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Feb 15, 2019 11:30 am
I Spent My Hard-Earned Cash on a Jerk in the Drive-Thru to Teach My Kids a Lesson
“Hey, lady! You can move your damn car up now!” The silver-haired man behind me leaned out the window of his fancy, expensive truck and rudely yelled at me. Without much thought, I reacted....
Feb 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Flowers Can't Make or Break My Valentine's Day Anymore
You know you’re young when you consider the gift of a $1 carnation on Valentine’s Day the ultimate validation of your worth. When I was in high school, I dreaded Valentine’s Day. The only good...
Feb 14, 2019 11:30 am
I Thought My Workaholic Mom Had Left Me Unprepared to Be a Parent — I Was so Wrong
I didn’t learn about motherhood from watching my mom. I was an only child, and for whatever reason, it’s hard to observe the act of mothering when you are the one being mothered. What my mom did...
Feb 13, 2019 11:30 am
I'm a Mom With a Bad Temper, But I Found 3 Ways to Help Myself Get Better
I belong to the underground group known as “Moms With Tempers.” If you are one of us, you know the feeling of losing your patience publicly when your son won’t take no for an answer because he...
Feb 12, 2019 12:30 pm
7 Hairstyles to Hide Your Thinning Hair
If you’ve found yourself searching for “hairstyles for women with a receding hairline,” you’re not alone. Many women suffer from this problem or find their hair is thinning, which may be caused by...
Feb 11, 2019 11:30 am
5 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew, From a Therapist Who Hears It All
As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some time to reflect on your own parenting style and...
Feb 9, 2019 4:30 pm
I Didn't Think My Grumpy Dad Would Like Living With His Grandkids — Until I Saw Him Bond With My Autistic Son
When my husband and I first discussed moving into my parents’ home, my 71-year-old father was less than enthusiastic about the idea. My parents no longer needed (or were able to care for) such a...
Jan 31, 2019 4:55 pm
How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself to Others — And 5 Ways You Can Do It, Too
You really need to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others. My counselor was on to something when she spoke those words to me. I was constantly looking around at other women and taking note...
Jan 28, 2019 12:30 pm
How to Reheat Nachos so They Stay Crispy and Delicious
If you’re looking for a way to impress your dinner guests with some excellent leftovers (or have a bunch of snacks after a game day), then you need to know how to reheat nachos. Because let’s face...
Jan 25, 2019 4:30 pm
How to Reheat Steak so It’s Tender and Juicy
Does the thought of asking Siri how to reheat steak make you cringe? If you need to turn up the heat on a piece of meat, then learning how to reheat leftover steak properly is a must. While...
Jan 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Your Brain on Perimenopause: 6 Ways to Stay Sane
Women I know who are dealing with perimenopause all want answers to pretty much the same questions: How do I deal with hot flashes? Will I ever be able to sleep through the night again? And,...
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
The Best Ways to Get Any Kind of Paint Out of Clothes
There’s nothing worse than finishing up a crafty DIY project only to discover that your clothes are covered in paint. Instead of showing off your masterpiece to your family, you’re left wondering...
Jan 16, 2019 11:30 am
The Best Ways to Get a Spotless Carpet Without Renting a Steam Cleaner
If your house has carpet — plus kids or pets — then you need to know how to deep clean carpets without a steam cleaner. Because let’s face it, mud and red fruit punch are not a good combination,...
Jan 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Don’t Wait for Valentine’s Day — It’s the Little Moments and Gestures That Truly Strengthen Marriage
Marriage is a beautiful, challenging, life-long journey with the person you committed to spending forever with. And, as we all have been told at one point or another, forever is a long time....
Jan 4, 2019 12:30 pm
Under One Roof: How to Keep the Peace in a Multigenerational Household
If you're asked to picture a typical American home, you'll probably imagine a single-family dwelling holding a mom, dad, kids and maybe a family pet. That picture isn't as typical as it once was....
Dec 26, 2018 9:30 am
Wrinkles, Pimples, Rosacea, Oh My! How to Care for Your Skin During Perimenopause
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. “Do you use a daily moisturizer?" “No!” I said, and then...
Dec 16, 2018 12:30 pm
How to Reheat Fried Fish So It's Savory, Not Soggy
What do fish and chips, fried catfish, and fish tacos all have in common? Well, if you don’t know how to reheat fried fish, they will all turn into a big soggy mess! To help you avoid a fried fish...
Dec 14, 2018 2:30 pm
How to Reheat Lobster So It Still Tastes Sweet And Delicious
Leftover lobster can taste moist and delicious, but it can also end up dry and tasteless, especially if you don’t know how to reheat lobster the right way. If you have a leftover lobster tail or...
Dec 12, 2018 1:00 pm
5 Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life
Everyone has a book lover in their lives — that person who always tosses a couple of paperbacks in their bag, relishes in filling yet another shelf in their home with their favorite reads, and who...
Dec 4, 2018 4:30 pm
The Best Way to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken so It's as Delicious as the Day You Bought It
Although the holiday season is usually filled with main dishes like roast turkey and ham, there’s still something to be said for the ease of a “grab and go” chicken from the grocery store. For...