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Mother-Daughter Relationships and Spirituality

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I am not a mother. But as my own mom slips inexorably into the oblivion that is Alzheimer’s Dementia the opportunities are rife for me to consider motherhood from the perspective of daughter. Through my blog about caring for my mother,…
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Education Daycations: How to Fight Summer Boredom

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Summer is the time to relax, to have fun, to chill, to sit on your lounge chair in the backyard and soak up the sun and silence. Riiiight. Any well-seasoned mami knows that as soon as she sits her butt on any chair and closes her eyes, those…
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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

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“Mami and Papi still love each other, but Papi is going to live in his own house where you’ll have your own room too. Most things will stay pretty much the same. You haven’t done anything wrong; we both love you very much.”These are…
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A Journalist’s Journey of Reinvention

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The high school principal, voice shaky, eyes glimmering with tears, stood behind the podium. Letting bad teachers go was part of her job, she explained, the next words scraping against her throat. Letting good teachers go was just…painful.…
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Three Steps to Negotiating the Pay Raise You Deserve

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The number one mistake women make when asking for a pay raise is focusing on themselves instead of on the value they bring to their organizations. So take note: Do not make your pay raise request all about you, especially to your employer!…
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Are Colonics Bad for You?

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MYTH: Colonics are bad for you. REALITY: While some fear the colonic like the plague and others swear by it, the fact remains that your intestine is a 19-foot tube that likely never gets a thorough cleaning from the inside. This is especially…
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How to Find Online Flash Sales

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Online flash sales, private sales, members-only shopping clubs…. It seems as though every day there’s another new shopping site seducing you with promises of “exclusive” access to phenomenal discounts on everything from electronics…
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Should You Stay at Home or Go Back to Work Post Baby?

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Exclusive excerpt from The REAL COST of LIVING (Perigee/Penguin) by Carmen Wong Ulrich. Weighing the costs of staying at home vs. going back to work should be personal. Weigh your sanity and happiness against and alongside the financial…
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Digital Learning: Best Educational Apps for Kids

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We’ve all seen it at the dinner table: the kid who simply does not want to part with the iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iEtc. As frustrating as it may be, let’s accept the fact that the onslaught of i-Accessories have become part of our family’s…