5 Of The Best Things a Mother Can Do for Her Children

Being a mother is definitely one of the best jobs on the planet. From the first second that your child enters your life, you’ll experience love like no other and a need to protect like you’ve never felt before. Becoming and being a mother is a very emotional experience that nobody can prepare you for. Many people panic before welcoming their first child, thinking that they won’t be able to provide it with all of the care and knowledge that it will need. In reality, as soon as the child arrives … [Read more...]

Why More Mothers Are Choosing to Get Degrees Online

These days, you don’t have to go to college the traditional way; instead, you can get your degree by going to college completely online. For busy moms who work and have families to take care of, this option is definitely appealing, especially since there are so many majors and South Dakota online degrees to choose from. Continue reading to learn more about why more mothers are choosing to get degrees online, as you may decide that this is the best route for you to take as well. There’s a … [Read more...]

Stress Coping Strategies for Busy Women

Today’s woman has more on her plate than ever before in history and unfortunately, this leads to inordinate amounts of stress. Not only do most women hold down a job outside the home but they are also typically mothers and often active in the community. This leaves very little time to take care of themselves and so one stressor is compounded on another and before you know it they are simply ready to break. Instead of letting life get out of control to that point, take a few moments to consider … [Read more...]

9 Ways of Staying Healthy While Having a Young Baby

Many women want to go back to their pre-baby body after they give birth. Now, a woman's body may never be quite the same again, but that doesn't mean that she can't stay healthy and get close to her pre-baby body. Not only has the woman just gone through pregnancy, and all that comes with it such as baby showers (which typically involve lots of cupcakes), now that the little one has arrived can be especially hard to stay healthy when sleep-deprived from caring for a little on. Here are … [Read more...]

Why Working Mothers Are More Productive

Many mothers struggle with feelings of guilt when they return to work. They also have to deal with the sense that they are somehow less productive if they come back to the workplace on a part-time basis. The truth is, however, that working mothers are more productive than other employees are and women who work part-time are even more productive. In the corporate world, senior managers are routinely sent on Six Sigma Yellow Belt training courses to improve their productivity levels. This type of … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Egg Freezing May Benefit Your Present and Your Future

Many people question whether egg freezing is the right option for them. It’s not a question that can be answered objectively, since each individual’s situation is different. But here are some things to take into consideration when answering this question for yourself. You could be receiving medical treatment that may jeopardize your fertility. You may be career-oriented and want to wait to start a family. Your biological clock may be ticking, but you haven't found the right partner … [Read more...]

Global Mom’s Relay, Join Today!

For the past few weeks we’ve been inviting you to share the Global Moms Relay, our once-a-year opportunity to help support campaigns that provide food, health services, and education to families who need it the most. During this time, you have joined us online, met with each other in person at Moms +SocialGood, and used #GlobalMoms to help keep the conversation going. Together we’ve raised more than $365,000 in support of the Global Moms Relay. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson, today our goal … [Read more...]

Tips for Moms Facing the Consequences of Addiction

Addictions come in all shapes and sizes but there is one thing that is always for sure, there are going to be consequences for addiction to mind or mood altering substances. Whether you are impaired because of the addiction may be up to dispute but if that addiction can potentially lead to mishaps and injuries, there is a real problem. Mothers in the 21st Century are still becoming addicted to legally prescribed medications and as a result, are facing consequences that they never foresaw. If you … [Read more...]

Returning to the Workforce as a Mother

Returning to the Workforce as a Mother – Would Getting Your MBA First Create a Better Future for You and Your Family? If you decided to take a break from your career while your child was very young, but are planning to return to work once he or she is a little older and in school, it can be a bit of a daunting prospect. If you had a promising career you would like to go back to, you may be concerned that in the time you were not working, you may have become a less attractive prospect to … [Read more...]

Caring for a Child as a Single Mom on a Budget

Being a single parent is hard, male or female. The concept of raising a child on your own can be daunting and difficult, with trials and tribulations that most cannot even begin to comprehend. Doing this on a restricted budget can be even more difficult as relying on the little money you earn is scary in itself. But there are ways in which you can give your child that positive stat in life we all want to give our children; here are a few tips on what you can do when attempting to raise a child … [Read more...]

Help for Mothers Addicted to Prescription Meds – A Growing Epidemic

There is nothing worse than a family member who is addicted to prescription medications yet in denial because they are ‘legal.’ Well, almost nothing! The worst situation for a family to deal with is when the person popping the pills is a mother with underage children in the home. If you are a spouse, child or family member of a mother addicted to prescription drugs, don’t despair because help is available. Recognizing the Problem Unfortunately, altogether too many women are in … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2015 – May 10

Background Early Mother's Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization, according to some sources. Later, Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom was traditionally a day for people to visit the church where they were baptized, although it now also celebrates motherhood in modern times. The modern-day origins of Mother's Day can be attributed to two women – Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who were … [Read more...]

APRIL Celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention!

National Child Abuse Prevention Month takes place every April in the USA. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote … [Read more...]


I joined mMitra program, of ARMMAN and MAMA, in September and since then I have had the opportunity of meeting several of our young pregnant subscribers. They hope for a healthy baby and a fulfilling motherhood like any of us, but their circumstances put them at risk. Although they come from varied backgrounds, the fact that they do not have access to health information and services binds them together. The story below is an archetype based on several different women in the program that captures … [Read more...]

The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman

1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15 2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18) 3. Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children … [Read more...]

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