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Great Expectations

I often wonder how we, as women, survive.  I know that I am not unusual, but I spend the majority of my time worrying about what I have to do, longing to do the things I want to do, and guilting myself out when I don’t get things done, because I was doing what I wanted to do for myself.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  Life is complicated enough without adding more and more layers of complexities.  Somehow, society has painted a picture of what the perfect woman should be.  She should…

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Added by Lanita Moss on July 1, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Reflections of a Recovering Good Girl

Get More Out of Life by Ditching Your Inner Good Girl

Hi, my name is Portia and I am a recovering good girl. I think as the oldest of three children I came to my good girl tendencies naturally. At school I studied hard, tried really hard, got good grades and helped my teachers after school. I was such a good girl that during the planning of my high school’s (unsanctioned) senior skip day I was asked to collect my classmate’s money…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 13, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments

How to Return to the Workforce After an Extended Absence

I frequently interview candidates for open positions in my organization and am often asked what advice I have for women returning to the workforce. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to not apologize for leaving your career to raise your children. Be confident in presenting your skills and be assertive about what you have to offer a prospective employer. Finding a…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Wishing I Was Upstairs...

And not because I like two-story homes. I actually told my husband many years ago that I NEVER wanted to live in a multi-story dwelling. They don't appeal to me. The extra space. The loftiness. The stacking of life. I'm not a 'bird' person. I like roots. Ground. Stability. Well, relatively speaking.



But whenever you utter the word "never" you get re-aligned by good old destiny. So this is our second home in a two-story. Not on purpose, mind you. It's not like we looked at a bunch of… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 16, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

The “you won’t be able to do this anymore” list

“You won’t be able to do this anymore!”

This is what I always hear when people talk to brand new moms or mothers to be.

A very short list of the main topics?

Well…here it comes.

You will not:

- travel as much as you did before (you will…

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Added by mom in rome on May 14, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Mothers Day 2011 Gift Ideas

Need Gift Ideas for Mom on Mothers Day 2011?  This is the day to step back and fully appreciate your Mother and all she has done for you.  Appreciate her with a gift that will make her feel loved. A good way to do this is to consider what is her Love Language.  Author Gary Chapman has detailed the 5 Love Languages in several books and on his website.  

Rather than getting the usual flowers and…

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Added by Lori Thayer on May 2, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

How to Say 'I Love You Mom' - Mother's Day Gift Guide

How do you thank a mother for all that she does for you throughout the year? Whether your children make something at school for you (which mine do) or spend time with you (which I am thankful my teenage son does, at least one day a year), these gift ideas would show any mother just how much they are loved and appreciated.…

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Added by Audreyvp on April 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No 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

Love Is Enough

I love Valentines Day! I know I am a sap. My friends say if I were a color I would be pink for sure. So naturally I adore this gushy, blush colored holiday, however commercial it may be.

Given the combination of the times, and my ridiculous schedule  a romantic date with candles, great wine, stimulating conversation , and a hot black dress are not happening this year. I admit in years past I would have been disappointed by the truth surrounding the check book and day timer on this of…

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Added by Jenna Conover on February 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Sexy Mama Saturday's Debut!

Last week I told (posted to) everyone about my new mission. My mission to make frumpy mama to sexy mama! Yesterday, I debuted my first Sexy Mama Saturday post, Back to Basics.



Come join me and hundreds of other moms on our road back to sexy mama's with easy, quick, and affordable tips/ideas at Baybee… Continue

Added by Elisha Crivella on January 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sexy Mama Saturday's!

Join me for Sexy Mama Saturday's!

 

I decided to start a new series. Lets call it...sexy mama!! This series will be all about ways/tips/ideas to feel like your own person again. When we become mommy's we tend to forget about ourselves; but also as mommys, we put our babies and families before ourselves - so what about ways to feel like us again that don't take a lot of time? I think it…

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Added by Elisha Crivella on January 22, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments

DO YOU KNOW WHAT BATTEN DISEASE IS?

I have written a post at my blog so check out the link and tell me what you think:)

http://mummyrants.blogspot.com/

 

Added by Courtney Wilson on January 17, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Attention Children: The Bathroom Door Is Closed

Please do not stand here and talk, whine, or ask questions. Wait until I get out.



Yes, it is locked. I want it that way. It is not broken. I am not trapped.



I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times since you were born, because I was afraid some horrible tragedy might occur while I was in there, but it's been 10 years and I want some PRIVACY.



Do not ask me how long I will be. I will…

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Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

For All Moms

We are sitting at lunch when my daughter casually

mentions that she and her husband are thinking of

"starting a family."



"We're taking a survey," she says, half-joking. "Do

you think I should have a baby?"



"It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping

my tone neutral. "I know," she says, "no more

sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous

vacations...."



But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my

daughter, trying to… Continue

Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Whats Important

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day is not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.



A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and start to fill it with golf balls.



He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.



The…
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Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The Last Goodbye

On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed.

After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…

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Added by Kristy Canton on December 14, 2010 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD

ADHD is a neurobiologist disorder who usually have a characteristic inability to concentrate, easy to switch his attention, and hyperactivity. In general, ADHD is associated with behavioral disorders and cognitive activity such as thinking, remembering, describing, summarizing, organizing, and others. Characteristics like these usually start to appear in early childhood, is chronic, not…

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Added by agil azzahra on November 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Mamas

My response to a new mother who was exasperated in line at Target.

http://mygentlebirthing.wordpress.com


Added by Teva Dellabalma on November 1, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

It feels like the holiday season!

PUMPKIN PICTURES!..Growing up, my favorite part of the year was the holiday season! I love the feeling in the atmosphere, the smells, the food, the changing leaves - everything! But..like a lot of other things, that feeling kind of faded as I got older. It wasn't the same because all the kids in my family were adults now and it just felt different. One of the main things I looked forward to when… Continue

Added by Elisha Crivella on October 23, 2010 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Growing to Miss it

There are moments in life when we hit a new level of independence and experience a growth so significant that it changes our reality. I had one last night that was so strong it reminded me of leaving adolescence.

My husband and I co -parent. When I go…

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Added by Jennifer Andersen on September 27, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

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