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When Will Our Teenagers Stop Being Hypocritical A**holes?

By Lisa Sugarman A hypocrite, as we all know, is a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. A hypocrite is also a teenager, no other definition required. And I say this for a very specific reason. I love my kids. Truly, I do. But I’m...

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Taking Thanksgiving on the Road

By Lisa Sugarman Thanksgiving. For most of us, this is a day that oozes tradition. Maybe it’s that epic day of the year when we cram our family in the car and drive the two-plus hours to our cousin’s house to spend a single afternoon overeating and watching the kids...

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Why We Need To Be Our Own Best Friend

By Lisa Sugarman I love people. I really, really do. (Most of them, anyway.) I love watching them and engaging with them and bonding with them, and most of all, learning from them. Because we’re all sharing this beautiful planet together, so we might as well make as...

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When is it Time to Let Kids Speak for Themselves?

By Lisa Sugarman Well, it happened. My youngest daughter had her first college interview a few days ago. (I know, sh*t just got real.) And along with it being a parenting milestone that left a golf-ball-size lump in my throat, it was also a unique experience for...

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A Letter To My Daughter Who’s Studying Abroad

By Lisa Sugarman Hi Honey! Hope you’re good and having the time of your life in Ireland! And remembering to eat. And to sleep. And to hydrate. And remembering to wear your cross-body bag like I told you to whenever you go anywhere. And never going anyplace...

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It’s Time to Cut Ourselves Some Slack

By Lisa Sugarman Ok, in the balls-to-the-wall world we live in, where most of us feel like we can’t move fast enough to get it all done, it’s time we take a pause and cut ourselves some real slack. Like actual, real slack. Because most of us tend to focus on...

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