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  1. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Are you a good sport?

    You talk a good game. At soccer, hockey and even Monopoly, you talk to your kids about being a good sport. You comfort and counsel...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Your inner stage mother

    Although the term "stage mother" has, in the past, occasionally had a negative connotation, it's what we all are to a certain...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Act on a daydream

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    When was the last time you said, "Someday I'd like to ." We all have these daydreams. Some are passing fancies, but some stick...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Throw yourself a great birthday party

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    How many birthday parties have you planned in the course of your life as a Mommy? Five? Ten? Fifteen? More? Given all the terrific...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make a new friend

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    Whether you have ten friends or a hundred, you can't have too many friends. Friends expand our world view, make us laugh, support us...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Show your kids good manners

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    One of our jobs as moms is to teach our kids manners. From the dinner table to being out in public, we spend quite a bit of time...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Start new spring traditions

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    We all have our long standing traditions around family events, specific holidays and even seasons, but there is always room for new...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Confront body image issues

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    Few among us have unequivocal acceptance of our bodies. We are our own worst critics to begin with; toss in some unrealistic...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Home improvement projects with kids

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    When spring appears on the horizon, many a household start thinking about renewal in more ways than welcoming warmer weather....
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make it your spring break, too

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    Whether or not you go away for spring break - or even if you do - sometimes spring break can feel more like work for a mom than...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Beat the winter blahs

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    Even if you love winter - even if you love any season, really - sometimes it can drag you down. You may love the snowy quiet days,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Listen to your kids' music

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    It's a classic stereotype of decades past: The parent neither liking nor understanding the kids' preferred music. The parent cries,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Give the gift of charity

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    The commercialism of the holiday season bothers me more and more each year. Maybe I'm just a scrooge on some level, but parts of me...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Couple time during holidays

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    Even when I think I remember and plan for it, the busyness of December always gets to me. The to do list, the excitement of the...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Open your holiday table

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    The holidays aren't just coming - they are practically here! Have you made your Thanksgiving plans? Do you know where you will eat?...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get a fabulous hair style

    How did it get to be November already? Where did the fall go? And summer and spring for that matter? Things are moving way, way too...
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    Monday mom challenge: Say Thank You to your kids

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    We all go through busy times as families - times when everyone has to pull together a little bit, give a little bit (or a lot), and...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get off the sidelines

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    It's always amused me that the term "soccer mom" refers to the moms who attend soccer games, to moms as supporters. Sure, I like the...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Time to plant bulbs

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    You've just - finally - hit your stride with the fall schedule. The kids are all settled into their routines and you've hit a...