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  1. Teen Behavior

    Is she a honey or a hussy?

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    It's finally happened. Your teenage son is in love! You can't wait to meet this girl and when you do... you don't like her. She's...
  2. Child Development & Health

    I let my kids curse. Yes, I (*@$&%) do!

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    You’ve cursed in front of your child. Not intentionally, but you called out a name in vain after hitting your thumb with a hammer,...
  3. Stepparenting

    Stepmom 101: 5 Tips for stepmoms to transition

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    With the divorce rate above 50 percent, more and more families are having to adjust to stepparenting. Being a new stepmom can be...
  4. Stepparenting

    Single to married with kids: Tips for the first year

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    You went from being a single woman to married with kids -- gaining an instant family overnight. Follow these tips to help you come...
  5. Stepparenting

    Stepmom 911: 5 Common issues and solutions

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    Being a stepmom can definitely be challenging. You don't want to be viewed as a pushover or a wicked stepmother. Learn how to...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: Can your kids connect without tech?

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    Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of The Engaging Child: Raising Children to Speak, Write, and Have Relationship Skills Beyond Technology...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: The good, the bad and how to deal

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    If you have more than one child, odds are that you are already dealing with sibling rivalry to some extent. Sibling rivalry can...
  8. Single Girls' Guide

    How to become a better listener

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    Being a good listener is an essential life skill that can impact you both at the office and in personal relationships. Whether...
  9. Parenting

    Military families: Survival guide

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    Being a military family isn't easy. The stress of having your husband, wife, child or loved one deployed in the military can be...
  10. Child Development & Health

    Helping your kids discern between message and messenger

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    Teaching your kids effective communication is a critical part of parenting -- and one we often don’t think about enough. With...
  11. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Don’t shoot the messenger

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    We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” right? And pretty much know how to apply it to criticism or bad news...
  12. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Write it down

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    How many times has something happened and you have thought to yourself, “I should write that down?” But you didn’t -- and you lost...
  13. Family Activities

    The family meeting

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    If you’re a parent interested in taking the focus off of the chaos of the world and putting it on the family unit, it may be time to...
  14. What He Wants

    Communication: How to get him to open up

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    Although it is unlikely that we’ll ever join you in your love of The Notebook , sometimes it is okay to be in touch with your...
  15. Happiness & Friendship

    5 Ways to speak your mind

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    Speaking your mind is a skill that is necessary in both work and personal relationships. Follow these tips to overcome the anxiety...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    The birds and the bees and all that jazz

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
  17. Time Management

    The lost art of letter writing

    Emailing, tweeting, texting -- 20 years ago, these things were unheard of. Now, we can't live without them. Although the advances in...
  18. Mom & Dad

    How to keep your marriage emotionally hot

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    Marriages are made up of so many important components, but in the day-to-day life of parenting and responsibilities, your emotional...
  19. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: State the obvious

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    We’ve all had moments of incredulity: something happens and the outcome is so obvious to us, but appears to be a surprise to others....
  20. Mom & Dad

    Should you suppress anger?

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    The emotional life of humans is messy, messy stuff. It’s not logical, it’s often unexpected, and it can throw a wrench into the most...