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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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Wordless Wednesday: Fifty Shades of Sleep

So, this is my romantic honey last night during Fifty Shades of Grey's second film in the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker. He said, "They make you wait three years in between the first and second movie so you forget how bad it is!" Oh c'mon. For the record, I snapped this in the first five minutes. After that, he perked…

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How To Get Your Marriage Sizzling 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 tempts us…

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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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7 Signs You Need Some Excitement in Your Relationship

By Sylvia Smith When you reach a certain point of comfortability in your relationship, it sure is nice. You don’t have to worry about impressing each other anymore, you’ve seen each other at your worst and still love each other, and you just really “know” each other on a deeper level. But there is another side to this level of…

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How I Saved My Marriage

By Alisa Bowman About seven years ago, our toddler ran away from us at the grocery store. I chased him into the pasta aisle where he was holding a big jar of red sauce. My heart rate sped up as I realized I was about to become that parent, the mother who watches her child smash a jar onto the…

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Hello, I’m Back!

Hello. I am back! July has come and gone. Back into the ever-growing grinding responsibilities of August. How has your summer been? I enjoyed the month of July. I worked hard, I played a little harder. A few July milestones: I saw HADRY make its debut on The View. That was beyond thrilling. I went to Las Vegas for a long…

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Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book. On last week's Global TV segment, I shared eight great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I kept it a  little lighter. We don't have to…

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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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