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Archive for the ‘Motherhood’ Category

Happy Passover, Happy Easter and a Blogging Break

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Hello beautiful ladies. Happy Friday!

Just a quick note to wish those celebrating a very Happy Passover. Wishing you wonderful times spent with family, friends and matzo. ;)

I think the kids in this house were a littttttle over zealous this morning (who eats matzo before they have to)?!

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As is customary for me, I will be off blogging next week to spend time with the kids who have no school, and will see you all the following week. You can still catch me online and on Global TV.

I’m never one to judge what others do in their personal lives, so therefore, I thought this was quite funny. It’s amazing how much hypocrisy lives out there.

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The ‘Mommy Juice’ Trend: Drinking To Relieve Stress

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Last week, Maria Shriver had a very interesting segment on TODAY. It was called, The ‘Mommy Juice’ Trend: How Do You Know When You Have a Problem?

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“On some play dates these days, the clinking of wine glasses accompanies the laughter of children as parents relax with a drink while their kids frolic.

For many moms, alcohol is a harmless antidote to anxiety, but experts worry that more women are drinking to excess and putting themselves and their kids at risk.

“I’m seeing it widespread across the country – an increase of moms, particularly with young kids, coming in for treatment,” Deni Carise, deputy chief clinical officer at CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest provider of addiction treatment, told Maria Shriver on TODAY.

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39 Is Gonna Be Fine

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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So, my husband calls me URGENTLY on Friday and tells me that I must call Visa immediately, as it appears my credit card has been frauded. Visa was unable to reach me at home and they needed to verify suspicious transactions. He gives me the number to call ASAP and tells me to ask for Nelly.

I hang up the phone while en route home from carpool and call the number. I ask for Nelly as told, and proceed to ask, “What happened to my credit card?”

Then, a chuckle on the other line, “Is this the birthday girl?!” she laughs.

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Mixed Monday

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Happy Monday, dames! I just finished a spin class at the gym, and after ignoring myself in this department for almost 10 days due to a hectic schedule, it felt great to SWEAT. It’s Monday, spring is ALMOST in the air, and the sun is actually shining in Montreal.

Today is sort of a mixed bag, so I titled it Mixed Monday– keeping you updated on some events, revelations and conclusions… WomenOnTheFence style.

I’d love to kick it off with a Music Monday before we dive in. If you watch anything this week, let this be it. I have hope for humanity when I see stories like these.

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6 Spring Cleaning APPS To Help You Organize Your Life!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Yesterday morning on my weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I shared 5 Spring Cleaning Apps for Parents. You know, kind of like a DIGITAL spring cleanse! I encourage you to check out the segment and learn about some great apps that will simplify your life. I have included 6 below with their links, to help you GET ORGANIZED! There is no better time than spring to get off the fence and clean house.

Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/1232651/top-5-spring-cleaning-apps (more…)

#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy.” -BanBossy.com

I am SO excited to write about this today, and even more excited to get your feedback. The ever-inspiring rockstar Sheryl Sandberg just launched her latest baby – the Ban Bossy Movement (along with Girl Scouts of America). Sheryl, I applaud you. It’s a brilliant initiative. I have been a long-time supporter of yours as you can see here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-diamond/leaping-in_b_2862847.html

Ladies, watch this.

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How To Answer Your Kids’ Toughest Questions

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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On this morning’s weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I talked about How To Answer Your Kids’ Tough Questions.

Well my friends… the research is in. Skirting around the tough issues because you’re too uncomfortable to talk about them with your children, just ain’t gonna cut it. We all need to start getting super comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/1158771/erica-diamond-how-to-answer-your-kids-toughest-questions

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