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7 Thoughts of a Mompreneur

By Guest Blogger Leah Bell Let's face it - most families need two incomes. But there are many moms who will do anything to stay home with their babies. Enter the mompreneur. We're seeing more direct-sales moms than ever before. We have moms doing start-ups, writing books, blogging, podcasting, and offering coaching or online courses. It’s not easy to be a stay-at-home mom.…

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Mother’s Day ‘Mom Thrive Guide’ With A Giveaway!

Sunday is the day we honor mothers everywhere. For some, Mother’s Day is a day to rejoice and celebrate motherhood. For others, it’s a sad and difficult day, as many will celebrate this Mother’s Day without a mom. I feel so grateful to be lovingly sandwiched in the middle.  A delicious and devoted mom on top, and two wonderful sons who are never too busy…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends of 2015: #Brelfie Anyone?

So, if you're a parent, maybe you wanted to know some of the hot parenting trends we're seeing so far in 2015. Some may seem obvious and welcomed (getting back to old school values), others some may seem odd to you. If you were curious, I did a TV segment yesterday on 6 Hot Parenting Trends of 2015. Take a look...…

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40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years

Well, I turn 40 today. Not quite sure when THAT happened?! I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I kissed my husband for the first time at 20 years old while watching two girls make out at Beaver Lake (a park here in Montreal). But clearly, it's NOT yesterday. Not even close. I've got more wrinkles, more cellulite, and honeys... more wisdom. So…

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Redshirting: Holding Them Back To Get Them Ahead

It is called "redshirting." Perhaps you have heard of it. "Redshirting for young children refers to the practice of postponing entrance into kindergarten of age-eligible children in order to allow extra time for socioemotional, intellectual, or physical growth. This occurs most frequently where children's birthdays are so close to the cut-off dates that they are very likely to be among the…

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores!

Happy Monday! I am still on a high from an incredible weekend. I was the closing keynote at the brilliant Mompreneurs Conference in Toronto on Saturday. These 300 women fueled me, they gave me so much more than I gave them. Whenever I speak, I am reminded of why I love what I do. As you can see, I started in the…

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The Art of Having It All

Happy Friday! Kids are off school next week for winter break so I'm getting ready to wind things down for a few days. In the fall, I was interviewed by my close friend and New York Times bestselling author Christy Whitman on the Art of Having It All. This topic is very near and dear to Christy's heart since her book The Art of Having It…

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Top 12 Must-Reads for Kids

Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video.. Yesterday morning's Global TV segment was on my Top 6 Must-Reads for Kids. Seeing that tv segments are merely snippets of information, I wanted to share my full list for all moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncle, and friends. We are all trying to raise a…

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Wordless Wednesday: A Toast To 65!

Today I toast and I roast the incredible woman who birthed me. Happy 65th birthday, mom! My mom was the first person to believe in me and always have my back. I was 8 years old here. Cheers to 65... and to the next 65! I love you lots. You are my inspiration and my role model. I strive to mother like…

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And On The 353rd Day, She Rested

Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of a year. Christmas, Hanukkah, holiday season, Nat King Cole and reindeers. BOXING DAY! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 1/2 weeks. Yup, I do. I rest my kepi (that’s Hebrew for head), and come back…

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