Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mealtime Battles

I enjoy practically every moment of my extended hiatus from the work world, except for mealtimes with my kids. Mealtimes and the battles that ensue make me want to head for the hills, or at the very least run back … Continue reading

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Minimize Toy Clutter and Clean-Up Time

The most widely used room in our home is the living room, which functions as the hub of activity for the kids. Keeping my space constraints in mind, I created a low-investment nook for them. The Montessori Method, which I … Continue reading

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At-Home Workouts to Promote Optimism

A recent study, conducted by Gallup, concluded that stay-at-home moms have it tougher in the positivity department than their working counterparts. According to the study, stay-at-home moms are more likely to be depressed than mothers who are employed. Link: http://www.gallup.com/poll/154685/Stay-Home-Moms-Report-Depression-Sadness-Anger.aspxContinue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Race through Mundane Tasks Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… No, that isn’t my biological clock ticking away, thank goodness!  My daughter’s birth, eighteen months ago, signaled the cessation of baby fever for me. The clock I refer to is my favorite gadget … Continue reading

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‘Me’ Time for Mommy

Happy Moms Make Themselves a Priority Like most moms, my life changed irrevocably the instant I held my son in my arms for the first time. Completely captivated, I happily immersed myself in caring for my son, who quickly became … Continue reading

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Little Llama’s Pajama Drama

Of Preschool Angst, Pajama Parties and Meditation “Mama, Tina invited to her Pajama Party tomorrow. May I please go?” were the first words my little llama uttered when I picked him up from school. “No,” I responded, thrown off balance. … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Discipline Part II

Offering Choices Leads to Cooperation There are times when “I-messages” don’t always result in cooperation. But this doesn’t mean yelling or getting mad is inevitable. Giving choices is the next logical step to getting your child to listen. When we … Continue reading

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