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A mom of five kids (all teenagers) once told me that something they discuss a lot in their home is recovery. Read more

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“My daughter told me I need to get a life,” my friend said, and we laughed because her daughter is in sixth grade. Read more

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Of the many lessons I try to teach my children, one of the most essential lessons is to trust their gut instincts and funny feelings. Read more

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Right now, if you are raising or influencing teenagers, you have a window of opportunity that won’t always exist. Read more

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Our world needs more people who take a genuine interest in others. Read more

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We are raising kids in a competitive culture with more upper-middle class families who enjoy higher standards of living and more disposable income than previous generations. Read more

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Comparison is never helpful. It makes us feel inferior or superior, less-than someone else or better-than them. Read more

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Humor is king in today’s society, and people can get away with voicing any remark as long as it’s funny. Read more

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Oftentimes, what hurts most with rejection isn’t the event itself, but the emotions that are triggered. Read more

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Your vibe attracts your tribe, and the way to attract real friends is to be a real friend first. Read more

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I’ve noticed when teenage girls discuss teenage boys, they tend to group them into three categories: Read more

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My friend texted me at 5 a.m. — then followed up with an email. Read more

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Congratulations, momma. You did it. You’ve ushered a miracle into this world. That newborn baby in your arms is a game changer, a tiny slice of heaven and the purest thing you’ll ever know on this side of eternity. Read more

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I’m not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, but through random events I’ve met some amazing people who are. Read more

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I remember the incident clearly, doing cheer stunts in my family’s front yard with a baby sitter from my brother’s grade. Read more

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It’s a really exciting day when your child begins to speak. Read more

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It was five months after my first book was released when the exhaustion hit me. I began waking up in the mornings feeling drained, burned out and lonely. Read more

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The vehicle I drive is white, but it might as well be yellow because most days of the week, I am a taxi. Read more

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When my daughter was 6 years old, she showed an interest in art. Because I’m not artsy person, I did what non-artsy moms do: I signed her up for art lessons. Read more

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While driving my kids to school one day, I told them it was almost time for an annual lake trip our family takes with friends we see once a year. Read more

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