Category: Motherhood

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Finding Your Mom Tribe

The well-known vulnerability theorist and author, Brene Brown, spoke about the difference between empathy and sympathy in a 2010 TED Talk. She pointed out that empathy is the art of sharing a listening, caring ear and helping others feel heard, cared about and understood. The end result of empathy is love and acceptance. People who […]

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Month of Mom

Introducing The Month of Mom

The beginning of May marks a very important celebration for families across America: Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of the month. The National Retail Federation reports that families are expected to spend an average of $172.22 on Mother’s Day-related items this year, according to its 2016 Mother’s Day Spending Survey. Broken down into categories, […]

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Five Steps to Avoid Burnout

When it comes to being a parent, burnout is enemy number one. There are 93,000+ articles about mom burnout on Google search, so it must be happening to a lot of us. Burning out means slowing down, and slowing down means getting less done in an already-hectic day. Our kids rely on us to be […]

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9 Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Day

So we get an extra day in February during a Leap Year. But, it’s not like we get ten extra days. With only one extra day, we still have to make the most of our time and resources to get our to-do lists done in 24 hours, which never seems like enough time. So today’s […]

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Best Books for New Moms

One of the exciting things about becoming a mother is getting the opportunity to join and participate in a dynamic conversation already in progress about one of the most important jobs in the world: parenting. From blogs, magazines, Twitter and Instagram, first-time moms are jumping into chats and private Facebook groups to listen to and […]

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Best Things Every Work-At-Home Mom Needs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 23 percent of employed adults do some or all of their job working from home. The many women who make a living working from home have popularized the “WAHM” (work-at-home-mom) acronym on Facebook or forums, and they’ve become masters at squeezing an eight-hour work day in between […]

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Being a Role “MOm”DEL

A common theme in parenting advice tends to lean on the idea of encouraging parents to, very simply, model the behavior they want to see their children demonstrate. After all, if the old adage is true that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” our little ones will soon begin to reflect what they […]

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Conversation Starters

What are your kids up to these days?

When it comes to catching up with friends who are also parents, the one question I love to ask them is, “so, what fun things is your child doing right now?” And, now that I am a mom of an actual preschooler, I ask, “what are they learning? Saying? Singing?” and beyond. Since our kids […]

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Back to School

Hey summer, where the heck did you go?  As summertime quickly comes to a close, so do the days of relaxed schedules and routines for me and my kids. Yes, I’m glad my little ones will get back to learning on a daily basis but there’s just something about summer I don’t want to let […]

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Bringing home baby

As a mother of two, I have experienced the bliss (and utter craziness) of bringing home a newborn baby before. In fact, as I prepare to bring home my third baby in a matter of weeks, one would think I’m prepared. A seasoned pro. A baby whisperer. But can I tell you a secret? Those […]

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