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Happiness: Gone Deep.

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

Happiness has always been a choice for me. A conscientious decision. A way of life. Call me an eternal optimist or a glass-is-half-full thinker, but I...

Desperate Dad Turns to Kardashians for Help

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Comedy
Forrest Brakeman

I watched her play The Kardashian game on her phone for hours, amazed that something could keep her attention for so long. Longer than Pretty Little Liars. Longer than Supernatural. Way longer than she would talk to me.

The Power of Shutting Up

Caroline Roy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Caroline Roy

Being prone to reasoning rather than listening when I see my kids struggle, this is a big lesson for me. Sometimes, shutting up makes all the difference. This way, we can find out whether we are dealing with a typical teenage situation or whether we need to dig deeper. We create that sacred safe space.

What Clair Huxtable Taught My Single Dad About Parenting

Emilie Bahr | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Emilie Bahr

Growing up with my single father, I had remarkably free reign when it came to matters of style. Although I recognized certain perks associated with my dad's lack of sartorial scrutiny, there were times when I longed for a woman's watchful eye.

Death of a Salesman

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss


Teen Interrupted

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I watch his hulking, itching to grow pre-teen body go. He's so far from that little boy in the crib, but there's still some baby left in there. And just like with all the milestones, this leap to teenager is bittersweet.

I'm a Parent or a Tech Guy, but I'm Not Prepared to Be Both

Joel L. Watts | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Joel L. Watts

I was raised in the '80s and '90s. I could program the VCR, so I was a tech genius compared to my parents. I am still a social media whiz compared to some of my peers. But, I am no longer on the cutting edge.

How to Talk to Kids About Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

You have to talk to your kids about money from a very early age, as this is when good habits start to form. Make sure that your kids come into contact with money, learn where it comes from and understand how it is used.

Our Kids Are Growing Up Faster -- So Should We

Naama Bloom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Naama Bloom

Early puberty certainly comes with medical implications but we also need to think about the psychological implications, which I believe we need to address in our homes and our schools.

Boys Are Going Through Puberty Earlier -- Dads, We Need Your Help!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's less embarrassing to talk to a guy than your mom -- and it can be really helpful and reassuring to hear about someone's personal experience; to know that they've lived through what you're living through and understand how you feel.

Tales of a Pre-Quarter Life Crisis: When You Were Young

Braden Bochner | Posted 12.19.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

We aren't on anti-depressants or ADHD meds; we aren't seeing weekly therapists; we aren't slamming doors; we aren't calling our Mom names; we aren't hating each other: It's the pre-teen days.

The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

Overnight Successes Take Time

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James M. Lynch

As a business coach I talk to a broad spectrum of potential clients.

Make Parenting A Verb

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

"Okay, maybe we weren't exactly 'having dinner together'", but we were all sitting at the table eating at the same time. That should count for something, right?

How Much is too Much Pre-Teen Text?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

As a parent, you can give children tools to help them navigate their expanding social world, with the ability to disconnect, take their own space, and remain connected to you.

Building Community at the New Kids on the Block Reunion Show

Alyssa Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alyssa Best

My love for New Kids On The Block translated into a powerful feminist experience and brought together an amazing community of women all over again.