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Parent Leadership, One of Our Most Valuable Resources

One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership. February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents can…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on February 26, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Meet the February Mommy Master-You could be next!

Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to the Mommy Master of the Month, LaKia Allen.  As a mother and entrepreneur, LaKia certainly knows how hard it is to balance it all and how easy it is to feel defeated and run-down.  She is helping moms gain the confidence to bounce back!

LaKia LaKia Allen is a certified life and health coach. She is also the founder and owner of Connect 3 Coaching…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 25, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Prescription for Happy

While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.

1.  Be honest.  If you want something, say something.  Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need.  Be firm, but honest.  People love to help others.  Ask for what you want.

2.  Do nothing.  Take some time every day to do nothing.  If you are constantly thinking about other…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Let's learn something: Parenting and work don't mix

Last week we were all stuck at home due to a lengthy visit from winter storm Pax. (Side note: "Pax" means kiss of peace, which made it one of the most horribly named storms ever.) Since I work for a business that doesn't close due to weather, that meant I was working from home. And my son was home from school. And those two things are not meant to mix.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 21, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the…

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Advice from Busy Moms

I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work.  A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you.  Here is what I came up with.  Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you.  If they can do it, so can you!  Pick one tip and start there.

-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod.  You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week.  Don’t spend time at the…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

A New Moms Wardrobe: The First Year

Back when I was pregnant, I told myself I wouldn't be lazy and wear my pajamas all day when my kid arrived. I would attempt to stay as hip and cool as I was pre baby, which we all know wasn't that cool, so the bar was set low. I would shower everyday, even if that meant at 7pm at night, it would still count...IT WOULD. I would brush my teeth, I would brush my hair, cuz I'm not trying to harbor a gaggle of birds, I would pluck my eye brows, I would, ya know, be hygienic. That's easy enough…

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Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 31, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Today

Today I am a freaking rock star! Today I am not only surviving my husband's deployment to Afghanistan, I am kicking some deployment a$$! Today I am mom to my 2 and 3-year-old kiddos, and I am Detective to nearly everyone else. I am also covered in buggers from a sick little one!



My husband, CJ, is a Black Hawk pilot in the National Guard, and he has just begun what will be around a 9 month deployment. That does not include all of the pre deployment crap he did before. Basically he… Continue

Added by Maggie S on January 29, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments

This chick hates moms and isn't shy about it.

No not me. This chick, Amy Glass.

This article popped up on my newsfeed this morning and as Luke was tossing his bananas and cereal onto the dogs back I thought, what a lovely morning read, lets see what she has to say...

One paragraph in and I was both giggling to myself at the stupidity of it all and just letting her words fuel my hate fire for her…

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Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Stigma of Being a "Relaxed" Parent

re·laxed
adjective
1.free from tension and anxiety; at ease.
"we were having a great time and feeling very relaxed"



Captain snot nosed and I stayed home from the world yesterday as he is attempting to fill everyone of his shirts with a layer of crusty boogers. I am in…

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Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 20, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

PARENTAL ADVISORY: I AM the explicit content!

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I remember my first curse word. We were riding in the car with my parents when suddenly; my father called my brother a little bastard. It happened at a time that I was going through my repeat everything someone else says until they snap phase. "Yeah, ya little…
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Added by Lisa René LeClair on January 16, 2014 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

My Top 5 Favorite Mom Instagram Accounts

There’s lotsa chat these days about the anti-Facebook movement. People are leaving in high numbers, high schoolers could care less about it, google + is the way of the future, and Instagram and Twitter are here to stay. I confess, I am probably on instagram 10x more than any of the above, it’s where I post the most pictures, and interact the most. I am an insta-holic.

I’m always looking for new and interesting people to follow. Have a cute kid that you do cool things with? Yea, I’ma…

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Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Big "First Blog"

       With a new forum to share my ever so exciting adventures of mommyhood, I would like to give you all the skinny on my background. I am Amanda and I reside in a small town in east central Indiana with my amazing husband Ross, our amazing almost two year old Jackson and our three dogs. We are expecting baby number two by February third!

My husband works for a machine sales company and I graduated with my paralegal degree last spring and worked as a paralegal for a very short time…

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Added by Amanda Crabill on December 27, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 2 of 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.

What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Juggling the School Holiday

I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 1 of 2)

We have had three calls to our Family Support Line in the last month related to children refusing to go to school. It occurred to me that this might be a good topic to address in the blog. In the twenty years that I have been working with children and families, I have noticed that school avoidance seems to rise around the holidays. I believe there are a few reasons for the peak in school avoidance around this time of year. The first is that the semester is finishing up and the stress…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Putting Myself Out There

I cannot be the only one...who sometimes gets lost in her daily routines, so lost that when the frenzy finally calms down for the day, and she thinks about the world outside of her harmonious home life, she isn't really sure where she fits in anymore. I dream big about the ways I am going to put myself out there for the world, let my talents shine, but then something happens. I pull back at the last minute telling myself I am still trying to put my thoughts in order and I should wait to…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 23, 2013 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

More or Less?

The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.

I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?

Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…

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Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments

Being a Mean Mom isn’t Easy

 

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If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.

Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…

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Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Why I am NOT a Stay at Home Mom

I am Glad I am not a Stay at Home Mom

Okay so, if you knew me about two years ago, you would have heard me rant and rave about my desire to be a stay at home mom (SAHM). Now that I have had a week to experience what that really means, I am laughing at that thought. Like seriously…
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Added by Miss Worrell on September 5, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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