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Your Attitude Is Contagious

December 10, 2012
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Think about it. An attitude is kinda sticky isn’t it? Even with our kids, when they come home in a cranky mood or your husband walking in the door drained and less than cheery after a stressful day at work, that stuff sticks right on to you!! That is what happens to all of us at one time or another. But the cool thing is that it doesn’t have to! You actually have the power of allowing it to stick…

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30 Day Mommy Challenge

January 4, 2012

We are two days in to 2012, how do you feel? Have you set some resolutions for the new year? Are you excited and hopeful about your potential to become MORE of what makes you JOYFUL and uniquely, fabulously you? Or are you pessimistic about your potential for positive change, “been there done that and change is hard!” If you are like most moms, being a more joyful, confident, in charge, proud mamma is on the top of your New…

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Where is Your Seat of Power, Mom?

December 19, 2011
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Many parents ask me for tips on how to influence good behavior in their children. I talk, as you know, a lot about the impact we have on our kids…that how we show up matters and how we show up influences the behavior of our children and the world around us. If mama is irritated, cranky, feeling bad about herself it WILL influence the dynamics of the family – there is no doubt. And the reverse is of course true as well.…

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Stress and It’s Impact on Our Children

December 7, 2011
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Did you know: Mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time. (Department of Health & Human Services) As many as 1 in 10 young people may have an anxiety disorder (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). Studies suggest that children or adolescents are more likely to have an anxiety disorder if their parents have anxiety disorders (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). As many as 1 in 10 children and adolescents may…

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“We struggle with staying positive and joyful!”

November 23, 2011
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Iris writes: “We are struggling with staying positive, joyful, patient, loving, when we are tired, all 4 kids are acting up in their own way, fighting, not listening, making a mess on purpose.” Many of us experience this challenge. Maybe not with 4 kids, but even one out of control child is sometimes enough to throw us over the edge! This has been one of the big areas that I have commited to improving in my life. I truly believe…

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Empowerment Secrets for Mom

November 22, 2011
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The other day, I sent The Joyful Mother community a request for feedback. I wanted to make sure that I was hitting all the topics of interest for my readers. Boy, did I get a ton of responses back!! Thank you to everyone to sent their feedback and questions to me. I will be touching on all of these issues individually and in greater depth in the months to come. While I was reading all the posts and mails that…

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Stress management revamped! Your JOY Default

April 11, 2011
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How can happiness combat stress and how can I get me some!?! Wow! I am so glad you asked that! This is my take on life…humans have, what I like to call, a natural JOY default. By the simple act of being alive, we have a predisposition, a birth right if you will, to feeling joy, happiness and ease. Not your life experience huh?! No, you are not alone. For most of us, this joy default is heavily hidden but not all…

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