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I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Well, as soon as I realized that I didn’t have the body to be a prima ballerina or the voice to be a pop star, I knew I’d have to pick...
I hate cleaning with a vengeance. I also hate feeling like I can’t sit down and relax because a messy house is staring me in the face. I’m not productive if there are toys everywhere, dishes in the sink...
Everyone who has lived through high school knows it can be a roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs. However, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association, if you can make it in high school...
In a world that is often less than compassionate, we can all use a little more consideration and kindness nowadays. The good news is that children are naturally altruistic and compassionate. As adults, it’s our job to foster that compassion...
The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says. A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
Last year I bought my daughter three backpacks throughout the school year. They ripped, the zippers went wonky and on one, the strap broke. It was so annoying each time we had a new issue and, due to the...
Chickens may not seem like your top choice for a family pet, but as they become more and more popular, you may be surprised to learn that people can bond with a bird in the same way that they...
With school back in full swing, I’m not the only one who has a kid coming home starving, right? Every day after school it’s like we have a little hungry bear rummaging around in the pantry looking for something to...
Every now and then – generally when I feel like my parenting game is strong – my daughter will ask me a question that throws me for a loop. It usually revolves around something that’s an issue or idea that...
You may hate giving up every weekend of your life to watch your children’s 1,000 baseball games, soccer games or whatever other sport they’re interested in, but research says organized sports are playing a vital role in your child’s...
I'm one of those people that sort of loathes all multi-level marketing companies. I've hated them forever because I feel like they force your friends to become product pushers and all of a sudden complete strangers on Instagram will...
From the moment I finished reading There's A Boy In The Girl's Bathroom, I knew that I wanted to be a school counselor. I had decent school counselors growing up, but the one in that book made such an impression...
I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way). And while I appreciate all the kind words about their curls, strangers, please stop touching my kid's hair. In a world of...

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