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10 Ways to Make Monday Your Well Behaved, Well Mannered Child

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Do you hate Monday? Why? Check out these 10 ways you can make Monday your b***h!

Hey Y’all! So let’s talk Mondays. I know, I know, you hate Monday. But why? Because it’s back to work, school, hectic mornings and rushed dinners? Those are viable reasons but can’t we do something to make Mondays better? I think so.

A few years ago I was having a convo with my cousin about how much she absolutely hated Mondays. I get it but I don’t get it. She went on and on about how the weekend is over and it’s the busiest day at work and she’s so tired when it’s over and blah blah blah. My suggestion: find something positive about Monday and focus on that!

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July 23, 2017
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Healthy Menstrual Cycles

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Does your menstrual cycle get you down? Check out a few tips to make it better. | TheMamaDen.com

Hey Mamas! Let’s talk menstrual cycles for a few. Don’t be shy, we all get one, used to get one or have a daughter that will get one. I’ll go first.

My cycle came late at age 12 or 13. I was the last of all my friends. My cycle was never “normal”. At age 15 or so my Mama took me to the GYN and I was diagnosed with PCOS. I really liked that doc but the older I go I realized she described PCOS all wrong. I was under the impression I would NEVER be able to have kids without surgery or supplements. I was prescribed birth control pills and sent on my way.

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July 21, 2017
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9 Things to Look for at Day Care

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Looking for child care? I was too and so happy to report we found one we love! use this handy guide to help you weed through all the options and decide on a place when you and baby are happy!

Way back when I was pregnant I wrote this about child care. Now that Camille is actually in day care (today’s her first day…eek) I have a different perspective on things. Not to say that post is trash, it has some useful tips, but now I have more tips. Grab some tea and read along. Read more…

June 12, 2017
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Have You Ever Been In The Circus? UniverSoul Circus Can Make That Happen!

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Be in the UniverSoul Circus

You mean to tell me you’ve never been IN the circus? No? Me either. But if you go see the UniverSoul Circus you stand a chance of scratching that off your bucket list!

Last week my cousin, her daughter (age 4), Camille (age 1) and I went to see the UniverSoul Circus in Baltimore, MD. We had a ball! Of our group, I was the only one that’s seen the show before. I’ve actually seen it about three times over the past 20 years.

As always the performers were AMAZING and the crowd participation was awesome. The Ring Master and performers randomly choose people from the audience to participate in a dance contest, improve skits, a beach ball toss and more. So yes, you could end up on stage participating in the UniverSoul Circus! Now check that off your to-do list.

How the kids reacted:

Rai (age 4) enjoyed it all! Her eyes lit up, she clapped and sang along. The cotton candy was the icing on the cake for her.

Camille (age 1) had to figure what in the world was going on. She really had to warm up to the crowd, lights and loud music. After she came around she enjoyed herself. She danced and laughed herself sleepy.

How the adults reacted:

Elle enjoyed the diversity more than anything, as did I. All the performing groups were from different parts of the world and all brought a different flavor than the next. Men danced on stilts, women did the limbo under a fire, there were dirt bikes flying through the air, contortionists and much more!

For my animal activists:

I couldn’t help but think about the animals myself. I know many animal people boycott the circus and I understand why. I must say UniverSoul has limited the number of animals and time the animals spend on stage over the years. I know, not completely animal free but it made me feel good and gave hope that animals may no longer be a part of the circus in the coming years.

Would I go again?

Of course! I loved that the UniverSoul Circus was a family event that had a little something for everyone.

Have you seen the UniverSoul Circus yet? If so, let me know what you thought. If not, click here for showtimes and tickets.

Oh yeah, check my Instagram for pics & video clips from the UniverSoul Circus!

 

 

June 7, 2017
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