Gays and the Church

Gays and the Church

Members of my church community have discussed their experiences with gays and lesbians, we invited several gay Christians to our group to listen and learn from their stories, and we have explored Scripture from both conservative and progressive perspectives.

Moms get real about social media fakery in funny Lady Gaga parody

Moms get real about social media fakery in funny Lady Gaga parody

I haven't slept all week." Sapron says the idea for the parody came to her as she was scrolling her own social media feeds and feeling a bit inferior.

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

Our TODAY Parenting Team contributors are here with ideas for crafts that are so easy and so cute that you’ll actually want to make them with your kids.

New Barbie line includes dolls that use a wheelchair, prosthetic limbs

New Barbie line includes dolls that use a wheelchair, prosthetic limbs

New Barbie line includes dolls that use a wheelchair, prosthetic limbs Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 6:35 p.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 | Updated 8:33 p.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 The Barbie Fashionistas line continues to expand its diversity.

Kevin Hart is less funny, more educational on Netflix special 'Guide to Black History’

Kevin Hart is less funny, more educational on Netflix special 'Guide to Black History’

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Kevin Hart is less funny, more educational on Netflix special 'Guide to Black History’ Underneath the comedy is the message that the accomplishments and cultural contributions of African-Americans are something to be proud of.

Parents are OK with girls playing with trucks. Not so much with boys wearing makeup

Parents are OK with girls playing with trucks. Not so much with boys wearing makeup

Not so much with boys wearing makeup Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 5:10 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2019 Parents talk about everything - except gender identity, a survey by SeniorLiving.com found.

When I tell people I have depression, I get 'the look'

When I tell people I have depression, I get 'the look'

Image: Facebook/Grown Up Glamour by Anneliese Lawton "We have to keep talking" But I know for now, to some, one of my stories makes me a strong while the other makes me weak.

Rachael Finch shares her controversial feelings about childbirth

Rachael Finch shares her controversial feelings about childbirth

This week on the Juggling Act podcast, we're joined by mum of two Rachael Finch, who tells us about her unusual feelings about childbirth… What's that? SHOW NOTES Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Rachael Finch and Naomi Stalenberg.

Steve 'Commando' Willis gets emotional about how fatherhood has changed him

Steve 'Commando' Willis gets emotional about how fatherhood has changed him

This week on The Juggling act podcast , we're joined by one of the fittest (and foxiest) dads in Australia, Steve Willis, better known as Commando Steve.

Toddler who's unimpressed with new baby brother is all of us when big change comes

Toddler who's unimpressed with new baby brother is all of us when big change comes

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Toddler who's unimpressed with new baby brother is all of us when big change comes This toddler was unimpressed when her little brother was placed in her arms.

January babies are more likely to be famous and other reasons for them to brag

January babies are more likely to be famous and other reasons for them to brag

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest January babies are more likely to be famous and other reasons for them to brag Babies born in January have a lot going for them.

'Mum, why are you and Daddy wrestling?': What to do when caught in the act

'Mum, why are you and Daddy wrestling?': What to do when caught in the act

"Most parents panic, but they shouldn’t." Of course, the trick is not to get caught in the first place, and Jocelyn says putting a lock on the door is what most parents think about after they’ve been busted being sexually intimate.

Beyonce shopping at Target? Chrissy Teigen has the perfect reaction, like always

Beyonce shopping at Target? Chrissy Teigen has the perfect reaction, like always

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Beyonce shopping at Target? Chrissy Teigen has the perfect reaction, like always Photos surfaced appearing to show Beyonce at Target and people freaked.

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

I suppose her feelings stuck with her for a while, and then later that night, she put on the voice that I know means that I need to pay attention to what she is about to say.

3 Ways to Gain Perspective During Conflict

3 Ways to Gain Perspective During Conflict

One way to get past having the same conversation over and over again is to try to gain perspective by looking at the conflict from a different point of view.

5 easy ways to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving kids table

5 easy ways to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving kids table

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 5 easy ways to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving kids table You don't need to be a craft genius to make these Thanksgiving ideas, which should occupy the kids long enough to let adults finish their meals.

Rosie O'Donnell is a grandmother! She shares photos of her first grandchild

Rosie O'Donnell is a grandmother! She shares photos of her first grandchild

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Rosie O'Donnell is a grandmother! The new grandmother revealed that her granddaughter's name is Skylar Rose as she posted a photo of Chelsea holding her daughter.

To Drink or Not to Drink Around Sober People

To Drink or Not to Drink Around Sober People

If recovering individuals do attend drinking parties, they may ask to bring a +1 who can be an ally in recovery or make a plan ahead of time on what to do if they feel uncomfortable, so they can exit easily without worry or fuss (“bring a parachute”).

Reese Witherspoon: Telling kids they're 'bad' at something isn't mean if it's true

Reese Witherspoon: Telling kids they're 'bad' at something isn't mean if it's true

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Reese Witherspoon: Telling kids they're 'bad' at something isn't mean if it's true The actress says she feels like she's counteracting pressure from parents to make kids lives "golden and magical at all moments." Post to Facebook Sent!

Drew Barrymore shows up to kids' school in sweatpants, inspires moms everywhere to be real

Drew Barrymore shows up to kids' school in sweatpants, inspires moms everywhere to be real

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Drew Barrymore shows up to kids' school in sweatpants, inspires moms everywhere to be real After beating herself up for showing up to her kids' school in sweatpants, she's sharing the Drew Barrymore the world sees contrasted with the ugly-crying, makeup-free, bathroom-selfie version.

New research confirms your second child is damaging your mental health

New research confirms your second child is damaging your mental health

But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents’ mental health.

7 Ways to Cope If Your Partner Clashes with Your Parents

7 Ways to Cope If Your Partner Clashes with Your Parents

A little gentle ribbing is one thing, but when there’s an all-out war between your parents and your partner, the best course of action may be to avoid spending time as a couple at your parents.

Oprah opens up about her mother's death in People interview

Oprah opens up about her mother's death in People interview

Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, died on Thanksgiving Day. In a recent interview with People, Winfrey opened up about the emotional days before her mother’s passing. Winfrey is great friends with gospel singer Wintley Phipps, and she called him and asked him to sing “Precious Lord” to her mother.

'I discovered I was going to be a mum with less than 12 hours notice'

'I discovered I was going to be a mum with less than 12 hours notice'

Nicole joins us on the Juggling Act podcast to tell us about her experience. We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and leave us a review.

Why You Underestimate How Much Other People Like You

Why You Underestimate How Much Other People Like You

On the one hand, we want to get to know the other person and we want them to like us (the “pull’ forces), but at the same time we may be afraid of social rejection or of revealing too much, which may leave us in a vulnerable position (the “push” forces).

The Power of Prime

The Power of Prime

Always entertaining, frequently thought provoking, sometimes controversial, and occasionally outrageous, I want The Power of Prime to be a place for readers to go where, after reading my posts, will say, "Mmmm, that was interesting."

When Should a Conversation End?

When Should a Conversation End?

Their experimental paradigm: lock two people in a room and see how long they converse before asking to be let out. My guess would be that this is because people were basing their estimates of how long the conversation should go more on their prior expectations than any of their partner's conversational cues.

Substitute teacher spoils Christmas for First Graders

Substitute teacher spoils Christmas for First Graders

The fill-in teacher at Cedar Hill School in Montville, U.S. revealed to her Year 1 class that Santa isn't real, according to NJ.com. “During the course of the day, a substitute teacher apparently announced to the class that Santa was not real,” the school's principal Michael J.

Joy Bauer lightens up sweet potato casserole and other classic Thanksgiving dishes

Joy Bauer lightens up sweet potato casserole and other classic Thanksgiving dishes

Swedish Meatballs: In addition to the typical holiday favorites, my family always has this classic comfort food on our holiday table! In addition to the typical holiday favorites, my family always has this classic comfort food on our holiday table!

Stranger Danger and Preschool Children

As a friend of your children’s mental health, I worry about how the skewed message that all strangers are to be feared pressures parents, who are already devoted to their children’s safety, into feeling they must prepare their young children, even their preschoolers, to manage in a world where stranger danger headlines books, public service announcements and videos as though it were an inevitable fact of daily life.

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