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Carpe Diem, YOLO, and Balance

by ParentCo.

Here’s the deal that I’ve tried to strike with life: be both. Let the 80/20 rule follow you around and nestle into your everyday.

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Would You Order From the Original Kids' Menu?

by ParentCo.

The kids menu dates back to Prohibition. And while it may have changed a bit over the years, there's a bleakness that seems to endure.

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Keeping Faith in the Religion of Running

by ParentCo.

Seven years ago, I never walked. When I went for a run, I ran. I ran when I felt great and when I didn’t. But now I’m tired.

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The Making of a PTA Monster

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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

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So Long Irish Goodbye

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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