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The Difficulty in Facing What's Right in Front of Us

by ParentCo.

It is true that some parents refuse to see what is right in front of them. They gloss over the signs, they deny the truth.

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Growth

by ParentCo.

When we think of growth, we often think of the most difficult challenge we have recently overcome. Sometimes, the challenge comes from the family (children, spouse, parents) sometimes the challenge comes from work and sometimes it comes from our inner conflicts. For me, the challenge is my own mindset.

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Is Family Travel Worth the Investment?

by ParentCo.

Travel is often viewed as a leisure activity that's difficult to justify spending precious time and money on. But what if it's more than that?

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Is It Really Possible to Parent Like Other Cultures?

by ParentCo.

Is it really possible for us to parent like the French, the Japanese, or the Danish? Not usually.

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6 Christmas Traditions That Put Others First

by ParentCo.

One way to add a layer of richness to the Christmas season is implementing a tradition that focuses on making a difference in the life of someone in need.

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This Orchestral Playlist is a Sleigh Ride Without the Whining That Everyone is Cold

by ParentCo.

These orchestral music pieces will evoke the feeling of a magical winter ride and excite your imagination of gliding on a sparkling snow-covered landscape.

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5 Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom Inviting This Holiday Season

by Erris Klapper

Even the closest of families may not be used to bunking together, so planning ahead helps everyone.

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Cures for the Common Bad Day

by ParentCo.

How do you break the bad days down so they didn't have such dominance in your mind? Better yet, is there a way to avoid them altogether?

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Writing Letters to Our Fathers

by ParentCo.

For years, I'd written letters to my dad that I'd never sent, especially during the times when, like Lilly, I felt like I wasn’t being seen or heard by him.

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A Porcupine for Christmas

by ParentCo.

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How I Became "The Shoprite Lady"

by ParentCo.

"I remember the first time I saw you. You were so sad. How can anyone with such beautiful children look so sad? And then I saw him."

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The Kind Stranger: a Missed Opportunity to Show Compassion

by ParentCo.

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Bringing Beauty to Scoliosis

by ParentCo.

I still give her everything a father should, but now, more than ever, I give extra doses of confidence.

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The Student Who Taught Me I Have Room for Thankfulness

by Nina Parrish

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7 Survival Strategies for Holiday Gifting

by ParentCo.

No matter what you celebrate, choosing gifts for the small people in your life is no easy feat. This set of guidelines can help.

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"Oprah's Favorite Things 2017" - the Reality Edition

by ParentCo.

I took a look at some of these items and, no offense to Queen Oprah, but I beg to differ.

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Me, My Son's Wheelchair, and a Frankenboot

by ParentCo.

I was unloading the wheelchair from the van – something I’ve done successfully a thousand times. Until this one time.

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Sweater Hugs, Here and Now, and From Beyond

by ParentCo.

This well worn sweater- it’s hers, it’s mine, and with it, we will always be together. At least, that’s what my grieving mind still tells me.

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The Frustrating Zen of Cleaning With a Toddler

by ParentCo.

That feeling that there is always more to do – that is a permanent state. May as well embrace it.

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The Last Vermonter in Beirut

by ParentCo.

I'm not sure if he knew it, but this American gentleman saved the lives of many young people in Beirut, including mine.

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3 Companies That Are Carving Space for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

by ParentCo.

There are a few up-and-coming companies that gear themselves to the needs of autistic adults.

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Why Elf on the Shelf is Worth the Hassle

by ParentCo.

The beauty of the Elf is that he's instilling a sense of tradition and offering an opportunity for many families to bond over something during the holidays.

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Angels Do Exist (at the Grocery Store)

by ParentCo.

We made eye contact and exchanged a smile. She didn’t have to mention she was a mom. I knew the moment I saw her that she really saw me.

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6 Ways to Find Happiness and Survive the Shortest Days of the Year

by ParentCo.

A few ways to still enjoy evening family time, get some exercise, and forget our its-dark-way-too-early-blues.

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