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Warning Mothers: Abort Girl Empowerment Mission, Quick!

Abort mission! Abort mission! Before it's too late! Quick! Stop laughing at your toddler girls' sassy comments. Stop being amused when she half-rudely, but oh-so-cutely, spouts off. You're not raising an empowered woman. It was all a ruse. You're…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: Co-Parent & Wasband

I call my ex-husband my co-parent and my wasband. Co-parent is the term I prefer over single mom or baby daddy. I'm a co-parent. He is my co-parent. I don't like ex-husband. It has a negative connotation to it. It implies that we are in conflict…
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Change My Life: Calling Me a Single Mom is Unfair to Single Moms

Now that I'm divorced I suppose I could be called a "single mom." While I am single and I am a mom, I don't really enjoy the title "single mom." Mainly because it's not fair to real single moms. By which I mean the women out there who have…
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Life Coaching: The Year of No Extra-Curriculars

We have taken the year off from extra-curricular activities. Ainsley did tutor a second-grader before school every morning but that was it. No soccer. No dance class. No after-school play. No summer camp. No after-school program. No vacation…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: 10 Requirements for "Exceptional Mothering" Parenting Philosophy

I still, after 10.5 years of mothering, can't figure out which kind of mother I want to brand myself. I'm referring to arguments for, or against, attachment parenting, natural parenting, or Tiger Mothering. But, since everyone appears determined…
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Tiger Mother & Blind Obedience

Yo Tiger Mother. This blind allegiance to all authority that Chinese Mothers teach their children is the reason China has fallen to a communist dictatorship. It's the reason Chinese Mothers, who still live in China (unlike your lucky…
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Congratulations Mama! Baby is 5!

My youngest child turned five yesterday! Five! 5! FIVE! What a milestone for this Mama! (For him too, but come on! This is huge for ME!) Child development books say that a person is who they are by the time they are five. They have…
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The Beauty of Flawed Parenting

Our job as parents is not to be flawless or perfect. Our job is to be our incredible, flawed selves with grace and humor so we can teach our children how to fall down and get back up. Fall down, get back up. Fall down, get back up.…
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A Business Coach's View-The Business of Parenting

One of the things I love most about having a daughter is passing on what I know. This is a wide range. I pass on sewing and cooking skills that I learned from my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I pass on housekeeping and cleaning…
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Hormonal Attachment & Work

Yesterday I read my horoscope for 2011 and it said, among other wonderful and exciting things, that I would make a serious change in my working environment on Jan 4. Sure enough, I woke up this morning and decided that I was done working…

Kids With Cell Phones

This is Ainsley and her PawPaw showing off their new cell phones. He got the new iPhone 4 and she got a cool purple slider phone. Yes, we got our nine-year-old daughter a cell phone. My mother-in-law reminded me that I used to say…
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Life Coach: Emotional Crystal Ball

One of the things I like least about being a parent is being unable to accurately predict how my children will feel about my decisions or parenting style in the future. If I behave this way _____, they will behave this way _____. If…