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How Our Family Discovered the Gift of Time

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I’m writing this as I watch the peach, purple and blue sunrise over the mountains and through a community of Aspen trees that envelope our little cabin in Fairplay, Colorado. Our faithful dog, Harry is…

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Dear Teachers

“I know it hasn’t been easy over the last year but thank you!”

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I Was in a Dark Place & This Became My Lifeline

“I had absolutely no reason to be unhappy, I truly had it all. But the truth was, that for as long as I could remember, I suffered a crisis of meaning that I learned to hide from the world.”

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Remember Your Why

“I would wager that we don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.”

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When You Don’t Hear from Your Family

“I have an amazing group of friends and our parents. We are loved. But to hear from you would have meant something. It would make a scary and confusing time a little bit better.”

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Lessons from a Former Self-Help Junkie

“How I went from ‘self-help junkie’ to ‘self-help skeptic.'”

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Lies We Tell Our Kids—& Ourselves—about Bullying

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Being bullied has taught me a lot over the years. Lessons learned in childhood run deep and last long. We learn to not be noticed. That we must try to fit in. That certain people and places and…

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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Hamilton

Disney+ Releases a Special Look at the Film Version of “Hamilton”

Disney+ will premiere the film of the original Broadway production on Jul. 3.

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Pier 1 Imports to Close All Stores Nationwide

Pier 1 is still accepting orders on its website.

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The “Beverly Hills 90210” Reboot Won’t Come Back for a Second Season

The nostalgic ’90s fave won’t come back to the small screen.

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6 Habits for Parents to Foster Their Own Happy Days

Want to be your best self? Here are six ways that help me reset my mind and body to be the best parent I can be.

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Letting Go of Emotional Baggage to Become a Better Parent

Emotional baggage doesn’t have to be burdensome. Identifying it, and releasing the energy will allow you to become a better parent.

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Thoughts of a Motherless Mom on Mother’s Day

The love of a Mother is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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7 Things My Son Absolutely Needs to Hear—& Know—Before Middle School

“Trust that you are an amazing kid without needing to promote yourself or exaggerate a single thing.”

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Being Small: How I Help My Short Daughter Feel More Comfortable in Her Own Skin

When my daughter told me, “Everyone is taller and better than me,” I had to do something.

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How to Turn Your Kid into a Kindness Superhero (Yep, It’s a Thing)

When kids understand the power they have to make both themselves and others feel good, choosing kindness becomes so much more than just another rule to follow.

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Three Ways to Cultivate a Child’s Inner Voice

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As they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years (and continue into their early grade school years), conscience begins to develop in our little ones. In other words, they begin to build their small inner voice that helps them to distinguish…

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I Am My Child’s Inner Voice & Every Word Is Sacred

When they get older, yours will be the voice they hear in their heads, like it or not, so be encouraging as often as possible and be gentle with criticism.

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My Secret to Success Has Taught Me This about Parenting

A lot of people take themselves very seriously. I get it; there exists within us from the very beginning a need to feel important, that our lives are necessary and that we validate our being. Without feeling like we are…

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I’m a Dad and My Biggest Hope Is for My Kids to Grow Away from Me

The other day I was playing around with my three year old daughter, and I felt a sensation I believe most parents know all too well. I don’t know if there is a specific name for this feeling, but I…

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I Want My Kids to Know I Struggled

I’m coming up on five years of writing and publically sharing the joys and struggles of this journey called motherhood and life. At first it was mostly stories of my daughters, but then as my first experience of depression in…

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What I Learned from Filming One Second a Day for a Year

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At the beginning of 2016 I decided I wanted to take on a personal project of recording one second of video everyday for the whole year. At the end of the year I would combine…

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This is What the Future of America Looks Like

 
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Today, I went to my daughter’s public school, PS85Q, to see her sworn in as 5th grade representative for her school. During the ceremony, the 4th grade Peacemaker Committee and the 5th Grade Student Council gave…

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Why will I be celebrating my child’s failures?

I walked into my parents’ apartment and fell facedown onto the couch. Breaking into tears, I cried uncontrollably for what seemed like hours.
It happened over 10 years ago, but I remember how I felt to this day — the…

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You Know You Live With a Toddler When…

Here are 20 sure signs you know you live with a toddler.

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Happy Mom Tip #12: Take a Break

In today’s hyperbusy world, most people don’t take real breaks. “We are poisoned by the hypnotic belief,” writes Wayne Muller in his inspirational book Sabbath, “that good things come only through unceasing determination and tireless effort—and so we can never…

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