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Monday Catch Up

Good morning and Happy Monday! It's been a while since we chit-chatted, so I figured we'd simply just catch up today. The week started back on the saddle early this morning at spin. It's been a little chaotic around here the past week. My washing machine decided to die on us this weekend, so RIP my favorite Mellie The Maytag. Shout out…

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Mother’s Day ‘Mom Thrive Guide’ With A Giveaway!

Sunday is the day we honor mothers everywhere. For some, Mother’s Day is a day to rejoice and celebrate motherhood. For others, it’s a sad and difficult day, as many will celebrate this Mother’s Day without a mom. I feel so grateful to be lovingly sandwiched in the middle.  A delicious and devoted mom on top, and two wonderful sons who are never too busy…

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I Don’t Think I Want a Baby – Is That OK?

By Guest Blogger Rebecca Longman Throughout my teens and most of my 20’s, I prayed it wouldn't happen-- I took the proper precaution to make sure it wouldn't happen. At 27, I thought I was ready, then the break-up came and I was glad it hadn’t happened. Then at 30, in a stable and happy relationship, I wondered if it would ever happen.…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends of 2015: #Brelfie Anyone?

So, if you're a parent, maybe you wanted to know some of the hot parenting trends we're seeing so far in 2015. Some may seem obvious and welcomed (getting back to old school values), others some may seem odd to you. If you were curious, I did a TV segment yesterday on 6 Hot Parenting Trends of 2015. Take a look...…

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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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