Category Archives: Health During Midlife

6 Annoying Things Your Children Do that Are Actually Good for Them

Kids test parents’ patience all the time. They whine, bargain, cry, mope, and dawdle. They yell and scream and make themselves the center of attention. Sometimes they dig their heels in and simply refuse to budge. While we may wish … Continue reading



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Two Hands Mama

Boy screams “Two hands, Mama!” whenever I’m driving and both of my hands are not firmly fixed on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 o’clock. The first time this happened was about a year ago. Boy had just turned … Continue reading



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Fighting Under-Eye Aging

One of the first places to show aging is under our eyes. Wrinkles, lines, discoloration and puffiness are giveaways. And while nothing (including surgery!) will give us 20-something skin again, there are ways to minimize the impact and renew the … Continue reading



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The Wait

Dust is collecting on your bedroom furniture-you notice when you drag yourself out of bed an hour after your alarm has gone off.  You start circling the kitchen, trying to decide if you’re hungry or if you should wash the … Continue reading



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Love Your Womb!

When someone asks you what your favourite body part is, what do you answer? Me, I answer, ” My Womb!” My creativity, feminine power and inner guidance all arise from my womb and “she” gave me the greatest gift – … Continue reading



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Q&A With the Jennifer Waldburger, Author of Calm Baby, Happy Mama

Q: How is this book different than all the rest? A: Lack of calm is imparting everything in your life. You and your child are connected by energy and the more you can channel positive energy, the better your child … Continue reading



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Cyma Shapiro Interviews Faydra Koenig, Author of Two Homes for Daniel

Hi, Faydra – welcome to Mothering. As America’s Divorce Coach, I’m happy to be presenting you to our group and exploring your latest venture, Two Homes for Daniel – the story of a child of divorce. Please tell me what … Continue reading



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Tips for Raising An Only Child (Part III)

The single-child family is the fastest growing family unit in the developed world so you’re far from alone if you have just one child. For many of us who became mothers later in life, it wasn’t ‘choice’ but ‘circumstance’ that … Continue reading



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My Journey to Motherhood Was a Battlefield

My journey to motherhood was a battlefield; my mothering experience has been one of joy and thankfulness. But, in recent months there have been little cracks developing in who I am as a person (aside from being a mother). A … Continue reading



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50 Is The New 40

They say 50 is the new 40. I’ve been hearing that more and more lately as my half-century mark is winding down its tenure. Most of my friends are saying it with a kind of trepidation in their eyes, a … Continue reading



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