All Blog Posts Tagged 'mom' (827)

Going to work to relieve your stress

By now, you may have seen the study which indicates that adults find work life less stressful than home life. The study concludes that people who work enjoy better mental and physical health and that full-time working mothers report better mental health than mothers who work part-time or who are stay-at-home moms. The study also found…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2014 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Cleaning Out the Closet

This weekend, I finally tackled something that I've been needing to do for a long time - I finally cleaned out my closet.

I've had some half hearted attempts in the past year, where I pack away some things that are out of date or torn, but I never truly sat down and thought about what I actually use. My closet was still filled with tiny clubbing dresses (ermigad, the shame), old corporate clothes (that I have not worn in over a decade) and things that were not age appropriate…

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Added by Jody Che on June 2, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Family Calendars: Scheduling our Busy Family Lives

Life gets busier and more complicated as we go from childhood to adulthood.  First it’s all about us.  Then it’s about us and our family.  Then it’s about us, our family, and our friends.  Then, as we continue to grow and have families of our own, we add our spouses and children.  Then our parents get older, and we…

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Added by Tracee Ali on May 27, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Power of the Pen!

Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess.  Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…

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Added by Kat Tom on May 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Spending time with my "other" family

I love my husband and son. I enjoy our adventurous weekends, inside jokes and our Family Nights together. I often wish there were more hours in the day so I could spend more time with them.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

What Kind of Mother are YOU?

There are many different kinds of mothers.  Ones that are fun and silly, some that are strict and rigid, those that are selfless and compassionate, others that are perfectionists and sticklers, and moms who are in the process of learning what defines their style of motherhood.  For me, I fall into all of these categories, depending on the…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on May 9, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Why I'm not busy anymore

I am not busy.

I am a working mom to an adventurous little guy and a needy cat. I am a woman who likes to travel with her husband, maintain a blog and a often-neglected but still beloved podcast, and who…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 22, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Mompreneur Monday: The Yellow Rose Cakery in Coral Springs, FL

Mompreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms!  I'm so happy to be writing the next installment of my Mompreneur Monday series on MBMom, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.…

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Added by Michelle Olson-Rogers on April 21, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Making my peace with traffic

One of the many reasons we moved was to shorten our commute time. So, although I find myself driving less miles, I find that I am in the car for the same amount of time as I used to be (or sometimes for longer). Every morning and evening, I sit in traffic and look at the other cars around me: I see angry, frustrated drivers who are endangering everyone around them by not using turn signals when merging; I see sleepy drivers who are…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 11, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

DID I JUST LIE TO THE DMV?

Recently I went to the DMV to get my new Illinois license. The man behind the counter was extremely chatty for a state worker, and we exchanged pleasantries and conversation while he processed my paperwork. He told me about his wife and his plans to move to Colorado soon, I shared a story about my kids and our recent move from Pittsburgh.

We were simpatico. Until he asked me what my weight was, and I lied right to his face.

Now, I know I’m not the first woman to fudge my…

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Added by Whitney Fleming on March 24, 2014 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Saving the Parent-Teen Relationship

I have recently been talking to one of my close friends regarding parenting struggles he is having with his teenagers. The topic of protecting the parent-teen relationship in the context of setting boundaries and consequences has come up several times. I began to think about how to negotiate the boundaries and consequences all families must have to function effectively, within the parent-teen relationship.

In my friend’s case, he is concerned if he is too strict or pushes too hard he…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on March 21, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Four Awesome Things I Learned From My Kids

Like any parent, I think my kids are pretty awesome. But sometimes their awesomeness just blows my mind. And it's even more awesome when they don't realize that they are being awesome.

I like to think that I work really hard to be a good person, but I'm still a work in progress even at the tender age of 41 (did I just say that out loud?) I still judge when I shouldn't, say things I wish I could take back, and let my fears stymie me from reaching my dreams.

That's why I love…

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Added by Whitney Fleming on March 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Perks of Being a Mom

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It's no secret that parenting is hands-down one of THE hardest jobs on the planet.  There are days when you love it and days when you want to turn in your notice and walk right out the door.  The pay is…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 13, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

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