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10 Sanity Savers for Stressed-Out Super Moms


Moms today have it all; careers, family, home and friends. But the challenge is balancing it all. When you feel like throwing in the towel, take some time to refocus and find your own peace of mind. 1. Set realistic goals for you...

Treat Yourself to a New Mom Makeover


The big day is over and your baby has arrived. You are relieved, excited and proud. All the waiting, all the planning and it was beyond expectation. Then the transition occurs. You aren't just you anymore. You're Mommy. Months o...

Finding Mommy Moments: A Five Minute Me Break


One of the most surprising aspects of new motherhood is just how exhausted you will be, and how little time you have to yourself. Getting a shower is an accomplishment requiring amazing timing and perseverance. Completing a meal w...

Lose Post-pregnancy Weight While Breastfeeding


During pregnancy, you needed to gain an appropriate amount of weight based on your body type and pre-pregnancy weight in order to grow and deliver a healthy baby. Now that your little one is here, you are understandably anxious to...

Letting Go of the Perfect Mother Myth


Motherhood has its own romance and myth, represented in film, literature and in communities of women. We buy into it because so few people will blurt out uncomfortable truths such as, "After 18 hours of labor the only thing I...

Twenty Time Saving Tips for New Moms


After months of waiting and waiting, where time dragged its heels, baby is here now and time suddenly is evaporating. There is never enough. Learning your own rhythm in caring for your new baby, yourself and your household and/or...

How to Handle Mommy Stress


While being a mother likely consumed your thoughts and dreams for months or even years prior to your baby's birth, reality can be jarring at times. Yes, you knew it would be hard and you relished the idea of the challenge because...

5 Mothering Challenges We Can All Relate To


If you're the mother of one or more small children, chances are you have experienced these parenting "joys." 1. The battle to get your children—and/or yourself — dressed, fed, out the door on time. Just when you are ready t...

How to Deal With Supermom Stress


One of the top stressors for women today is what many are calling the "supermom syndrome". Many of us are led by society today to believe that in order to be successful Moms, we have to do it all, and give all. Nonsense. We all wa...

Spoil Yourself


Ever notice how babies and small children are treated so well by everyone? They certainly have the best in life! As a mother with two children under the age of five, I often wonder why the perks of young childhood don't apply to g...

A Day in the Life of SuperWoman aka The Great Balancing Act


Up early, waiting to hear those birds start chirping. They have to wake up, too, don't they? Pounding coffee with extra cream and sugar (for nourishment, of course) while I toil away at my computer. I have, hopefully, at least on...

From Working Mom To Stay At Home Mom


Like many of you, staying at home with my children was a dream and a goal that I had worked toward for a long time, so when that goal was realized, I was elated. In my excitement, I didn't really take the time to think about the a...

My Source of Inspiration


In the days before I had children, I had the grand illusion that once they came I would take a short maternity leave from my job and return to work full time, content with the idea of my little one in a well researched daycare fac...

Lose Weight After Pregnancy Using the Glycemic Index


The vast majority of postpartum women will not return to their pre-pregnancy weight without the help of proper nutrition. This article will explain why extreme diets don't work, and why the Glycemic Index may be the best long-term...

Food and Our Mood


I can't seem to stick to a diet. I get so depressed all the time and food seems to comfort me. I eat because I'm unhappy and I'm unhappy because I eat. Do you have any ideas of what I could do? I need your help badly! Too often,...

The Habits of Successful Weight Loss


The route to permanent weight loss is to make changes. I've found that when most people want to lose weight, they decide to go on a restrictive diet. This type of dieting calls for many changes at once and although most people are...

The Link Between Your Food and Your Mood


BreakfastEating a good breakfast helps concentration, particularly in the morning when you may need it most. Without it, you're more likely to make that second pot of coffee by mid-morning. Instead, keep your blood-sugar on an eve...

Where Diets Go Wrong


Strictly speaking, diets don't fail, people fail to stick with a diet. Following any reduced calorie diet will result in weight loss. The problem is sticking with it. Unfortunately, mostdiets have built-in failures which trip up t...

Healthy Eating For Life


So, you've decided to lose weight. Congratulations on your decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. But where do you go from here? With so many weight loss choices, it is difficult to know which diet program is right for you. It i...

Body Image and the Myth of Perfection


Have you ever taken a good look at the cover of women's fitness magazines? The models are thin but they aren't "fit". They seem to be the direct opposite of what the magazine is about - fitness. Shouldn't the cover of a woman's fi...

Walk For Your Life


10 Walking Tips   1. If you don't have a solid block of time, break your walking into smaller chunks. For example, instead of walking 1 hour, walk for 30 minutes twice a day. Studies have shown that this is as beneficial as...

The Positive Weight Loss Approach


Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all know that losing weight can be quite a challenge. In fact, for some, it can be downright tough. It tak...

Easy Ways to Eat More Soy


The health benefits of soy protein have been all over the news lately. The FDA has approved the claim that 25 grams of soy protein per day can reduce the risk of heart disease. Soy has been linked to reduced rates of cancer, osteo...

Proud to be a Wired Mom


Nursing my morning OJ - or, even better, on a rare occasion, a steamy Latte treat -- I find myself Laughing Out Loud with a handful of my girlfriends. Sharing stories of aching or leaking breasts, bulging bellies, and/or scathing...

Are Mammograms Accurate and Reliable?


In 1992, the U.S. Congress passed the Mammography Quality Standards Act to ensure that mammography performed at more than 10,000 facilities throughout the country is of high quality and is reliable. To lawfully perform mammography...

Feeling Beautiful On A Budget


It is estimated that over one billion dollars are spent on beauty products each year. That's not such an alarming statistic, when you really think about it. It would cost approximately .00 to replace the make-up and styling p...

Three Homemade Facial Masks For Moms


Facial masks are a wonderful way to make your skin glow, even out its tone, and help it appear more youthful. And you can make healthy, all-natural facial masks right at home. I've created three simple recipes to share with you to...

Fashion or Fiction? Postpartum Weight Loss


Giving birth to my daughter prompted me to evaluate myself. Much to my dismay, this in-depth analysis revealed a mix of 15% worrywart, 22% night owl and (gasp) 63% cellulite. As the postpartum weeks passed, the nightly feedings d...

Beauty From the Inside Out


Speaking at a conference in New York, nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman looked out at all the young faces in the audience and couldn't help but wish that she'd known at their ages what she knows now: "Protecting our beauty begins...

Indulge Yourself


You're the chief, cook, and bottle washer of your household, not to mention resident caregiver, referee, and counselor. You're Mom. You tend to the needs of your children and husband and still manage to cater to those of your boss...