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  1. Health & Wellness

    How to survive your first grandparent visit

    The shift from parent to grandparent changes family dynamics, and leaves everyone reeling to find their new place.
  2. Living

    Finally a movie that depicts real relationships

    Filmmakers and actors Matthew Bonifacio and Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio are well-respected in their industry and have hit it out of...
  3. Health & Wellness

    4 Tips to help you survive trips back to “home sweet home”

    Once you've left the nest, you're likely to find yourself facing a trip back home for a visit with your parents and some good,...
  4. Health & Wellness

    5 Easy ways to get more yoga in your life

    Whether you practice regularly or are just starting out, here are five easy ways to celebrate National Yoga Month and incorporate...
  5. Food & Recipes

    PSL lovers, rejoice! Low-carb pumpkin spice latte ice cream

    ​Nothing says fall like a pumpkin spice latte. But that warming drink can be a little too warm when the sun is shining and the...
  6. Home

    My husband is my CEO and this is how we survive it

    My husband is the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul and I am the publisher. I am primarily in charge of creating our books, and he...
  7. Living

    A DIY school supply organizer that won't take up space

    No matter how hard I try to keep the house in order once back-to-school season begins, chaos quickly spills out of my kids'...
  8. Pets & Animals

    How a pet fish can be a lesson in responsibility

    Fish make an excellent first family pet. They teach children about responsibility, offer proven health benefits and much more.
  9. Parenting

    6 Tips for setting academic expectations with your child

    Setting effective expectations for your child in school can be difficult. It is all about balance and clarity. Here are some key...
  10. Pets & Animals

    8 Things no one ever tells you about owning a dog

    Bringing a dog into your family is amazing, but it also comes with some serious struggles. Here are a few things about dog parenting...
  11. Living

    7 Tailgating products for die-hard football fans

    Football season officially starts on Thursday Sept. 5, and with it comes the always-fun tailgating season. Here are some tailgating...
  12. Parenting

    What to do when you disagree with your student's teacher

    As a parent, you may not always be on the same page with your child's teacher. However, you must learn to move past any frustration...
  13. Parenting

    How to support a friend who's starting IVF

    Less than 30 years ago, IVF was not a household word, but today over 200,000 babies have been born since 1981 with the procedure....
  14. Food & Recipes

    6 Ancient grains for the modern day diet

    Grains have been a staple in or our diets for thousands of years. Ancient by origin, now, more than ever, grains are making their...
  15. Health & Wellness

    The dos and don'ts of trying new workouts

    The fastest way to burn out at the gym is to do the same few workouts week after week. Eventually, your mind, body and enthusiasm...
  16. Beauty

    Fab ways to incorporate pastels into your fall wardrobe

    Oftentimes when we think of the crisp temperatures of the fall season, we think of toasty warm hues and nubby knits to keep us...
  17. Love

    How to not embarrass yourself on your next sushi date

    ​Dining out is one of the best ways to test the waters with someone new. I always recommend a dinner date before you invite anyone...
  18. Beauty

    This is the only maxi dress you need – and it's less than $50

    I found this convertible maxi by mistake while looking for another maxi dress a fellow fashion blogger featured, and let me tell...
  19. Food & Recipes

    Kid-friendly dinner options that are healthy, too

    Dinner time. The thought can sometimes chill me to the bone. It's the daily battle that I cannot escape as a mom. Every night it's...
  20. Food & Recipes

    My secret weapon in the toddler vs. veggies battle

    Like most typical 2-year-olds, my daughter has an aversion to all things healthy. The girl can eat popcorn and cookies at a...