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My Parents Stole My Identity. I Won’t Let Them Steal My Future. 

I’ve built my life from ashes, and I’ve filled it with intentional kindness and trust. My parents stole yesterday. I won’t let them take tomorrow. Read...
Heather Sommerlad    |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
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The Definitive Halloween Survival Guide For Moms (and Dads, whoever)

The Definitive Halloween Survival Guide For Moms

Gosh dangit, it’s Halloween again. This happens every year but this year you get a guide - The Definitive Halloween Survival Guide For Moms! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.30.17   |   SHARE
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I had officially lost the battle but here's what you can do.

What To Do When His Mom Doesn’t Like You From Day One

I tried my best to impress and please. I worked on the farm, helped in the kitchen, and tried emphasizing all the other reasons Mick was in New York Read...
Emily Rekstis    |   09.20.17   |   SHARE
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Attention, If You Have Ever Said "A Man Would Never Have A Baby," A Transgender Man JUST DID

Today in, News That Will Hopefully Cease To Be News At Some Point In The Near Future: A transgender man had a baby. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.31.17   |   SHARE
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This Dad And His Baby Have Won Our Hearts

Parents this awesome just remind me how I don't even have a baby book for 4 out of 5 of my children. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.27.17   |   SHARE
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Carrie Fisher | by Gage Skidmore

Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Is In, And I'm Having Some Feelings

Whatever was in Carrie Fisher’s system when she died isn’t the headline. The real story is in the life she lived, the battle she fought with herself. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Reconciliation after a huge family fallout can be hard on everyone.

Ask Erin: Help! My Dad Hates Me Because I Couldn't Pay My Student Loans

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   05.5.17   |   SHARE
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The pain of the past can be summoned up in something as small as a phone call.

My Parent's Mental Illness Still Affects Me

“You have nine new messages.” I scowl at my phone. I haven’t listened to my voicemail yet — at least not since yesterday —but I know at least eight Read...
Kelly Burch    |   04.6.17   |   SHARE
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