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Exercise in the Morning

If you find yourself unable to exercise during the day or evening because too many other commitments get in your way, consider exercising first thing in the morning before anyone else gets up. You will start your morning refreshed and have the rest of the day to do whatever comes your way.

   
What kind of New Year´s resolutions are worth making?

01/01/01 from the Dalai Lama

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama:

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

   
How can I get my kids to really learn?

Real Learning

"You tell me, and I forget. You teach me, and I remember. You involve me, and I learn."

--Benjamin Franklin

   
Is there a right way to parent?

Put Your Foot Down

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
~ Chinese proverb

   
Is there an end to housework?

Housework? Hah!

Cleaning house while the kids are growing
is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing.

original source unknown

   
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I loved you enough...

"I loved you enough to say no when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all." - Erma Bombeck to her children, on the logic that motivates a mother.

   
How can I make time for myself?

Relaxing tip for moms - time for yourself

Try this great advice for moms, by moms, as hard as it seems, take 10 - 15 minutes each day for yourself. Read a book, take a bath, whatever makes you feel relaxed. A happy and calm mother is a wonderful thing for a child. If you schedule this in as you do other things, it will happen. If you need help, enlist your mom, husband, or a babysitter. This is a good tip for moms with children of all ages.

   
Who wrote "youth is wasted on the young" ?

Effects of a Child

A child will make
love stronger,
days shorter,
nights longer,
the home happier,
the past forgotten,
and the future
worth living for.

-Anonymous

   
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You can fool some...

"You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool Mom." Unknown

   

Fathers

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

-- Theodore M. Hesburgh

   
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Rights of Women

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."

-- Lin Yutang

   

God and Moms

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."

-- Jewish proverb

   
How can I get advice and feel more confident?

advice for moms - talk to other moms

Try this great advice for moms - talk to other moms about what is happening with your child. It is such a big help to not only get advice, but knowing you are not alone is wonderful. Most likely, any challenges you are facing have been faced by one of your friends. If you are new in the area, join a mom's club.

   

Child-rearing Is a Work of Love

"I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it."
-- Rose Kennedy

   
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What Moms Understand

"A mother understands what a child does not say."
-- old proverb

   

The Love of the Parent

"We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

   
How can I get my kids to really learn?

The Joy of Reading

Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read. -- Earl Nightingale

   
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Behind Every Great Man...

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."

George Washington

   
Can I learn from the past?

Today

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift..
That's why it's called the present!

   
How do you evaluate a choice or dilemma?

Choices

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."
Deepak K. Chopra

   
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Mother's Heart

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."

-- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

   
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Why We Are Moms

Motherhood: It is still the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force.It's huge and scary--it's an act of infinite optimism.

--Gilda Radner

   
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True Greatness

We cannot do great things--only small things with great love.

--Mother Teresa

   
When should I introduce a ´date´ to my children?

When Should Boyfriend & Kids Meet?

If the date is just a "date", there is no reason to introduce your children. It's unnecessary to involve the kids at all unless it's been established this person is going to be in your lives long-term.

   
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The Most Beautiful Things

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
~ Helen Keller

   
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Laughter

"Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve the problem but it makes things more acceptable for a while."

   

Great Mother

"There was never a great man who had not a great mother."

-- Olive Schreiner

   
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The phrase 'working mother'...

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." - Jane Sellman

   
How can I best organize my time to include everybody?

If evolution really works...

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle

   
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There never was a child...

There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep. --R.W. Emerson

   
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What Your Kids Need

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

--Jesse Jackson

   
How can I help my son adjust to the loss of his father?

Role Models for Sons

Point out the positive qualities in men you see on a day to day basis. If you're buying your son baseball shoes, and the salesman is especially attentive or friendly, point this trait out by mentioning what a helpful person he is, or "Isn't this man very nice?"

   
How can I help my son adjust to the loss of his father?

Single Moms with Sons

Especially important for the newly widowed or divorced: Never make your son "the man around the house." True, you want to teach him to grow to be a man, but there is a distinction between being "a little man" and being responsible for things that adult men are supposed to do. Your child is not your confidant, your knight in shining armor, or your rescuer.

   
How do I stay involved with the real world as a working mom?

Web Moms

Make a point of seeking out the opportunities presented to you out in the “real” world. Look for local trade shows, expos or boutiques to become involved with. Join local women's business groups which will give you both socializing and networking opportunities. Join a local church group or mom's club.

   
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Our Greatest Weakness

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

-- O. A. Battista

   
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Any Job Worth Doing...

"Each task is a self-portrait of the one who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."

- Thomas Jefferson

   
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Teaching Your Kids

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching kids what counts is best."
~ Bob Talbert

   
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Mother's Arms

"Mother's arms are made of kindness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein."

-- Victor Hugo

   
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How To Be

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present."
--Tao Le Ching

   
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A Child's Basic Needs

A child is fed with milk and praise.
-- Mary Lamb

   
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No Guidebook for This!

Motherhood is like Albania-you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there.

Marni Jackson

   
How can I get my kids to really learn?

The Whole Truth

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes

   
Who wrote "youth is wasted on the young" ?

The true meaning of second childhoods.

"Youth is wasted on the young" George Bernanrd Shaw

   

True Wealth

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me.

-- Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)

   
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If evolution really works...

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle

   
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Birth & Discovery

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.

--Nancy Friday

   
Is there an end to housework?

Hard Labor?

Hard labor: A redundancy, like "working mother."
-- Joyce Armor

   
Is there financial aid available for stay-at-home moms?

Can You Get Unemployment?

Some states pay unemployment to individuals who elect to quit their jobs and stay at home with their child. Check with your state's website for more information on the programs you might be able to take advantage of.

   
Why is my child so clingy?

A Quarter A Day

Last year when I was required to go back to work for financial reasons, my mother watched my daughter. Since I had been a stay at home mom since the day she was born, my daughter took this hard and would cry after I drove off. In order to prevent this, my mother decided to put a quarter in the "doggy" bank each day my daughter did not cry. Before we knew it, my daughter had over fifty dollars in her bank. It was a great way to stop the tears, as well as a little savings account to boot!

   
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Keep Your Anger in Check

"Anger is one letter short of danger."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

   
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A Mother's Hope

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

   

Never a child so lovely

"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

   
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Hope for the Future

"Motherhood: It is still the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It's huge and scary--it's an act of infinite optimism." --Gilda Radner

   
Is there financial aid available for stay-at-home moms?

No Commute = Lower Insurance

If you make the transition from working mom to stay at home mom, call up your insurance company and let them know you're no longer using your car to drive to work every day. This could trim your premium by $40 to $160 per year, depending on the company.

   
How do I find time to do everything as a mom?

Time off for good behavior

Take a vacation day for yourself at least once every three months. Book an alternate caregiver, make a list of all the things that need doing, plan the most efficient order to accomplish all, and DO IT! It is amazing what can be accomplished without the kids to slow you down.

   
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Jobs Well Done

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

   
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Solitude and Awareness

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."

Deepak K. Chopra

   
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