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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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How To Deal With Difficult In-Laws

Happy Wednesday, ladies! I started Hump Day off with my weekly parenting segment on Global TV. Today we chatted Monster Mother In-Laws. If you are currently dealing with Jane Fonda as your Monster-In-Law, I shared some tips and strategies. All jokes aside, if you struggle with difficult in laws, please tune into today's segment for tips on how to establish peace in the home. Direct link…

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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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On Aging and Worry…

By Annick Robinson Last week a salesman at an airport asked me to look in a mirror at his beauty kiosk, and worry about aging. I'm a mom, I pretty much worry professionally. These are just some of the things I worry about: I worry about my sons being healthy and happy. How disconnected this generation is. Bullies in school.…

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Shonda Rhimes And Her Year of Saying YES To Everything

I watched Grey's Anatomy. I watch Scandal. My son watches How To Get Away With Murder and The Catch. I guess you can say, our family likes TGIT Thursdays in Shondaland. In true Wisdom Wednesday fashion, I give you a TED Talk that is truly worth watching. Yes, the "titan" of the tv industry Shonda Rhimes gave her first TED Talk in February of this year to share her year-long experiment of saying yes…

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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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Re-Entering The Workforce After Baby: Tips and Strategies

An increasing number of women are taking a few years off from their careers to have children and are then re-entering the workforce once their kids are in school. These women are called sequencing moms. According to a survey, approximately 84 percent of Gen-X stay-at-home moms are considering returning to work after having children. Returning to the workforce after a…

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