Mental Wellness

Single Mama’s Favorite Things

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Until now I have blogged mostly about single motherhood and divorce.  I am however more than just a single mom.  It is one of my most visible titles, but being a single mama isn’t the only important part of who…

Fashionable at 50 plus

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This is Elly. She’s my amazing mother-in-law, my children’s super-star grandmother, and a GREAT dresser. You may have seen her around here before. I had to feature her here in Style 101 because she’s great at adapting the latest fashion…

Gluten Crutch

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Where to start in regards to month two of my self-imposed challenge – with the bad news, the good news, or the better news? The good news is I’m still coffee free and I’m feeling great about it. The better…

Porn Is Not Real Sex Ed

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  My name is Stephanie Mitelman, and I am a certified sexuality educator. In this blog I will be addressing readers’ questions on sexuality, health, and relationships. Please don’t be shy to send me a question you have! I will…

The “D” Word

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Lately I find myself surrounded by DIVORCE.  It seems that everywhere I look the dreaded “d” word crops up.  Every magazine I read seems to have countless stories about people divorcing.  Every television series showcases at least one divorced couple.

Putting that white t-shirt to good use

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Last week, I talked about a great white t-shirt being a true wardrobe essential, but I neglected to mention WHY this very basic item is so important. Here’s the thing – a white tee can really serve as the foundation…

Being a hands-on grandmother

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I love being a hands-on grandmother! It’s especially easy when you have daughters-in-law who welcome your involvement. Since my grandkids were babies, I’ve managed to maintain my own career, run to the gym, play golf, have lunch with my friends,…

Everyone needs a white t-shirt

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It always sort of bothers me when a magazine tells you what every woman should have in her closet.  How can a lawyer, a teacher and a personal trainer all be expected to need the same wardrobe staples? I mean,…

Alternative to menstrual care

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My name is Stephanie Mitelman, and I am a certified sexuality educator. In this blog I will be addressing readers’ questions on sexuality, health, and relationships. Please don’t be shy to send me a question you have! I will be…

Vacationing, Toddler-Style

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Last week, my family and I embarked on our first big adventure: a trip to Mexico!!! I was beyond thrilled by the idea of the beach, the sun and the endless margaritas but I knew travelling with my high-energy toddler…

Me…fake it???

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 Insecurity at work is a career killer.  That said, we all experience it at one time or another.  That moment when you start a new job…or have a big presentation to make…or realize you are in over your head with…

The Mom Taxi

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While driving my car the other day, it struck me how very frequently I am driving from one place to another.  You see, a very big role that I play in my life is that of  TAXI DRIVER.  I spend…

Understanding special needs

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Let’s start the conversation …  No one knows worry more than a mother who is concerned about her child’s development.  It’s even worse if you don’t know where to turn for guidance.  When it comes to concerns regarding our children’s…

Brandy Melville and one size fits all

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I first started hearing about Brandy Melville last summer, when Sydney, my 12 year old daughter, informed me that she needed to get some stuff there for camp. I told her that she needed her sleeping bag and toothbrush, and…

Breast cancer awareness

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Women are feeling more empowered than ever before to take control over and improve their health.  Awareness about the preventative approach to breast cancer can greatly influence positive health outcomes and survival rates among Canadian women.

Choosing the Right Yoga Teacher

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It’s that time of year again – what I consider to be the New Year of yoga. As the summer draws to a close, the majority of people return home from vacation, begin to spend more time indoors, and fall back…