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Talking Shop

Rachel Bachrach

The issue: Your daughter is on the chunky side. Black outfits are more slimming, but she wants to wear that lilac skirt all her classmates have. The fix: Let it go — no need to go black! Everyone wants to look their age; your child wants to be in the same color as all of her friends. Sometimes we mothers put more stock in how good our kids look than they do. If she looks up-to-date, she’ll feel good about herself, and that’s what it’s really all about.

 

ADHD Homes Made to Order

Yael Wiesner

Women with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have difficulty maintaining a well-functioning home. But they are not doomed to live in disorder and chaos forever. Here are tried-and-true homemaking strategies that take advantage of the way the ADHD mind works.

 

13 Hours between Life and Death

As told to Rhona Lewis

It wasn’t just a headache. It was a brain tumor.

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