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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Yoga Can Offer Relief From One of The Major Pains of Motherhood!

“Bend and stretch, squat and lift, twist and release…” Sounds like the words coming from the mouth of an aerobics instructor. But, actually they are the sounds of a typical mom’s day, as we “bend” to pick up clothes off the floor, “stretch” to put the groceries away on the top shelf of the pantry, “squat, lift, twist and release,” ...

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Why Every Mom (and Dad!) Should Use Proper Grammar!

Dear Conservative Mom, I don’t want to come across as “easy”, but please feel free to use me anytime. Sincerely, Proper Grammar Whether you are chuckling over this letter’s double entendre, or, curious about what “conservative moms” have to do with “proper grammar”, both reactions are valid. Recently, my oldest son said; “Mom, me and Joey are going to the ...

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe at an Amusement Park

Amusement Parks are staples of summertime fun. And, even as the summer is drawing to a close, the fall brings with it a cacophony of church carnivals and county fairs. Who can resist the draw of biting deeply into a corndog while strolling down the midway, or the clarion call of a ride on the Ferris Wheel? Kids and parents ...

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7 Common Back to School Issues and How to Deal With Them

It’s that time of year that kids can’t stand and many parents think “couldn’t have come soon enough” – back to school! But before all you moms (and dads) breathe that heavy sigh of relief that the kids are out of your hair, remember, that “back to school” can bring its own set of anxieties and issues, that can leave ...

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HELP! My Mom Won’t Stop Criticizing My Parenting!

Grandmoms, kids love ‘em, and they sure can be handy to have around when you need some help, even if they are a bit too liberal with the treats! But, what happens when even the most well-meaning mom or mother-in-law just cannot help meddling or being critical of your parenting style. It can, and has torn families apart. So what ...

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How to Have Some Family Fun With “The Elements”

The ancient Greeks believed that there were four elements that everything was made up of earth, water, air, and fire. Of course, today we know that there are many more than that, in fact, there are 118 elements on the periodic table! However, the idea that these four elements – earth, water, air, and fire – made up all matter ...

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Top 10 Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

“Why did they boy through his alarm clock out the window? – He wanted to see time fly!’ Tempus Fugit – time does fly, and for busy moms there never seems to be enough time in-between what “you have to do,” to do what you “want to do,” for yourself or with your family. So here are 10 tried and ...

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Give Your Kids and Family the Gift of Giving

Did you know that a simple act of kindness can be as exciting as sex, drugs, or alcohol? It’s true! Scientific research has found that doing a kind act releases oxytocin–that special feel fabulous brain chemical – the same one that is released when you are in love, or intoxicated. It’s a chemical that everyone’s brain releases over things like ...

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How to Get Even the Most Stubborn Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Just the way adult’s think of “vegging” out as stretched prone, doing and accomplishing nothing— that attitude is often already in the kid’s household vibe about vegetables. Kid think that those things just lie there on a plate doing nothing fun, delicious, or treat-like. Kids often wish those vegetables would take a siesta for good. But keeping a lighthearted view ...

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Can Sharing a Smile Be the Secret to Happiness?

Every mom (and Dad!) remembers the head to toe feeling of utter joy when we see our baby’s first smile. Smiles make us laugh and smiles make us feel connected to one another – and smiles are infectious! We all know how easy it is to catch a cold. One sneeze in the right – place “Ah-choo” and you’re next. ...

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