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Parenting Survival Tip: Be A Soul Survivor 

When we become parents, it’s like we expose our single most vulnerable parts of ourselves. Our Achilles’ heel. The parts of us we so routinely and deeply protected from harm’s way — our weaknesses — all seemingly become exposed and unravelled when we enter the parenting gig. That’s why when our weaknesses and various vulnerabilities… Continue reading Parenting Survival Tip: Be A Soul Survivor 

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5 Tips to Compartmentalize Life’s Messes

At the best of times, life is messy. At the worst of times, that mess seems to invade every space of our conscious and unconscious minds. Yes, there is still beauty, even in the worst of times. But when life is going to crap in so many areas, it becomes increasingly hard to identify life’s… Continue reading 5 Tips to Compartmentalize Life’s Messes

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Parenting Survival Tip: Create (Healthy) Boundaries 

The lack of rules, law and order is complete and utter chaos. It’s anarchy, people! A home without clear-cut boundaries is also chaotic, unhealthy and plain old stressful! Boundary-setting is so important for creating structure, comfort and calmness and it can be done in an “authoritative” style or “democratic” style. Here are some suggestions for… Continue reading Parenting Survival Tip: Create (Healthy) Boundaries 

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Parenting Survival Tip: The Importance of Communication 

I’ve always believed a words can change the world. “I love you,” can change the way we feel. “You’re so talented,” can build a person’s self esteem. “Don’t do that,” can define boundaries. The power of communication, coupled with consistency, is transformative.  Many times we think people are thinking something and until we hear otherwise,… Continue reading Parenting Survival Tip: The Importance of Communication 

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Why Moms Should Read Morin’s ’13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do’

Amy Morin took the Internet by storm when she published an article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. As a therapist, a professor and author, she aims to improve the lives of people of all backgrounds, and she's caught many people's attention. Upon a suggestion from my goodreads.com account, and her very high ratings… Continue reading Why Moms Should Read Morin’s ’13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do’

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The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

If your family is  anything like my family, you’ve found out that long lectures and “motivational speeches” are really not making your kids do anything more than yawn and wait to be excused. There is a better way to motivate your kids and promote positive thinking my friends, and it’s easy, but it does take… Continue reading The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

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Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed relating to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more I get a mix of emotions. Firstly, I’m thankful there are people in the world who are reading  between the lines… Continue reading Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

To many, becoming a stepparent would be out of the question. But to many others, when the love for a partner and the kids is so great, you don’t question your love, you solidify it. My journey as a stepparent probably sounds the same as many others. Stepparents are widely portrayed as evil, self-serving people… Continue reading 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

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4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year

For moms and dads Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the band-wagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a new routine, to kick a bad habit, or to start something you’ve always wanted. Despite… Continue reading 4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year

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Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations

In a world where many women are prompted by social expectations to transcend boundaries and rise above their female predecessors - who were at once point strictly confined to the domestic sphere, it seems moms, with these new social expectations, have even greater standards to try to meet and adhere to. In the journey of… Continue reading Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations