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102 of the Greatest Quotes that Alter Your Outlook on Life

Have you ever stopped for a quick second and analyzed your life?<p>There…buried beneath your many spinning thoughts, you have one thought that usually …

Motivation

Powerful New Ad Reminds Us That Blended Families Are 'Not Broken'

A powerful new ad from Honey Maid is championing an idea we've been on board with for years: just because your family has been through a divorce does not mean it is broken. In fact, it's quite the opposite.<p>As part of their "this is wholesome" campaign, Honey Maid is shedding light on a family type …

15 Rules To Foster Good Behavior In Children

In my last post, "How To Have a Well-Behaved Child, Part 1," I presented general principles of good behavior in young children. Now, for Part 2, I would like to follow up with specific recommendations: 15 rules that parents can use to help children learn to behave well (most of the time).<p><b>1. Play</b> …

5 Mantras for Mindful Parenting

Yesterday I enjoyed one of the outings mothers dream of: I went to Target by myself.<p>As I sorted through my coupons at the checkout counter, I heard a screaming child. A <i>nasty</i> tantrum. My first thought was that it sounded exactly like the screams from the terrified children being flung down the huge …

Lawyer Up, Moms!

I'm still ticked about NBC's <i>Parenthood</i>. As you might recall, after Julia quit her big lawyer job, she struggled as a stay-at-home mom -- losing arguments with her kids, getting stuck on the worst school committee and agreeing to place her child in the wrong class. Just like no real-life lawyer mom …

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6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Inc.com

When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.<p>Here's how remarkably …

Self-improvement

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Sarah Jio's Post Divorce Newly Single Blog Series

I've always believed that in life, it's not the days we'll remember, but the moments. And my life, perhaps like yours, has been a collection of defining moments—some profound, some not. Like the time a red-headed girl in kindergarten took my yellow crayon and made me cry. Or when I first broke a …

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven't started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

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7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally.<p>No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article …

9 Ways to Co-Parent Like a Grown-Up

When someone decides to leave a relationship, there's a very real possibility they may never again see the person who was once the center of their universe. For some, that might be exactly as it should be.<p>But if you've been blessed to have children together and your once significant other is not …

5 Changes I Made As A Single Mom That Make Me A Better Mom

<i>By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>I believed I was the quintessential mother. Generous until it hurt. Selfless until it hurt me. A martyr, as my husband would often chide. I spent every waking moment focusing on making my kids’ childhoods fulfilling and memorable. I had one singular goal in life …

These 8 Women Left Their Toxic Relationships—and Are Now Happier Than Ever

Heartache is never easy, but sometimes it can change your life for the better.<p>Dating and marriage are…well, they're hard. You work your butt off to keep your bond hot and heavy and stress about the little things ("why does he always leave his underwear on the floor?"). While some amount of that is …

Divorce

Infidelity Articles By Katie Lersch » Why Won’t My Husband Just Be Honest About His Affair? Here’s Some Potential Reasons

By Katie Lersch: I often hear from wives who can’t get their husbands to be honest about his affair. Sometimes, the husband has admitted to cheating …

What should the future with my ex look like?

tl/dr: What should my long-term post-marriage relationship with my ex-husband look like after he cheated on me and betrayed me deeply? I want to go …

Jenner divorce details emerge

Hollywood divorces can often be messy and may take several months if not years to finalize. But Bruce and Kris Jenner found a way to defy the …

Thankful For What I Have...Thankful For What I've Escaped - The Single Woman - Single is the New Fabulous!

I am nearing the end of my <i>One Thousand Gifts Devotional</i> by Ann Voskamp. It holds 60 devotionals, and I’ve read through them slowly, savoring each …

Dash of Sass: Finding Out Who You Are - The Single Woman - Single is the New Fabulous!

We tend to long for certainty and comfort and ease and structure…but the truth is, it’s in the midst of the uncertain and dark and unclear and broken …

9 Things to Do While You’re Still Single

I’ve been single my entire life so far. And while there are difficult days, there are definitely upsides to being single that can be overlooked. …

Your Happily Ever After Won't Look Like Everyone Else's - The Single Woman - Single is the New Fabulous!

<i>“When you thought you’d be baking pie & living behind your very own white picket fence, you’ll find yourself doing something so entirely different,</i> …

There Is More to Life Than Marriage

This time of year, churches, banquet halls and barns get decked out in tulle and lights. Everyone seems to know someone who’s in a wedding, going to …

How To Do Singleness Well

In a society where everything seems to revolve around finding the love of your life and updating your relationship status on Facebook, it can be …

5 Insights for Singles from the Book of Ruth

As a Christian woman, trained as a home economist, I <i>never</i> expected to be single past my mid-twenties.<p>However, the Lord had a much different plan for …

Laura Wasser, Celebrity Divorce Lawyer, Shares Top 10 Rules Divorcing Couples Should Follow

<i>It's no secret that celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser knows a lot about splitting up. But her knowledge precedes the time spent in her office and in court with high-profile clients, including Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher. Wasser is a child of divorce who co-parents with two</i> …

Considering Divorce? 10 Tips From the Trenches

Are you edging toward divorce or smack in the middle of it? On the tail end, and hoping nothing falls through the cracks?<p>As the saying goes, "If I knew then what I know now..."<p>If you're considering a permanent split, take these tips from the trenches. They're from my personal starter kit and fairly …

Contemplating the One-Two Punch of Divorce

<i>A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you. ~Margaret Atwood</i><p>Divorce is devastating on many levels. The shot to the heart takes your breath away, and leaves you doubled-over as if you were punched in the gut. And that's just for starters...<p>When in the throes of an …