How To Manage Kids Summer Screen Time, Facts and Hacks

By Rachel Pathak Happy First Day of Summer! For many parents, these summer months are a time to loosen the screen-time reigns and let kids play Pokemon Go, Temple Run and Minecraft as long as they want. Others worry about the impact of too many hours spent on social media, games and videos, often at the cost of more nostalgic…

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What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?

By KRISTA O'REILLY DAVI-DIGUI What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that? The world is such a noisy place. Loud, haranguing voices lecturing me to hustle, to improve, build,…

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The #1 Predictor of Long Term Success in Kids

Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/3342619/how-to-determine-if-your-child-will-be-a-success I LOVED yesterday morning's topic. Wondering what the the #1 determinant of long term success in kids is? Intelligence? IQ? Natural talent? Some fascinating research here, so parents, don't miss this one. And I won't give it away in the post, you'll just have to watch. Before I go, I want to close with my favorite parenting quote. As a certified life…

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Behind the Stigma of Single Mothers

By Dayton Uttinger  As much as we’d like to think that we’re in a progressive, egalitarian culture, some 1950’s stigmas never die, no matter what we’re beating the horse with.  While we can ascribe some of that to the fact that a major portion of the population grew up with these views, the stigmas against single mothers are still alive…

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Erica Diamond Sits Down with Lauren Wise for SWAP CLUB

Girls, it's the trifecta for Valentine's Day week. Sex again. Good things aways come in three's, don't they? Or Threesomes? To recap, first we kicked the week off with how to keep your relationship hot and steamy on Valentine's Day. Then we talked Fifty Shades Darker on Valentine's Day. And today, we are finishing strong with the Valentine's Day book release of SWAP CLUB.…

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Tough Conversations

By Emma Walker When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small.  In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team.  My coach was tough.  He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices.  I suited varsity, but only got in the last minute or two (if we…

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Embracing Your So-Called “Midlife Crisis”

By Kara Martinez Bachman As we age, most women eventually come to a wild crossroads, a confusing place where we must devise a new purpose, or formulate a new self-valuation. It’s a life phase of “fence sitting,” or, for those of us in our 40s and 50s, a time that’s -- often disparagingly -- referred to as the “midlife crisis.”…

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Cuz It Comes Down To This One Thing…

Girls, I wanted to share something that had a big impact on me. It was also a real AHA moment for the others in the room as well. I recently attended a powerful, inspiring luncheon called Women's Power Talks: Standing Up to Violence Against Women. I heard the story of Rita Kestenbaum, a mother who sent her beautiful daughter Carol Kestenabum off…

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Money

Talking to our kids about money can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you start? When do  you start? As a Certified Life Coach, and Weekly Parenting Correspondent on Global News, I care very deeply about parents, kids and the wellbeing of the family unit. I often speak about the importance of financial freedom for women, and the…

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Demystifying The College Application Process

By Marla Pinsler  Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the 'right university' often come into our minds early on. But then as your child grows, and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset. As…

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