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7 Great Ways For Your Teen to Relieve Stress

Anxiety, stress, and depression are normal and valid feelings in today’s landscape.  How can we help our teens to reduce stress and conflict?

Learning To Live Alone After Divorce

A false alarm reminded me that this was just one of the uncharted and scary territories I was entering now that I was alone in the house without a partner.

The Real Reason We Want All Our Friends to Have Kids

I wanted Keri to have kids. Now. This very second. And for her kids to have the exact same napping schedule as mine.

Navigating The Summer Before College

If your daughter is heading to college next fall, you're probably in the same place I was last year. It was my daughter's last summer before college.

10 Tips for the New Work-at-Home Mom

If you’re thinking about making the shift, or are transitioning to becoming a work-at-home mom, here are ten tips that may help you.

Dear 29-Year-Old Me

Good job on your twenties! You’ve made some bold and brave decisions. Even better, you’ve had some spectacular failures and learned so many things.

My Baby is a Worrier: She Gets it From Me

I’ve spent an enormous amount of mental energy forging routes around fear; taking the long way to avoid those scary woods.  It’s an exhausting and isolated path, full of its own obstacles and lacking a GPS signal. My way was studded with compulsion and hidden distress, holding myself responsible for...

Learning to Work From Home in the Time of Coronavirus

I'm a work from home MAVEN—but all bets are off now that we're ALL home at the same time.

Life Lessons from a Stinky Mutt

Never in a million years did I think that I would feel this way after the loss of my beloved beagle-shar pei.

Reflections as a Mom and a Sister on National Siblings Day

April 10th is National Siblings Day, and while you won’t get the day off work, you can still commemorate the day by celebrating the most annoyingly lovable people in your life.