Author: Lose the Cape

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

By Dolores Smyth The screeching halted our conversation and made us scan the playground for the site of the commotion. “Eeeeeeee! Wooooooo!” My friend’s 6-year-old daughter Clara had burst into a joyous victory...

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5 Tips For Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

By Nick Yordanov, Organic Power Foods Starting a healthy diet is never too late for a person who wants to change their life for the better, but it’s best if it begins in childhood. The experience and relationship children have...

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4 Ways This New Mom Continues To Slay

  I got the career I always wanted. I got the baby I always wanted. Now how do I do both while still squeezing in time to acknowledge my hubs once in awhile? That’s what this post is about. I’m not a parenting expert, nor a...

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Embracing The Mess

My mom once told me, “Cleaning your house with kids playing is like trying to brush your teeth while eating an Oreo cookie.” Oh, how absolutely true that can be! The “pre-kiddos” me was borderline OCD – anything other than...

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A Letter to My Daughter On Her Graduation Day

To my daughter, on her graduation day You are a delicate flower. Omg crap…wait…starting over…wrong decade and century.  You are a female…that makes you powerful, strong, and capable of achieving so many...

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The One Phrase I Wish We’d Stop Saying to Moms

By Leslie Ralph, A Year of Happy “Good for you. It’s okay to be selfish sometimes,” a well-meaning family member tells me any time I make a decision that isn’t 100% kid-oriented. Like that time I took a nap when I was sick. Have...

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5 Reasons Why Moms Need Group Text Messages

5 Compelling Reasons Why Moms Need Group Text Messaging    Behind every successful mom there is one or more group text messages supporting her. Day or Night—she can always count on her posse to message her back with answers...

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4 Ideas For Teaching Children Empathy

Teaching Children Empathy I am always on the lookout for new ideas. Can you tell by the variety of topics that I write about? But here’s something that always gives me pause, just from the sheer weight of its importance in...

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What I Learned About Parenting as a Sports Mom

Sports Mom: Parenting Lessons I Learned I’m the mom of three grown boys. I was unprepared for the active, boisterous life of boys. The running, wrestling, the laughter, tears and relentless teasing until the youngest...

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