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Lifestyle DIY Travel Games: Fun Road Trip Activities

You gotta love a good road trip: friends and family piled in the car, eating food that has no calories (because road ...

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Encouragement How to Be a Good Mother (Like My Mom Was)

Wow. Quite an ambitious title, huh? Like how to be a good mother could really be just that simple? Well, don’t worry....

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New Year's 22+ Ideas for a Fun, Family-Friendly New Year's Eve

When I was a kid, nothing made me feel cooler than being included in grown-up stuff. On New Year’s Eve, getting to ha...

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The holidays are so very full of wonder: twinkling lights, happy music, above-average kindness to our fellow human...

I am my family’s refuge, and they are mine. —Melvina Young

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I looked at my daughter’s face and knew she needed sanctuary. She needed haven from the constant flow of ne...

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Kids Beyond Texting: Teaching Kids the Art of Letter Writing

So often, it’s the littlest hearts and hands that have the biggest ideas, the hugest hopes, the greatest love. And...

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Kids DIY Activity Spinners for Kids

Help kids come up with little ways to change the world.

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Kids Passing the Geek Parent Baton: Welcoming Kids to Your Favorite Fandoms

For a geek dad, geek mom or geek parent whose heart and mind are filled by the songs and stories of popular cultur...

Real Stories: Supporting Friends through Divorce

Care & Concern Real Stories: Supporting Friends through Divorce

“I remember the feeling of being very much alone. I think lots of friends assumed that I was doing ok or that ...

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Care & Concern Real Stories: Supporting Friends Caring for Parents

“My nana had Alzheimer’s. When you care for a loved one whose health is declining before your eyes, it can be ...

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Family How to Support Foster Families

It’s so exciting when someone you know welcomes a child into their lives, whether by birth, adoption, or fostering...

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Encouragement Comforting Words: What to Say and Do in Tough Times

When someone we know suffers a loss or is going through a difficult situation, we’re often not sure what to say. S...