My Plain and Simple View on What Co-Parenting Is

Co-parenting to me is what I refer to when two parents are no longer residing in the same household, they have separated, divorced or just broke up having never been married, but they have children who bind them forever. That is co-parenting. Two parents who have children who bind them forever. Plain -n- Simple. I tend to look at co-parenting in very simple terms because after all, I have already been through 11 years of co-parenting my daughter and now about a couple years or so of co-parenting my boys. My ex husband and I resided in same household off […]

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I’m Sorry, Are you a Perfect Parent? #parenting

After my children have fallen asleep and it’s time for my butt to meet the recliner, I find myself surfing Facebook. I love seeing what my family and friends have been up to. I love seeing pictures of the newborn babies, it seems so many have had a baby recently. I enjoy seeing what blog posts others have shared, and I often click over to read {if the headline captures my attention}. I recently was sucked into an article about a Dad not treating his son very nicely in a store. As I read this blog post, I found myself […]

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Not Just Another Time Saving Parenting Post

Any parent can tell you how much work goes into raising children. Having a career and raising a family are both time consuming and take a lot of energy. Any steps that you can take to save time should be considered. I know there are a million sites out there, telling you to do this or that, but the following tips are tried and true for me- and I’m a single mom! Simple tasks like grocery shopping may need to be done multiple times per week- but you can save hours through the grocery delivery services that more and more […]

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A Weakness can Build Strength

After giving birth to her second child a mother wonders if this will be the time she can start to be a stay at home mother. The first child this woman gave birth to ended up being raised by a single mom after four months of age due to a relationship break up. The mother struggled with the fact that she would not be able to stay at home with her sweet baby girl but rather head back to work while the baby girl’s father took her in and dropped her at daycare when he went to work. This second […]

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Moms: It’s Ok to Refresh

A lot of moms feel guilty about taking time off for themselves or asking a family member or friend to watch their kid(s) for a night while they take a much-needed rest. It’s perfectly fine to have a little “you time” here and there, or even to take out-of-town trips. The Perfect Weekend Getaway I traveled to Chicago recently for work but decided to stay an extra few days just to relax and spend some time alone. I’m a single mom and I own my own small business as a licensed personal trainer, so I often feel a little run […]

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Is Your Fairytale Realistic?

I never really had a fairytale idea of life, if you knew the way I grew up you would know that I didn’t have a fairytale book life nor did a lot of people, however, when I do meet a person who has parents that are still married and raised them together in one household I do wish I had that for my children. I wish that I had that for myself sometimes. The problem with hoping for that is that I grew up just fine raised by who I was raised by. I am happy with who I am. […]

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Mommy Workout Tips

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever been fortunate enough to have. Watching my son grow and blossom every day, teaching him how to be a man, and seeing pieces of myself emerge in his personality fills me with an indescribable joy, and satisfaction unlike anything I ever could have imagined prior to his birth. However, there are days when I yearn for the more carefree days of my youth, when I had unfettered freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted. As a personal trainer, I have always valued the importance of a […]

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Relationships like Parenting

I think of a relationship just like parenting, every day is a learning experience. You see I never really had my eyes wide open in a relationship, I didn’t expect perfect but I was guilty of really focusing on that imperfection that my partner showed. I am far from perfect myself, so why would I make such a huge deal about my partner doing things that irritate me? As we grow, each year we change as a person. Whether it is from education, experience or advice we all do grow internally and physically every single year. It would make sense […]

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Everything Happens for a Reason

I am a firm believer in the saying “everything happens for a reason” and I have learned this first hand. Just when life is getting down and you do not know where to turn someone jumps into your life, whether this person is in person, virtually or a person who wrote an article that happened to hit your inbox today. This person jumped into your life and crossed your path for a reason today! You see we all are given chances to live our lives by following our heart, gut instinct and trying to live best to our moral beliefs, […]

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Direct Sales, Great Opp if You Know What You’re Getting Into

I used to be a direct sales work at home mom and enjoyed it very much but then I decided I wanted to pursue my love of writing and helping others do what I had spent time doing and being able to succeed. I was successfully able to be a single mom of three while working strictly from home, granted it was only a little while I had to do that for, but it worked and since I know I can do it then I know you can do it too! No matter if you are single, married or working […]

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