The Power of Moms, Livestream Moms +SocialGood TODAY

Amazing: Moms from around the world and supporters like you have helped raise the profile of women’s and children’s issues through the Global Moms Relay. Together, this community has taken more than 275,000 actions to date - spreading the word with your friends and family and raising funds for the health and well-being of women and children in support of the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child movement. Since it launched in March, the Global Moms Relay has brought together community … [Read more...]

“I Want My Mommy!” , Dr. Christine Northrup

I was talking with a friend the other day, whose daughter Nancy is pregnant with her second child. Nancy had gotten into the habit of calling her mom in tears just about every time she felt stressed out—and with the expectation that her mom would "fix it." My friend was laughing as she said, "I told her in a light-hearted way that she has to step up and be an adult now. I explained that it’s not OK anymore for her to call me every time she loses it, like she has her whole life. That’s been … [Read more...]

Create A Healthy Spine For Your Pregnancy

Ever wish you could wear a sign throughout your pregnancy that reads, "thanks, but no thanks, for the unsolicited advice." With advice pouring in around every corner, sometimes it's hard to know who to listen to. However, advice even experts can agree on is that regular exercise throughout pregnancy has been shown to balance emotions, improve labor and help reduce pregnancy and post-pregnancy back pain. Health and wellness doesn't go out the door once you put on maternity pants. Laser Spine … [Read more...]

Special Docu-Interview called ‘Pillows and Tears’

Mothers Day Special Docu-Interview 'Pillows and Tears' Presenting a Special Docu-Interview called 'Pillows and Tears'. It is a show that honors Unique Mothers who are raising children with 'special needs'. The title was inspired by the song written by Neil Howard as a Mother's Day present for his mother Gloria Valentine, the interviewer and singer of 'Pillows and Tears' song, thanking her for the love and courage that she has shown him through the years of his incurable … [Read more...]

Remembering All Moms on Mother’s Day

If your family chose to partake in an open adoption relationship with your child's birth mother, you are definitely not alone. According to the Independent Adoption Center, the majority of the 4,000 families that used its services chose open adoptions. Unfortunately, as you may have learned, there are no rules when it comes to open adoptions. Or as OpenAdoption.com states, "The most important thing to remember is that there is no typical open adoption relationship." To Celebrate or … [Read more...]

Pre-Mother’s Day Gift Show & Mum Luncheon, May 4

Our Gift Show MAY 4 will host elegant gifts for all Mothers ranging from body wraps, candy, candles, chocolate, crystals, essential oils, stones, flowers, hand-made glassware, handbags, jewellery, skincare, soaps, and so much more !!! Also this day will be celebrating the amazing Spring/Summer 2014 Swimwear FASHION SHOWING hosted by Premier Jour Fine Lingerie and Swimwear, Toronto, Ontario - Founder, CEO After Breast Cancer (ABC). LUNCHEON for MUM - TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS | (416) … [Read more...]

The Trailing Spouse, Gender Roles Abroad

Quite a few women don’t relocate for their own career, but follow a husband or partner on an assignment. As a "trailing spouse", you take care of the family while putting your own plans on the backburner – not always an easy or rewarding job. Find out what it entails and how to keep your cool as an expat wife. Recent surveys regarding relocation trends show that the number of employees without family ties is increasingly preferred for expat assignments. This is also due to the fact that … [Read more...]

“Five Holiday Bonding Experiences to try With Your Teen”

  With the holiday break quickly approaching, your teen may be tempted to hang out in his or her room, especially if Santa brings the latest tech toy. Instead, entice your teen to bond with you. Take up a hobby, share an activity or try something new as you build a relationship with your teen this Christmas. Volunteer Together Since his birth, Max Ervanian joined his parents in serving annual Christmas meals to the homeless in Florida. The city of St. Augustine reports that … [Read more...]

India celebrates Children’s Day – Nov 14

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an "appropriate" day. India will celebrate Children's Day 2013 on Thursday, November 14. Major global variants include a Universal Children's Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation. Children's Day is often celebrated on … [Read more...]

Adoption Awareness Month is celebrated NOVEMBER

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing … [Read more...]

Parent’s Role In Child Development Programs

It’s no secret that a child’s education plays a significant role in her development during early childhood and is a determining factor in her success as an adult. Helping young children to acquire the skills they need to progress and develop along the prescribed timeline is one of a parent’s most important jobs. Understanding the role that parents play in the development and expansion of new skill sets in early childhood allows you to work more closely with the preschool or child development … [Read more...]

SOCIAL NETWORK AS A NEW MOM

Being a new mom is overwhelming. When you get home from the hospital with your new baby, you’re focused on getting used to your new role and responsibilities and enjoying mom and baby time. At some point, though, you’re hit with the desire to get out of the house and connect with other adults. When the urge hits it may be the first time that you realize you don’t have a social network as a mom. This is especially true if you’re a first time mom. Here are some ideas for making connections and … [Read more...]

Teen’s story of depression goes viral

For years Kevin Breel hid his depression behind jokes and laughter. The aspiring stand-up comedian couldn’t talk to anyone about his pain until it got so bad he considered taking his life. What kept him from sharing his struggle and looking for help was the stigma surrounding the mental illness, he says in a new TED video that’s gone viral. “ [I] was one of the lucky ones, one of the people who gets to step out onto the ledge and look down but not jump,” he says on the video. Breel spoke … [Read more...]

Menu Planning Tips for Busy Moms

Between taking care of the house, the kids, and all of the other tasks that fall to mom, sometimes there’s just not enough energy left to fix dinner. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You can avoid those last minute trips through the drive-thru by using a few of the tips in these 25 blogs, which cover everything from where to start menu planning to how to create the perfect grocery list and everything in between. Check the Weekly Grocery Store Ads Planning menus can be … [Read more...]

Parenting, ‘separation anxiety’ can be a trial for kids

There comes a point in every child’s life when she’s forced to face the world without the parents she depends upon so fiercely. While painful for everyone involved, this rite of passage is an essential one along the road to a healthy, independent adulthood. In the meantime, however, managing the worst aspects of separation anxiety can be a trial for kids, parents and childcare providers alike. Whether you’re a parent forced to leave your hysterical child behind for the day or a childcare … [Read more...]

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