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My parents died almost 50 years apart from each other. I was so young when I lost my mom, and it brought me closer to my dad.

My parents died almost 50 years apart. I was one of the youngest of my peers to lose a parent. When…

Louisa Rogers   


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My partner and I are financially unstable, but we still want kids. We can't decide if we should go for it anyway.

She's a freelance writer, and her husband is a blue-collar worker. They don't have enough money to …

Victoria Derr   


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After my difficult breakup with a coworker, we were forced to work together on a project. It was too painful, so I quit.

A journalist fell in love with another reporter in the newsroom. When they broke up, it was difficu…

Ana Fota   


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My husband quit a job he hated. As the breadwinner, I don't make as much money, but we feel like we can finally breathe again.

My husband quit his job due to burnout. I became the breadwinner, and though I make less money, we …

Katie Matthews   


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A freelancer who used Fiverr to leave a bad office job explains how she knew it was time and the pros and cons of the lifestyle

Rose Almond shared the benefits and negatives of being a self-employed freelancer, and how she prep…

Madison Hoff   


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I quit my tech job to be a stay-at-home boyfriend who cooks, cleans, and sews for my girlfriend. I have no plans to return to the 9 to 5.

A stay-at-home boyfriend cooks all his girlfriend's meals and does the chores, while she supports t…

Kim Schewitz   


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I tried not to be a helicopter parent when my son went to college. But it was harder than I expected.

A mother became a helicopter parent after she got sucked into the hysteria of Facebook groups where…

Danielle Evans-Cole   


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Deleting social media and shopping apps from my smartphone has saved me thousands of dollars. I also sleep better at night.

When I deleted all the social media and shopping apps from my smartphone, it saved my mental health…

Ashley Keenan   


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I'm part of the sandwich generation. Taking care of my aging father and young son is a balancing act.

The sandwich generation has to balance child care with eldercare. A mom says it can be tough, but s…

Jennifer Bringle   


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I've been a military spouse for 17 years, and it's isolating. I've seen the world but lost my identity and delayed my career.

A military spouse says she's gotten benefits as an Army wife, including seeing the world, but has a…

Jen Glantz   


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My 9-year-old son and I share a room. After the death of my father and a divorce, it brings comfort to both of us.

The author says that after her father's death and a divorce from her husband, sleeping in the same …

Heidi Borst   


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I've been sober for 3 years. I've realized how much alcohol fuels parent get-togethers, and I feel isolated.

The author says that she realizes how deeply intertwined alcohol and parent get-togethers are and t…

Angela Repke   


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After finding out she has cancer, I'm teaching my daughter to swear at her tumor. It's the right amount of anger and deviance she needs to keep going.

The author says that after her 8-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she asked if s…

Heather Osterman-Davis   


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After my 6-year-old became unmanageable, we decided to try therapy. In our sessions, I was reminded of something important: My son is still so young.

The author says that after her son became explosive and hard to manage, the family decided to go to…

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My kids grieve their dad in different ways — here's how I support them when they both need me

The author's husband died four years ago. She says her two kids grieve in different ways and explai…

Elaine Roth   


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I'm a mom who had to be in inpatient care. Asking for help saved my life.

The author says she asked for help when she realized she was becoming suicidal. It was the longest …

Ava Truckey   


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My family and I survived the Highland Park shooting. While we hid, my daughter talked about planting flowers and seeing them grow.

The author shares how she found her children in the middle of the chaos and ran with them to safety…

Lauren Bassi   


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I'm a cookbook author with 3 kids under 7. I discovered the best hack for avoiding power struggles over food was already in my kitchen.

The author says that after power struggles with her kids over trying new foods, she found that thei…

Marnie Hanel   


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I'm an autistic mom of 3 autistic kids. We hunted for dinosaur bones and surprisingly we all enjoyed it.

The author, who is also autistic, says that digging through clay and finding treasures was enjoyabl…

Jen Malia