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Postnatal Depletion: What it is and how to recover

by Brooke Nally
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Postnatal depletion is a condition that over 50% of women struggle with after giving birth. However, many women aren’t aware of their susceptibility to postnatal depletion, what it is, or how to heal it.

So what is postnatal depletion?… More

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5 Tips to Handle Bullies

by Robbin Miller
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I am a parent of nine-year old boy who has been bullied twice since the age of five. My spouse and I took proactive steps to speak to those in charge to take care of these situations from happening again. We also taught our son to stand up for himself and to tell an authority figure in school or at a community outing that he is being bullied by a peer…. More

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Having An Only Child

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As one of three kids, I always assumed I would end up having more than one child. 

For me, having siblings around created a bond of trust and camaraderie. There were times we wanted to kill each other, like when my brother came running at me full speed, karate chopped me in the stomach, and pushed me into the washing machine when he was 13 and I was 15. But, aside from that brawl, we have always had each other’s backs regardless of the situation or who’s at fault, (which is usually my siblings, as I am the middle child, and therefore, perfect!) Of course, I’m joking, but that is the banter between siblings, and regardless of how old we are, that cheeky banter is always there, even into our forties…. More

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Maxed Out Moms

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Many mommas are overworked and exhausted. In fact, a recent study showed that moms work an average of 100 hours per week and that the average mom only gets about 10-15 minutes of quiet time a day.

Some days, I feel I barely have time to take 5 minutes, let alone 15. I have friends who have locked themselves in the bathroom to get a break, all while they watch little fingers poke under the door in a ploy to lure poor mother dear out. I have friends who hide in cupboards to eat a piece of chocolate in peace, and a good friend that recently confessed to locking the bedroom door to cry while their little ones banged and screamed relentlessly on the other side…. More

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The Power of No

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How many times have you realized that you have committed yourself to three kids’ birthday parties, a fortieth birthday party, a baby shower, and a wedding, all on the same weekend? The logistics alone turns you into a frenzied militant time master, calling on babysitters, friends, and family for help so that every obligation can be met…. More

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