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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Are You a Stabilizer or Do you Know Someone Who Is?

You all probably know someone who is “The Stabilizer.” There is a good chance that it is your mother or your father. But it can also be that guy at work who is always willing to put in overtime or pick up the slack on any project. Or that gal at the gym, who takes the same classes, at the ...

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Kids and Cash: Teaching Children the Value of Money

“What do you think? Money grows on trees?” I can hear the words of my own mother echoing in my head as I hear my 13-year-old daughter wanting the latest iPhone, or whatever else that isn’t “so last year!” That’s because, despite the fact that the things she wants and “needs” today are ridiculously more expensive than they were when ...

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The Lowdown on All That Lying

Yesterday a package of gum was missing from mom’s purse. A call to the child sitting on the couch “did you see mommy’s gum” brought the muffled answer, “No, I don’t know about it, I didn’t see it. Maybe Esmerelda (imaginary friend) took it.” Two minutes later mom discovered the child sticking to the couch by gum laden hair. Why ...

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Why Romance Is Important

Not since the Rolling Stones sang “time is on my side” in the free love age of the 60’s has time really been on anyone’s side. In the cacophony of commitments to work, family, scheduling the kids’ stuff –school work, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips – and more, who has time for “date night?” But here’s the thing. Time ...

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Top Ten Ways to De-stress, Unwind, and Chill Out

Putting in a day’s work is hard and stressful on anybody. For the 21st century “supermom” juggling kids, home and career, it can be even more so. Successful women today are so used to the “always on 24/7 mentality” that it can be particularly hard for them to turn it off and relax! But, that is all the more reason ...

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Why Barefoot Is Best for Babies

Get out that cell phone parents, baby may be taking that first step! Their baby walking is a milestone parent’s crow about. So no wonder parents feel they must make sure baby feet have the best support to prevent falls, give baby confidence, and assure happy feet. But those traditional high topped white leather baby shoes that are adorable, bronzed, ...

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Exercising for Two – Working Out While Expecting

“Hey, let’s move!” Claudia was sure her developing baby was egging her on to exercise, but she felt nauseous, tired, had swollen ankles, and was worried about her baby’s safety. Claudia, listen to your fetus because nowadays professionals recommend that pregnancy is not an excuse to let yourself go. Exercise while expecting, benefits you physically, emotionally and mentally, during and ...

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How To Protect Your Kid’s Skin

Do you know what your body’s biggest organ is? It’s not your heart, your lungs, or even your liver – it’s your skin! That’s right, your skin is a living breathing organ, and you are never too young to start a regimen to keep it healthy for years to come. When I asked my daughter back when she was about ...

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What Is Etiquette and How Do you Teach It to Your Children?

When I was growing up all those years ago, just like the parents on TV, my mother wore a dress while she did the house cleaning and my father a shirt and tie to the dinner table. Oh and don’t forget if there was ever any doubt about how to handle any social situation there was the “Miss Manners” column ...

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