Families

I Wish My Mother Would Stop Googling Me

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My cyberstalker is my mother — but it wasn’t always this way.

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Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

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For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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I’m Done Being The Perfect Older Sister

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Like moms and other women in caregiving roles, it seems that older sisters are disproportionately likely to take on family responsibilities.

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5 Keys To Creating A Happy Blended Family

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Transitioning into a blended family can be difficult for all involved.

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I Don’t Want To Be A Parent, Except When I Hear You’re Having A Baby

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Even though I know I have no business having a baby, it feels like a door closing on my fingers every time I see it happen to someone else.

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4 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Stepchildren

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Are you struggling in your relationship with your stepchildren?

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The Isolation Factor When Caretaking And What To Do About It

Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

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5 Tips To Help You Survive As A Highly Sensitive Parent

Accepting your highly sensitive traits will help you be a better parent.

Accepting your highly sensitive traits will help you be a better parent.

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What If A Child Is Right For Me, But Childbirth Isn’t?

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

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Out Of The Ordinary: Christmas Treasures

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

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