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My Catholic Father Uses Our Spiritual Differences To "Keep Me In Line"

The through line of my life has been the tension caused by my father believing that I should “fall in line” and defer to his patriarchal authority. Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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3 Things Non-Christians Wish Christians Would Remember During The Holidays

What about the almost 30% of Americans who aren’t Christian? Speaking as a Jew, it can be an awkward time, especially with school concerts, holiday Read...
Katie Simpson    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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Why About A Boy Is The Best Unconventional Christmas Movie

In a sea of overly sentimental drivel, this film feels refreshingly genuine. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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Settling: not the answer. (Image Credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram)

Take The Cake: What If Fat Women Stopped Settling?

*/ /*-->*/ My friends and I have been talking a lot about settling lately: Settling for a cataclysmically draining and emotionally fraught Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
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When you’re juggling so many baubles at once, it’s only human to drop one. Or two. Or maybe even seven.

Six Moms Share Their Cringeworthy Christmas Fails

Even the best-laid holiday plans can descend into chaos, but if it’s any consolation, just about everyone has a ‘Christmas fail’ story to share. Read...
Kahla Preston of Mamamia    |   12.19.16   |   SHARE
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Get the goods this year. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Holiday Gift Ideas For Pretty Much Everyone You've Ever Loved

We can never get enough handy gift guides, so we asked our lovely writer Aja what she has planned for her holiday shopping this year. Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.15.16   |   SHARE
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The yum of the holiday season is here.

#RavsRecipes: Twisted Christmas Cornbread

If you grew up in a typical Christmas tradition, you probably had the same dinner at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. Turkey (or maybe a spiral ham Read...
Carrie Saum    |   12.9.16   |   SHARE
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Be intentional with your Christmas time. (Image Credit: Instagram/Virgie Tovar)

Take the Cake: Sometimes Christmas Feels Like Dieting

On Sunday night, I went on a Christmas tree hunting expedition. The group consisted of: me, BFF Kori, our adoptive son Brad, and his new girlfriend Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.8.16   |   SHARE
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