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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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@Oprah on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014

I gotta admit, I'm a sucker for this show. Barbara Walters celebrated the 21st anniversary of her 10 Most Fascinating People special last night. As long as Bawbwa Wawa keeps this yearly special going, I will tune in! The highlight for me last night was Elon Musk. Please do yourself a favor, and watch this. You won't be sorry. This guy is…

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How I Learned to Play Business Like a Hockey Player: Lessons From My Dad The Hockey Scout

By Guest Blogger Rebecca Mayville Whether we like it or not, we have our parents to thank for many things. One of my favorites traits I inherited from my mother is the love of a good mystery – whether that mystery lie in a book, or in a hunting down a great recipe or in finding the perfect theme for…

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5 Strategies To De-Stress Your Kids

I wanted to share this week's Global TV segment with you. In my coaching practice, I am seeing extraordinarily high levels of stress and tension in families lately as a common thread. Many of my female clients are stressed, burned out, and it's being filtered down to their kids. One study says 50% of kids today feel stressed out. Children’s tensions are on the rise due…

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An Evening To Remember #NotableAwards

I am coming off one of my favorite evenings in the past... well...  I can't remember how long. A few weeks ago I was notified that I was nominated for a Quebec Notable Award in the Best Blog category. This award just felt different. A nomination in my own province, Quebec, and one whereby one of the four judging criterias was philanthropy and giving back to your community. I then…

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