Nina's Blog

What Big Little Lies Can Teach Us About Female Empowerment
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open.” – Muriel Rukeyser Did you watch the recent HBO series, Big Little Lies? I did, and I’m still reeling from the crazy-emotional finale. I love...
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4 Tips for Taming the Worry Monster
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin Years ago, I was friends with an older woman who cared for her grandkids during the day. A mom of 8 grown...
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Smart Organization and Storage Solutions
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM leader, Heather Reinhard. Now that the new school year is in full swing, tons of school projects and artwork immediately begin to consume the home. If you are not organized or do not have...
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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...
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Social Media Etiquette
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Beth Anne Ballance. The internet has really amazing qualities of connection and inspiration, from blogs and products to stories and graphics.  Getting to work on the internet is one of the greatest perks...
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Dive into Summer by Picking Up a Good Book
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Beth Anne Ballance. I’m a book nerd.  I’ve written about my love affair with books on my personal blog, on my Babble.com blog, and maybe even here.  When I was 8, the local...
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I want to be a 1970’s Mom
The following is a guest post from momAgenda COMM blogger Kim-Marie Evans. I want to smoke to stay thin, look cool, and relax with no idea that I might be killing myself. I want to slather my unexercised body with Crisco and...
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Secrets to Creating the Perfect Summer Schedule
The following is a guest post from momAgenda COMM leader, Heather Reinhard. We are always super busy as moms catering to our family’s schedule as well as trying to balance our own – and the summer fares no different. In fact, many...
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Five Apps that My Kids and I Cannot Live Without
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Kris Cain. Technology is a way to help us stay connected, be on time, educate ourselves…and entertain our kids. There are literally thousands and thousands of apps out there that we can install,...
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Time Management Secrets for Moms
Time management isn’t complicated for many people. But for moms, it takes thought and planning. That’s because once you become a mom, something shifts inside you, and you start thinking for two: once for you, and once for your child....
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Your Happiness To-Do List
I know a few things about the to-do list in your day planner this week. I know you have a bunch of things to do that involve taking care of your house, your car, your dog, and/or your child. I...
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New School Year Resolutions: Updated 10 Years Later
A reader recently posted a photo of a blog post I wrote 10 years ago (yikes, have I been doing this for that long?), listing my New School Year Resolutions. It made me a little teary to remember when my...
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5 Lessons for Kids from the Olympics
My kids and I have been having a blast watching the Olympics over the last couple of weeks. The athletes are amazing, strong, and determined, the games are exciting, and the scenery in Rio is breathtaking. There are so many...
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3 Downtime Ideas for Busy Moms
If there is one thing I have come to value since becoming a mom, it’s downtime. And the busier I get as a mom, the more I need it. It’s a matter of simple economics, more specifically the supply and...
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Family Vacation Just Got Real
I am not a travel blogger by any stretch of the imagination. But as a busy mom and entrepreneur with a to-do list that’s about a mile long, I welcome a family vacation that really is an escape from our...
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Using a momAgenda® during the Parent/Teacher Conference
The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Kris Cain. School is back in session. I think moms have mixed feeling about this, I know I do. I am happy to have a bit more peace and quiet in my house...
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5 Things My Mother Taught Me About Being A Mom
My mom’s birthday was last week. It’s been 20 years since she passed away, but her birthday still makes me stop and reflect on everything she gave me and continues to give me. My mom passed away 5 ½ weeks...
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3 Things for Busy Moms to Forgive Themselves For
When I speak with busy moms around the country, one of the most common themes I hear about is “guilt.” Moms everywhere appear to be feeling stressed out and guilty about nearly everything. And to make matters worse, we as...
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Things My Mother Taught Me
This is the 13th Mother's Day since my mom passed away and I still miss her every day. One of the things I have realized is that no matter how many children you have, Mother's Day will always remind you...
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5 Steps for Busy Moms to Feel More Peaceful
Being a mom, especially to young kids, can be overwhelming. My kids are teenagers now but I remember the days of having 4 kids under 7 (actually I don’t remember those days very well, they passed by in kind of...
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4 Things for Busy Moms to Let Go Of, In Order to Feel More Peaceful
Before I became a busy working mom, I was calm and serene. People commented on it all the time; it was one of my best qualities. I remember those days and how feeling peaceful was simply my natural, default state....
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