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My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

Parenting

This Mother's Reaction to Her Son's Fit of Anger Can Teach Us All a Lesson in Parenting

<i>This story from mom and blogger Kathleen Fleming of Majestic Unicorn about her son accidentally breaking a mirror in the house is absolutely inspiring.</i><p>This was my hallway last Wednesday.<p>Broken. Sharp. Treacherous.<p>This was my hallway.<p>It was my son who did this.<p>Sometimes, often really, things break — …

The Definition Of True Love (According To 9th Graders)

I’ve been teaching ninth grade English for several years now. Each Valentine’s Day I force their cynical, jaded adolescent souls to contemplate on …

AOL

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Are Today's Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

<b>Summer 1974.</b> I'm 9 years old. By 7:30 a.m., I'm up and out of the house, or if it's Saturday I'm up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes or washing cars.<p><b>Summer 2016.</b> I'm tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not …

Parenting

‘Nobody likes a C**kblock’ is the latest naughty book about parenting

Titles like <i>Go the F*** to Sleep</i> (2011) and <i>You Have to F***ing Eat</i>, (2014) marketed as “children’s books for adults,” (ie., not for children at all, …

Parenting

Hey Judge Persky, How Do We Explain A 6 Month Rape Sentence To Our Daughters?

Judge sentences convicted Stanford rapist who faced a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison to six months in county jail<p>On January 18th, 2014, …

Santa Clara County

12 YouTube Science Projects Your Kids Will Love

Be your own Bill Nye the Science Guy with these crazy YouTube science experiments.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

5 Bad Bed Habits Keeping You From a Happier, Healthier Life

<i>This article originally appeared on ApartmentTherapy.com.</i><p>Not Going to Bed on a Schedule<p>I’ve had tremendous success controlling my sleep with this …

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

Happiness

Don't Mess With This Baby's French Fry

Sleep experts say parents should let young kids sleep with things that make them feel comfortable and more relaxed at night. Usually, these “security objects” are stuffed animals or a blanket.<p>The sleeping boy in this America’s Funniest Home Video clip has his own take on what makes him feel …

Sleep

10 Things That Are Impossible To Do After You Have Kids

There are some things I used to do before I had kids that are impossible now that I have three. Remember the things you used to dare try because you …

Parenting

Sh*t They Don't Tell You About Being A Mom

Ever since the birth of my first son, I've been threatening to write a parenting book called, "Shit They Don't Tell You." There are probably a bazillion books on parenting out there. Most of them seem to be written for some super mom who only exists to make the rest of us feel bad about …

Stephen King

23 People On The Hilarious Truth Of What It’s ACTUALLY Like To Have Strict Parents

1.<p>When you tell a joke and your parents turn it into a speech about life pic.twitter.com/Oebq91WHSh<p>— NOT GRUMPY CAT (@GrumpyyCat) August 22, 2016<p>2.<p>so …

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21 Things You'll Get If You're Constantly Stressed

Some people are chill. They go with the flow and know how to keep the little stuff from ruffling their feathers. THEN THERE’S THE REST OF US. We …

Twenty One Pilots

This Little Boy Watching Motorbikes Is What Pure Happiness Looks Like

Some people lose control over cotton candy or even a funny-looking fish. But Logan Cox happens to be tickled by motorcycles.<p>The adorable 2-year-old was just blown away ― almost literally ― earlier this month while watching a motorbike race in England. The wide-eyed toddler couldn’t contain his …

27 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About This Fall

With Labor Day behind us, we’re ready for autumn — for red and gold leaves and apple picking. Growing up, that meant back-to-school reading, but now …

Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread (and My New Bedroom Reveal!)

Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread (and My New Bedroom Reveal!)<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>32 mins<p>Total time<p>42 mins<p><i>If you love monkey bread and you love pumpkin,</i> …

A Trio of Pensive Cats Are Startled When an Excited Dog Tries to Join Their Bird Watching Activity

A trio of cats who were pensively contemplating on birds on the other side of the door were abruptly startled by an innocently excited little dog, …

This new shoe brand makes some of the best pairs you can buy for under $100

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>New Republic Finding great shoes for affordable prices is a tall order. When looking for designer style and top quality, it can be …

Shoes

Husky Puppy Trying To Walk Down Stairs

Husky Puppy Trying To Walk Down Stairs<p>Google Ads<p><b>Husky Puppy Trying To Walk Down Stairs</b> - Husky Puppy Trying To Walk Down Stairs<p>Google Ads<p>Permalink to …

This Ridiculously Massive Dog Is A 'Big Soft Baby Boy' At Heart

This old English mastiff may be huge, but inside he’s just a sweet little puppy, according to his owner.<p>Baron is a whopping 6 feet, 6 inches long and weighs 250 pounds ― and he’s only going to get bigger.<p>He’s only 2 years old, and won’t be fully grown until he is 4. His owners, Mark and Dorothy …

Pets

10 Night Creams ELLE Editors Swear By

Putting the "beauty" in "beauty sleep."<p>ELLE editors divulge the night creams, masks, and oils of their dreams.

Skin Care