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5 Best Books on Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Last Updated on November 7, 2022 by Ray Narcissistic abuse can be one of the most damaging and traumatic experiences a person can go through. It can leave you feeling crazy, worthless, and alone. But you’re not alone. Many people have gone through narcissistic abuse and have healed themselves. And there are many resources available

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5 Best Outdoor Baby Swings for Fun & Safety

Last Updated on September 7, 2022 by Ray Do you remember the simple joys of swinging as a child? Your toddler can experience that same excitement with one of these five best outdoor swings. Not only are they safe and sturdy, but they’re also perfect for developing motor skills. Your baby will have endless fun

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5 Best Baby Subscription Boxes: Guide for Moms [2023]

Last Updated on March 24, 2023 by Ray A baby is a life-changing event that can be equally rewarding and stressful. There are a lot of emotions and expenses to consider, not to mention a lot of sleepless nights. And no matter how well you think you have prepared, there will be an inevitable last-minute

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8 Useful Tips for Dealing with a Sociopath in Your Life

Last Updated on August 4, 2022 by Ray From a gaslighting partner to a backstabbing colleague, the world is full of sociopaths. These people are extremely adept at manipulating others for their own gain, but that doesn’t mean you have to be their next victim. Sociopaths are tricky characters, and it can be hard to

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5 Best Inspirational Books: Motivate Change Today

Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Ray Many people want to make fundamental changes to their lives to help enhance their overall health, happiness, and satisfaction, but making said changes is often much easier said than done. Even with access to plenty of great resources, it’s hard to know where to start changing your

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5 Best Books to Read After a Breakup to Heal

Last Updated on July 9, 2022 by Ray Sometimes broken hearts need a little extra time to come to terms and accept what our brains probably already know. Relationships can fall apart, but focusing on the future instead of the breakup is key to healing and allows even better things to fall into place. So

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10 Tips For Guys To Survive A Breakup

Last Updated on June 2, 2022 by Ray Breakups are heart-wrenching. Whether it’s with your partner, a friend, or your crush, everyone experiences a breakup at some point in their lives. However, a breakup isn’t just about the end of a relationship. It can also be about the change in your life, and the future.

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New Mom? Mom Coaching is Here to Help!

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray We always focus on the miracle of motherhood. And there is certainly a lot to celebrate. But nobody likes to talk about how challenging the transition to motherhood can be. After all, it’s a time that we are supposed to be grateful for. So many women have

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I Can’t Believe I’m Pregnant?! Important Next Steps

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray Seeing that positive test is one of the craziest moments of your life. It’s completely normal to have a billion different thoughts and emotions running through your head. It’s also normal to take some time to process this information before you do anything. As long as you’re

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Best Advice for New Moms: 12 Tips to Know Early

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray Being a new mom is challenging. Having your first child by birth or adoption is exciting, busy, and facilitates the most personal growth as any other single event in your life. At the same time that you may be mentally and physically exhausted, you can also feel

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10 Reasons Moms Should Breastfeed Their Babies

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray As moms, we all want what’s best for our babies. We want to keep them happy, content, and most of all, healthy. However, the internet is absolutely oversaturated with conflicting information and heated opinions about the most controversial mom coaching topic of all: breastfeeding. There are plenty

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How to Remove Blackheads the Right Way

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray Let’s talk blackheads. Part of life is about the impact we make on other people and our face is the first chance we have to make a good impression. Many people will hire a life coach just to give them the best advantage as possible. But when

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5 Signs You’re a Stressed Out Mom (+Tips to Help)

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray It doesn’t matter whether you are raising babies, toddlers, or growing kids. They are all demanding in their own ways. Being a mom is rewarding in many ways, but we would be glossing over the real-life struggles if we said it wasn’t also sometimes stressful. Mom’s are

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How to Swaddle Transition [Like a Boss Mom]

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray The swaddle is one of those magical mom help secrets that are a complete lifesaver during those first few months. Swaddling or wrapping a newborn in a blanket to provide a supportive, comforting environment mimics the womb. Your infant is already struggling to adapt to a brand

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Making Your Own Moby Wrap: Simple & Easy [No Sewing]

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Ray Babywearing has gained popularity in recent years as advocates of attachment parenting tout its positive benefits on cognitive and emotional development. As mom coaches, we know that attachment parenting evolved from the idea that babies thrive when their caregivers constantly meet their needs. The same ideology also

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Best Baby Formula for Gas and Reflux

6 Best Formulas For Gas & Reflux

Last Updated on June 2, 2022 by Ray The choice of baby formula instead of breast milk can be difficult for many babies. When an infant gets formula, painful gas & reflux are often the result. And when those things happen, everyone hears about it, the only way babies know how. That’s just one of

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Best Guide to Stay-At-Home Mom Schedule

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Ray With school starting back up for many families, you may want to create a schedule to help you stay organized and keep your sanity. Whether the kids are at home or school, these days can be tense. If you are looking for a great stay-at-home schedule, take

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Grocery Shopping With a Newborn: Tips & Tricks

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Ray All new moms learn that a visit to the grocery store can become extremely difficult with a newborn baby. The baby may cry and whine while at the store, making the chore take longer. It can also cause embarrassment when fellow shoppers watch as you tend to a

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Baby Food Prune Recipe & Benefits

Prunes for Babies Are Amazing! [+ Easy Prune Baby Food Recipe]

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Ray If you didn’t already know this, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. When you first introduce your infant to solid foods, they may become constipated. Until their bodies become adjusted to solid foods, they may experience some blockage for a brief time. But there’s mom’s

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Covert Narcissism: How to Recognize & Respond Powerfully

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Ray What is Narcissism? The term narcissist is often utilized to describe people who act selfishly or are overly self-involved. However, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a legitimate mental health condition that needs to be diagnosed by a qualified medical professional. Someone with this disorder will typically possess

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Narcissistic Abuse Support Groups

The Best Narcissistic Abuse Support Groups

Last Updated on March 24, 2023 by Ray Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a specific type of mental condition in which a person possesses a highly inflated sense of their own self-importance. It is also characterized by an excessive need for attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a distinct lack of empathy for others. Narcissistic

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Narcissistic Victim Syndrome: 10 Warning Signs to Know

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Ray No one should have to live in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, narcissistic people can be difficult to identify, and living with a narcissistic individual can lead to a condition known as narcissistic victim syndrome, in which the victim’s mental health and self-confidence are adversely affected.  We’ll cover

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Narcissistic Abuse Examples

10 Narcissistic Abuse Examples You Need to Know

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray Abuse can take on many different forms and faces, and it’s not always apparent to people when they find themselves caught in an abusive relationship. Abuse can come in physical forms, which is more easily recognizable. But it can also come in more obscure forms, including sexual,

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Baby Allergies

Baby Allergies: Symptoms & How Mothers Can Help

Last Updated on September 1, 2022 by Ray Allergies are often thought of as an adult or teenager affliction, but babies can also develop allergies from items in the home, foods they eat, or other particles in the air. When your baby is suffering from allergies, it can be difficult to tell since the little

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TED Baby: A Guide for a Worried TED Mama

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray Life with a newborn is hard work. Between breastfeeding, mom-guilt, looming postpartum depression, and a dozen other things that come with a tiny human dependent on its care, it’s all hard enough! To make it worse, some babies have food intolerance issues that make it even harder.

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Elimination diet

Elimination Diet: How, When, & Why To Do It

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray Have you ever experienced symptoms in your body that you can’t explain? Bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, or weight gain (or losses) can all mean you have food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances.  You might be a prime case for considering trying an elimination diet. Sometimes the foods cause

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Weird pregnancy cravings

Weird Pregnancy Cravings? Here’s What They Mean

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray Cravings are just another one of the joys of pregnancy. They can be weird and wonderful, or just plain weird. Up to 60% of pregnant women say that they experience a change in their taste buds during the nine months, which happens simultaneously as food aversions (when

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How to Become a Life Coach

How To Become a Life Coach in 5 Easy Steps

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray If you enjoy helping others reach their full potential, you might be considering how to become a life coach. Over the past few years, many people have taken their mentoring skills and turned them into a business. According to the International Coach Federation, there are 17,000 life

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How to start a life coaching business

How To Start a Life Coaching Business Online

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray If you are wondering – how to start a life coaching business online, there are a few tricks that you will want to know. Some of these steps can help you set yourself apart from others as you build the best business that will work towards your

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Life Coaching 101

Life Coaching 101: Definition, Benefits, and FAQ

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Ray We have all heard the term life coach, but what does that mean? When someone is searching for answers in their life, a professional coach can help them navigate through their emotions and feelings. If you have always wondered about a life coach and what these professionals

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