Dealing With Difficult In-Laws

April 23rd, 2014

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Welcome back, ladies! Today is a good day. It was a clean sweep for my Montreal Canadiens last night who beat Tampa Bay in four straight games to proceed to Round 2 of the playoffs, AND my boys went back to school this morning. This is me happy dancing! Hallelujah on both fronts.

I started Hump Day off with my weekly parenting segment on Global TV. Today we chatted Monster Mother In-Laws. If you are currently dealing with Jane Fonda as your Monster-In-Law, I shared some tips and strategies.

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Happy Passover, Happy Easter and a Blogging Break

April 11th, 2014

Hello beautiful ladies. Happy Friday!

Just a quick note to wish those celebrating a very Happy Passover. Wishing you wonderful times spent with family, friends and matzo. ;)

I think the kids in this house were a littttttle over zealous this morning (who eats matzo before they have to)?!

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As is customary for me, I will be off blogging next week to spend time with the kids who have no school, and will see you all the following week. You can still catch me online and on Global TV.

I’m never one to judge what others do in their personal lives, so therefore, I thought this was quite funny. It’s amazing how much hypocrisy lives out there.

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The ‘Mommy Juice’ Trend: Drinking To Relieve Stress

April 9th, 2014

Last week, Maria Shriver had a very interesting segment on TODAY. It was called, The ‘Mommy Juice’ Trend: How Do You Know When You Have a Problem?

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“On some play dates these days, the clinking of wine glasses accompanies the laughter of children as parents relax with a drink while their kids frolic.

For many moms, alcohol is a harmless antidote to anxiety, but experts worry that more women are drinking to excess and putting themselves and their kids at risk.

“I’m seeing it widespread across the country – an increase of moms, particularly with young kids, coming in for treatment,” Deni Carise, deputy chief clinical officer at CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest provider of addiction treatment, told Maria Shriver on TODAY.

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39 Is Gonna Be Fine

April 7th, 2014

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So, my husband calls me URGENTLY on Friday and tells me that I must call Visa immediately, as it appears my credit card has been frauded. Visa was unable to reach me at home and they needed to verify suspicious transactions. He gives me the number to call ASAP and tells me to ask for Nelly.

I hang up the phone while en route home from carpool and call the number. I ask for Nelly as told, and proceed to ask, “What happened to my credit card?”

Then, a chuckle on the other line, “Is this the birthday girl?!” she laughs.

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14 Surefire Morning Rituals to Start Your Day Right

April 4th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Jona Miranda Jone

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Mornings are not easy. Doesn’t it make you wonder why those people in the coffee commercials are always ecstatic to roll out of bed, open their window drapes, and start the daily grind? It’s almost like the sun is smiling back at them. I’m a mom of two little angels and am months away from having my third child, and I admit, mornings but can tough. But more than just a perfect cup of coffee, there are tons of morning habits you can do to start AND end your day right.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

Here are 14 surefire morning rituals to start your day right. Try one, try ‘em all:

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The Black Bra

April 2nd, 2014

Girls, a little “Hump” in your Hump Day… no pun intended. ;) We’re off the fence today! My mother in law recently forwarded this joke to me, and if you’ve been with your man as long as I have, you might just love this. Please don’t take it too literally.

The Black Bra (as told by a woman)

I recently had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes.

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We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes.

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Mixed Monday

March 31st, 2014

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Happy Monday, dames! I just finished a spin class at the gym, and after ignoring myself in this department for almost 10 days due to a hectic schedule, it felt great to SWEAT. It’s Monday, spring is ALMOST in the air, and the sun is actually shining in Montreal.

Today is sort of a mixed bag, so I titled it Mixed Monday– keeping you updated on some events, revelations and conclusions… WomenOnTheFence style.

I’d love to kick it off with a Music Monday before we dive in. If you watch anything this week, let this be it. I have hope for humanity when I see stories like these.

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