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10 Fun Mom and Son Date Ideas for Bonding Time

The mother-son bond is a unique and powerful relationship. Nurturing this connection is vital, not just for the emotional development of sons, but also for us boy moms (I have three sons!). Spending quality time together leads to lifelong memories, stronger communication, and a deep-seated trust. Feeling stuck in a

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From Chaos to Connection: The Power of Non-Reactive Parenting

Parenthood is a beautiful mess. One minute you’re basking in your child’s laughter, the next you’re dodging tantrum-fueled projectiles. In the heat of those meltdown moments, reacting is our natural instinct. But what if there was a different approach, a way to stay calm even when your child is anything

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Over 40 Eye Makeup Guide

Some say bold and beautiful eye makeup isn’t part of a post-40 beauty repertoire. That’s silly. Women over 40 should rock bold eye makeup. We can do so with flair, confidence, and panache (that youth simply can’t buy). But. The skin around our eyes changes as we age. It stands

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Non-reactive vs. Gentle Parenting

I gotta admit: non-reactive parenting can look a lot like gentle parenting. To the untrained eye, anyway. But there are a few key differences, which I’d like to go into. Child vs. Parent Centered I gotta be honest, I’m not really interested in the child’s behavior. Childs are gonna child,

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You Can’t Buy Health, You Gotta Earn It

I have a strong stance that makes a lot of people uncomfortable, as it’s something we’ve all been guilty of. You can’t buy health. By that, I mean, don’t buy meal plans, diet foods, health pills, or even… gym memberships. Let’s get this out of the way first:I’m not criticizing

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The Best Books I Read In 2023

If you only know one thing about me, it’s probably that I loove books. I’m hyperlexic. When I say “I’m a reader,” I mean “I read the way other people breathe.” I read more than 50 books a quarter; to make it on my list of favorite books for the

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The Internet’s Favorite Holiday Cookies

Festive cookies are one of the best things about the holidays. The whole production is so holiday-coded: a warm kitchen on cold days, involving restless kids, going unnecessarily hard with sprinkles and icing. To honor the coziness of it all, I’ve gathered a list of some the internet’s favorite holiday

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40 Powerful Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years

Younger me claimed that she couldn’t wait to reach 40, the age “old enough” for my life lessons to be heeded. Now? Anticipatory triumph blends with a subconscious dread of mortality and completely conscious fears of the inevitable decline. Everything is as it should be, I suppose. Over the years,

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Non-Reactive Parenting in the Fourth Trimester

Non-reactive parenting can (and should!) be used in all stages of child rearing, even the newborn phase. Newborns are adorable, but the fourth trimester (the first three months of a newborn’s life) is a bit of a mess. Parents quickly realize that newborns have a unique way of testing their

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