby in there doesn’t mean you can touch! I’m going to start rubbing people’s stomachs after they eat a large burrito and see how it makes them feel.”

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up in an Honest Twitter Q&A Session

The supermodel gets real about being a celeb, a mom and more!

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10 Times She Shouldn’t Say Sorry

Parents: Read this list from the Girl Scouts with your daughter, and remind her that although it’s important to make amends when she’s truly done something wrong, apologizing when she hasn’t can undermine how others see her and damage her self-worth.

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T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls Sold Recalled Infant Sleepers

If you have infant sleepers of any kind stop, use immediately.

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Oh, Awkward! Top 10 List.

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Dear Confessional,  
I am a magnet. Seriously, if there’s an embarrassing moment or clumsy situation to happen, I may just be that person. Thankfully, as an adult, I have finally grown enough confidence to no longer get…

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Parental PopQuiz: What Would You Do?

Your child said a curse word, and it’s as shocking as it is adorable out of that little mouth. Do you…

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10 Warning Signs of Sleep Deprivation

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How many can you check off?
1. You’re sitting up and staring at the computer, in a trance-like state with your mouth typically gaping open, until an awkward head jolt later when you realize you just fell…

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Mom’s Viral Post Is an Important Reminder: Stop Apologizing

Every one should read this powerful message.

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The Importance of Saying ‘I’m Sorry’

When I was younger, I thought if I apologized for my actions, that others would view me as weak. As I grew and was exposed to other ways of thinking about the phrase ‘I’m sorry,’ I began to realize just how wrong I had been.

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Going to War for the Career Family

I’m looking for inspiration and I find nothing.

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Kristen Bell’s Marriage Tip Is Peak #MarriedLife #Goals & So Good for the Kids

Disagreements are inevitable, but there’s one very important thing all parents should do when they fight.

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10 Awkward Parenting Situations & How to Handle Them

Instead of hiding your face in shame, do this instead.

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Recall Alert: These Toy Xylophones Pose Choking Hazard

It’s time to check your little one’s toy box.

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Governor Who Claimed Students Were Abused During Teacher Walkout Issues Apology

The governor of Kentucky was in hot water over troubling comments he made about his state’s teacher walkouts.

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10 Reasons Why Newborns Are the Best

They party all night and sleep all day. We’re not talking teenagers (yet). We’re talking newborns and why they’re awesome.

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NPR’s Accidental FB Post Is Bringing Adorableness to Us All

This Ramona mis-post was so popular (and so loved) that many are calling for a return.

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This Mom Shared a List of Don’ts For Her Daughter and the Internet Loves It

You’ll want to add all of these “don’ts” to your to-do list.

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11 Things I’ve Learned to Stop Apologizing For

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How often do we start our sentences with “Sorry, I …”
Or, maybe you aren’t starting your sentences with “Sorry…” but you are feeling bad or guilty for saying no or disagreeing with something.

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Some Days as a Mom I Have to Remind Myself of These Things

Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.

When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do.

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How Biking Helps Me Raise Kind, Compassionate Kids

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When my husband and I decided to have children, we sat down to generate a list of parenting goals. At the very top of our list was to raise kind people. Of course I want my…

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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The Commencement Speech No One Asked Me to Give (Yet)

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I wrote a commencement speech that no one asked for. Here’s why:

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By virtue simply of having 654 children, I spend a lot of my life with today’s youth, and I…

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Dear Couch, I Can Explain…

Dear Couch, You probably overheard me talking about you when the company was over this past week. I didn’t mean it really. Okay, I did. But we don’t actually have any concrete plans to get rid of you. I was having a…

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What I Learned From My Kid’s Picture Day

I completely forgot about picture day…

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Again.
Not just picture day…class picture day.
And my first thought when my calendar reminder popped up, after I’d dropped off dear #3?

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“And…

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