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Christine Organ


How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

Christine Organ | September 18, 2014 | Parents
We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong and daring and, dare I say, extraordinary, I can't help but wonder if we are somehow forgetting to teach them to appreciate the ordinary?
Jamie Krug


I've Been Holding My Daughter Back For My Son's Sake. Not Anymore.

Jamie Krug | September 18, 2014 | Parents
Saying "yes" to her, often means saying "no" to him -- or forcing him to watch from the sidelines. Saying "no" to both seems easier -- more fair -- though I am now seeing that it is the former rather than the latter.
Lauren Cormier

How to Tell a First-Time Parent From All the Rest

Lauren Cormier | September 18, 2014 | Parents
When given the opportunity to go somewhere by themselves, they spend half the time missing their child and half the time calling home to check on their child.
Peter Diamandis


Disruption of the Electric Utility

Peter Diamandis | September 18, 2014 | Good News
You used to have to find and consult a specialist to get solar panels installed on your rooftop. Today, it's as easy as making a trip to your local Best Buy or Home Depot.
Ann Brenoff


The Incredible Life Lesson I Learned From My Teenage Daughter

Ann Brenoff | September 18, 2014 | Fifty
The say that eventually the child becomes the parent. In my mind, that's a situation that comes much much later in life when parents are old and frail and need help getting around. But I recently learned otherwise.
Soren Petersen


Love, the Glue That Holds Us All Together

Soren Petersen | September 18, 2014 | Impact
Once in a while someone enters our world that makes us feel especially loved. Everyone feels blessed by their presence and their love provides the glue that makes families and friends unite, colleagues gather and whole communities rally around common goals. Such a one is my sister-in-law, Sophie.
Erin Bernhardt


A Memorable Melody Through the Proverbs

Erin Bernhardt | September 17, 2014 | Good News
Singing helps many of us learn and remember lessons. Think about how we all stored the ABC's in our minds -- with a song. Acclaimed children's music group Slugs & Bugs is taking that approach with their new CD.
Jen M.L.


The Letter From School That Stopped Me in My Tracks

Jen M.L. | September 17, 2014 | Parents
It was like Mrs. K knew what our morning was going to be like. How did she know that the letter was exactly what I needed to read right at that moment? I don't know, but I was glad she did.
Courtney Perry


In Praise of Sisters: The Bonds That Shape Us

Courtney Perry | September 17, 2014 | Women
Even now, as adults, my sisters and I share a language and closeness that cannot be replicated with other friends or even spouses.
Miribel Tran

Top 5 Tips to Harness Social Networks and the Internet in a Positive Way

Miribel Tran | September 17, 2014 | Teen
I believe that there is an urgent need to empower the young generation through effective use of social networking, or in general, social media.
Nicole Scobie


Advice to Adults With Cancer From a 5-Year-Old Who's Been There

Nicole Scobie | September 17, 2014 | Parents
7. You are allowed to worry about life and death, but only to the same extent that you worry about whether Santa Claus will be able enter your home if you don't have a chimney.
Frances Booth


Drop Your Pace and Get Productive

Frances Booth | September 17, 2014 | Women
It can be easy to get caught up in the belief that we need to go faster, check more and be ever more available, especially in a digital world.
Amy Heinz

The Anniversary We Didn't Know We Were Waiting For

Amy Heinz | September 17, 2014 | Parents
We stood there, with friends and family as our witnesses, in the hopes of building a home, a family, and a beautiful life together. And we've done just that.
Molly Hahn


Use the Force! {Today's Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | September 17, 2014 | Good News
Maureen Shaw

32 Feminist Lessons for My Daughter

Maureen Shaw | September 16, 2014 | Parents
Having a period isn't a curse. It makes you uniquely qualified to create and sustain life, if you so choose. Speaking of choice, only you can/should make the choice of if/when you would like to become a parent.
Chris Cognac

The Cop and the Motel Kid

Chris Cognac | September 16, 2014 | Good News
I knocked on door "K" and little did I know that the girl who answered the door, the skinny girl in pajamas, would be the person who gave me my soul back.
Emily Gallo

Pink Is for Boys

Emily Gallo | September 16, 2014 | Parents
Pink is my boy's favorite color. While I draw the line at hot pink walls in his bedroom, I can identify him on the ice by the pink laces in his hockey skates. Ask Noah, and he'll do his best to convince you that pink is for boys.
Robert Piper


Meet Gander a Celebrity Amongst Dogs

Robert Piper | September 17, 2014 | Good News
Gander is a celebrity; everywhere he goes he's photographed, on Facebook he has over 250,000 Facebook likes. Gander is a service dog, one of several in America that help improve the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities.
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle - Lean Towards the Light

Molly Hahn | September 16, 2014 | Good News
Neal Samudre


I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

Neal Samudre | September 16, 2014 | Parents
Work is often a prerequisite for great beauty. Every laugh involves a heave of the chest. Every deep, fulfilling breath moves the diaphragm. Every smile requires the movement of muscles and every glance above requires your neck to fold behind you. Every beautiful thing requires work.
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