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In Defense of a Messy House

“Your house just looks… lived in!” my good friends would gently lie to me upon entering my messy abode. Knowing my insecurities about the mess factor, they went out of their way to console me and let me know it really wasn’t so bad. For years I blamed the kids. They were the reason our […]

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4 Body-Positive Lessons for Our Daughters

Way before celebrities like Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence were extolling the virtues of body positivity, we sucked it up and dieted. And way before these same actresses bucked the patriarchy by rejecting the trend of systematic societal body shaming, promulgation of an unattainable body ideal, and tying our lovability and/or self-worth to our size, we […]

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The Bully Within

In order to help our children develop into caring, productive members of society, there is a lot on our parenting “to-do” list — teaching kindness and empathy, encouraging autonomy, and modeling industriousness and self-sufficiency, to name a few. The problem and possible solutions of bullying have hit a global nerve recently. They’ve become the focus […]

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