5 Jobs Every Mama Should Have On Her Resume

Being a mama is one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Few would disagree.  It requires resourcefulness, creativity, organization, time management, people skills, effective communication, conflict resolution, adaptability, leadership, and the ability to work under pressure. Quite a diverse and impressive skill set, to be sure. Whether you stay at home with your kids, …

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The Gift of Solitude

As a gift for joining The Forty-Something Club, my generous-to-a-fault husband said he was going to send me and my two sister-friends to Toronto for an all-expenses-paid girls' weekend.  He wanted us to do it up right - spa time, shopping, dinner, dancing.  It was the kind of weekend that the me before kids was …

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Let go of the oars

I like me a good mantra. I've made no secret of the fact that anxiety has plagued me since becoming a mama. My anxiety hasn't been the debilitating variety - the kind that makes a person afraid to leave their child unattended while napping lest they stop breathing, or terrified to drive with their kids …

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How The Beatles Got By with a Little Help from a Mama

I have rather eclectic taste when it comes to music - Oasis, Alicia Keyes, Calvin Harris, Bon Jovi, Nickelback (KIDDING!), Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, U2, Walk Off the Earth, Elton John.  You get the idea - it's a mishmash.  On the rare occasion that I get to go somewhere in my car without my little maniacs, …

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Not forty. Thirty-ten.

I've been a member of a club for almost a decade now.  There have been some drawbacks to membership, but all things considered, I've really enjoyed being part of it; there have been a lot of really good times.  In fact, some of the best times of my life so far have been spent as a …

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