The Science of Black Friday Shopping

My family approaches Black Friday Shopping in a scientific manner. Research is done and comparisons are charted and documented.

You Don’t Need to Do It All This Holiday Season

What if I told you, you don’t have to do it all this holiday season? Depending on the type of person you are, you might nod in agreement or roll your eyes.

Volunteerism: How to Raise Your Kids to be the Helpers

When kids see their parents volunteering for various causes, they consider it the norm. We help people--it’s just what we do. We volunteer as a family.

Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have To Mean A Home-Cooked Meal

There are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and be thankful - and a big meal cooked by mom isn't the only one.

What Veterans Day Means to A Vet’s Daughter

My dad served his country, ready to defend it with his life for over two decades. I feel a fierce pride and Veterans Day reminds me of that pride.

Sometimes You Just Need Some Rainbows

I'll never forget when an adult in my life told me "rainbows are for sissies." I was a theater kid, remember? We WERE different.

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20 Life Lessons I Want my Kids to Learn

As a psychologist, I often reflect on the things that make people happy (or rather, “content.” No one is actually “happy” all the time). Through my work I get glimpses into the things that matter—the...

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I Joined the Club and Got My Special Pen

I always thought epipens were for kids with severe reactions to foods. I had no idea that I would be a candidate for one.

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Hungry for More Than This Adventureless Marriage

After a decade of marriage, birthing four mini-me’s, and turning into a SAHM, I am beyond hungry. Starving, actually. My appetite has become insatiable and my cravings unsurmountable. Yet, it isn’t food that I...

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Elopement Disaster Averted

Elopement is a terrifying word for a parent of a child with autism, and even more so for parents of children who lack verbal skills.

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