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The 4 Parenting Myths I Won’t Buy — From a Working Mom of 17 Years

This article first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


After 17 years as a working mom, I see my biggest job as bringing up my two sons and making them responsible, ethical adults who contribute to the future of the world.

On a day-to-day basis, though, this mostly involves cooking for them, driving them around, cleaning up after them and always remembering how much I love them. I’m fortunate to have a great partner in crime in my husband, and he helps create an environment of gender neutrality at home; daddy cooking doesn’t signify a “special occasion,” for instance. Add to this an employer that empowers you, as well as management that values your contributions, and what you have is a team of indispensable allies for working moms like me who want to keep their sanity.

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Why I’ve Never Told Anyone at Work About My Chronic Pain

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and  has been republished with permission.


Chronic pain affects anywhere from 11% to 40% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had coped with chronic pain, and 8% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain. 

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How I'm Setting Realistic Parenting Expectations In A Pinterest World

Pinterest makes doing every aspect of life perfectly look easy.

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5 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health During A Stressful Job Search

During a high-stakes job search — or any job search, for that matter — emotions can run high and stress can become unbearable. Read...
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This is Why You Should Tell Your Annoying Coworker They're Annoying

This article by Una Dabiero first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission. 


You spend hours with your colleagues at work — usually more time than you spend at home. And when you’re in such close quarters with people, you’re just bound to find a few of them annoying sooner or later. But when someone’s behavior is really bothering you (or even the people around you), is it really worth it to bring it up?

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10 Things You Don’t Learn About Marriage Until You’ve Been Married At Least A Decade

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


More than 90 percent of the population marries by age 50, according to the American Psychological Association. But just because people get married, doesn't mean they really understand marriage.

We asked women who've been married for at least a decade to share what they've learned about marriage. According to them, you don't truly get marriage until you've been married this long. Here's what there is to grasp...

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4 Steps To Take When You Realize You Aren't Parenting How You Wanted

Our parenting standards are high. As our children and families grow, we may struggle to stay on that perfect course.

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6 Ways To Stop Obsessing Over Your Work Mistakes

Obsessing about work mistakes? These six strategies can help you put these situations in perspective and find a productive way to move forward.

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Practicing Self Care Won't Keep Moms From Burning Out, So Stop Telling Them It Will

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


We're the first ones to tell you that we can all use some more self-care practices in our lives. 

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Small Talk Could Be Hurting Your Mental Health — Here Are 10 Things to Say Instead

Small talk is about as dreary as the murky skies and as painfully vexing as the overcrowded parkway.

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