She is not only a friend, but someone I deeply admire and who inspires me to be a better version of myself.
I ask you, Secretary Clinton, why is the United States the only developed country without laws providing paid family leave? In fact, why are we one of the only industrialized countries in the world without a paid family leave policy in place?
Whether someone inherits a bad body image from their family, or learned it from our crazy culture, it is possible to heal. In my therapy practice, I have worked with women of all ages and from all walks of life and I have found that if there is desire and willingness, there is hope to break the legacy of bad body image.
Blog traffic strategies are many and varied, but wouldn't it be great if we had a magic button that would send a flood of traffic to our blog every time we hit "publish" on a new post?
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As she kissed the tip of my nose and whispered, "I love you Mama" all I could think was "Stay this girl forever."
I act on impulse a lot. This is one of the main reasons I adore my husband. He stands by me through all of my whims, and supports each decision... bad or good. There are times he is smiling and probably doubting my decision, but he would never let me know. We are each other's cheerleaders. So, the boudoir shoot was a whim I didn't think through. It sounded like a great idea, I found a spectacular photographer, arranged a date, and then I looked in the mirror.
I read hundred of blog posts each week. In fact, if I added up the number of posts I read each week and converted the number of words into books, it would probably be enough to fill a small library at least! Maybe one of those mobile ones that visit schools.
While the women who raised their kids pre-Internet were definitely lucky that they never had to deal with information overload, opinions galore and a constant stream of Pinterest-worthy birthday party photos, I'm sure they would have been all over the FB mommy group.
There are 4 million mom bloggers in North America alone, but you know what? Most of them are failing. And you're probably one of them. Not because I'm picking on you, but because statistically, the majority of moms who blog make little to no income from their blogs month after month.
My name is Mary and I'm a parent of teenagers. I wish I could share more specifics with you. I'd like to talk about the day-to-day stresses and triumphs that make our family life what it is. It might be cathartic to tell you why I cried last week, or to write a blog post about a lovely conversation I had with one of my children. But I won't do that. It wouldn't feel right.
I'm a big fan of podcasts. In fact I like them so much I started my own as a way to stay creative in my industry between diaper changes and toddler tantrums.
When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations and experiences with my kids. As I began to enjoy what I was writing and saw that my audience liked it too, I realized that blogging requires not only that you enjoy writing in your niche, but also requires tremendous focus, discipline and a ton of learning -- just like in any other subject.
When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations a...