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The Making of a PTA Monster

by Parent Co.

Who were these selfless souls who found time to fulfill PTA duties again and again, year after year? I was about to find out.

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8 Wildly Unique Styles for Your Lady Garden

by Parent Co.

Perhaps Public-Figure-Inspired Pubic Art will even become a hot new trend. So hop on board, ladies, and get creating.

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A Coffee Date at 40: Why Time for Ourselves Is Essential

by Parent Co.

For so long, I’ve been focused on my family’s needs, and this milestone is forcing me to evaluate myself and my life choices.

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Bend Me, Break Me

by Parent Co.

Little did I know how perfectly this wooden toy would represent our marriage.

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So Long Irish Goodbye

by Parent Co.

Through hours upon hours of therapy and journaling, I realized that the stress around saying goodbye stemmed from my own childhood.

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What If I Never Lose a Pound?

by Parent Co.

I could be happy now. If I never lose another pound I can still choose to live the life I want to live.

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Making New Friends? Not in the Wintertime.

by Parent Co.

All I want to do when the holidays are over and January spreads out, flat and unchanging, is to call in the old standbys.

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The Sting of Being the Uninvited 

by Parent Co.

Doesn’t everyone know what that feels like, some personal version of Annie and the birthday non-invitation heard round the world?

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Making Friends at 40 (Because We Need Them More Than Ever)

by Parent Co.

I couldn’t explain how afraid I was of new people and this new place. The fact was, I didn’t know how to make friends and I was terrified.

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What to Expect When Your Ovaries Decide You’re Done Expecting

by Parent Co.

Here are the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause you can expect:

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To Every Exhausted Mom out There, This Is All You Have to Do

by Parent Co.

Instead of doing all of these things in an attempt to satiate ourselves, we just have one thing to do, that’s to show up.

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Everything Looks Better by Candlelight

by Parent Co.

Now that I'm a mother in my late 30s, it seems my own mortality and the ridiculously-accelerated passage of time is shoved in my face every five seconds.

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Noticing, Understanding, and Getting to the Root of Our Triggers

by Parent Co.

Once we began to understand the triggers that arise from our own childhood and how our kids push our “buttons,” we can respond appropriately.

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When All I See Are Snakes

by Parent Co.

Where is the balance between protection and paranoia, between caution and completely shutting down?

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“Boy” Underwear Is the Best Underwear

by Parent Co.

There's no physical need for the variance in young kids' underwear sizes. Might there be a benefit to styling all kids' underwear the same way?

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How to Keep Romance Alive When Your News Feed Feels Like the 2017 Libido Ice Bucket Challenge

by Parent Co.

Good luck, friends! It’s time to ring in 2018 like we didn’t just spend 12 months wading through a stinking pile of poop.

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Dear Holiday Shoppers: Thanks for Nothing

by Parent Co.

Now, when something occurs like what happened as I left the bookstore, you assume that people will say something.

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So My Kids Can Use the Big Knives, and Other Reasons to Get a Divorce

by Courtney Christine

I had to learn that sometimes the best thing you can do for the people you love is break all the rules.

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Here's Another Benefit to Eating Together as a Family

by Parent Co.

According to the results of this longitudinal study, maintaining a family mealtime is important for your child’s long term well-being.

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The Radical Act of Paring Down Holiday Consumption

by Parent Co.

Research suggests that financial stress is one of the worst carryovers into the new year, largely because financial stress is one that snowballs.

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In the Middle

by Wendy Kennar

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Yes, You Can Grieve the Living

by Jacque Gorelick

Over the years my mother and I have fallen apart and come back together plenty, but this time was different. I could feel it.

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Can an Introvert Change Her Stripes?

by Parent Co.

The question of whether introverts can really become extroverts is up for debate. Famous psychologists have argued that personality is immutable.

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The Problem with Teens No Longer Working Part-Time Jobs

by Sandi Schwartz

The reluctance of teens holding part-time or summer jobs is now a national trend that has caused a fair amount of concern from experts in the marketplace.

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