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7 Tips for Talking to Kids about LGBTQ

“Even at an early age you can teach the value of empathy and respect for others, as well as open the door for any future conversations regarding their own identity.”

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Why We Share Our Journey

“Do you know how much preparation (both physically and emotionally) and courage it takes for some of us to just take our kids out of the house because we know the stares and judgment we’ll get just for being different?”

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Dear White Allies

“It’s time to carry the burden with our black community.”

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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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8 Things You Can Do to Support Adoptive Moms

“The adoption process is challenging, and it can be confusing at times how to support those moms who are going through or have gone through that process. Here are some supportive ways you can help.”

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids

To learn and practice empathy, we’ll need to begin within.  Yes y’all!  I’m talking about that ‘heart work’.

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6 Ways to Build & Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Confidence

“Girls seem to lose their confidence in a “perfect storm” of changes as they grow. Here are some ways you can work to build your daughter’s confidence.”

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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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Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

We live in a world where we see the very feeling of being uncomfortable as “bad” and a thing to avoid. But avoiding uncomfortable feelings gets in the way of doing the things we want to do, of growing, and truly living the lives we want to live.

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4 Tips to Understanding Your Teenager Better

Feeling frustrated by your teenager? These 4 tips may help you understand them better.

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How “Fiver Parties” Will Change the Way You Do Birthdays

This new trend is a total party game changer.

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This Is What Alcoholics Anonymous Taught Me About Parenting through Recovery

Someone told me when Cameron was born that I would forever have my heart walking around outside my body. It’s days like today that I am reminded of how raw parenting is. How visceral your response to your child is.…

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This Summer Is the Best Time for Your Kids to Act Up

If you’ve been looking for ways to keep your budding performer busy this summer, we’ve rounded up our area’s best acting classes and dished on the summer camp extras.

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A Social Taboo: Why Everyone Needs to Flip the Script About Money

My grandpa once told me there are three things you don’t talk about with people: religion, politics, and money.  It is one of those topics that makes people feel uncomfortable.  Recently I am on my own abundance journey. It is…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, which always gets parents thinking about how to keep their children safe. All parents face the same concerns when it comes to the safety of their children: who to trust and who…

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Stop Shaming April the Giraffe

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For over a month now, Facebook news feeds, mom groups, and Twitter have all been going wild over April the giraffe and her baby that’s on the way. The expectant mom’s labor has not yet led to the…

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Why We Kiss in Front of Our Kids

Our wedding kiss was … ahem … awkward. It was a shy, quick peck that even our photographer couldn’t capture it. It was so unimpressive that some of our guests probably secretly held back some boos. I wouldn’t blame them…

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