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Can I Keep in Contact With My Ex-Husband's Family Even If He Doesn't Want Me To?

Divorce is messy and complicated for everyone in the family it touches. Figuring out a new normal for you and your kids is part of the process of grieving the loss of family as you knew it, and everyone sacrifices. Keeping family connections is best, but it may have to look different, and change with time.

9 Ways to Green Your Kitchen Routines

These simple tweaks make meal prep and cleanup less wasteful, so you'll save a little money and help the planet in the process.

I'm a Divorced Working Mom of 5: Here Are My Parenting Musts

As a mom, author, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation chair, my days are pretty packed. But here are five ways I power through it all.

I'm a Dad and a Family Mediator: Here Are 5 Tips for Being a Better Communicator

Communication issues among family members are common. We can improve our personal relationships by getting back to the basics. Here are ways to resolve conflict in a constructive way.

How to Help Your Kid Deal With the Disappointment of Not Having a Sibling

Kids may ask for a younger sister or brother at various phases of life. Here's how to support them through the disappointment of not having a sibling when they really want one.

I'm a Mom and a Routine Expert: Here Are 5 Ways to Plan a Happier Life

Happiness is well within your reach and can be achieved through intentional actions and everyday routines. Here are a few principles that will help parents live a joyful life one routine at a time.

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My Teen is Embarrassed by Me And I Don't Know What to Do

It is normal for teenagers to be embarrassed by their parents, but difficult feelings and behaviors need to be addressed within the context of a close relationship. Building and maintaining this closeness takes creativity and persistence, and often, our own self-awareness.

4 Ways Parenting My Child With Special Needs Has Made Me a Better Parent to All My Kids

Parenting a child with special needs has taught me a lot. Here are some things I've learned that are helpful when I parent all three of my children.

Neighborhood Kids Are Alienating My Child—What Can I Do?

Social connection is important for a child's development. But what happens when a kid is being left out? Here's how to navigate this tricky situation and help your little one build a healthy social life.