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Erica Diamond Named Canada’s ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ For Entrepreneur Barbie

I am beyond proud, excited and honored to make this announcement today. It is truly humbling and if I am to be honest, probably one of the most momentous milestones of my career. As Canada's only Chief Inspiration Officer for Entrepreneur Barbie®, I join the company of some remarkable trailblazing women representing Entrepreneur Barbie in the US - read this http://mashable.com/2014/06/18/entrepreneur-barbie-inspiration-tips/. As an…

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Embrace Your Child For Who They Are

By Guest Blogger Lisa Brookman The other day, I found my son Ethan in my closet. When I asked him what he was doing, he looked at me and said, ”Mom it’s time to clean up in here. You have such nice things but it’s so messy that you can’t find anything.” I’m embarrassed to admit he was right. For…

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Firsts

Yesterday, with a steady flow of tears and an abundance of nervous energy, we sent my 10 year old son off to sleep away camp for one month. For the second summer... for his second time. Here was last year's post, exactly a year ago... the first time. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, then you might have read my new…

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The Studies Are In: Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework

Yes, that was the headline from a fascinating recently published article in The Atlantic. "One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, and doing a hundred other things that few working parents have time for. These obligations are so…

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Summer Camp Madness

Happy Monday, Chiquitas! Hoping everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Father's Day yesterday. I have a cute (maybe not so cute) story to share. Our wonderful Bubby Sarah turns 95 next week and the whole family came in from Toronto to share in the festivities. You should know, Bubby is in better shape than me, and as sharp as a…

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23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Sunday is Father's Day-- a very special day for Dads everywhere. I have had the great fortune of growing up with a father that girls dream of. I say this with tremendous love and pride. His initials are G.E.M., and that is just what he is. When I left the nest, I chose another amazing father.  I am blessed to…

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The Age Of Aloneness

Calling all moms, aunties, and grandmothers! Today's post is actually why I started blogging in the first place-- to provide a safe and inclusive community to share and learn from likeminded women all working toward the same goal -  to be the best and happiest woman that they can be. The idea behind today's blog post stems from a conversation…

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6 Smartphone Apps For Summer Fun!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Speaking of Mother's Day, I re-posted a little inspiration on Instagram that is a real "truth bomb," and something my own mother, a women's therapist for over 25 years has always taught me. I know this as truth. These words are real, and are ones to follow on a daily basis. Thankfully,…

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The One Lesson Our Kids Aren’t Taught In School

I have been obsessed with Trey Parker and Matt Stone ever since I can remember. It's not that I even watched South Park - the hit show they created. It's simply them together. I've seen them interviewed numerous times, and they are sheer genius. They think completely out of the box, and they trust each other's instincts so intensely, that their…

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

By Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons  Childhood can be a frightening and uncertain time for kids, and some mild anxiety is part and parcel with growing up in a fast-paced world. What many parents don’t realize, though, is just how many children are affected by clinically recognized anxiety disorders, and that their own anxiety can be a contributing factor to…

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