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self

How to Help a Friend through a Hard Time

When I was 26, I knew exactly how my life was supposed to go. I knew where my husband and I would live and how many children we would have. I had a blueprint for my life. We all have moments when life does not follow our plan. If you have a friend in trouble, here is how you can help. read more

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How to Host a Relaxing Play Date

Sometimes our fears of the what-ifs or the desire for perfection in our hostess skills paralyze us and keep us from ever having anyone over. Not to worry, every mom can host a playdate that is relaxing for both moms and kids. I promise, you have it in you. read more

kitchen

Lessons on ... Everything

This month on Hello, Darling, we asked some of our closest friends to share the nitty-gritty, how-to of the things they do well. There are recipes, craft ideas, household ideas, friendship ideas, relationship ideas - basically, we cover the entire gamut. Plus, Jackie shares her yummy brownie recipe! read more

honestly

The Calling Out

Often we have a perspective that allows us to see someone’s undiscovered potential. It goes both ways—be open to others when they “call something out of you.” And also watch for the hidden potential you see in others and take the time to “call it out of them.” read more

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Hiding Is the Opposite of Courage

Why are countless names scratched off my heart? Why are things always definitively over? Why is there never room for reconciliation and redemption? The answer kept floating around me in two bitter words: vicious grudges. read more