not having children
It's far more acceptable than it once was for committed couples to choose not to procreate, but people with kids often just cannot comprehend why anyone would make this choice.
divorce
If parents act maturely and responsibly, emotional trauma doesn’t even need to enter into the equation.
parenting
Each day with little kids is a marathon and a lifetime and a work of art and a mess. Inevitably.
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Spring is fast approaching, and we're bringing you five stunning crafts to make with pressed flowers.
parenting
Children rely on ritual and stability, and it's a huge comfort to them to repeat the same actions every night before bed.
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Couples who cohabit before marriage tend to be less satisfied with their marriages — and more likely to divorce — than couples who do not.
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If you don't love it, get rid of it. Your closet should be filled with only the items that make you feel like your most confident self.
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Soul Cycle distinguishes itself from Spinning as an indoor cycling exercise, and so the steps involved in training to be an instructor are not one in the same for each company.
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Having plants in your home makes you happier, and healthier--not to mention they can look really beautiful if cared for correctly.
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I needed to know: how did her affair start, how did she meet her new lover when she is busy with a child, and how will it all end? Will they keep it a secret? Will it destroy her family? Most of all, I needed to live vicariously through this character to understand my own feelings about cheating.
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Truth is, after a long day, or when you're vacationing with your family on a relaxing island, sometimes all you really want is to pick up something familiar, with characters that remind you of your best friends.
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I am sad to admit that my husband and I have had sex less than 10 times a year, every year since our wedding.
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I think about my older child, who is the more sensitive one, and how a divorce could just destroy her and confuse all sense of order that she has in the world.
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Tight living quarters are part and parcel of city living, and thankfully there's a plethora of space-saving ideas for small bedrooms that make your sleeping den livable.
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Jan 15, 2014 at 2:30pm | 132 comments

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Even on those hazy days when you laze in bed until well past the point of no return, if you play your cards right, you can still get the kids out the door on time.
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You can get dinner on the table at reasonable hour after work if you get organized, shop smart, and have a serious plan for that precious action time between walking in the door and dishing up plates for everyone.
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The story these other parents had created abut my three young, well-behaved, bilingual boys was about as incorrect as my vision of the patient, all-knowing, all-loving and always calm home-schooling moms.
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I’m trying to be positive (it is the Christmas season after all), but frankly, I’m the Gloomy Gus among the ultra-cheery nurses and patients. They’re so damn joyful, in fact, it makes me want to scream.
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If you should decide to host a little holiday gathering of your own, forget about trying to upstage anyone.
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This was never more clear to me than on the day I decided I no longer had the time (or patience) to do my own laundry and began dropping it off and picking it up.
schools
For his entire life, everyone around him has been frantic about his future, while he has simply been delighted to be here. I see now that his potential is in his independent spirit and comical light.
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Because feeder schools are successful at getting students into top-tier schools at the next level, many parents seek out these schools as a method of increasing their child’s chances of getting in. When it comes to highly competitive private schools, feeder schools are well known by both parents and school administrators.