10 Things Women In Their 40s Won’t Put Up With

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UberImage: GettyImages-683524102-2 As my 43rd birthday approaches, I find myself in awe that I’m happy to be here. The other day my kids asked me what age has been my favorite. “This one feels pretty awesome,” I told them. They reminded me I said that last year, and the year before. They are right on; […]

Why I Expect More Than Just ‘The Requisite Support’ From My Son’s School

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“We provide the requisite support.” This is the statement that the school principal made to me when I expressed concern over my son’s participation in an upcoming school event. Our school does a wonderful, day-long event that involves relays and egg tosses and a multitude of other team-building activities that promote sportsmanship and working cooperatively. […]

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Touch A Pregnant Woman’s Belly

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Even before considering income level, relationship status, or health conditions, pregnancy is rough. It feels like everything is changing, and adjusting to those changes will take some time. Surprisingly, one of the most noticeable changes that comes with pregnancy is the complete disregard for your personal space. It’s bad enough your “bundle of joy” will […]

America Invented More Than 1,000 Names Last Year, And We Have Questions

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America, you made up over 1,100 new names in 2017, and we need to talk. No, sit the fuck down, we really need to talk. This conglomeration of names, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration, and detailed by Quartz, contains every name given to five or more children. More than 1,100 names weren’t on the […]

Why It’s Important To Tend To Your Marriage Even When Life Gets In The Way

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My wife and I are currently remodeling our home, and I’ll be honest, I think my wife and I have argued more during the past few weeks than ever before. And that includes those particularly harried few months after we had our first child. We’ve been married for almost 14 years. We both work full […]

6 Excellent Ideas For Improving Your Home’s Exterior

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Taking on home improvement projects is a great way to customize your surroundings. A recent survey found that nearly half of the homeowners polled used home improvement projects to improve the look, feel and layout of their residence. The last thing you want to do as a homeowner is get so wrapped up in decorating […]

5 Reasons You're Not a 'Good Enough,' 'Remarkably Average' or 'Bad' Mom—You're a Damn Fine One

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Take a look at any new movie about motherhood, popular parenting blog or, hell, just your Facebook feed, and you’d get the impression there are a whole lot of mediocre moms running around. In fact, there’s an entire cottage industry of mom bloggers who make a living assuring their fellow parents that its OK to […]