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I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the time, we all saw Brandon as the "little brother" that…

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the…

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Grey or Orange?

Happy Monday, Ladies! I hope you all enjoyed your Father's Day yesterday and had a chance to relax a little bit. We had a wonderfully relaxing day filled dads, grandads and family. The weekend was also accompanied by a few butterflies, as we get ready to send these boys off this week to summer camp. My little one for his first time. It…

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In Sheryl Sandberg’s Words…

Please note, I received special permission from Sheryl Sandberg to share her important message with WomenOnTheFence.com readers. She understood the mission of our blog to inspire women to get off the fence and get unstuck. I am in awe of her willingness and openness to share her journey with the world in hopes of both healing herself and helping others.  Her…

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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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