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8 Changes You Should Never Make For A Partner (And How To Know If You Are)

For example, when you start cutting friends out because of your partner, it's a sure-fire indicator that something isn't right here

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5 Better Things to Say Instead of 'I'm Sorry' At Work

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


Not to contribute toward society’s habit of picking apart feminine communication patterns, but I’ll say it: in my own life, at least, the tendency to over-apologize was something I had to put effort into unlearning. 

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5 Menstrual Disorders We Need To Stop Asking Women To ‘Power Through’ At Work

I'll never forget the time someone told me to "stick a tampon in it" — that I was being "crazy" because my "hormones must be through the roof." Read...
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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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9 Lessons I Learned While Unemployed During The 2008 Recession

Financial anxieties are on the rise and, for many of us, triggering memories of the last recession we lived through, in 2008.  Read...
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I’ve Homeschooled My Kids For 14 Years — Here Are 5 Things I’ve Learned

With so many schools across the country closed — and little reason to think they’ll be reopening anytime soon — parents today are forced to get creative about managing their children’s educations at home. Read...
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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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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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The Monday Blues Are Real — Here’s How to Beat Them, According to a Doctor

Your Monday blues are likely worse if you are going through something you can’t control, like fertility treatment, a parent’s illness, or project deadlines.

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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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