Nina's Blog

School Jitters Be Gone
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Toni Patton. School has already begun and homework and testing are underway.  This is such a big time of year for both parents and kids alike. Parents get ready to put their child...
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Show Teacher Appreciation with These Thankful Gift Ideas
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr. This holiday season show the teachers in your lives how thankful you are for their endless devotion to your child’s education. As a former teacher, I always appreciated thoughtful and useful...
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Favorite Fashion Finds for Kids
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Toni Patton. It’s not always easy to find cute summer fashions that kids will wear, but today I want to show you some of my favorite looks I found for both boys and...
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Five Ways Moms Can Keep Their Sanity and the Kids Busy This Summer
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Shell Roush. Oh, the lazy days of summer. Unless you are a mom, of course. Then summer can become hectic and stressful, trying to find ways to keep the kids busy and delay...
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Striking a Summer Work-at-Home Balance
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leah Jantzen. Summer is here. Your kids are out of school and have a multitude of summer activities planned from swimming parties and baseball practice to camp and doctors’ appointments. But remember, when...
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7 Tips for Surviving When Mom is Away
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr. My husband and I travel frequently for work and while friends may marvel at our organization and ability to maintain a stable family life for our kids while gone, it’s because...
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5 Ways to Make Rules for Yourself
I devote a large amount of mental energy to getting things done. Not just getting them done, but convincing myself to get them done. Take, for example, daily exercise. Every day I have an internal argument with myself as to...
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Back to School Tips for Every Mom
Now that it’s actually August, back-to-school season is looming for many of us. I’ve found that with just a little bit of advance planning, you really can create a smooth transition, for both you and your kids. Here are a...
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5 Tech Gadgets That Should Be on Every Mom’s Wish List
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr. Moms who work hard need gadgets that can multitask and work just as hard as she does, whether she’s keeping tabs on the family schedule, reading, or capturing family memories.  Here...
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Five Must-Have Hot New Apps
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr. At the beginning of 2013, ReadWrite.com’s Dan Rowinski estimated that 614 new apps were released through the iTunes App Store daily. With 19,000 new apps coming out each month, it can feel like a...
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Yes, It Can Actually Be Easy
“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” – Jane Goodall I know yoga is not supposed to be painful, but yesterday it was. I went to a Yin...
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3 Pinterest-Inspired Ways to DIY & Save Money
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Jill Krause. As much as I hate to admit it, the holidays are quickly approaching. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year, but I hate all the money...
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How to Find an Extra Hour in Every Day
When I talk to busy moms, one of the most common struggles they share with me is, “I just don’t have enough time.” Everyone seems to want another hour in their day…whether to work out, to really focus on the kids...
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5 Simple Tricks to Declutter Your Home
Now that Spring is finally here, I’ve started thinking about spring cleaning in my home. There’s something about spring that makes me want to open all the windows in the house, get rid of everything I own, pare down, declutter,...
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Preparing for the Perfect Summer Vacation
The following is a guest post from momAgenda COMM blogger Jodi Grundig. It’s summer, and if you are like most families, you are preparing for your perfect summer vacation.  Maybe you’ve saved up and will be splurging on the ultimate destination.  Or...
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5 Apps to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer
The following is a guest post from momAgenda COMM blogger Michele McGraw. This week I have already heard the inevitable, “I’m soooo bored, Mom.” Yes, this is the first week of summer break for my kids. But this year, I am prepared....
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How to Find Time to Exercise (Even if you have no time)
One of the biggest challenges I hear about from other busy moms is finding time to exercise. Exercise can be tricky. Although the benefits are clear, it’s not always fun and there always seem to be a million other things...
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Have You Gotten Your Groove Back?
For those of you who can't attend tonight's conference, Empowering Women 2010, here is a rough transcript of the remarks I am planning on making... yes this post bears a striking resemblance to my last post, but I thought since...
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5 Must-Haves for Your Beach Bag
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM leader, Heather Reinhard. Summer is officially here which means many of us will be hitting the pool and the beach this season. We all know that protecting our skin and hair from the sun...
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How to Not Forget Stuff
They say that self-acceptance is the beginning of change, so here goes. My name is Nina, and I forget stuff. Just the other night, my boyfriend sweetly suggested I try using a momAgenda, after I forgot about something I’d promised...
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5 Beach Friendly Products to Keep You Plugged in This Summer
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr. Summer is here and while we may be enjoying a beach vacation and trips to the pool, water and sand are archenemies of our devices.  Either arm yourself with devices that...
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