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Tears at Camp…and Not From My Child:

Yes, I was that mom that could barely get enough strength to leave camp this morning and get on with my day.  The one who had tears in her eyes, the one whose heart you could hear pounding and the mom who looked sad and mournful.  I know what you are thinking.  How could I be mourning my new found freedom of having three kids in camp?  Why wasn’t I shouting “Hooray” and celebrating my day ahead sans kids?

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 9, 2015 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Changing The Game In Youth Sports

Here is my recent interview with John O'Sullivan, author of Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids. John is originally from New York and graduated in 1994 from Fordham University, where he was a soccer team captain…


Added by Erin Taylor on June 8, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

My Soul Feels Broken Now

This has been a very tough couple of months for me. My oldest child turned 21, my youngest turned 13, my middle child got pregnant, and my oldest is getting married. I realized I don’t have any babies anymore. They are all growing up on me. This breaks my heart. This week is the hardest so far. Alissa, my middle daughter, had her baby shower yesterday. In 5 more days, my oldest daughter Aspen, is getting married. I was talking with my girls this past weekend and I told them I am just not…


Added by Stacie Anderson on June 1, 2015 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Sanctuary for Yoga owner Tricia Heiser

Research has shown that yoga has many benefits for us, from better sleep and immunity, to relaxation, easing migraines, and fighting food cravings. Yoga has been a big part of my parenting life (as a wonderful source of stress relief and re-balancing), so I thought it would be fitting to interview the owner of…


Added by Erin Taylor on May 27, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Thought of Motherhood

While it is true and common knowledge that motherhood is not an easy job, it has its perks. There are so many emotional ties to this job from the early pregnancy way into the child's adulthood. They make you cry with tears of joy and tears of pain. There are some days children may make you wish you could start over. Then, there are days, you know exactly why you became a mother and you…


Added by Mikki Donaldson on May 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Crib vs. Bed: When is it time for the Switch?

Many parents ask me how they know when it is the right time to move their little one from the crib to a toddler bed.   Unfortunately the answer is going to be different for everyone because every child is different.  The good news is that you will figure it out.

Any new stage and transition in your child’s life is difficult (for you both), but in time, it all settles in and makes perfect sense.  As always, Mommy Masters is here to support you and…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on May 19, 2015 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

The dangers of single parenthood

My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her.…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: 'Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System,' by Liane Brouillette


Title:  Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System

Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education

Author: Liane Brouillette

Website: …


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments

The struggle to stay on key

My son was singing in the bathtub. This is not new. What was new was what he was singing. There, echoing off the bathroom walls, in his slightly off-key, boys soprano came the classic lyrics of:

Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof!…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Dear New Mama...

Becoming a mom is a whole bag of mixed emotions (whether you want to admit that or not). You're excited, anxious, terrified, happy, sad, panicked, overjoyed. Those two pink lines throw your mind into overload as you think about every possible thing you will experience and learn on this new journey. 

Our daughter was a surprise. A BIG surprise, but, we were ecstatic. And terrified. Utterly terrified.…


Added by Dorian on May 7, 2015 at 1:48am — 1 Comment

The Mommy complaint guide

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 1, 2015 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Something new to worry about: Passing along anxieties

When I let my son watch Finding Nemo, I always start it at the scene where Nemo is waking his dad up for the first day of school. I know that fairy tales and children's movies have a long history of removing mothers from stories because moms represent safety and security. But in the case of Finding Nemo, I think that the opening scenes are a little too traumatic. My son…

Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Parenting

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.”

-Jane D. Hull

Parents are behind whatever a child learns about life in its…


Added by Joy Mali on April 28, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Does Parenting Have To Be So Hard?

I just hung up from a conference call with two of my beloved colleagues, Sue DeCaro and Sheila Wenger. We discussed the power of conscious parenting and the positive effects it is having on the parents with whom we work. We are hearing a common theme from parents – they are stressed, overworked, and have…


Added by Erin Taylor on April 22, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

The dreaded "T" word...


I think it is the most despised, feared, and exhausting part of raising a kiddo. Did I mention despised? I did? Well I will say it…


Added by Dorian on April 21, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Big Versus Small

She's at the bottom of the stairs screaming, again. She wants me to come back to carry her up the stairs. It's an ongoing battle. She will be 4 next month and while she is throwing her fit I think of how…

Added by Christine Lake on April 20, 2015 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

The Reasons Behind Toddler Meltdowns

We've all been there…doing anything you can to make your kiddo happy when they’re in a ‘mood’. In our house, we find all sorts of ridiculous things to distract our girl from what she’s really upset about…nothing. Yep, that’s the reason behind most meltdowns- nothing. Oh, and these meltdowns? The ‘tude goes from ‘happy go lucky’ to ‘here’s my evil twin’ in less than a couple seconds. FUN. You've seen this…


Added by Dorian on April 18, 2015 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

My New Book is Almost Here!

I am thrilled that we are just two weeks away from the release of my new book! I am getting so excited. This is very much like waiting for the birth of a baby. So much love has been put into this book, and I am very proud of it. You can visit my…


Added by Erin Taylor on April 17, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Transformational Power of Conscious Parenting

I met again this week with the dad I have been working with on Conscious Parenting. In just a few short weeks, he has evolved from feeling disrespected, frustrated, disempowered, disconnected and unhappy in his relationships with his children. Things have been improving rapidly for him, though. This week, he surprised his boys by taking them to the Phillies game. They had a great time. This man's joy was palpable when he was telling me the story. Awakening and becoming a more conscious…


Added by Erin Taylor on April 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

How This Spring Break was Better Than the Rest

Today marked the first day back to school after my kids' spring break. They were off for a total of eleven days. Yes, you read that right - eleven days. It was such a long stretch of time that by the time they got back to school this morning, it was almost like the first day back after…


Added by Erin Taylor on April 14, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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