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Creative Connection Tip: Host a Craft Party

How about hosting a craft party for your next Moms’ Night Out?  I’ve attended three craft parties since October. Two were at friends’ homes and another was at a local winery. Before you dismiss this idea out of hand simply because you don’t consider yourself crafty, I’ve found that women who claim to have the …

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Creative Connection Tip: Start a Cooking Club

For those who love to talk about food as much as they love to cook and eat it, a cooking club can be a creative and enticing way to connect with other like-minded culinary fans or individuals who want to hone their food prep skills. Here’s how to start a cooking club: Theme. Choose a theme …

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Inspiring Mom Blog Series: Beth Beseau

Welcome to the Confidently Connected Inspiring Mom Blog Series, in which I feature moms who inspire connection among mothers in their communities. This month I’d like to introduce you to Beth Beseau, facilitator of Kansas City Mompreneurs! I first met Beth McElwain Beseau at a presentation I gave to a group of moms. She invited me to …

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3 Signs It’s Time to Move On

By nature, we women need to surround ourselves with a supportive village of other women. It’s a survival mechanism that is practically written into our DNA from those hunting and gathering cave-dwelling days. In today’s society, we have the advantage of many choices when it comes to the different social groups we can join––both online and …

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Inspiring Mom Blog Series: Mandy Fields Yokim

Welcome to the Confidently Connected Inspiring Mom Blog Series, which features a mom each month who is inspiring connection among mothers in her community.  This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day. I think this is the perfect week to introduce you to Mandy Fields Yokim, a talented writer, editor and mother from Pittsburgh, Penn. Mandy’s …

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Happy May!

Happy May Day! Many countries around the world celebrate May 1 as the beginning of spring, leaving May Day baskets hanging on their neighbors’ doors. Are you looking for ways to welcome spring and the coming summer months? Check out a few of my articles for ideas on getting out of the house with friends, …

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Online Sites that Nurture Real-Life Connections

Moms have plenty of choices when it comes to online forums and social networking, but most of us crave more face-to-face time with other moms. Thanks to several online initiatives, technology has helped topple the proverbial garden wall by blending virtual communities with real live interaction. Here are a three sites that are integrating the …

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9 Tips to Fire Up Your Social Engine

With the holiday’s bright lights and festive parties quickly dimming into sepia-toned memories, the dark winter days send many of us scurrying to warmer quarters behind closed doors. But too much time without connecting with friends can hamper an otherwise cheerful spirit. Add a little glow to a dreary day by finding ways to connect …

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[Guest Post] Flying the Friendly Skies

Have you ever thought it funny how traveling has a way of uniting complete strangers? Despite the so-called Mommy Wars waging across the nation, motherhood can have a unifying effect, too. Heidi Smith Luedtke, personality psychologist, writer and author of Detachment Parenting: 33 Ways to Keep Your Cool When Kids Melt Down, explores this phenomenon. Heidi is …

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Painting Outside the Lines

Try going outside your comfort zone to help you break out of the same ol’ routine. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” ~ Georgia O’Keefe This past weekend a few friends and I unleashed our …

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