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On Turning 50: Regrets, Dreams and Possibilities

By Guest Blogger Dana Kobernick As I slide into my fiftieth birthday with all the grace and composure of a train half off the rails, I can’t help but go through the typical machinations of a woman approaching – or past – middle age. Until now, I have led a fulfilled life. I recognize my fortune that manifests primarily through…

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Redshirting: Holding Them Back To Get Them Ahead

It is called "redshirting." Perhaps you have heard of it. "Redshirting for young children refers to the practice of postponing entrance into kindergarten of age-eligible children in order to allow extra time for socioemotional, intellectual, or physical growth. This occurs most frequently where children's birthdays are so close to the cut-off dates that they are very likely to be among the…

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores!

Happy Monday! I am still on a high from an incredible weekend. I was the closing keynote at the brilliant Mompreneurs Conference in Toronto on Saturday. These 300 women fueled me, they gave me so much more than I gave them. Whenever I speak, I am reminded of why I love what I do. As you can see, I started in the…

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Wordless Wednesday: Milestones and Messes

We've had a big milestone in our house this week. Thank you to the lovely pharmacist in my area who suggested we use THIS. The time has come, the big teeth are growing in, we have a lisp we are trying to cure, and we don't want those new teeth growing in buck. Thanks to this little number above, thumb sucking…

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Top 12 Must-Reads for Kids

Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video.. Yesterday morning's Global TV segment was on my Top 6 Must-Reads for Kids. Seeing that tv segments are merely snippets of information, I wanted to share my full list for all moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncle, and friends. We are all trying to raise a…

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@Oprah on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014

I gotta admit, I'm a sucker for this show. Barbara Walters celebrated the 21st anniversary of her 10 Most Fascinating People special last night. As long as Bawbwa Wawa keeps this yearly special going, I will tune in! The highlight for me last night was Elon Musk. Please do yourself a favor, and watch this. You won't be sorry. This guy is…

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How I Learned to Play Business Like a Hockey Player: Lessons From My Dad The Hockey Scout

By Guest Blogger Rebecca Mayville Whether we like it or not, we have our parents to thank for many things. One of my favorites traits I inherited from my mother is the love of a good mystery – whether that mystery lie in a book, or in a hunting down a great recipe or in finding the perfect theme for…

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5 Strategies To De-Stress Your Kids

I wanted to share this week's Global TV segment with you. In my coaching practice, I am seeing extraordinarily high levels of stress and tension in families lately as a common thread. Many of my female clients are stressed, burned out, and it's being filtered down to their kids. One study says 50% of kids today feel stressed out. Children’s tensions are on the rise due…

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Do You Help Your Kids With Their Homework?

Is homework a source of frustration for you?  How can we get our kids to be self motivated and do it on their own? When is the best time to do it? On this week's Global TV segment, I shared my top 5 tips and strategies. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/1680452/helping-your-kids-with-their-homework Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Today marks the first day of most of North America's temporary weight gain. Mazel tov! Mine lasts as long my sons' candy lasts-- which is usually a long time. The boys are pretty enthusiastic about going from HOUSE TO HOUSE TO HOUSE TO HOUSE to collect heaps of sugar. I think back to my teenage days when wearing a Halloween costume was a…

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