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What Women Want

Let's start with Sarah Palin: wife, mother, governor, on the campaign trail for Vice President... Moose Lover! As a society, we were fascinated by her. She was the brunt of many Saturday Night Live jokes. Her story was splashed all over magazine covers as well as the six o'clock news. Not only had she achieved tremendous professional success, she obviously…

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To Stay Or Not To Stay… For The Kids Sake

Hi Ladies, Today's post was supposed to be another topic that I have decided to save for next week. Instead, something that happened midday yesterday was the driving force for today's Blog. I was grabbing a salad for the road and on my way to my son's school to serve hot lunch to 650 students. Never one to skip a meal, I was waiting for my salad, when I bumped into…

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Help, I’m Totally Frazzled!

I would like today's Blog to address a comment a friend of mine made to me the other day. It went something like this: "Erica, I have to tell you, I'm losing my patience.  I'm yelling at my kids a lot lately.  I can't remember the last time I sat on the floor with them to do a puzzle. I'm…

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Infertility – Knowledge is Power

By Guest Blogger Mindy Berkson, Infertility Expert No doubt, infertility is on the rise. One in five couples today will struggle with infertility -- the biological inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to full term.  The infertility diagnosis can be devastating and demoralizing. Unable to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term, women often feel inadequate, alone and…

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Eating Healthy With A Busy Schedule

So we're all busy right? Running to and from places. To Starbucks, to the office, to visit an elderly grandparent, to the gym, to an extra-curricular activity, a meeting. Running running running. And yet, I always roll my eyes at those skinny girls who say, "I just don't have time to eat!" Yah, WHATEVER! Rome could be burning, and there I…

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Jaycee Dugard – Hell On Earth and Resilience

I have been fascinated with the Jaycee Dugard case since the media ran with it many weeks ago. A small, beautiful, innocent child, being held captive for 18 YEARS. Eighteen years, much of it spent in a backyard tent and shed that resembled something out of a horror movie. But it didn't end with an eighteen year captivation. Raped over and…

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Parenting – Keeping Your Cool and Then Some…

Calling out all mothers!! Although, I have to say, even if you're not a mom yet nor even thinking about it (wow, you're smart... just joking!!), this has gotta sound entertaining. As mothers, we wear many hats depending on the day, the situation, or simply, our moods. Parent, friend, disciplinarian, good cop, bad cop, nice mom, mean mom, and the list goes…

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Off The Fence

Hello Ladies! Today I'm taking a little "me" time. I have a nice day planned, and therefore will NOT be writing about on the fence issues. I will be starting my day off with a carpool of course, followed by a second carpool. Followed by a girlfriend's 35th birthday extravaganza. Myself, the birthday girl, and a bunch of friends will be heading…

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Off The Fence

Hi Ladies, Anyone home now? I am! It's Saturday night, and our babysitter wasn't able to sit. Just put the last child to bed and am gonna watch the Hockey Game on TV. I'm totally wiped. The good news... we had our FIRST double sleep-out last night. My kids slept at my parents' house. Woo hoo!! I dropped them both…

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Sometimes Straying From the Path Ain’t So Bad After All!

By Guest Blogger Kelly Duffy “When you go through life, so sure of where you’re headin’, and you wind up lost, it’s the best thing that could have happened” -Brad Paisley, “Find Your Self” You may find this odd, but I wasn’t really a Brad Paisley fan until this morning. I found myself returning from the two hour marathon that…

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