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I’m A Neat Freak And Damn Proud Of It!

By Lisa Sugarman Read enough of the stuff I write, and you’ll learn that I’m a lot of different things. I’m a wife, a mom, a lover of people and a huge fan of hugging, positivity, and tiny houses. But what you might not know from all these one-dimensional facts, is...

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I Think I’m an Introvert… And I Kinda Like it

By Lisa Sugarman Let me start by saying this, I love people. For reals, I do. (Most of them anyway.) Actually, if you know me well, then you hear that come out of my mouth a good chunk of the time. And even though I sometimes say it with a certain, shall we say, tone,...

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The Best Holiday Gift My Daughter Ever Gave Me

By Lisa Sugarman I joke a lot here about my daughters being typical—sometimes snarky, sometimes self-absorbed, sometimes disconnected—teenagers, but the truth is, they’re also insanely beautiful people who I cherish more than anyone else in the world. And there’s no...

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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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