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What I Learned On My 42nd Birthday

On Friday April 7th, I celebrated my birthday by sharing the day with 120 women in my first-ever conference, Off The Fence & WISE. Off The Fence & WISE became the collaboration of two Montreal empowerment brands: Women On The Fence and Wise Women Canada. The day was happy, it was funny, it was heavy, it was dark, it was uplifting, it was…

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The #1 Predictor of Long Term Success in Kids

Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/3342619/how-to-determine-if-your-child-will-be-a-success I LOVED yesterday morning's topic. Wondering what the the #1 determinant of long term success in kids is? Intelligence? IQ? Natural talent? Some fascinating research here, so parents, don't miss this one. And I won't give it away in the post, you'll just have to watch. Before I go, I want to close with my favorite parenting quote. As a certified life…

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April 7, 2017: A Women’s Wellness and Growth Conference in Montreal!

Women's Wellness & Growth Conference Friday April 7th, 2017 ----------------- Montreal, Quebec I couldn't be more excited to make this announcement today, WomenOnTheFencers! On April 7th, 2017, get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools to rock your life. Combining our passion and dedication to empowering women, Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener (WiseWomenCanada.com) and I, Erica Diamond (WomenOnTheFence.com),…

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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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Tough Conversations

By Emma Walker When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small.  In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team.  My coach was tough.  He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices.  I suited varsity, but only got in the last minute or two (if we…

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MOMPRENEUR: 8 Mom-Based Home Business Ideas

Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/3189166/great-business-ideas-for-stay-at-home-moms So it’s 2017. Maybe your kids are all in school now, and maybe you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to get creative – in every sense of the word. Maybe you’ve decided that you’re going to get off the fence and contribute to society and your household income. Maybe you need to work…

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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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Cuz It Comes Down To This One Thing…

Girls, I wanted to share something that had a big impact on me. It was also a real AHA moment for the others in the room as well. I recently attended a powerful, inspiring luncheon called Women's Power Talks: Standing Up to Violence Against Women. I heard the story of Rita Kestenbaum, a mother who sent her beautiful daughter Carol Kestenabum off…

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6 Great Winter Reads for Women!

Fall and Winter is the perfect time to cozy up wth a big blanket, a warm cup of tea, and a great book. On yesterday's Global TV segment, I shared six great winter reads. I tried to suggest a little something for everyone - memoir, funny, thriller, autobiographies... Here is the segment on some great fall and winter reads. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/3097372/winter-reads-for-women Here are the books if you're…

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Money

Talking to our kids about money can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you start? When do  you start? As a Certified Life Coach, and Weekly Parenting Correspondent on Global News, I care very deeply about parents, kids and the wellbeing of the family unit. I often speak about the importance of financial freedom for women, and the…

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