How to Get Your Body Ready for Summer
30 Jun
2015
By Tracey Hope-Ross

How to Get Your Body Ready for Summer »

This doesn’t happen overnight, ladies. You don’t just wake up one morning with a “beach-ready body.” It takes time, mental determination and physical toughness to prepare for the onslaught of summer’s demands.

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Satisfying our Sweet Tooth with the New Dannon® Light & Fit® Greek Tiramisu Flavored Yogurt!
29 Jun
2015
By Alexia Pagones

Satisfying our Sweet Tooth with the New Dannon® Light & Fit® Greek Tiramisu Flavored Yogurt! »

Last Monday, Influence Central along with some of our ah-mazing bloggers attended a launch event for the New Dannon® Light & Fit® Greek Tiramisu Flavored Yogurt! Despite the less-than-amazing weather here in New England that day, we made a trip to Stop & Shop in Stoneham, MA where Tiramisu was making its big début.

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Amazing Flower Arranging You Can Do at Home!
25 Jun
2015
By Stacy DeBroff

Amazing Flower Arranging You Can Do at Home! »

On a recent trip to Napa Valley wine country I had the opportunity to take a class at the Russian River Flower School with world-renowned florist Dundee Butcher. If you are ever in the area and have some free time, I would highly recommend spending a few hours here.

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The Fear of Pregnancy
18 Jun
2015
By Tracey Hope-Ross

The Fear of Pregnancy »

There are moments when I seriously doubt this decision to get pregnant. It happens most often when I think about my actual labor & delivery. I know it’s inevitable – I will give birth, there’s no getting around it. But sometimes I am overwhelmed by a surge of fear – how on earth will I be strong enough to handle this?

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Everyone Wins @ D&B
9 Jun
2015
By Cindy Corbett

Everyone Wins @ D&B »

For me growing up, family night happened on Friday nights sitting around a board game with Mom, Dad and family friends, drinking soda & eating pizza or Chinese food.

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Hanging With 14-Year-Olds Can Be A “HOOT”
27 May
2015
By Cindy Corbett

Hanging With 14-Year-Olds Can Be A “HOOT” »

Hooters – the restaurant that bills themselves as: "delightfully tacky yet unrefined"; the restaurant where the girls are hired based on their looks and “measurements”; a restaurant every woman, in my opinion, should be completely insulted by and should probably boycott.

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Let’s Talk Turkey… Meatballs, that is!
21 May
2015
By Alexia Pagones

Let’s Talk Turkey… Meatballs, that is! »

Want to know a fact about me many might relate to? I’m a snacker – I love grazing throughout the day rather than having 3 large meals evenly spread out. While it’s great because it keeps me from feeling famished and helps me maintain my metabolism, it’s also a serious downfall because I like to log what I eat and keep track of how many calories I consume.

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She is Mine But is Not Me
18 May
2015
By Tracey Hope-Ross

She is Mine But is Not Me »

It’s strange, isn’t it? Growing a person inside of your body. She very clearly exists; I can feel her movements and ripples across my growing belly. I am certainly and obviously pregnant. But just as plainly I know she is not me. Even at this early phase, she is part Other.

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The BIG College Tour
15 May
2015
By Erica Gatlin

The BIG College Tour »

My oldest daughter has a big decision to make. She needs to decide where she will spend the next four years. College is too big of a decision to leave it up to teenagers. We all know their frontal lobe is not quite fully developed yet and many can’t even decide on a prom dress (well my daughter any way). A university or a small liberal arts school?

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She’s Got Legs!
11 May
2015
By Maryellen Cronin

She’s Got Legs! »

We all know that as temperatures rise often hemlines do too, and with the warmer weather we desire and need to ditch the nylons and tights. But after a long winter of our legs not seeing the light of day – how do we make the transition to bare our glorious gams?!

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The EntertainMom
8 May
2015
By Cindy Corbett

The EntertainMom »

“Please turn that music off! It’s inappropriate for you, your brother, and especially your sister. It’s even inappropriate for me!” “I know you’re 13 and the movie is rated PG-13 -- but you’re still too young to watch it!” “Sorry honey, you cannot watch “Tammy” or “Neighbors” or “Borat” – you’re too young!!” “The video game is rated M – you’re 12! That means you can’t play it!”

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