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How to Travel Safely With Children During the Holidays

This is the time of year when travel increases dramatically. Taking trips to see family and friends are perfect during the holidays as parents and children have time off of work and school to simply enjoy December. But as you travel you need to make sure your children are as safe as possible. 

Car Travel:…

6 Tips on How to Find Your Forever Home

Looking for a new home is both an exciting and challenging time in any person’s life. When you’re specifically looking for your “forever home”, your stress levels can start to peak. Studies are showing that people are starting to look for their “forever home” from an earlier age. Buyers are no longer taking the housing…

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Three Mistakes to avoid as a Single Mother

Most women as they set their goals in life one of their top priorities is becoming a Mother. They create a life and begin to set molds on how they should be and the things they will need. One of those things is the “perfect” husband. If these women come from homes with a steady male figure they begin to fantasize about one just like him. A provider, the head of the household, one who takes care of everything.

But is that really the truth? As young children watch their parents and…

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Added by Mari Corona on October 28, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Embrace your Authentic Self

Here's a question. When was the last time you were unapologetically yourself? When was the last time you felt something in your gut and just went for it? You didn't hesitate, you didn't consider another person's opinion, you didn't waiver on whether or not it was the right choice for you? Has it been that long…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 8, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Are you Parenting Honestly?

Hello! How was your week? I just got finished having the most interesting conversation with my Lil Mama. Seems the older she gets the more subjects we dive into with more details. The more we continue to communicate the more Q&A's we enter.

But here's a BIG question many parents ask themselves; 

Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? That I don’t really know everything after all? Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”? Would these admissions reduce my…

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Added by Mari Corona on January 28, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments

Five ways an End can become a Gift

Good Afternoon!

New York had it's first snow of the season yesterday and I must say I actually just embraced it. I spent the day working on some edits and drafts then was binge watching this new show I found on Netflix called The Killing omg a must see. The writing is fantastic! The story is continuously unfolding and capturing your attention second by second.

Great storytelling comes to life because of words Being able to paint a vivid…

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Added by Mari Corona on December 10, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Improve Mental Health in Eight steps!

They say, they being those who are socially conditioned to believe Holidays and family can be stressful so if that is the case then it is time to refocus, slow things down and enjoy some quiet me time.

My daughter calls these moments Mental Health breaks.

We all need them and should take them more often but we get so caught up in daily life…

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Added by Mari Corona on November 26, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

What Language of Love do you Speak?

Hello love, are you finding yourself overwhelmed with things that need to get done before the Holidays really arrive? Are you wrapped up in your To Do list yet feel like you are forgetting something? Guess what, you probably are. You probably are forgetting the most important part and the Purpose of it all is sharing and expressing your Love.…

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Added by Mari Corona on November 19, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

I want a Home, Teenage Homelessness in America

Down the train steps, I went. " I am HOMELESS and HUNGRY can you please HELP" read the sign. He looked to be in his late teens perhaps early twenties but I just glanced in a rush, made a mental note and kept going.

Yesterday I went out on a photo shoot to Central Park. It was a cold about…

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Added by Mari Corona on November 12, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

Does your child have too many Toys?

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Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what has been designated as the "gift-giving season".  As parents, it's an…

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Added by Mari Corona on November 5, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

How to Protect our Children from the Harvey Weinsteins of the World

I'm going to jump right into this one just because I am so passionate about this next statement.

Stop teaching your kids to be so nice and polite to adults. Stop teaching them that the "teacher" is to be respected always and stop teaching them to "just go with the program".

With that being said, this is what I mean this is my…

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Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Dating is cool, But are you ready to Move In together? Five signs you're Not ready.

Only through living can you learn. Without building experiences, you can't…

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Added by Mari Corona on October 8, 2017 at 1:02pm — No Comments

When You're the Root of the Problem and How to Fix it

Do you seem to have the same reaction to problems that arise over and over again which only make matters worse? Does your temper and shortness with others get in the way of you Being the Best you? Are you repeating past mistakes and still have no idea why? Well here's the answer...the problem is You.

You know how the definition of crazy is doing the same things over and over expecting different results? Well if you keep having the same issues because you keep handling…

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Added by Mari Corona on October 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Do You pledge to be open minded about My views?

On this last morning of my forty-fifth year, I found myself thinking of basic Human rights. Then as a mother, I was thinking how have I translated those same "ideas" of rights to my own child. Over the years we have had so many discussions on her rights as a Human being I can't begin to share.

From how her peers should treat her, to how her teachers and people in power should treat her the conversations…

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Added by Mari Corona on September 25, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Preparing My Man for his Next Woman

***Disclaimer-adult content and perhaps a bit lengthy but full of nice juicy bits.

Ok so...I am fresh out of my wonderful Yoga class in a beautiful garden in Bedstuy Brooklyn. I am sweating bullets, hot as heck but I am feeling carefree and energized. I walk to my car and turn on the radio, I can't live without my radio as the song says l :). I…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 23, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Should Parents parent their kids by Gender?

On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"

I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should be divided by gender, the father's should discipline their sons…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments

How to remain calm when your kids Talk back to you

There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect how you continue to build your connection.

How to remain calm when your kids talk back to you, is that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Choosing Poor Behavior out of Habit

Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.

Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

How to approach Life like a Gardner

Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that discomfort that will guide you towards a better…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Is Affordable Health Care a Privilege or a Right?

"I'm definitely going to say it's a Privilege, as a Government employee I am Granted um Health Care and I see first hand that for one to have Health Care you need to have jobs so, therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have Health Care as well as jobs to all the American Citizens worldwide."

I believe by now most of us are familiar with these…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 17, 2017 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Does talking about Suicide encourage Suicide?

I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.

I love my Netflix, it's not a plug but hey if someone out there is reading this Hello! Over the weekend…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Do conversations about Suicide cause more problems?

I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.

I love my Netflix, it's not a plug but hey if someone out there is reading this Hello! Over the weekend on a suggestion from a friend I decided to give this new series called…

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Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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