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There’s No Such Thing as a Super Mom

There has been a tremendous burden placed on the shoulders of women who also happen to be mothers. These women are expected to maintain and excel at their careers, be an effective partner to their husbands, and manage the entire household and household budget—all while wearing makeup and keeping her body in the best of shape. If it’s true that ...

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Parents Save “Brain Dead” Son From Doctors

A young British man injured in a car accident whose doctors had pronounced him brain dead and told his family not to expect his recovery surprised the world by checking out of the hospital less than two months later. The youth might indeed be dead if his parents had listened to the experts. Happily, they didn’t. In February 2008, 21-year-old ...

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Stop Accommodating Your Ex and Move On…

When you have been married to a man for 10 years or more, it becomes difficult to imagine a life without them. If you have children, the challenge becomes even more difficult because you both are still in constant contact. What’s amazing is that your husband has moved on with his life—maybe even found a new partner—and you’re still hanging ...

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More Autism Diagnoses Bring More Controversy

Few childhood disorders have caused parents more angst and despair than autism. Once thought to be a form of schizophrenia, autism has been subject to years of evolving diagnosis — and along the way, ever-deepening controversy. Its formal definition in the Diagnostic Service Manual (DSM), the nation’s Bible for mental health, experienced a marked shift in 2013 with the release ...

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Want your teens to have high self esteem? Turn off their social media

When it comes to feeling good about yourself, you must love who you are, appreciate your unique characteristics, and feel grateful for the personality that belongs to only you. If this is true for adults, it’s equally so for children—in particular, teenagers. Young adults are constantly attempting to find their own identity, and unfortunately, they sometimes adopt the identity of ...

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Marijuana is a Bummer, Kids

The marijuana debate has really gone to pot… Pro-legalization forces have managed to convince about half the states in the country to pass laws decriminalizing – if not outright legalizing – smoking marijuana. Marijuana is safe to use recreationally and too many people are serving ridiculously long criminal sentences for using it, according to advocates of the drug. If adults ...

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Finally Relief For Tired Parents…

Parents are hiring baby sleep coaches and this is a trend that likely will stay. My first piece of coaching advice was “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” No, I hadn’t hired a baby sleep coach. My advice came for free from the maternity nurse in the hospital before returning home with my newborn. The first time I became a parent, ...

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Why Every Mom (and Dad!) Should Use Proper Grammar!

Dear Conservative Mom, I don’t want to come across as “easy”, but please feel free to use me anytime. Sincerely, Proper Grammar Whether you are chuckling over this letter’s double entendre, or, curious about what “conservative moms” have to do with “proper grammar”, both reactions are valid. Recently, my oldest son said; “Mom, me and Joey are going to the ...

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Suicide Gender Gap Among Teenage Youth Has Vanished

It should come as no surprise that suicide rates among Americans have increased steadily since the Great Recession of 2007. While the economy has begun a slow recovery in recent years, and extreme joblessness has eased considerably, many college-age youth remain severely burdened by a mountain of debt in a job market that remains forbidding. Unable to pay their bills, ...

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De Blasio to End Programs in NYC for Gifted Students

The holy-grail of diversity at the expense of gifted and talented students in New York City’s public schools seems to have won out. A mayor-backed panel has just recommended eliminating perhaps the only worthwhile and successful “gifted and talented programs” within the entire Public Schools System. The mayor’s proposal which of course is backed by the Teachers Union would in ...

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