Category Archives: parenting kids

How Conscious Uncoupling Impacts Kids

  After more than a decade of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have decided to “remain separate.” A post on her website states that their plans are to consciously uncouple and co-parent their children, daughter Apple age 9 and son Moses age 7. All couples go through hard times and some face challenges that are insurmountable. No matter whether they end up in divorce court or mediation, what matters most is their emotional reactions. None of us can always control what happens but we can control how we … Continue reading

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Ban Bossy

What do you think of the Ban Bossy campaign? Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has partnered with Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts, and former Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice to encourage girls to strive for leadership roles. Their thought is that girls are discouraged from asserting themselves because they don’t want to be called bossy—domineering, prone to giving orders. The campaign argues that if we take away the stigma by banning the word, girls will take … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour with Cyma Shapiro

We are happy to welcome to our website today, Cyma Shapiro, and her book, The Zen of Midlife Mothering: Essays from MotheringintheMiddle.com. It is the first anthology written by and for midlife mothers! The Zen celebrates the heartbreak and the glory of women choosing motherhood over 40 for the first, repeat, or last time, and of those standing firmly in place as mothers now in mid-life.   In this increasingly popular trend of new older parenting, these women do not share a collective consciousness like many of their younger counterparts, … Continue reading

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selfies and the oscars

By now, it’s likely that you’ve seen the selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the Academy Awards earlier this week. Perhaps you even retweeted it yourself, along with over three million others, breaking the record at Twitter. And actively participating in the event allowed you to feel more connected to the celebrities who were featured in it – Ellen, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey. Or are you one of the 40% of Baby Boomers who admitted in a recent Pew Research … Continue reading

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