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Mamiverse Guide to Cabo San Lucas

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My friend called me recently and instead of saying "hello," she greeted me with those five words every new mami has uttered in desperation, "I. Need. To. Get. Away." That's exactly how she said it. A period after each distressed word. She…
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How did Zumba Become Such a Fitness Craze?

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Zumba, the booty-popping, hip-thrusting, arm-waving dance exercise craze that has been sweeping the planet, was pure happenstance or a “happy accident,” as Zumba founder Alberto "Beto" Perez refers to it. Beto was ready to lead his step…
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Are Women's Magazines Depressing You?

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As you guide your grocery cart toward the checkout line and past the magazines, an impossibly toned bikini-clad beauty catches your eye. The headline reads ‘Christina Milian’s Amazing Post-Baby Beach Bod!’ You want to keep pushing toward…
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Toyota Prius: A Review

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“I wish they had this car when you were growing up,” my mother tells me. She’s talking about her new Prius. And she is in love. My mother raised us children in the era of THE BIG FAMILY TANK. She started with a station wagon in the late…
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How To Negotiate With Your Kids Without Giving In

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Life with kids often involves negotiation, whether we like it or not. The negotiation between you and your children can actually be an empowering experience for them if you structure it properly. Take, for example, this scenario: You are diligently…
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How to Attain Truly Effortless Beauty

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Watching an episode of the Real Housewives of the O.C. (or Beverly Hills) is mesmerizingly entertaining; but it can leave you yearning for just one housewife who isn’t always perfectly coifed, displays anything below a C cup, talks with…
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Super Easy, Super Tasty Summer Smoothies

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What's better than sipping on an ice-cold smoothie on a hot summer day? Whether you’re poolside minding the kids or stuck indoors doing laundry, smoothies offer a refreshing alternative to calorie-laden colas. All you need is a few ingredients,…
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How to Keep Your Ego in Check

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“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all…
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How to Pamper Yourself As a New Mom!

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When you’re busy being supermami it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Set aside at least one hour a week for a little nurturing and rejuvenation to replenish your inner resources. It is possible to treat yourself like a queen…