Noelle Richardson

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10 Tools New Parents Can Use To Fall Back In Love

My husband and I recently had lunch with some fellow parent friends of ours talking about life with kids and how it has changed things for us, when …

Parenting

Wisconsin's Apostle Islands ice caves inaccessible to visitors

The National Park Service says it's still too dangerous to explore the Apostle Islands ice caves off the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior.<p>When accessible, the majestic ice caves have attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the area. The park service says it's not known if or when the ice will be …

Cutest Idea, Ever: Pink Throws Her Daughter A ‘Big Sister Party’

Pink throws her daughter Willow a special party to celebrate her new role as a big sister<p>We already look up to Pink as a icon of cool mom style, but …

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

Designing Your Life with Permaculture

January is often a time for resolutions, change, or as permies like to call it 'redesign'. Using the end of the calendar year as a chance to push the …

Permaculture

I taught preschool for 15 years. Here’s what I saw: the good, the bad, and the scary.

My first job as a preschool teacher was at a local drop-in day care where I live in San Diego, California, that also ran a small preschool class. The school was one large, chaotic room with one smaller room for the “preschool” cordoned off by large, primary-colored plastic blocks. I taught for the …

The Day I Decided To Stay In My Marriage

It had been a tough year.<p>After 22 years together and 17 years of marriage, my husband and I no longer resembled the fresh-faced newlyweds who …

'My Toddler Is Jealous Of My Baby'

Reader Overwhelmed New Mom of Two writes,<p>How do you help your toddler feel less jealous of baby, aside from just spending alone time with her? Specifically, when you're with both kids?<p>Dear ONWOT,<p>Most toddlers struggle with the transition from being their parents' one and only to their parents' one …

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will …

Parenting

How to get paid what you are worth

Sitting back and waiting for an appealing offer won't help you get paid what you're worth. Get details on how your cover letter and negotiating …

Employment

After a Breakup, an App to Help Breathe, Then Run

“When was the last time you breathed properly?” the therapist asked me.<p>His name was Allan. Thirty minutes into my first visit, I was still waiting for him to reach the part where he would help me get over the end of my relationship.<p>“I’m not sure what you mean,” I said.<p>“Easy, open breathing. Big …

Relationships

Why Your Next Relationship Probably Won't Be Any Better Than Your Current One

Psychiatrist Adelheid Kastner thinks ending a relationship just because you think you can do better is a bad idea.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>Breaking up with someone can feel like getting punched in the gut nonstop for weeks on end. And it's not just the debilitating physical …

Father Of 4 Daughters Refuses To Sugarcoat His Instagram Pics, Takes Internet By Storm

If other people's perfect photos make you feel bad about yourself, it's because they don't show the reality! That's why Simon Hooper, father of 4 …

Touching Illustrations of Sad Movie Couples

The Seventh Art is an endless source of inspiration for artists, as shown by the series <i>Sad Movie Couples</i>. Created by the illustrator Alejandro …

Love Stories

Don’t Say No to Marriage: This Guy’s Adorable Post about His Wife Has Won Our Hearts

In a world where being a hopeless romantic is hard, Dale Partridge, an author and entrepreneur, shines like a glimmer of hope. He recently wrote a …

Cute

Why One Expert Argues Potty-Training Deadlines Are Harmful for Kids

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office has filed a discrimination suit against a preschool for allegedly expelling a girl with Down syndrome for failing to toilet train. Here's why one expert argues that potty-training deadlines are a bad idea for any child.<p>Can you force a 3-year-old with Down …

Parenting

The Ultimate 5 Minute Butt Workout

Butt workouts are where it’s at, and even a 5 minute butt workout is no exception. “Having a strong butt is just as important as having a strong …

7 Guaranteed Ways to Enrage Your Employees

Avoid these seven pitfalls and the team will be happier and more productive.<p>Much is written about how to keep our employees happy, how to motivate and inspire them, but sometimes we need to remind ourselves about the simple mistakes we make that will really set them off. And of course, send them …

4 Steps to Beating Burnout

Thomas Hedger<p>Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state we call burnout, it is a serious problem, affecting not just your own performance and …

Four Signs You're About To Burn Out

Maybe you’re one of those people who wakes up one morning, decides that you’re not happy with your life, quits your job, sells your possessions and moves into a yurt outside Sedona, Arizona. For the rest of us, the revelation that we’re burning out is not quite so dramatic. Over time, work stress, …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Stop Feeling Burnout (and Start Sustaining Success) | Inc.com

You have a short fuse when you're stuck in a state of perpetual exhaustion. When you're stressed and overwhelmed for long periods of time, your energy levels evaporate along with your patience, and your passion for activities you once enjoyed dwindles. The truth is--everyone has a battle with …

Time Management

The Fear of Having a Son

When my son, Macallah, was born five years ago, my college students asked how it felt to be a new father.<p>“Terrifying,” I blurted. “All I can think about is bullying.”<p>Silence and perplexed looks filled the room. “Your child was just <i>born</i>,” a female student said.<p>“I know,” I responded. “But this boy’s …

Same-Sex Couples

8 Things You Should Tell Your Teenage Son About Sex

I now have a teenage son and honestly, I always felt this is supposed to happen to people who are more mature than I am — folks who actually know …

How to Earn Money While You Sleep: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Drop-Ship Side Hustle

Wake up to new orders in your inbox every day without ever handling any inventory.<p>A few years ago, I started an e-commerce store that allowed me to earn extra income in a fairly passive manner. Getting the business off the ground required time and effort, but it didn't cost me any money.<p>And within …

Removing Ourselves From the Center of Everything

When we go about our day, we tell ourselves a story about what’s happening … and at the center of that narrative is a single person.<p>Ourselves.<p>When I …

How 12 EpiPens Saved My Life

I used my first EpiPen at the age of 7, after eating chocolate cake at a restaurant, sliced with the same knife used on a walnut cake.<p>Five years later at sleep-away camp in New Hampshire, it was the marshmallow fluff, contaminated by peanut butter. The nurse was so nervous she stabbed herself …

Food Allergies

Is Leaving Work To Stay At Home A Parenting Issue Or A Workplace Engagement Issue?

A text came in from a friend late one Sunday night (some foreshadowing for you here... Sunday night texts aren't usually over excitement about start of the work week).<p>It read, "Do you know so and so?" (A person who is from my hometown.)<p>Wondering why she had asked, I responded, "Yes, we went to …

How a Cartoon Mom Became My Parenting Idol

When it came to choosing a mothering style, I wound up going full-on tiger—Daniel Tiger, that is.<p>Leaving the playground after almost an hour of playtime sounds like an easy enough task—unless, like me, you have a two-year-old determined to set a world record for turns on the slide.<p>"Joey, time to go …

Relationship Disenchantment

New lovers often promise each other that they will be together forever. Offering glorious promises of enduring intertwinement, they willingly pledge …