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9 Ways Teens Are Better Than Toddlers

When was the last time your three-year-old was like, “Oh you’re not feeling well? You should definitely get some rest. I’ll just take care of myself. No sweat.”

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7 Ways For The Average Person To Get Out Of Debt, Save Cash, And Not Cry About Finances

Budgeting is hard and saving money? Even harder. I am the worst at it. But I got out of debt and made a nest-egg, and you can, too.

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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of everywhere else. So, raising a daughter scares the shit out of me.

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Things I anticipate most when my kids finally go the eff to sleep!

10 Things I Look Forward To When My Kids (Finally) Go The Eff To Sleep

These are the things I anticipate most when my kids finally go the eff to sleep. I deserve it after a day of being in what feels like survival mode.

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When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar disorder.

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I'm answering all of those early pregnancy questions so you can stop Googling!

16 Common Early Pregnancy Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

You're pregnant, and you’re worried. I get it, I have six kids! So I'm answering common early pregnancy questions so you can worry less.

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One Bedroom, One Bathroom, & One Big Dalmatian

He’s happy as only a dog can be, but what was I thinking, bringing a big Dalmatian into a 650-square-foot space? I was not thinking of space.

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The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open.

On Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open. I didn’t even tell my Hasidic parents.

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