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Rachel on the radio!

If you want to hear more about what I do, here is a recent audio link to my radio interview.  First time I have done something like this, and enjoyed it thoroughly.  Still working on the “umms”, but this is … Continue reading

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Are you practicing Self Compassion?

How self-compassionate are you? Are your treating yourself as you would treat others?  Would you speak to your friend, spouse, child, co-worker, or neighbor with the criticisms or judgments you lay on yourself? How do you typically react to yourself? … Continue reading

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When, can be as important as What!

Overwhelmed by your never-ending to do list?  Feeling like you have not made even a dent?  Try a new twist on time management.  When you tackle various tasks on your long to do list, can be as important as what it is … Continue reading

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A Helpful Reframe

So, here is a little funny story you working moms may get a chuckle out of.  SO mornings that I work are hectic, no two ways about it.  Often my husband sticks around to help get everyone packed with the right … Continue reading

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Welcome to parenthood: a joyful, bumpy, messy transition!

  Parenthood – Is it Really Going to Change my Life That Much? I recall conversations between my husband and I prior to conceiving our first child pertaining to how our life will be with children.  We judged others parents, … Continue reading

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Thriving Mama Thursday- Happy 2012!

Happy New Year Thriving Mamas!  2012 has arrived.   After a nice long break, quality time with family, no schedules, lots of rain and wind, too much good food, I am glad to be getting back in routine. This week I am … Continue reading

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Carry an attitude of gratitude into the New Year!

Presents are wrapped, cookies eaten and dispersed, and my list of “ways to simplify the holidays next year” is tucked safely in a box of unfinished craft projects.  I have time to reminisce over the past year.  I feel waves of … Continue reading

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Mama Minutes, The Blog

Welcome to Mama Minutes On this blog,  you will find articles, resources, and musings on parenting, self care, stress management, relationships, career, and more, from a juggling and thriving mom perspective (mine)…  Look for tips and tools to apply today in your life, ideas and … Continue reading

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Push, pull, threaten, or invite change?

I take my dog Lia, to the park to run every day before we go to the office. Lia is a young pit bull rescue dog, who is generally very responsive and eager to please. When it is time to … Continue reading

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Reducing Work Day Morning Mayhem

How do you get ready in the morning?  How do you feel about your morning routine? Is your day like this- wake up groggy to a grumpy five year old who wet the bed and wants to snuggle in your … Continue reading

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