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Blogging Break

Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of another year. Christmas, Nat King Cole and reindeers, BOXING DAY! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 weeks to spend time with my family. As you know, it's…

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Will You Earn What You’re Worth In 2016?

By Thea Kelley  No, this post isn't about how the economy will perform next year. It's about asking for what you're worth, in your existing job or in a new one. As women, we tend to be afraid to negotiate. A meaningless fear? Not entirely. Harvard University researcher Hannah Bowles has…

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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…

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Single and Happy for the Holidays

By Arlene Dickinson I decided to share this because, well, it's the holidays. Enough said. I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well-meaning friend that it would be so good for me to find…

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The Science of Raising Happy Kids

I absolutely love today's post which comes courtesy of Happify. The study reported that kids with nurturing moms have 10% bigger brains, and other interesting facts. Enjoy this.

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#WomenOnTheFence.com’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Good morning and Happy Monday! I'm sitting in my office, I hear the lovely birds chirping outside, but it's dark and dreary out my window, and honestly not very good for the mojo. However, it's also the second night of Chanukah and 18 days until Christmas! Yup it's that fun and frenetic time…

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How a Six Month Separation Saved a Troubled Marriage

By Guest Blogger Sylvia Smith Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to have the courage to walk forward and get what you want. In the case of Sandy (not her real name), she took a six-month break from her marriage and it not only gave her…

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What’s It Going To Take To Make a Change?

Unless you've been living under a rock, there is no doubt that you've read about the mass shooting yesterday in San Bernardino. And while everyone seems to be weighing in on social media, updates like: 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people,' or '#GunControlNow,' whatever side of the fence you're on, this…

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How To Help De-Stress Your Teen and Turn Down the Academic Heat During Exam Period

On this morning's Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/2374921/how-not-to-stress-during-exams We are dealing with this now in our home as my 7th grader starts exams in two…

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How To Stay Healthy During The Long Winter Months

Hi Girlies, Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend.  It's December tomorrow. December, people!! When did THAT happen? Beside beautiful falling snow, winter often brings something entirely different -- flu season!  In fact, my family's skin has already faded from golden brown (summer lovin') to pale white to green-like. You…

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