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Let Your Kids Be Bored

As was the case with every yoga class I had ever been to, my Sunday morning Vinyasa class ended with a resounding “Namaste” that reverberated throughout the room. I left feeling refreshed… centered… peaceful; characteristics that are intuitively hard to come by for someone like me. Someone who is naturally high-anxiety and “intense” as my sister calls it. Though my ...

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Dear Husbands, Please Teach Your Son How To Pee

Listen up boys, I have a special request – I’m sure most of your wives aren’t going to ask of you, so I’m taking one for the team. I’m just going to say it: Please teach our sons how to pee properly. Let be frank, you’ve been messing with that thing since the day you discovered you had it and ...

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The Danger Of Puddle Jumpers

Remember that game you played as a child – generally in gym class or some kind of summer camp? The one in which you stand on some sort of box or podium, close your eyes, and fall backward with the sheer hope that the people below you would catch you? It was a practice build to evoke trust in your ...

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The Sacrifice and Guilt That Comes With Parenting

Saying that parenting is difficult is much like saying that kale really doesn’t taste good unless doused n unhealthy stuff. It’s just a matter of fact. Now, some people may feel guilty admitting it, but it doesn’t make that sentiment any less true or valid. Of course, there are a zillion things that make child-rearing hard. From the expenses to ...

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The Life Lessons Our Kids Teach Us

“Show we some patience!” I screamed over the sound of boiling water, the timer going off, and a voice two feet off the ground that was whining again about lost Play-Doh. Of course, as soon as the words left my mouth – biting in tone and disdain as they hurled at my toddler – I realized how silly I sounded. ...

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Fluoride Is CRUCIAL for Healthy Tooth Development in Children

Do you know what kids just love? Dentists. Do you know what parents just love? Dental bills. Do you know what kids that grow up to be parents love? Dealing with the repercussions of not using basic, mouth-hygiene practice when they were younger. Do you know what the number one way you as a parent can prevent your kids from ...

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Is Being Emotional Effective In Leadership Roles?

In recent years, there has been a notable shift of global and hierarchical power toward females, and it is changing the political and corporate landscape we once knew. The idea that more and more women are holding powerful positions concerns some, particularly those who adhere to the archaic belief that females tend to be emotional and thus, can’t make important, ...

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The Guilt Only Working Parents Understand

You could say my parents and my parent’s parents and anyone in my extended family have always been quintessential, hard-working Americans. Salt of the earth, as the old saying goes. They wore soiled, tattered boots. A sweaty handkerchief dangled from the back of their jeans. They kept their heads down, never complained, and provided for their wives and children. Conversely, ...

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The Part Of The Vaccination Debate Nobody Is Talking About

As I write this, the ongoing war between the medical community and the anti-vaccination community is raging to new heights which – quite frankly – I didn’t even know was possible. According to multiple sources including the CDC, in the last year, the rate of measles outbreaks has doubled and taken the lives of 110,000 children, worldwide. A 6-year-old in ...

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