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635 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

when production deadline exhaustion meets ADHD Month

# Mel (a.k.a coworker and fellow production person Melyssa Holik): . . . and then do that with them; so what do you think? Laura: I’m sorry Mel; I just blitzed out. . . . Could you say that again? Mel: Oh, that’s OK. — Sorry, let me finish this Pringle. — It is ADHD Month, you know. Ha! I was just thinking how Pringles can look like ducks’ beaks if you try to talk with one hanging out of your mouth. . . .  So what did you need? Laura: Sorry, let me just finish this email to. . . Um. . . so. . . what? Mel: What did you... read more

Comparison is a killer. Cut it out.

From the shape of our cells to the swirl of our fingerprints, each human is profoundly, almost incomprehensibly unique. In all the eons of time, amongst trillions of human eggs that have been fertilized and hatched … there is only one you: microscopically remarkable, positively unrepeatable, original, and…beyond compare. Role models are useful. They are lighthouses when dream-chasing gets cloudy, they are proof of stamina and magic. But emulation is tricky terrain. I have a friend, an aspiring novelist and brilliant writer in her own right, who said to me... read more

Talkin’ sweet about love: what the shrinks need to hear

Last January’s issue of O Magazine explores intimacy blocks through the lens of Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work, by David Burns, MD. His theory is that you can’t fix your partner {too bad, because I’m okay, but he needs fixin’,} and that once you start changing, your partner will change too. Damn. I have more than an inkling that he’s right.       But here’s where so much shrink-dispensed advice goes to pot: the packaging, the delivery, the realism. The robotic, saint-like scripting so many relationship... read more

The A la Mama Interview: Melanie Mayron + Mayron's Goods Giveaway

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Actress, writer, director and mother Melanie Mayron (if you’re a Thirtysomething fan like me, you’ll know her as the Melissa Steadman character) has created a line of natural personal care products with her dad called Mayron’s Goods. We’re going to do a giveaway of her Road Pack. But first, enjoy this delightfully chatty interview. Q. Mayron’s Goods is a family affair. What were the benefits (and the challenges) of working with your dad to create and grow the business? A. My younger sister has had a line of skincare products called JAO BRAND that... read more

The Cafe Hour

The café hour came at a time when I was doing almost all of the childcare and my husband was doing almost all of the work outside the home. I realized that once a week, I needed him to come home and not only help but relieve me entirely. I needed alone time more than I needed family time. So we put it on the schedule: Thursdays, 6-7pm, my husband would take over and I would take a “cafe hour.” I was clear I needed to leave the house; if I retreated to another room and closed the door, I would still be able to hear them with their needs, demands and... read more

Interview with Moms Like Me

I was recently interviewed by MomsLikeMe.com, and I thought I’d share a snippet of the interview with the mamas here on Mothering.com. Without further ado: Q&A: Marketing and Motherhood Mold-Breaker Danielle LaPorte Danielle LaPorte. Writer. Motivational speaker. “Firestarter.” New-Age business advisor. “Super rogue” entrepreneurial creative force. Inventor of “white hot truths.” Mother. If you haven’t heard of Danielle, you need to stop what you’re doing and check her out at whitehottruth.com. While you’re at it, follow her on Twitter. You... read more

Get in on the Glamourmom Give-athon this Holiday Season.

Glamourmom just launched an amazing holiday donation program November 1, which will continue through the end of the year. For every purchase you, a Mothering reader, make on glamourmom.com or glamourmom.co.uk, a Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tank will be donated to a mom and baby in need. This holiday donation will be offered exclusively to Mothering readers during the month of November and will become open to the public on December 1, 2010 As an added incentive for helping a mom in need, purchasers will receive a free digital subscription to Mothering... read more

Soul Sisters

I’m missing my soul sisters.  Twice a week, sometimes 3x, for the past 2 months I have had the absolute joy of coming together with a group of 7 talented and daring mamas to create our show-stealing performances for our Sunrise Waldorf School parent talent show.  No ordinary evening, the annual Who Knew features a mix of parents and teachers stepping outside of the bounds of what others expect & know of us. Our performance of the classic  These Boots are Made for Walking was an almost exact reenactment of Nancy Sinatra’s original video  – Boots.  Bedecked in... read more

Mama Writes: In Praise of Women Inventors

(Just recently, I stepped down from my position as Managing Editor/contributing writer/columnist at Mamazina Magazine. This appeared as the last installment of my column, Mama Writes, in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue) Because women should be praised all of the time….. Where would the world be without women? Women are the inventors of life, the single most important force on the planet. There have been many women who have been either ignored altogether or passed the invention off to the credit of a man. From the very mundane, most practical items (brown... read more

on migraine action

Or INaction. Today, instead of my usual early-morning hike with Tim up the hill to his workplace and a run down the hill to the gym, my athletic activity has comprised sitting up. After a nightlong struggle to hang on to the bed and not lose any body parts through the threatening outheaval, I’m grateful to simply have the world around me sit still. Which is good, since we’ve got a magazine to make and deadlines to meet. On the up side, I’ve found that, when I’m in Migraine Land, my subconscious often shows up and negotiates creative solutions to design... read more

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