I was eleven the first time someone told me I was called cynical. In my defense, I had seen a lot in those eleven years. I had seen the worst in the world and it was shown to me...
By now, we've all heard the phrase "Mommy Wars". But what comes to mind when you hear it? Do you picture a clique of judgmental women scoffing at another mom on the playground? Maybe you envision a solo mama...

Luke’s Story

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Luke's Story By Cindy Tristani I’m a mom of five children. My youngest son Luke, who looks like any other six-year-old boy, struggles on a daily basis to be normal. You see, Luke has autism. I first became concerned when Luke was...

When the Going Gets Tuff

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My son has always been my Lovebug. Cameron is a Mommy’s boy and I adore him. He is loving, sweet, silly, smart and fantastic. Until a few months ago. I’m not really sure what happened, but all of a sudden he...
My best friend had plastic surgery about a month ago. A tummy tuck, to be precise. Although I was initially against it, hearing her story and watching her results emerge has turned everything I thought I knew about plastic...
I feel like a boob. That's how I felt the whole time I was breastfeeding my daughter. Between hour-long nursing sessions and more than a month of back-to-back cluster feedings, I was constantly faced with new challenges when it came to...
Disclosure :: Fit4Mom provided our writer, Stefanie with a free 6-week session of Body Back. Her fitness journey is all her own!  Have you ever had a door open at exactly the right moment? That's how I felt a few weeks...
I consider myself to be a pretty fit person, and at one time I really was. However, like so many other things that change with motherhood, my pre-baby body is gone. Before having kids, running regularly was enough to...
"It's not that deep, Boo!"  That's the mantra Cody Rigsby greets me with as I clip in for another ride. A mantra, my body and mind needs, but I am doubtful that I can sustain.  I smile and think to myself,...
I know you just started reading because you thought, "This lady is crazy!" or "What's she selling?" Well, I am not crazy, and I am a not selling anything. I don't drink wine or coffee. Wine is not strong...

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5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...