When your baby fat grows up

All mothers know there are two definitions of the phrase "baby fat." The first definition describes the extra roll of fat that clings to babies and is absolutely adorable. The second definition refers to those extra pounds that cling to a woman's body after she has the baby (and is considered much less adorable). Mothers usually blame their baby for their weight gain, and then try their luck at getting rid of it....more

Women breadwinners don't have time to cheat

My husband and I have always had a dual-income household. We are fortunate to both have jobs that we truly enjoy. There have been a few times in the past where one of us was out of work and financially dependent on the other person, which naturally lead to stress in our relationship. But we got through it (for better or worse, right?) and moved ahead. At no point during those times did one of us consider cheating on the other....more

5 Ways to Manage Work-Related Stress

Have you ever been so stressed out at work where you feel like you kind of just want to quit and walk dogs all day? ...more
Such great advice! Lists help me prioritize and then once in a while I will go for a quick walk ...more

To My Stressed-Out Student Who Wants to Give Up

Dear Daughter:Please don’t give up. Don’t drop out of the race early. Don’t quit when the finish line is in sight. You’re almost there. You can do it. You won’t regret giving it your all, all the way to the end, but you might regret it if you don’t. I know you’re tired. I know you’re discouraged and fed up. I know you’re sick to death of studying those notes. I know you don’t care what “passive transport” is. And you’re right: you are never going to have to solve a quadratic equation in “real life.”...more

Competing for attention

Previously, I wrote about the health risks Moms and children face when births aren't spaced out enough. Of course, this isn't the end of the story. Finnish researchers have found that having several close-in-age children can put a strain on the entire family. ...more

Victorious Woman Month

It’s Victorious Woman Month…let’s talk about how you are a Victorious Woman when you practice self-care. Create a Self-Care Bucket list as a reminder of the ways you practice self-care by lavishly nurturing yourself....more

Some things you just don't need on your plate

When someone says they have a lot on their plate or that their plate is full, I would suggest having some compassion or understanding to what it is they are saying.Have you ever had to explain to someone exactly what’s on your plate in order for them to just get it? Even when you don’t want to, or feel like you should not have to - -for personal reasons or whatever the case may be?...more

Use Your Mind to Combat Killer Stress!

You hate your boss, you hate your work, your co-workers drive you crazy, and you’re convinced you’re underpaid even if you weren’t horribly overworked. You’re stressed all the time! Small wonder You’re tired, achy, rarely get a peaceful night’s sleep, and now you’ve come down with a cold! Which you seem to catch more and more frequently, plus there’s your stomach upset and now some sort of stupid rash on your neck. All of which you are convinced is due to your blankety-blank job. ...more

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...Psalm 126:2Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”...more
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