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Dancing At Every Wedding

The media icon for the woman living in the 1950's was a domesticated housewife and mother who cooked, laundered, cleaned and sewed all the while looking fashionable with a big, happy grin on her face. Fast forward to today. The media icon today in an entirely different woman. What do you see in the latest Glamour and Vogues magazines? You…

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Brother’s Day

Brother’s Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished.  Happy International Brother's Day! When I gave birth to my older son, almost 13 years ago this September, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of. When I was pregnant…

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Wisdom Wednesday: 26 Minutes Plus 4

Sheryl Sandberg recently gave the commencement address to Berkeley’s graduates. It's no secret that I am Sheryl Sandberg fan. I have written about Leaning In (and yes, Leaning Out too). Sheryl gave me permission to share one of her most heartfelt posts to date on losing her husband. It was breathtaking, and you should read it. So, third time will be a charm around here…

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12 Secrets To Success in Life and Womanhood

In case you're a new reader, I am a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach. I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years.  I have studied success for thousands of hours, and have spoken on the topic many times. Based on my research, and based upon my own personal experience as…

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Screen Time Rules for Kids: Families and Their Media Use

As a Certified Women’s Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years. And I will say, that any expert who says they "know it all," when it comes to the new reality of screens, smartphones, tablets, technology, and the REAL long term effects on our brains and cognitive learning is…

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Skype, FaceTime, Privacy and Our Kids

Do you own an IPhone? Do you own an Ipod? Do you own an Ipod Touch? Do you own an Ipad? Do you own a computer? Would you allow a boy in your 14-year old daughter's bedroom at night alone with the door closed? My guess is, you answered "NO" to the last one. While sitting in a meeting last…

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Barbie Has a New Body #TheDollEvolves

On this morning's Global TV parenting segment, I discussed a very global trending topic - #CurvyBarbie. Yes, Barbie has a new body, and it has most moms celebrating, a few skeptics, and others who simply don't care. Mattel announced last week that the doll has evolved with three new body shapes: curvy, petite and tall. She will also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and…

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Happy Birthday @Oprah! 25 Lessons Learned

Today is Oprah's birthday. For those of you who are big readers of this blog, you know that Oprah is my hero, my queen, my inspiration. I've met her, I've attended her LifeClass taping, the Weekend with Oprah, I've filmed 5 episodes of The OWN SHOW on OWN TV,  etc... Heck, she even tweeted me. ;) So, to honor O's birthday, I have rerun an old…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

I enjoyed this morning's Global TV segment, as we chatted trends, and what recent surveys say will be hot parenting trends to look out for in 2016. Helicopter parenting-- in or out? Eating for two while pregnant-- in or out? Tune in... Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/2480292/parenting-trends-in-2016 Would love to know what you think about these trends? Feel free to share below…

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Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

By Dr. Vanessa LaPointe I am a mom. And a psychologist who works with children and parents. Talk about an occupational hazard! But it is through wearing these two hats that I live the science of child development. I have the amazing privilege in my every day life of seeing the growth of my two boys and also the growth…

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