The Friendships Built on a Shared Transgression

by ParentCo.

Was she cool enough for me to use the forbidden word? The “multi-meaning, you either love it or hate it, use it freely or cringe at the sound of it” word?

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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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What If You Just Stopped Trying to Find Your True Self?

by ParentCo.

What if we really could be whoever we wanted to be and that could be a gain, rather than loss, to the net self?

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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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Saying Goodbye to the Woman with the Porcelain Skin

by ParentCo.

This was a time of respite care, not a time of miracles. This was a time of comfort, not of formality.

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Why Christmas Is No Longer a Time for Giving, but a Time for Pressure

by ParentCo.

I love Christmas as much as you do. But please don’t judge me when I say I find it all a bit too much. I feel the pressure of it.

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Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Harassment...Before They Even Know About Sex

by ParentCo.

There's no reason to talk specifically about sexual harassment with very young kids unless they ask about it. If they bring it up, be prepared.

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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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5 Blessings of Being Broke

by ParentCo.

At each stage in life, I envisioned money as something that would just be there when I needed it – until it wasn't. These hard-won lessons were my reward.

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Why Buying Organic Isn't My Top Concern

by ParentCo.

I feel the pull toward the organic milk and fruit, but the truth is my wallet wins out and I go with what’s cheaper.

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Why Time Apart Might Be the Perfect Marriage Elixir

by Pam Moore

Though it seems counter-intuitive, one of the best things you can do for your marriage is to step away from it, regularly and intentionally.

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Why Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" Still Inspires

by ParentCo.

Betty Friedan explored identity and motherhood in her society-changing book, “The Feminine Mystique,” published in 1963. 55 years later, it still resonates.

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Gratitude's Flip Side: How to Follow Up When a Professional Lets You Down

by ParentCo.

How do people in positions of authority know when their judgments or actions harm others unless the consequences result in litigation?

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Does Conflict in Your Home Really Matter? What the Latest Research Says

by ParentCo.

A recent study of toddlers aged 14 to 36 months focused on the impact of family conflict on parent-child interactions.

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What is the Four Burners Theory and Can Anyone Actually Make it Work?

by ParentCo.

We all have four burners: family, friends, health, and career. Must we choose to turn one burner off to keep the others successfully lit?

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How to Find Yourself When You Are Feeling Lost

by ParentCo.

In an instant I knew what to say because I knew it was true. I am resilient. I will bounce back from this.

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13 Fabulous Gifts that Give Back

by ParentCo.

These unique, well-made gifts are all from awesome companies that give to charity with each purchase.

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

by ParentCo.

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Why Date Nights Matter When You're Married

by ParentCo.

It's as if once you say "I do,” date nights instantly become “We don’t,” and occur with the frequency of a Big Foot sighting.

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The Four-Letter Word That Can Save You From a Meltdown

by ParentCo.

When we become overwhelmed, however, we forget to check in with ourselves on even a basic level. However, this one word can save the day.

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Good News: Science Says Drinking Lots of Coffee Could Save Your Life

by ParentCo.

If you're like most parents, you can't start your day until you've had a java jumpstart. And that may be an incredibly healthy way to start the day.

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Revelations about My High School Reunion As Gleaned From the Internet

by ParentCo.

It wasn’t even the week of the reunion, but I already started getting ready. Unsure if I would go or not, I began recon.

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What Men Really Want Out of Sex, According to Science

by ParentCo.

When it comes to sex problems, the assumption that men and women want completely different things from sex could be just as much to blame as lack of time.

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A Mindful Family Plan for a Happy, Healthy Winter

by ParentCo.

The change in the quality of daylight causes seasonal depressive symptoms that go beyond typical “winter blues.” Here are some ways to help.

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