How to Remove Negative People From Your Life

The older I get, the more I crave positivity in my life. It’s so easy for people to start thinking the worst about a given situation, and being an adult brings so many opportunities for negativity to start creeping in. A lot of times, it’s a person who allows that negativity into someone’s life, time […]

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Three Fun and Cheap Summer Activities For Kids

Summer’s almost here, which means the kids will be home from school and looking for things to do. Obviously, this situation could go one of two ways: the kids could bounce off the walls and drive you crazy, or you could have some fun and free activities ready for them so they stay focused and […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Steve Gleason

This month’s Chicken Soup for the Sole is all about Steve Gleason, a former NFL football player whose life changed forever when he learned he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is an awful degenerative neurological condition that steals a person’s ability to walk and talk. However, this article isn’t about his […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Frida Kahlo

This month’s subject for Chicken Soup for the Sole is the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Although she was a famous Mexican artist whose name and work you’ve likely heard of, you might not know that behind her beautiful paintings, there’s an inspiring story of her struggle with a variety of physical disabilities. Read on and […]

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How People Can Choose How Adversity Shapes Them

Adversity is a constant throughout our lives, and there’s no avoiding it. However, there’s one thing that we can choose when it comes to adversity, and that’s how we react to it. I’m not just talking about in-the-moment reactions, either: I’m talking about the way adversity shapes our personalities. Whether it’s a health problem or […]

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Stuck Indoors? Here are Some Fun Indoor Family Activities

Although summer is on the way, you might not see anything but grey skies and rain when you look out the window. Instead of giving up and doing anything fun with your family and throwing on a kids movie for the 30th time, why not try some fun indoor activities that will not only entertain […]

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Empathy: a Not-So-Secret Parenting Weapon

Parenting may be rewarding, but you certainly have to work very hard for that reward! Kids can be tough to handle, and although you love them, sometimes you may be at a loss for what to do when they’re being particularly challenging. This article is all about a super-effective weapon that you can use to […]

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Mommy “Me-Time”: It’s a Parental Necessity!

Some people say that being a parent is a full-time job, but this just isn’t true. At a full-time job, you at least are guaranteed a break every so often! There is no such guarantee as a parent, though– and that’s what makes it the toughest job a person can have. Although you may feel […]

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Feeling S.A.D.? Break Free From the Winter Doldrums

Do you get the blues during the cold winter months? You’re definitely not alone in feeling the effects of S.A.D. Besides being the most aptly named disorder ever, S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, affects over 3 million Americans a year and is directly caused by the changing of the seasons. If you’re feeling moody or […]

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