The Definitive Self-Care Quiz: 30 Questions To Determine Whether You Know How To Take Care Of You

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about emotional wellness. The first thing we need to do is help you grade yourself. How do you know where you need to improve if you don’t know where you stand? ...more

A Working Mom’s Snow Day Panic

by Trudi Lebron It’s early in the morning and I hear my phone ringing. I reach over, prepared to press the snooze button when I realize that it’s not the alarm, it’s a phone call…. At 5:23 a.m. I recognize the 1-800 number instantly as the RoboCall number from my son’s school ....more

Parenting Through Depression

Yesterday I took a mental health day because I needed it. November was a very stressful month (my daughter’s asthma flared up quite a bit, we had the car accident, the Darren Wilson non-indictment, etc.). I am an highly sensitive, emotional person and it takes a lot of energy to keep myself upright and smiling most days. But yesterday I woke up and realized that I’m quite tired of plastering a smile on my face and pretending that everything is fine when in fact it isn’t ....more

That Time We Got Hit By A Drunk Driver: A Personal PSA Against Drinking And Driving

This past weekend, my family and I were in a pretty bad car accident. We were on our way home from dinner and...more

[Date Night] “Beyond The Lights” Brings Love Back To The Big Screen

I’m a sucker for a good love story. Show me two people falling for one another, helping each other grow and evolve, and I’ll show you a woman who is swooning. Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of both...more

Finding Beauty And Making Memories In Unexpected Places

I’m a Midwestern girl through and through. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, went to college 45 minutes away, and bought my first home 15 minutes away from my alma mater. When I say I love Northeast Ohio, I mean it ....more

Four Reasons You Should “Drop-In” On Your Kids At School

By Erica Hawthorne Outside of eating lunch with your child every now and then and parent-teacher conferences, how often are you able to drop in at your child’s school? Probably not often, considering most of us are extremely busy with life. However, even if it’s just for an hour here or an hour there, doing drive-bys at your kids’ school is beneficial, and here’s why: You Get To See What They Really Do At School If you’re anything like me, at some point, part of your daily routine is asking your kids, “How was your day? ...more

OPEN THREAD: Do You Need Your Partner To Show Their Love For You On Facebook?

Yesterday was Wednesday and as such, folks were posting their #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesdays) photos. Three of my newly married friends got a shout out from their new husbands, with each saying something sweet like, “The only #WCW I need in my life. She is indeed a dream come true.” So lovely, right? ...more

OPEN THREAD: What’s The Dumbest Fight You’ve Ever Had With Your Partner?

Mine was over ground turkey. Yes, hear me out. We had just gotten back from Sam’s Club and bought a big package of ground turkey ....more