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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. [caption id="attachment_24484" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: CoolMomPicks.com[/caption] I think back to my teenage…

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Living Vicariously Through Our Kids

Grab a coffee (or tea), this one's gonna be a longy. I'm gonna put something out there today which may sound like common sense, but I don't think really is. Hello, and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend ended on a high when this guy finally wrote his high school entrance exam yesterday morning. BOOM,…

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The Instant Gratification Generation

By Guest Blogger Carol Cain My teen has been working at adjusting his mindset to what he sees around him and his reality. What he sees around him: parents buying their teens expensive, out-of-the-box cars the minute they turn 17 and new iPhones the minute they hit the market. His reality: which does not suck I might add, is that…

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Motivation Monday: SPANX & My Confession

Happy Monday! Today, I wanted to publish a Motivation Monday, because that's just what I was after watching MAKERS' latest video on Sara Blakely. Firstly, if you're not familiar with Makers.com, may I suggest you head over there right after you finish reading (and watching) this post. They are doing some incredible work in the women's space. [caption id="attachment_24246" align="alignnone" width="315"] photo credit:…

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September 23, 2003: The Day My Life Changed Forever

The day was September 22nd, 2003. I was 28. Selfish. A workaholic. 9 months pregnant. And didn’t know just how my life would change the next day, at 5:40am on a Tuesday, September 23rd. When I heard the first cry, it literally took my breath away. I was instantly hooked. I hovered over his crib in the hospital. I watched…

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Children and Guns in America: Where Have We Gone Wrong?

By Guest Blogger Kimberley Blaine Taking a LITTLE girl to a shooting range? To shoot a gun that shoots 600 rounds a minute? I'm speechless because this is all COMPLETELY ABSURD. Don't we want our little girls to learn which sport is healthy and best for them? Don't we want them to learn about their connection to this peaceful earth?…

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Wordless Wednesday: Erica Diamond Barbie is Here

It arrived this afternoon. It's not every day Mattel makes a Barbie® to your likeness. To honor my role as Chief Inspiration Officer of Entrepreneur Barbie® with a mission to inspire entrepreneurship in girls across Canada, Erica Diamond Barbie® took 5 months to make.  I am beyond proud and humbled, and if I am to be honest, it's probably one of the most momentous…

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Trading Prada for Peace

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson [caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry.…

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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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