monday mom challenge

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    Monday Mom challenge: Don't get overwhelmed!

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    You thought summer was going to be all about relaxing, didn't you? You thought about carefree days and no schedule and things like...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Preparing for back-to-school!

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    Back-to-school season can be a bittersweet time. Summer fun is winding down, a change of season looms, and a return to a more...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Dance with your skeletons

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    George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, was once quoted as saying, "If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Accept your imperfections

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    Accepting one's imperfections is a recurring theme in this and many an article geared toward moms -- that's because it's an...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make solo time at the beach

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    As the summer season gets in full-swing, many families head to the beach. Whether it's beach on a lake or on the ocean, the sun,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Don't overschedule summer

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    We plan. We organize. We schedule. We worry about everyone and everything being in place at any given time. But sometimes plans...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Instilling philanthropy in kids

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    Philanthropy is more than "just" giving money to a charitable organization. It means giving your time and talent and your resources...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Improve your communication skills

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    How many things happen in your life that boil down to "miscommunication?" How often does something not quite turn out as hoped or...
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    Monday Mom Challenge: Declare a truce with money

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    Whether you have a lot or a little or somewhere in between, you've got to learn to manage your money. It's a fact of life. Like it...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Consider your political tone

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    Politics is a funny thing. Many will say they don't like it, "hate" it even - but those same people can be the most passionate about...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make the most of the last weeks of school

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    As the weeks of the school year wind down, you likely are making plans for and looking forward to summer vacation. But there's also...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Talk about risky behaviors

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    When we think about talking to our kids about the "hard" topics, we often mean sexual activity and drug and alcohol use. While...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Consider your multivitamin

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    You've likely noticed that you feel better and look better when you eat better. When you eat healthy foods, with a balance of...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get support through perimenopause

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    If your childbearing years are over, it may have been a year or more since you last saw your OB/GYN. For a while now, you've had...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get a bra fitting

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    "The only constant is change." Whether it was Heraclitus who said it or Isaac Asimov or someone else is irrelevant; the point is...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get some sleep

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    Sleep is vital to our health and well-being. Study after study shows this, and yet we don't need a study to tell us this. When we...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Expand your vocabulary

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    Words have power. Used correctly and well, they have lots and lots of power. You may have heard the phrase, "Sticks and stones my...
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    Monday Mom challenge: A family portrait

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    When you look around your grandmother's house, I bet there are family portraits on the wall. Great uncle Joe and great aunt Jane and...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Make thank you notes fun for kids

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    It's the rare child who likes writing thank you notes after a birthday or holiday or other gift giving occasion. They are necessary,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: This year, no gift cards

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    Gift cards are so easy, aren't they? You can order them online with a minimum of fuss, pick them up in the grocery store checkouts -...