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{FD} This is the biggest lie about surrender – and here’s why you can’t afford to believe it

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If you asked me five years ago, I naively would have told you that I didn’t struggle with control. Continue reading

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{FD} The beautiful reason I’m so happy to be 37

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The new age where you are exactly where we are meant to be. Nothing more. And certainly nothing less. Continue reading

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{FD} To the one that my heart fell in love with last: My message to the baby of the family

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To the one my mama heart fell in love with last,  My heart needed you. Continue reading

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{FD} What happened with my wife after I saw a young woman do this on a crowded subway train

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I was getting on the D.C. Metro one day when I saw a young woman do something that caught my eye. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Fortnite’ coaches?! – Will we ever have to courage to let our kids fail at something?

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The survival video game “Fortnite” exploded in popularity this year, boasting 125 million players and taking over as the most popular video game to date. Continue reading

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{FD} My husband and I gave each other the silent treatment — here’s the incredible thing that happened next

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Last Sunday, we argued. Continue reading

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{FD} To my three little girls from their dad: I treasure what you are teaching me about how to live life

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You are my three little girls but I know you won’t stay that way for long. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai cave rescue: Don’t forget man who made ultimate sacrifice so that boys, coach could live

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As we celebrate the rescue of the Thai soccer team – and it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this – let us not quickly forget Saman Gunan, who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of young people he didn’t even know. Continue reading

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{FD} How to set your kids up for success — make sure they are really good at these four things

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Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Continue reading

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{FD} Secrets (good and bad) no one is telling about motherhood

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Since the day they were born, college-bound women have been groomed for a life at the office rather than for a life at home. No one told them their priorities will shift down the line. Continue reading

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{FD} On the Fourth of July, teach your kids about what made America great in the first place

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My affection for the Fourth grew as my parents taught me more about our nation’s history. Continue reading

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{FD} Here is the one and only thing your teenager needs from you this summer

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What exactly does one do with her child, when she only has four summers left with him? How does one even choose to spend that time? Continue reading

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{FD} Women today are woefully unprepared for motherhood

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Way, way back in 2002 I wrote a book about the domino effect that occurs when women try to raise children, babies and toddlers in particular, and pursue full-time career simultaneously. Continue reading

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{FD} Fewer Americans are celebrating Father’s Day, because more kids are growing up without fathers

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Fewer people are celebrating Father’s Day than ever before, a fact that may have less to do with the nature of the holiday than it does with the nature of American families. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII B-17 pilot, George Starks, reflects on Father’s Day and his crew’s legacy to family

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When we came back from the war, several of us in my B-17 crew found the girls we left behind and who we were thinking about while we were gone. Continue reading

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{FD} Father’s Day in prison separates families — Let’s remember them

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Father’s Day celebrates the role fathers play in our lives and gives us a chance to acknowledge their important and unique influence. It’s also a time to remember those fathers who are missing from the family table. Continue reading

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{FD} Fathers are important — When they’re not around we all suffer

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Father’s Day is a time when we reflect and honor the men who have provided for us and raised us. Continue reading

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{FD} To be a good father, you don’t have to be a superhero

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So far, fatherhood has been an incredible rollercoaster for me. Continue reading

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{FD} This Father’s Day, let’s recognize the dads who put family first

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Here’s a Happy Father’s Day to all the men who’ve compromised on goals they might have otherwise reached had they chosen not to have kids. Continue reading

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{FD} My dad’s stunning response when I told him off

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A few weeks after my first child was born, I told my dad off. At the heart of my complaints was one central failure: Ever since I was a kid, he had failed to show up. Continue reading

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{FD} I had NO idea what I was getting into on my wedding day

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Twelve years ago, the double doors in our sweet little community church opened up, and my daddy walked me up the aisle to my groom. Continue reading

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{FD} How do you talk about suicide to your child?

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The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain this week have sparked conversations about the painful topic of how they died – by suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Don’t rob your kids of outdoors free play — they need it

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As the weather finally, possibly, maybe looks like the warmth is here to stay, my family leaves our cave and heads to our local park. It features a sizable playground, with sprinklers and a long soccer field. We spend whole weekend days there mingling … Continue reading

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{FD} The last thing I ever said to my dad (and the incredible thing that happened next)

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Last summer, my dad was in crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} What I wish I’d told a mother lost too soon

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A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. Continue reading

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{FD} A Mother’s Day thank you from a Green Beret

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Over and over in my life I’ve found that love and compassion are the basis for just action – this is includes all that our Special Forces are tasked to do. Continue reading

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{FD} A father’s secret wish for mothers that get little credit

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Depending upon who and how old you are and what stage and season of life you’re in, Mother’s Day can elicit a complex cacophony of emotion ranging from joy and jubilation to longing and lament. Continue reading

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{FD} Penny Nance: We must do more to help mothers who are incarcerated — Here’s how

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Studies have shown that being present in a child’s life doesn’t only help them grow emotionally and academically, but it can also help them flourish years later as an adult. Continue reading

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{FD} The huge Mother’s Day fight I had with my husband and the lessons we learned

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My husband, Mike, and I had one of our biggest fights on Mother’s Day. Continue reading

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{FD} It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I’m a Navy wife of 20 years and these are the lessons I’ve learned

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I’m proud to be a Navy wife. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading

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{FD} The ridiculous reason for my big honeymoon fight

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As my wife and I drove away from our wedding reception, I had a totally idiotic thought: I don’t think we’ll ever fight again. Continue reading

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{FD} How my 19-year-old daughter overcame her crippling anxiety

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It’s not breaking news that my 19-year-old daughter Jadi lives with crippling anxiety. Continue reading

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{FD} What one word drives ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and really much of the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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It’s way more important than those pesky old Infinity Stones. Continue reading

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{FD} I couldn’t believe these were my father’s final words to me

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Last autumn, my brother Caleb and I knew our father didn’t have much time left. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Tammy Duckworth bringing baby to Senate floor shines new light on working parents

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At just 10 days old, the daughter of Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wasted no time making history. Continue reading

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{FD} Married couples don’t have to be best friends — They can be something better

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When I got married, I was disappointed with the friendship between my wife, Raquel, and me. Continue reading

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{FD} Dear Khloe Kardashian, don’t take Tristan Thompson back — It won’t be easy but you deserve better

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Khloe Kardashian, of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” fame, had a baby Thursday morning. Everyone seems to have advice for Khloe and here is mine… Continue reading

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{FD} The one thing single parents wish you knew

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Wednesday is Single Parent Appreciation Day. The 12 million single parents in America are no different than you. We have just been dealt a ****** hand in life, regardless of fault. Continue reading

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{FD} March for Our Lives: What do we say to our kids who fear being shot at their schools?

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As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against gun violence Saturday in Washington and other American cities, there were other signs as well across the nation of new worries about our safety. Continue reading

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{FD} What I’ve learned about marriage — Don’t ever let your wife be cold or hungry (and that’s just for starters)

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I’m good at marriage. I see it through a male lens (can’t help that). Here’s my to guys on being a good husband/partner. Continue reading

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{FD} The one word my daughter whispered to me that caught me by surprise

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When my youngest daughter was three, she was a handful. Continue reading

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{FD} When pregnancy announcements hurt

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Pregnancy announcements and invitations to baby showers can be painful reminders of what’s lacking for women who are struggling to bear babies. Continue reading

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{FD} With these four words, I knew my wife loved me

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I sat on a bench in a beautiful cemetery visiting with the woman who would be my wife and tried to ignore my sad, racing heart. Continue reading

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{FD} Steve Hilton: Family breakdown is the biggest issue America refuses to talk about

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In the wake of the tragic recent shooting deaths of 14 students and three adults at a Florida high school, we see a familiar ritual being played out: an angry debate about guns. Continue reading

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{FD} No, Time magazine, marriage is NOT a science – it’s a mindset

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Human connection isn’t an algorithm, it’s a mystery that defies scientific logic. Continue reading

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{FD} The desperate cry of America’s boys

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America’s boys are broken. And the reasons go far deeper than politics or policies. Continue reading

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{FD} A husband’s confession: What I learned from throwing a tantrum with a frying pan

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One night during my first year of marriage, my wife and I got into a big argument that I haven’t forgotten. It’s not the argument that was memorable, though – it’s the way it ended. Continue reading

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{FD} We saved our marriage — Here’s how you can save yours

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On the day of our wedding we had no doubt that we would have the perfect marriage, but less than five years later our relationship was on the brink of disaster. Continue reading

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{FD} Three incredible pieces of marriage advice I’ve never forgotten

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I recently got into a brief argument with my wife over something totally minor. Continue reading

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{FD} Want your kids to talk to you? Try this…

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If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions. Continue reading

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