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You Are Already Perfect Mom…

November 19, 2014

We, moms today, seem to be in a constant state of polishing this thing called motherhood until it gleams. We are so busy and concerned about everything related to motherhood, our houses, ourselves, our partners, our activities and our children and their activities to LOOK a certain way in order to fulfill a certain need, desire, feeling in us. But wait…that sounds a bit selfish. I mean, none of us start out as a mom, looking to fulfill our own…

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“All I Want is My Children To Be Happy”

October 13, 2014

I implore you not to give up on your children's happiness just because it is hard, just because you don't know how to do this exactly! Giving up on actively influencing your children's happiness is, for all intensive purposes, giving up on doing the same for yourself. Happiness is a habit that can be learned!…

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5 Ways Every Day Can Be Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2014

Today is Mother’s Day in the US and several other countries including Canada and India. As a mother myself, I am all for a day focused on pampering us moms! We work hard and we sure deserve it! It is a chance for families to really show mom how much they care, and yet does the fact that we have a day on the significance of mothers, not, in a way, imply that for all of the rest of the days of the…

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My Two Best Tips for Claiming Back Your Mind!

April 13, 2014

The ego. What is it and why does it get in our way? The basis of my work at The Joyful Mother is helping women see, understand and navigate through our ego. As far as our identities go, most of us live lives fully engaged with the ego. We don’t consciously know there is anything else underneath. We do, however, sense this “other” state of being in flashes. Those moments when the mind is quiet and peace and joy reign…

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5 Ways To Teach Emotional Autonomy To Your Kids

March 19, 2014

We all want to raise children that can navigate their emotions successfully in life right? I call this emotional autonomy. The feeling or sense of being in charge of our thoughts and emotions instead of our thoughts and emotions being in charge of us. For me, I feel that if my children are equipped with the basis of understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others from a place of depth and insight, this will drastically improve the chances…

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Mother’s Intuition? You Got It!

June 25, 2013

A guest post by Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed. Intuition is a fabulous thing! I seem to have been blessed with an abundance of it. I make my living giving intuitive readings, writing books, as well as being a speaker on the topic of intuition. You have it too. It comes in very handy in the form of “Mother’s Intuition.” Sometimes my work as an intuitive can offer humorous life experiences. For instance, when my son Cliff was 16 he was dating…

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Loosing My Cool and Finding Love Instead ~ Love Logs

May 22, 2013

I lost it the other night. Big time. I was putting the kids to bed, lying there waiting for Christopher to go through his entire nighttime routine. I had my workout clothes on and was eager to put the kids to bed fast and then kick it with my man to a Jillian Michaels workout dvd. Oh man, did the little dude take forever…. Sophie was in the bed too and was exhausted and desperate for the action and messing about to…

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Learning To Empower Your Children!

March 4, 2013

As a follower of TJM, you know from my work how much I believe how living a joyful life is an inside job. Being a good parent is also an inside job! You can read a gazilion books about what to do “right” at every stage of your child’s life, but if you are not actively working on YOU – learning the “inside skills” that make you more joyful and content with your life, you are missing out on enjoying…

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2013 Intentions For Connection With My Children

December 31, 2012

The end of the year is upon us. I love this time of year. It is a chance to stop and recalibrate, redesign our life’s direction and if we are conscious enough about it, can set the stage for a new chapter, a new start, opportunity, possibility and hope. I like to set intentions instead of resolutions for myself because resolutions tend to be mostly set in the negative.  We tell ourselves what we WON’T do, eat  or say, and…

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Your Attitude Is Contagious

December 10, 2012

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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