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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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Stop Judging My Parenting Decisions!

By Dr. Lisa Kaplin for YourTango.com. There's an endless discussion of whether women who are mothers should work outside of the home or not. For many of us, it is a tiresome, useless argument that …

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Are We ‘Oversharing’ Our Parenthood?

Becoming a parent is, inarguably, the most meaningful and momentous thing someone could introduce into his or her life. And when you stop to consider how often people get together and have kids, it is…

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Does the Parenting Advice Industry Help, or Just Make Us Feel Utterly Lost?

Something happened to parenting in the last few decades. Maybe it was Dr. Spock with his watershed Baby and Child Care book released in 1946? Or possibly the hardbound avalanche of parenting advice bo…

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Rapture Fever: How Religious Beliefs Can Divide Families

If civil engineer turned self-taught biblical scholar Harold Camping's predictions are correct, the end of the world is about two hours away (depending on your time zone) and anything I have to say ab…

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How does motherhood define my self-worth? (Quiz)

Motherhood is undeniably the epitome of the agony and the ecstasy. If you're a mother, indulge yourself with some well-deserved pats on the back, and acknowledge the fact that motherhood is a tough bu…

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Motherhood: How to Define the Role of a Lifetime

By Cheryl Saban, Intent Were you raised with visions of Betty Crocker, the iconic perfect woman? The 1950s notion of what girls and women should and shouldn't do was easily embedded. School curric…

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Have always enjoyed my walks and am now conciously making certain to do some every day.

All that article for one mention of oatmeal for breakfast???

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I wish my daughter would have talked to her Nana when she got married and divorced 4 months later:(