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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

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Whether you’re taking a cruise ship, an airplane or train this winter, you are bound to encounter new people, places – and germs.

And it doesn’t help that flu season will likely be in full swing.

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez, an infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, offers tips on how to reduce exposure to germs – and stay healthy during your holiday travels…. More

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Slacker Mom's Guide to Baking

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For the love of all that is holy, WHY is baking a staple of the already chaotic, labor-intensive holiday season? Can’t a mama get a break? Us #SlackerMoms need some baking shortcuts STAT.

SLACKER MOM is here to help you learn how to fake bake like a pro! Baking shortcuts are well and good but when you really want to slack off, you have to fake bake it…. More

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30 Life Lessons, Learned in 30 Years

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I️ turned 30 over the weekend. Apparently, this is a year and age of importance. Honestly, I️ don’t feel much different. I️ did find a grey eyebrow hair, but I’ve been greying since 19 so not a big issue. As I️ keep telling everyone I️ already have everything I️ want. I’m married to the perfect man, with two perfect boys and we just bought a house and have the dogs I’ve always wanted. Not much complaining here. I️ am back in school at 30. That’s weird, but it’s leading to an exciting career. Totally worth it! Either way, I️ wanted to share some life lessons I️ have learned along the way. These are personal to me, but you may find them relatable as well…. More

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That Time I Was Shamed for Being a Working Mom

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It had been a while since I’d been to a networking event. After freelancing for eight years, I was back at work full-time, and I’d been invited to an evening industry event. I was a little worried I wouldn’t know anyone. Or that I’d be underdressed. Or spill wine on my business cards. But what actually happened blindsided me. The last thing I expected was to be shamed for being a working mother — and by a woman, too…. More

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Travel Hacks for Toddlers

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Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s house just 10 miles away or you’re packing for an interstate road trip, traveling with toddlers can be challenging, at best. But it doesn’t have to be a hellish experience. Keeping a travel kit will help decrease your stress when it comes time to head out the door. Odelia Morovati (LMFT, RPT) from Positive Change Counseling Center suggests, “Remember to allow your toddler to be involved in getting the kit together. Giving them choices will help them feel empowered and more likely to be motivated to use the kit.”… More

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