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September 23, 2003: The Day My Life Changed Forever

The day was September 22nd, 2003. I was 28. Selfish. A workaholic. 9 months pregnant. And didn’t know just how my life would change the next day, at 5:40am on a Tuesday, September 23rd. When I heard the first cry, it literally took my breath away. I was instantly hooked. I hovered over his crib in the hospital. I watched…

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Striving for Balance

By Guest Blogger Alison Kramer We should probably begin by defining success. To me, it meant spending my days doing something I loved. Having the flexibility to be present for school concerts, sick days and summers. Travel. And rarely, if ever, being told what to do. If you look at that list carefully, you will note I am basically unemployable –…

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Children and Guns in America: Where Have We Gone Wrong?

By Guest Blogger Kimberley Blaine Taking a LITTLE girl to a shooting range? To shoot a gun that shoots 600 rounds a minute? I'm speechless because this is all COMPLETELY ABSURD. Don't we want our little girls to learn which sport is healthy and best for them? Don't we want them to learn about their connection to this peaceful earth?…

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Meeting Barbara Walters and Sage Advice

It's not everyday you get to meet trailblazers. Glass ceiling breakers. It's not every day you get to meet people who were doing it FIRST. I have been fortunate enough to have met and interviewed some remarkable people over the years since starting this women's lifestyle brand 5 years ago, next month. [gallery ids="24047,24045,24046,24044,24048,24050"] (From left to right: Richard Branson,…

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Wordless Wednesday: Tremblant Living for the Loving

A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of vacationing in Mont Tremblant, a beautiful vacation resort about 90 minutes north of Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. My family has been skiing at Tremblant for years, and while we are used to going during the wintertime, this was our first vacation there during the summer. [caption id="attachment_24027" align="alignnone" width="541"]…

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Happy 2014 Women’s Equality Day!

[caption id="attachment_24015" align="alignnone" width="270"] photo credit: stuttgartcitizen.net[/caption] "At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement…

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Wordless Wednesday: Erica Diamond Barbie is Here

It arrived this afternoon. It's not every day Mattel makes a Barbie® to your likeness. To honor my role as Chief Inspiration Officer of Entrepreneur Barbie® with a mission to inspire entrepreneurship in girls across Canada, Erica Diamond Barbie® took 5 months to make.  I am beyond proud and humbled, and if I am to be honest, it's probably one of the most momentous…

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Trading Prada for Peace

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson [caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry.…

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Erica Diamond Named Canada’s ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ For Entrepreneur Barbie

I am beyond proud, excited and honored to make this announcement today. It is truly humbling and if I am to be honest, probably one of the most momentous milestones of my career. As Canada's only Chief Inspiration Officer for Entrepreneur Barbie®, I join the company of some remarkable trailblazing women representing Entrepreneur Barbie in the US - read this http://mashable.com/2014/06/18/entrepreneur-barbie-inspiration-tips/. As an…

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Embrace Your Child For Who They Are

By Guest Blogger Lisa Brookman The other day, I found my son Ethan in my closet. When I asked him what he was doing, he looked at me and said, ”Mom it’s time to clean up in here. You have such nice things but it’s so messy that you can’t find anything.” I’m embarrassed to admit he was right. For…

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