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My Top 5 Helpful Lessons from Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook

Thinking about starting a blog or have a baby blog? Then this post is for you!<p>I don’t usually go onto my blog to promote items whether physical or …

Blogging

Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On the one hand, when your skin turns red, swollen, and painful after you burn yourself, which triggers acute inflammation, the response is normal and …

Nutrition

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn’t fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Marie Kondo

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli<p>To bring out cauliflower's and broccoli's natural flavors, Ellie simply roasts the florets — dressed in olive oil and …

15 Hacks to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Congrats! Your potential employer called you back and set up a time for a job interview. What should you do next? How can you prepare and reduce your …

Employment

Healthy AND Delicious: 12 Dinners to Get You Back on Track

It’s holiday detox time! From cauliflower fried “rice” to chicken tacos, these recipes prove that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.<p>1. Cauliflower Fried “Rice”<p>Cauliflower “rice” is a foodie trend that’s worthy of the hype. In this easy recipe, grated cauliflower is sautéed with aromatics, …

Cooking

20 Creative Ideas for Whole30-Approved Snacking

When sticking to a food plan like Whole30, having snacks in the fridge that are both filling and exciting can mean the difference between hating your diet and loving it. Incorporate a couple of these inventive treats into your snack-prep rotation, and you'll operate like a lean, mean, …

Eating

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life.<p>Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk …

Self-improvement

Find your Most Popular Blog Posts Now!

Last year I did a round up of my favourite blog posts from 2016. This year, I decided to take a look at which were my most popular blog posts with …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Productivity

I Put Magnesium Oil All Over My Body For Pain Relief and the Results Were Surprising

During a late-night Google session in which I was attempting to find a solution for the particularly annoying (and sometimes painful) leg cramps I'd been having, I came across the idea of transdermal magnesium therapy (aka rubbing magnesium oil all over your body). I had been specifically trying to …

Alternative Medicine

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

We recently got back from a wonderful (and dare I say “magical”) trip to Disney World with our son. The year before we visited Disneyland in …

Walt Disney Company

Guest Post: The Power of Like-Minded People Even for Introvert Moms

<i>I’m so excited to welcome Amy Rasdal of Billable with Baby as my very first guest poster! Amy is a mom of two kids and a successful business</i> …

Parenting

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Are you falling for these 5 common blogging misconceptions?

It’s been around two years since I first started The Professional Mom Project. Prior to starting the blog I read all kinds of “how to start a blog” …

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

• <b>A management expert who works with top executives at successful companies noticed they all have six habits.</b>• <b><br>Sharing knowledge, figuring out how to innovate, and moving on from wrong decisions are all key to great leadership.</b>• <b><br>The best leaders also engage with their companies in multiple ways — like</b> …

11 Must Have Wordpress Plugins for Bloggers

As a more “experienced blogger” (lol) I’ve learned a bit about WordPress and how it works. I am by no means an expert but after doing this for a …

Best Gifts for Working Moms

I’m super excited to be participating in a fantastic Gift Guide Blog Hop with a bunch of other mom bloggers this season. My contribution is a …

This Is the Best Possible Snack for Gut Health, According to a Doctor

Snacking is an inevitable part of life. With busy days spent nowhere near a kitchen and few healthy options to turn to for a quick bite on the go, …

Eating

Fun and Festive Home Decor Ideas for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is one of my favourite Jewish holidays! Hanukkah is the festival of lights and it often takes place around the same time of year as …

These Hot Honey Sweet Potatoes Will Win Friendsgiving

If you're celebrating Friendsgiving this weekend and were tasked with bringing a side dish, I've got just the thing for you: hot honey sweet …

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

The skills kids have at age 5 determine how successful they'll be — and it has nothing to do with reading or writing

• <b>Research shows that kids with the highest social and emotional competency in kindergarten were more likely to see success later in life.</b>• <b><br>For every one-point increase in their social competency scores, they were 2x as likely to get college degrees.</b>• <b><br>A few strategies for teaching kids social and</b> …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

39 Self Care Ideas for My 39th Birthday

Do you have a hard time taking care of yourself? Is self care a totally foreign concept for you? I know that I struggle with figuring out the best …

The 10 Crock-Pot Recipes I Rely on as a Busy Mom

As a busy single mother to three active kids, it can be a struggle to get healthy, home-cooked food on the table. But it can be done — especially …

Cooking

Blogging for Beginners: A Helpful Review of Blog by Number

I’ve been blogging for almost two years now! I can’t believe it to be honest… When I started I really didn’t know what I was doing and didn’t think …

My First Year of Blogging - What I've Learned so Far

Wow I can’t believe I’ve made it through my <b>first year of blogging</b>! Every day I continue to learn so much and I feel as though I still have way more …

Postpartum Hair loss : 10 Best Tips to prevent hair fall and Thinning - Parenting & lifestyle!

Postpartum Hair loss : Hair fall after Pregnancy<p>For me, it was too much, the reason was not just the hormones trying to settle but the over stressed …