monday mom challenge

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    Monday Mom challenge: Don’t shoot the messenger

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    We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” right? And pretty much know how to apply it to criticism or bad news...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Write it down

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    How many times has something happened and you have thought to yourself, “I should write that down?” But you didn’t -- and you lost...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Have more fun this fall

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    The kids are settled into school and the household routine is chugging along. It’s not quite the November/December holiday crazy...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Don't be a drama queen

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    It’s true. Life can be pretty dramatic. You’ve heard the adage: “Truth is stranger than fiction.” Well, real life can be more...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Expand your musical world

    You’re a one genre, one station kind of girl. That’s okay -- really. But are you missing out? And as your kids develop their own...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Read a book

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    Remember when we all used to carry a book around in our bags? Whether it was a novel we were so enthralled with or a self-help book,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Be prepared for an emergency

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    Planning for the unthinkable is kind of…unthinkable. How can you plan for the total unknown? If an emergency happened, would you...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Laugh

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    No doubt about it, being a mom is serious business. There’s so much responsibility, so much to worry about, so much to do that it...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Embrace household imperfection

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    The sign in the trinket shop says it all: “A clean house is the sign of a wasted life.” You know exactly what it means, too. You...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Shake up your exercise routine

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    The idea of getting on the elliptical fills you with, "Ugh." You need a break from warrior three, no matter how pretty and easy you...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Share the household load

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    Crazy-busy, that’s how you describe it to friends. Your family is crazy-busy with school and sports and work and church and other...
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    Monday Mom challenge: State the obvious

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    We’ve all had moments of incredulity: something happens and the outcome is so obvious to us, but appears to be a surprise to others....
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    Monday Mom challenge: Let go a little. Or a lot.

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    Parenting is full of contradictions. You keep them safe and healthy and close -- so they can leave and live without you one day. You...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Take a hard look at your eating habits

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    Yes, we get it. Your relationship with food is complex. It’s more that eating and enjoying nutritious food that gives you the energy...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Is it time for you to switch careers?

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    If you are one of the many moms who have a second job outside the home, you likely have thought long and hard about work-life...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get in touch with your inner artist

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    Do you ever look at crafts and artwork and think, “I could never do that!” Do you get frustrated crafting with your kids, thinking...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make (and keep) a deal with yourself

    You don’t have to be The Donald to be an expert deal-maker. In fact, the negotiating and deal-making skills of most moms rival those...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Create a fab Father's Day

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    Father's Day is coming up quickly, and it's time to show Dad how much you care. Whether it's something traditional (golf? fishing?)...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Take a risk

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    Were you, in your youth, a risk-taker? Before you became a mom, did steep hills on your mountain bike not faze you in the least? Did...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Face your fears

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    Everybody is afraid of something: illness, failure, lightning, spiders. Even if a person claims to be afraid of nothing, there’s a...