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Battling Cold and Flu Season

You clean. You disinfect. You wash your hands obsessively. Yet somehow cold and flu season hits your house. Here, some basic tips to help you stay ahead of the game when it comes to fighting sickness. read more

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Raising Great Kids: Dealing with Selfishness

Trying to teach your preschoolers to be giving, but bumping up against bouts of selfishness? Here, Drs. Cloud and Townsend discuss developmentally appropriate expectations for how to deal with the ugly selfish monster in every kid. read more

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Noticing the Man In Front of Me

In between emails I glanced up from my screen and caught sight of my husband in full conversation on the phone across the table from me. His halfsie reading glasses on, gray around the temples. An aged version of the young man I fell in love with nearly twenty years ago. read more

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

According to Procter & Gamble, the average American family washes 330-390 loads of laundry a year and spends $180-$600 per year on detergent. That’s a lot of money. If you’ve got 40 minutes, you can make your own homemade detergent that lasts around six months and costs less than $25 a batch. read more

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Four Good Things

I love my children unconditionally. And you know that’s true because you love your children unconditionally, too. That is an absolute. But I have a dark secret: My kids annoy me. They irritate me, and there are times when I have wondered to myself if I love them as much as I thought I did. read more