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Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy

Alison Campbell | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

We've all had this experience, the feeling of being in one place physically, but entirely somewhere else mentally. At times like that, have you noticed yourself feeling kind of exhausted? If not exhausted, then perhaps just not as happy, fun, patient, or loving as you'd like.

The Number One Mistake Even Good Moms Make

Heather Creekmore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

We don't have to be perfect moms. There's no such thing. And, ironically, even if there was, I don't think we'd like being her as much as we think we would. No one actually likes a perfect woman, anyway.

The Side of Motherhood We Aren't Prepared to Discuss

Traci Bild | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.

Dear Summer Camp 'Buddy'

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I saw your eyes shine on the last day of camp when Zoe handed you the friendship bracelet she made, and your shy smile in return when you gave Zoe the necklace you brought for her. I saw the light on both your faces, and that moment, that week, is something my family won't ever forget.

A Mother's Letter to Her Daughter on "Having it All"

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Dr. Tian Dayton

I am a mother of a daughter....when I was raising my daughter and my son, it was in that period when we were breaking glass ceilings and challenging a...

Ode to My Mother ... "I Swear"

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Whenever one of my mother's sentences begins with "I swear," I take cover and get ready for the diatribe. If I'm in the kitchen, I stop chopping. If I'm in the car, I put my iPhone on speaker. It's just too good to miss.

How My 20-Something Children's Simple Gestures Surprised Me

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.29.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

When our children are young adults, do we have any place to "comment" on uncombed hair, cracked nail polish, table manners or strange outfits? Do I have the right to tell them to mind their Ps and Qs and while they're at it, pick up a brush?

Are You Letting Your Children Manipulate You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Rachael is the young mother of Nathan, who just turned two. Rachael is a stay-at-home mother who works part-time at home and has the help of a houseke...

The Guilt of Dealing With an Imperfect Mother

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes we have to come to terms with imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.

Passing on the Pacifier

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

I was the one who wasn't ready to let Paci go. Finally reaching the milestone felt really big. It was something so mundane and yet, it weighed on me.

So What Did You Do Today?

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Until I had my children, I never really appreciated what it felt like to get to dinnertime and wonder what you really accomplished that day -- yet feel exhausted.