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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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 ParentCo.

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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This Is What Happened When My Teenage Son Gave up Sugar

by Katie Bingham-Smith

After doing some research a few months ago, my teenage son decided to give up sugar. We're both noticing a big difference.

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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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Love by Numbers

by ParentCo.

As I stand there looking down at four plus years of my hard work scattered among Lego pieces, stuffed animals and dirty underwear, I feel surprisingly calm.

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When Grief Comes Home for Christmas

by ParentCo.

This is the year I learned that elevating one specific holiday to the single most anticipated family event has its down side.

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4 Tips to Help You Master the Power Nap (and Maybe Skip the Afternoon Coffee)

by ParentCo.

If you’re finding yourself lagging mid-morning or mid-afternoon, here are a few tips to help you master the power nap.

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When Marriage is as Beautiful as it Difficult

by ParentCo.

This isn’t an excuse for not working on myself or my marriage but a recognition of the challenges of this stage in life.

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Is My Baby Still Breathing? A Look at Postpartum Anxiety

by Jessica Williams

When we're suddenly responsible for tiny, helpless, precious humans, it makes sense we become anxious. But how much anxiety is too much?

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The Inconvenience of Girls Who Want

by ParentCo.

We give girls permission to be anything they want, but we still don't want to talk to them about sexual desires and where that fits into their lives.

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I Hope My Kids Don't Want to Play Team Sports

by ParentCo.

What used to be a fun pastime has turned, for many kids, into an exercise in rigor and near-obsession. If we skip team sports altogether, I won't be sad.

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A Pony Tale: My Journey Through Chemo

by ParentCo.

I wanted to attend functions at my son’s school with my hair, and not a head scarf. I wanted no more tests, needles, or doctors. I wanted my ponytail back.

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Holding Your Baby Affects Their Genes and Health, According to Study

by ParentCo.

A recent study found that babies who experienced higher levels of distress and were held less had a lower epigenetic age than those who held more often.

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Her Own Curve

by Gina Rich

The type of growth that doctors measure is the kind that’s easy to see and track in a logical fashion. But it’s not the only information that matters.

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Can Social Media Improve Vaccination Rates?

by ParentCo.

A recent study suggests that some forms of social media can effectively educate parents about vaccination, and maybe even influence their decision-making.

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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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Former Museum of Sex Curator Dishes on Getting Back to Gettin' Down Post Baby

by ParentCo.

It's no wonder the day you get medical clearance to have sex again just a short six weeks after having a baby, it seems as daunting as climbing Kilimanjaro.

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The Art of Practicing Patience When You Basically Suck at It

by ParentCo.

If patience doesn’t exactly come naturally, let me offer you some footnotes so that we can all make it through to the other side together.

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Save Money, Eat Healthier, and Help the Environment With This One Easy Hack

by ParentCo.

Between the farm and the fridge, up to 40 percent of food in America goes uneaten.

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