Personal Relationships
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Important Lessons I Learned from Girl Scouts

I had a great time being a Girl Scout. I’ll have you know, from Troop 386, I was the only Brownie to get Brownie of the Month twice. I wanted every badge, to join every activity, and to make everyone my friend (even the g...

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Remembering to Take Time to Have Fun

Sometimes in our fast-paced, technology driven society I think we forget about how important it is to connect on a personal level with someone. More importantly, we forget how important our friends are to our well-being. If you...

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Becoming a Working Mom

Welp, this is it! My last couple of months before I start trying to conceive. Things have been going really well for the last few years and my husband and I finally feel like we’re ready. The only things left are for me t...


Couples

Must Love Dogs: On Deal Breakers in Dating

A few months ago, I was out with a friend when a group of men engaged us in conversation. Always the type to make new friends, we obliged with no motives other than good talk. I chatted up one of the men about his life: where h...

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Why ‘Wedding Shaming’ Needs to Stop

Recently, we’ve seen a slew of popular anti-young-marriage articles, most famously this blog post about 23 things to do rather than getting engaged before 23. But, don’t forget about these from Mandatory.com and The Hu...

Happy Festivus

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

I’m not a big fan of the holidays — as a matter of fact…I dread the season. Once the Halloween decorations go up, I keep me head low, grit my teeth, and pray for January 2. Thus far, the holiday season served up a...


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How to Craft & Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year has a way of reminding all of us where we fall short in our lives. Whether you are experiencing challenges at work, making your way through finals, or simply overwhelmed by the chaos of the holiday season, e...

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Do You Have The, “Gift of Gab?”

In case you didn’t know, I’m Italian—seriously, was my last name not a dead giveaway? At the risk of sounding stereotypical, let me share with you that I have the “gift of gab” and I attribute that to being Italian. Y...

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Christmas Orphan: Surviving the Holidays Alone

A couple of years ago, my parents went through a pretty messy divorce. We had what was to be our last Christmas together while they were separated–kind of a parting-of-ways as we entered this new phase of our family’...


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Hosting For the Holidays? Check Out This Infographic!

As the holidays approach, our calendars quickly fill up with holiday parties. Of course, if you’re hosting your own holiday party, that can often be the event around which your calendar revolves! Hosting is never easy, bu...