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November 2019

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5 tips for “balance” as a working mom

My phone rang and I went into full panic mood. My son was supposed to be napping but was screaming in his crib. It was time for my weekly conference call with a client and I was home with my son without any help. So, I did what was necessary in the moment. I took him out of the crib and put him into his stroller and took the call while power walking for over an hour. He slept and I somehow pulled off the call. It was a win-win! That’s what I call... multitasking like a mother.

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Failure as a gift

Webster Dictionary defines failure as “lack of success” or “falling short.” As well-known comedian, Ellen De Generes stated, “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” Invariably, on their path to adulthood, teens will encounter the race they cannot win or the math problem they cannot solve. There are ways that parents can help their teens benefit from those experiences of failure and perhaps, at a later time, to even come to view them as “gifts.”

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5 Most Preventable Childhood Injuries

Most childhood injuries can be prevented and knowing how to prevent an accident is key to keeping children safe. We’ve all been taught the basics. Buckle-up in the car, wear a bike helmet and look both ways before crossing the road. But there are several other simple things you can do (some you might not have heard of before) that can protect you and your family.

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Constipation: every parent’s favorite topic

It’s amazing how once you become a parent you begin to realize that talking about poop is just part of everyday conversation. Has your child pooped today? What was the consistency? What was the color? (I know! Your high school self would not believe this is what you now talk about with your significant other!) But what happens when you child can’t, or isn’t, pooping?