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46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy

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If you think life with an almost-teenage boy is full of surprises, I’m here to tell you the biggest, baddest, and bestest is yet to come. More than big appetites and even bigger messes, parenting a teenage boy is magic and madness and that’s what makes it so damn good.

Bridging those years between boyhood and manhood is basically what you’ve been training your whole parenting life for when you’re a Boy Mom. But just in case you have any doubt, I’ve tallied up the good and the bad when it comes to all the stuff no one tells you about parenting a teenage boy. [Read more…]

In Defense of the Simple School Dance Ask

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His name was Brian and he was a junior. He had red hair, an ambitious goatee, and he liked me. I suppose I should have been flattered. As a shy freshman, I didn’t get the attention of boys — or upperclassmen — very often. One day after class, Brian approached me and said hello. I muttered […]

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9-Year-Old Boy Creates Incredible Handmade Costumes Based on Famous Characters

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Had to post one more of his Rafiki costume because he said my last photo didn't capture all the detail. #Parkerpretends A photo posted by Jessica Watson (@fourplusanangel) on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:33pm PDT   Meet Parker Watson: talented costume designer, master pretender, and all-around incredible 9-year-old, who sparks imagination one Instagram post at a time. The […]

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk billion dollar foundation: Is it worth it?

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The Great Retainer Debate

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Essential Self-Care for Creatives

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There are times when the stringing together of words into soulful sentences feels so instinctual, your head reaffirms what your heart already knows: you were born to create. But then there are other times. Uncertain times. Times when the creative flame begins to flicker. When words retreat, ideas fail, and false starts lead to dead […]

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15 Must Have Mantras for Writers

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Pen to paper, fingers to keys, writers weave ideas into words that spark wildfire. You, my friend, are a firestarter. Your words ignite emotion, illuminate truth, and fan the flames of incredible change. It’s a big job. An important job. And an a creative soul like yours requires kindling to keep burning. While it’s true […]

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I Didn’t Need You to Take Care of Me After My Miscarriage, I Needed to Take Care of Myself

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A friend of mine just suffered a miscarriage. I stopped by with milk and cookies for the sole purpose of holding her hand. I told her I was sorry. I cried alongside her. And then I sat there, clenching her hand in silence for nearly an hour. Deep in the quiet, my heart wanted to […]

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On Quitting Your Day Job to Pursue Your Daydream

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Choosing a job you love may mean you’ll never work a day in your life, but there’s no underestimating the courage it takes to get there, especially if it means quitting your day job. For 14 years the courage escaped me. Working a corporate job in a male-dominated industry, I spent my days (and nights […]

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