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“Miracle Grow®” for Our Guilt:It is always the Mother’s fault!

If you are looking for the source of that persistent feeling inside of you that tells you that you are somehow not enough take a closer look at the media coverage of women and how we are portrayed there. Of course the media is simply a reflection of all of collective thoughts and feel
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Discover where you have leverage–and use it

My sister works with a woman named Lea. Lea is an engineer, like her husband, and they both enjoyed successful careers and earnings in the automotive industry and have worked at several top firms. About midway through her pregnancy Lea found out their baby suffered from condition whic
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A New Mother’s Shift Work

Here is the thing about babies: They require 24-hour care. And, they stay babies for what seems like a long, long time. Let’s divide the care of an infant 0-18 months into three shifts: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 9:00 pm. to 5: 00 a.m. What job in the universe requi
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The New Man

I was in Starbucks one morning a few years back and noticed a couple cooing over a tiny baby in a car seat. As I passed the table I asked them how old the baby was and the mother answered that the baby was 4 days old. I was working away on my computer and happened to look up as the fa
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Take the guilt quiz and tell guilt to hit the road!

“The purpose of guilt is to stop behavior that violates a self, family or societal standard. Guilt keeps score on excesses or deficits of behavior deemed undesirable and is expressed in regret and remorse.” Rufus Dooley Related Blog Post: Three Steps To Abolish The Mother Of All
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Women are incredible!

Add mothering to the mix and women become inexplicably incredible. We are so many things. Take a peek back at our sisters from the past. In the 1950’s we baked, cleaned and cared for our children. When our men were sent off to wars we worked in factories and let people call us “Rosy t
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Travel tips for when business calls you away from your kids

Our culture sometimes gives the oddest advice to parents–especially to mothers when it comes to travel and the necessity of being away from our kids. For example, when my son was an infant and I had to travel out of State lots of people told me just go on the trip and try not to
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Personal insult or cry for help? Find out with this conversation translator.

You know how some people in your life say stuff that sounds like a compliment or a supportive question but really comes across as a criticism? Well, it might not be a criticism after all—but congrats on picking up on something that is not quite right. When well-meaning friends or fami
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Is multi-level marketing the right career move?

I recently met a million-dollar producer for a skincare line that was sold through a multi-level marketing (MLM) business channel – think Mary Kay, Avon & Rodan & Fields. Everything about this woman screamed success—her confidence, her demeanor, her leadership style.  She was
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