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Beyond Golf Balls & Coffee Mugs - 105 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dad is an original. So why does he always get the same old gifts for Father’s Day? Maybe it’s time to think outside the gift box and come up with some original Father’s Day gifts. This list of gift suggestions is organized by dad types, because, after all, most dads have specific passions and attitudes that make them who they are.

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The ‘Date Night Difference’ - Keeping Love Alive Through Good and Challenging Times

In the movie, Date Night, the characters played by Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are in a long-term relationship that they try to spice up by going out to dinner once a week on a date night. The trouble is that their date night is, monotonously predictable: they go to the same restaurant and order the same food on the same night. They start to notice the sameness when they become a little too clichéd even for their own taste by talking about the variation of the chicken quality instead of their feelings, week by week.

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Mama Drama: 5 Ways to Handle Mommy Cliques

Curled into circles, some bouncing toddlers on their hips, mothers dot the school parking lot at pickup time, laughing and talking together. I wave hello to a mom I met at a meet-and-greet the week before. She looks past me and continues with her conversation. I wonder, Does she recognize me? Maybe not. We’ve only met once. Or maybe she didn’t see me. Feeling awkward and vaguely rejected, I retreat to a spot near the school entrance and wait for my son to emerge.

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Mom Time - Guilt-Free Getaways

How often do you take time for yourself? How often do you say, “Now it’s my special time” and let nobody interfere with that?

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