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How To Get Your Marriage To Sizzle For Valentine’s Day And Beyond!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! I like how relationship expert Colleen Long uses the "chocolate/broccoli" analogy. Our long term, loving, secure relationships are the "broccoli." They are the things that, if we stay committed to, consistently over time grow us up. They make us healthier, more evolved, more balanced, well-rounded individuals. However, chocolate comes along in life (just like opportunities for affairs) 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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The Science of Raising Happy Kids

I absolutely love today's post which comes courtesy of Happify. The study reported that kids with nurturing moms have 10% bigger brains, and other interesting facts. Enjoy this.

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How a Six Month Separation Saved a Troubled Marriage

By Guest Blogger Sylvia Smith Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to have the courage to walk forward and get what you want. In the case of Sandy (not her real name), she took a six-month break from her marriage and it not only gave her the space she needed, it gave her the marriage she…

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Should Stay-at-Home Moms Demand A Postnup?

Postnuptial agreements - they're all the rage! Just kidding, no they're not. We've all heard of the prenup. But what about the postnup? Yes, that is what some lawyers are recommending for spouses who put their careers on hold to have their children. Prenuptial agreements have become so common among the 1 percent they are considered practically a given. But…

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And on the 198th Day of the Year, She Rested

Girls, I am taking my annual July blogging break, only this year, it's only going to be the last two weeks of July. I do this every year for my mental wellbeing, and for the quality of this blog. It is my gift to myself. It is not easy to continuously keep things fresh, relevant and interesting, so every July, I…

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I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the time, we all saw Brandon as the "little brother" that…

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the…

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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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When Your Life Gets Turned Upside Down

By Guest Blogger Lisa Blobstein At 35, I had it all. I had a newborn son and was married to the most incredible man I had ever met. I had great friends, family and a job I loved. I was dreaming of mommy and child classes and being a family. And then, everything changed. My husband complained that it felt…

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