46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy

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 […]

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In Defense of the Simple School Dance Ask

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

Had to post one more of his Rafiki costume because he said my last photo didn't capture all the detail. #Parkerpretends A post shared 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

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

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

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

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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We Know How She Does It: Real Moms Offer Real Advice On Working From Home

Ahh, working from home. It sounds like a dream, right? No soul-crushing commute, no meetings to discuss meetings, no ridiculous office politics. Just you, in your space, on your schedule, crushing that voodoo that you do. Imagine the flexibility! The possibility! The productivity! THE PAJAMAS. But when work at home aspirations become residential reality, we […]

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