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5 Things I Learned from a Stay at Home Mom aging character family life mental health parenting support values Jan 03, 2010

When I was ten years old I was at my favorite summer spot, Mission Pool. I was swimming alone when I spotted a girl about my age; so I swam over and said something along the lines of, "I'm Pam, do you want to be friends?." More than forty years later she's still the girlfriend I call my best...

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The Stress Factor: Why a Day with Children Can Be More Stressful than Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Dec 28, 2009

I was just reading a study about how athletes can now measure their stress level to prevent over-training using heart rate variability. The researcher noted that one man who was monitoring his stress level in this way discovered that his normal work day left him so stressed that according to this...

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Parenting Tips to Raise Well-Behaved and Generous Children character children holidays parenting values Dec 06, 2009

Parents are always concerned about how their children will get along with the rest of the world. We teach them to be cautious but friendly, truthful but tactful, and in every other way seeking virtue and balance. A cornerstone to socialization is learning to share. Most parents begin early to try...

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Holiday Travel Tips for Staying Lean diet goals habits holidays support weight loss Nov 11, 2009

There is no place like home for the holidays but you have to get there. That can mean being served cookies, pretzels, and/or peanuts and being offered soft drinks and alcohol all at a time when you may feel bored, anxious or like it just doesn’t count if you are above 10,000 feet. Some...

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Choose to Lose: A Plan to Look and Feel Great this Holiday Season children family family life holidays Nov 07, 2009

I’m sitting at the Auckland Airport waiting for my flight to L.A. I have a fourteen hour lay over. When I return home our family will  officially begin our holiday season. First up, we celebrate All Saints Day which we do with costumes and candy much like the other holiday but with...

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