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What Your Child Fears Most When He Comes Out To You

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You think you know your child. And suddenly, when he comes out, the news can be such a surprise to you that your brain goes into denial mode. This news goes against the grain of the traditional life you’ve envisioned for your child, even before birth. How dare he interrupt your dream based on cis-gender roles and tell you, the parent, that he knows better about his future! Even if parents suspect their child is LGBTQ, it’s not always a relief to have your suspicions confirmed…. More

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Protect The Girls And Protect Your Family

by Lorin Harrott
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I went for coffee with girlfriends recently. I say “girl” friends, but really we are all in our forties, a few years beyond girlhood. We are all moms with daughters that move in the same social environments. These are lovely, well-educated women with ambitious and busy lives. So you can imagine my surprise—or maybe you can’t—when, during a talk about the inequities of the aging process between men and women, I learned that none of these women had ever gone for a mammogram…. More

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4 Ways to Be Your Best Self This Summer

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Making it through the everyday isn’t easy, but you try your best. You juggle your job, relationships, commitments, and munchkins, and the stress of trying to achieve this so-called work-life balance adds up.

People tell you to practice more self-care and to continually strive to be your best self, as if that’s the magic cure. While it’s a thoughtful and positive concept, that’s never been realistic with everything life throws in your way. What you bring to the table changes daily based on what you’re capable of giving, and that’s okay. You’re not supposed to be perfect every day of the week…. More

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Hangry: the New Road Rage

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Travel is awesome. Seeing the world and fully engaging with it in meaningful ways can’t be beaten. But, add a little hunger to that mix and together time can quickly turn hangry. How can you avoid this recipe for sullen, short tempered travelers? Stay well fed and hydrated…and get enough rest too…. More

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A job like no other

by Dee Plusch
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I just recently accepted a job, and I thought I’d share what the position description entails.

First, I don’t get more than a 10-minute break during work hours, and those work hours will most likely include overtime on a daily basis. It’s a highly demanding and critical role where there is a lot at stake, therefore being consistently alert is essential even on those overtime days and nights. The role is an umbrella for several other titles with additional duties, none of which include additional pay…. More

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