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Be the light Most people think that "Power" comes in some sort of big boom of light; a giant roll of thunder, something huge and substantial is needed to create this giant of a word-Power. Truth is, power comes in all shapes and sizes, and it doesn't have to be a giant affair of sorts, but a small gesture of kindness and truth can have the same effect on a person's life as all the power in a strike of lightning.   There's this underlying feeling that it's not worth it unless power shows its force in a major big way for all to see.  Go big or go home.  Yes, that's the ego talking.  But the most memorable forms of power come, and hold the most significance in the smallest of actions.   I was at the optometrist's office the other day and while waiting for my turn, I picked up a popular magazine,...

Monday Motivation Why does it feel like Monday's come so quickly? And ironically the weekends pass so fast. Do you ever suffer from the Monday morning, can't get out of bed, need an extra cup of coffee, blues?  Wow, this weekend was filled with a ton of activities for me and the kids. I love those types of weekends but it just makes Monday mornings a bit of a drag when they come around...

Top 10 things pregnant women worry about Pregnancy is great, amazing, and life changing.  But there are a few not so pleasant things that come with being pregnant and giving birth.  Women read all about the scary things that can happen, the embarrassing, and not so pleasant things as well.  Worrying kind of comes with the territory--unfortunately.  It's normal to wonder about things you read about, or hear about. But it would be a good thing to try to put things into a realistic perspective so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and reduce your anxiety.  Here are the top 10 not so serious, but worrisome things that women think about when pregnant. Weight Gain. Ok, we all know we have to gain weight, and depending on what side of the thought process you're on, this can be a great source of anxiety for women.  On one hand, you can look at...

6 parenting tips to live by Parenting is the hardest job on Earth. And not just because it requires your full attention at all times, but because it’s the only job that no matter how challenging it gets, you can NEVER quit! Most of us feel like we are failing in some ways with this whole parenting thing, which is probably quite normal given that there are no guarantees, and you always have to adjust, and tweak it. There’s no 100% satisfaction, money back guarantee to succeed book that you can buy that will give you a step-by-step guide to acing parenting. And, may I remind you that some parents do almost everything “right” and still end up with challenging kids. Parenting is like starting a new business venture; you can read all the books, do tons of research for years, take classes, talk to “experts,” and still I can promise you,...

Taming the Tantrum You walk into a store to find a beautifully put together young mother with her toddler shopping in the store.  All seems well until the little person starts throwing a fit.  All eyes are now on the mother, stares and glares from every direction, everyone wondering what she'll do to calm her toddler down.  If you're a mom, undoubtedly your mind is filled with thoughts of compassion for the mom, because goodness knows, we've all been there before.  No mom has escaped the dreaded tantrum. Here are a few thoughts on taming the tantrum: Ignore the behavior.  As difficult as this is to follow through on, experts believe that ignoring the behavior (not the child) is the best way to deescalate the tantrum.  This is hard for many of us given that we are women and moms, and want to fix everything right away.  Reacting to your child's tantrum...