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Keeping Up With the Joneses: Teacher Gifts

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Teacher Gifts

Jennifer Craven  06. 5.2015
Don't get me wrong, I fully believe that teachers are some of the most hard working yet under paid and even under appreciated workers there...
Why I Let My Kids Interrupt My Conversations

Why I Let My Kids Interrupt My Conversations

Kate Baltrotsky  06. 5.2015
I let my kids interrupt and I encourage their enthusiasm. They are not rude. They are not disobedient. They are enthusiastic and I am an...
I Missed the Memo on Mom Guilt

I Missed the Memo on Mom Guilt

Julia Bensfield  06. 5.2015
Mom guilt (also known as #momguilt) is a thing. It's the feeling a mother, or any parent, gets when something happens to her child and...
5 Depressing But True Advantages Of Having A Large Family

5 Depressing But True Advantages Of Having A Large Family

Nicole Jankowski  06. 5.2015
Good news, friends! When you have a large family, there will always be someone else to play dress-up. There's always a teenager or a toddler...
6 Tools to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

6 Tools to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Stacey Steinberg  06. 5.2015
In light of the Duggar abuse scandal, protecting children from sexual abuse is on many parents' minds. Avoiding all risk is unlikely, but...
Arianna Taught Me To Thrive

Arianna Taught Me To Thrive

Melissa Levis  06. 5.2015
A year ago I was not thriving. I had just lost my mom to cancer and was in the middle of a messy divorce. By chance I went to Arianna Huffington's...
Enough With Being A Stressed-Out Parent

Enough With Being A Stressed-Out Parent

The Mid  06. 5.2015
Sometimes the most important part of the day is making sure you move slowly enough that you don't lose the little things. They can be awfully...
The Wage Gap Between Moms And Dads Is Even Worse Than The Overall Gender Pay Gap

The Wage Gap Between Moms And Dads Is Even Worse Than The Overall Gender Pay Gap

Caroline Bologna  06. 5.2015
The wage gap between men and women in the U.S. has been the subject of many articles and speeches of late. Less frequently discussed is...
To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah

To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah

Nina Kotick  06. 5.2015
My wish for you as you enter adulthood on your bat mitzvah is simply this: to remain a kid. Don't lose your gift of being playful and living...

Sending Our Chickadees Off to College and Keeping the Shoulds at Bay

Kay Tacke Morse  06. 5.2015
They are on their way back home this season. The ones we said "goodbye to you" to last autumn.
10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms  06. 4.2015
While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.
Lessons Learned From Being The 'Fallen' Daughter of a Pastor

Lessons Learned From Being The 'Fallen' Daughter of a Pastor

Nancy Laws  06. 4.2015
I was one of those girls who looked down on teenage moms and women in the church who had children out of wedlock. I couldn't imagine what...
What You Can't Tell From Looking At My Pregnant Belly

What You Can't Tell From Looking At My Pregnant Belly

Ravishly  06. 4.2015
I don't feel the ultimate rush of happiness when someone wants to know all about this baby I hold my breath for. I often just feel like...
Always Slide Home

Always Slide Home

Abbie Rumbach  06. 4.2015
I soon learned that there would be a T-ball draft. Yep. This is a real situation. Coaches actually get together and haggle for players,...