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On Aging and Worry…

By Annick Robinson Last week a salesman at an airport asked me to look in a mirror at his beauty kiosk, and worry about aging. I'm a mom, I pretty much worry professionally. These are just some of the things I worry about: I worry about my sons being healthy and happy. How disconnected this generation is. Bullies in school.…

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Shonda Rhimes And Her Year of Saying YES To Everything

I watched Grey's Anatomy. I watch Scandal. My son watches How To Get Away With Murder and The Catch. I guess you can say, our family likes TGIT Thursdays in Shondaland. In true Wisdom Wednesday fashion, I give you a TED Talk that is truly worth watching. Yes, the "titan" of the tv industry Shonda Rhimes gave her first TED Talk in February of this year to share her year-long experiment of saying yes…

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Skype, FaceTime, Privacy and Our Kids

Do you own an IPhone? Do you own an Ipod? Do you own an Ipod Touch? Do you own an Ipad? Do you own a computer? Would you allow a boy in your 14-year old daughter's bedroom at night alone with the door closed? My guess is, you answered "NO" to the last one. While sitting in a meeting last…

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Re-Entering The Workforce After Baby: Tips and Strategies

An increasing number of women are taking a few years off from their careers to have children and are then re-entering the workforce once their kids are in school. These women are called sequencing moms. According to a survey, approximately 84 percent of Gen-X stay-at-home moms are considering returning to work after having children. Returning to the workforce after a…

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How To Get Your Marriage To Sizzle For Valentine’s Day And Beyond!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! I like how relationship expert Colleen Long uses the "chocolate/broccoli" analogy. Our long term, loving, secure relationships are the "broccoli." They are the things that, if we stay committed to, consistently over time grow us up. They make us healthier, more evolved, more balanced, well-rounded individuals. However, chocolate comes along in life (just like opportunities for affairs) and…

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Barbie Has a New Body #TheDollEvolves

On this morning's Global TV parenting segment, I discussed a very global trending topic - #CurvyBarbie. Yes, Barbie has a new body, and it has most moms celebrating, a few skeptics, and others who simply don't care. Mattel announced last week that the doll has evolved with three new body shapes: curvy, petite and tall. She will also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and…

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Happy Birthday @Oprah! 25 Lessons Learned

Today is Oprah's birthday. For those of you who are big readers of this blog, you know that Oprah is my hero, my queen, my inspiration. I've met her, I've attended her LifeClass taping, the Weekend with Oprah, I've filmed 5 episodes of The OWN SHOW on OWN TV,  etc... Heck, she even tweeted me. ;) So, to honor O's birthday, I have rerun an old…

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6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

I enjoyed this morning's Global TV segment, as we chatted trends, and what recent surveys say will be hot parenting trends to look out for in 2016. Helicopter parenting-- in or out? Eating for two while pregnant-- in or out? Tune in... Direct link: http://globalnews.ca/video/2480292/parenting-trends-in-2016 Would love to know what you think about these trends? Feel free to share below…

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Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

By Dr. Vanessa LaPointe I am a mom. And a psychologist who works with children and parents. Talk about an occupational hazard! But it is through wearing these two hats that I live the science of child development. I have the amazing privilege in my every day life of seeing the growth of my two boys and also the growth…

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Swimming Upstream

Happy Monday, ladies! Home stretch to the holidays. Can you taste a complete and total rest in your near future? Even if you have just a few days off between Christmas and New Year's, I challenge you to maximize them. And when I say maximize them, I mean, can you challenge yourself to a complete and total unplug? Can you challenge yourself to actually…

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