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Who Can Donate Their Eggs? Egg Donation and You

Who can donate their eggs? Are there risks or side effects? Does it hurt? Who is going to use my eggs? These are some examples of valid questions a young woman asks herself when deciding to become an egg donor.…

How to Save Money on Family Debt

One of the biggest challenges that modern families face, is figuring out how to spend less money,…

What Thermostat Temperature Setting Should I Use in the Summer?

In this day and age, every little bit you do to help the environment helps. Conserving energy is one of the major global concerns, and those efforts start right there in your home. But when the summer comes, many homeowners don’t give a…

All Blog Posts Tagged 'challenges' (20)

Early motherhood challenges and how to overcome them

So you have recently given birth to a beautiful baby, and you can now call yourself a mother. The excitement of this life change is certainly something like you have never experienced before, right? Well, after becoming a mother, facing all sorts of emotions is natural, and beside the beautiful side of this new journey you are embarking on, new problems will…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on March 23, 2018 at 10:01am — No Comments

5 steps to overcome challenges

Challenges are a normal part of life. Many people look at challenges and loathe them, but challenges help move us forward.  We would stand still without challenges, would never improve ourselves, and would always be the same people we are right now. Indeed, sometimes life can seem dull when we are not faced with something to challenge us!

 

This knowledge may make challenges somewhat easier to deal with and may even enable you to defeat challenges or obstacles…

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Added by Christine Field on March 14, 2018 at 4:11pm — No Comments

3 Common Concerns For A New Mom

Becoming a mother is one of the best things in the world. It is also one of the most terrifying things in the world. Suddenly, you’re responsible for the life of this precious tiny human being and any decision you make affects his/her life. You have to think through everything, double check your decisions and it’s not uncommon to find yourself questioning your own sanity. Worrying becomes part of the job, and some worries are more common than most. To new moms, however, some of these worries…

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Added by Julia Gomes on November 24, 2017 at 3:15am — No Comments

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Women In Business…and The Solutions!

3 Women in a meeting strategizing

 

Both career women and those in business have faced many obstacles in past decades and unfortunately, still today. Women in the workforce have battled glass ceilings, unequal pay for equal production and undeserved stereotypical barriers. As business prototypes have changed with the advent and growth of the internet, so have the unique issues encountered by women in…

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Added by Sylvia Browder on November 7, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

There's No Crying in Baseball, But in Pre-K and Kindergarten.........

Remember the movie, “A League of Their Own” when Tom Hanks delivered that memorable line: “There’s no crying in baseball.” Of course, those angry words were uttered as he berated one of his players severely who then began to cry. I might be crying too after a tongue lashing like that.

But, when children are three, four and five years old, it’s not surprising or…

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Added by Reina S. Weiner on September 10, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

What Makes You a Mommy Master?

I often get asked what the definition of a Mommy Master is.  The answer actually lies within oneself since everyone has a different definition of what make them a successful parent.  Let me start off by saying that no one is truly a Mommy Master every day of their life. Some days we succeed at motherhood and other days, not so much.  There are times when we feel on top of the world because our kids ate all their vegetables, listened, napped and said please and thank you without prodding. …

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Finding Inner Peace~Living the Way Nature Intended

When my mother passed on my world changed forever. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could understand the depth of my grief…until I saw the pain my grandmother, my mother’s mother, was experiencing. I felt the loss of my greatest…
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Added by denny hagel on August 26, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Fear and Beyond

Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.



The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.



So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Kind of Like Groundhog's Day

I've been telling my husband lately that my life is a lot like Groundhog's Day.



Monotonous. Yes. But I'm actually the one choosing to shape it that way, since it keeps everything flowing smoothly and sanely here.



My personal Groundhog's Day is complete with:

* Anticipating hunger by pre-preparing snacks.

* Thinking of meals in as far advance as I can stand, so I don't end up in a hot…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 7, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

What I Want for my Children

Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!



Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.



And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites.



Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward.



Yes, having children who are ages 1, 3 and 5 can be challenging. But…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 2, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Cursed with Parsel Ped

Yes, like parseltongue (from Mr. H. Potter). My oldest and I seem to be gifted with parsel ped. Infliction or gift of the foot, otherwise known as the ability to tread so lightly that you almost step on snakes (and sometimes lizards) during the heat of snake season. Which is definitely upon us now.…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 21, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.



And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls.



You see, these… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 12, 2011 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Pregomommypreneur

 

New Word: Pregomommypreneur 

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and pregnant.

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and…

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Added by Arushi Sood Joshi on April 19, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

FIT-ness follows THE BOOK

Just for the record, here are the F.I.T.-ness…

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Added by inneractivefitclub on January 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

find your own happiness

I have been slowly working through my 100 ways to be happy list. The original list that I found is HERE

and I carry it around with me all the time. I take it with me so I can

ponder over what I want to focus on and then work out how I can plan

activities and adventures into our family life.



Recently, as I have been pouring over this list I have learnt that to be

happy I need to… Continue

Added by Naomi Ellis on September 22, 2010 at 7:13am — 2 Comments

inside happiness



"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you,
but on what happens inside of…
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Added by Naomi Ellis on August 13, 2010 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Bitter-Sweet

I expected that having a baby would add new challenges to being married. So, I am not surprised that there are moments when I'd like to kill my husband and, I'm positive, vice versa. I decided to write this post after a disagreement on the weekend about the difference in our lives right now, and by lives I mean having a life vs. not having one.



What am I bitter about? Well for starters, how about the fact that pregnancy turned my body into a never-ending project? I have to lose… Continue

Added by Jen Ellenberger on August 28, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Vote for the Worst Hairstyle!!

Voting is now open for the worst hairstyle on Mom Spark! Voting will continue until September 10th!! Vote here.

Thank you for the support!
Amy
Mom Spark

Added by Amy {Mom Spark} on September 1, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

August

It will be a busy month this August. I have a couple of projects to complete which is a MUST DO.
I've also joined two challenge a 29 day giving challenge and a 30day challenge to learn how to market myself properly via the internet.

On the home front I hope to successfully wean my younger boy in 2-3mths time so that everyone can get a better nights rest.

Added by Dominique Goh on July 31, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

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