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How To Raise A Teenager Without Losing Your Mind

Most parents do not relish parenting teenagers. Teaching them to drive is terrifying. Catching them drinking - and puking - for the first time is appalling.  The horrors of teenage sexuality.  The surliness, the lying, the sleeping until 3 pm… Dealing with teenagers is a grind, a bore, something to be SURVIVED. Sure, parenting teenagers is tough. It’s the … [Read More...]


20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids

After seeing and holding the newest member of our family I've realized that there is nothing as pure, beautiful and amazing as the sight of a new born baby, but the smell, the smell of a newborn so lovely, so clean, it actually reminded me of the air in Oregon, strange I know, but it did. That wonderful smell was like a spell cast over me, it almost made me tell my … [Read More...]


9 Body Image Questions You Need to Ask Your Daughter

Inspiring your daughter to be a healthy, fit, and confident young woman takes more than just driving her to ballet class, emphasizing a longer hemline, and serving up smoothies on Saturdays. In order to really connect with your daughter and discover how she sees herself and her body, you have to ask the tough questions and be willing to listen with an open heart (and … [Read More...]


How To NOT Make Your Kids Into Picky Eaters

I have a lot of younger cousins. A lot. And if watching them grow up has taught me anything, it’s that kids have the weirdest eating habits. Whether it’s just eating pizza and mac-n-cheese for every meal to chicken nuggets all day every day to snacking from morning til night, these curious consumptive customs had me worrying day and night about my own kids and their future … [Read More...]


Myths About Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is wrought with old wives' tales. Whether they are culturally driven or stem from patterns within a family, these myths persist and can sometimes be frustrating to those currently enduring the symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness. Although they are designed to benefit the pregnant one, these wives' tales can sometimes be a burden, especially when they … [Read More...]