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Depression & Parenting Styles: Living With a Partner Who Parents Differently than You

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” (Jane D. Hull) **This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What kind of parent are you? Do you wear …

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Navigating Depression After Divorce: 9 Must Have Tips

**This post contains affiliate links. That means of you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.”— Helen Rowland Divorce is …

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6 Secretly Amazing Tips for Doing Halloween Crafts—That Won’t Stress You Out

**This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What’s your favorite holiday? Do you love the flowers around Easter time? The family gatherings around Thanksgiving and Christmas? What about counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve? One of my …

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4 Ways to Handle Family Gatherings When You Have a Depressed Teen

Did you enjoy family gatherings as a teen? If not, what did you dislike about them? Family gatherings can be a stressful situation for depressed teens. They dread family gatherings and try to avoid them in the best possible way. Stress and social anxiety make them afraid of upcoming events. As a parent, it’s an …

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The Tears of Childhood: How A Parent’s Illness Affects Their Child

Did you grow up with a sick parent? Did you spend your childhood with a parent or caregiver that was periodically sad for no reason? What sort of effect did that have on you? It is unbelievable hard growing up with a sick parent, especially one with an invisible illness such as depression. (An invisible …

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My Writing Resumé: Where You Can Read My Ramblings

I have been writing a lot of guest posts lately. I mean… A LOT. Hey, I love it though, don’t get me wrong. I love helping others provide content for their blog readers. I love writing about all the things swirling around in my brain. It satisfies my soul, which is something I’ve been looking …

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Taking It Easy: 5 Ways You Can Rest When Looking After Your Little Ones & Why It’s Important

What was the last advice you got that took you by surprise?  Was it the message itself? Or was it the person who gave it to you? For me it was both. My little sister has always been someone I’ve seen as very level-headed.  She perfectly balances out my imbalances.  She’s the kind of person …

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