Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

10 Superfoods for Supermoms

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10 Superfoods for Supermoms
Foods to keep you active on your busiest days

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Keeping up your energy to host a tea party with your toddler after tossing around a football with your teenager, all while maintaining household tasks, requires superfoods for the supermom in you. Although the hustle and bustle of mommyhood may leave you desperate for a snack, hold off on salty chips or high-fat candy bars. Recharge your batteries with superfoods designed to energize and boost your immune system. Continue reading

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What to Delegate to Friends and Family as a New Mom

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What to Delegate to Friends and Family as a New Mom
Don’t Put all the Pressure on Yourself

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As a new mom, it’s likely you won’t be able to accomplish as much as you would like to between feeding, changing and cuddling with your tiny addition to the family. Although it’s sometimes difficult to ask for help, this is the time you need it the most. “A new mom’s ability to delegate or ask for help will increase her coping skill, reduce overwhelming feelings [and] anxiety and soften the transition to motherhood,” says Marva Caldwell, mother of two and licensed mental health counselor in Maitland, Fla. Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer

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Divide and Conquer
How to Split Up Household Duties

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Maintaining household duties works best when the entire family contributes. Determining who washes the dishes or takes the trash out can often be a source of conflict, though. Playing on each other’s strengths with duties can help make the tasks less of a chore, says Karla Helbert, Virginia-based psychotherapist and mother of a 5-year-old daughter. Divide and conquer to keep your house in shape and the family satisfied with their contributions. Continue reading

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10 Time-Saving Cleaning Tips

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10 Time-Saving Cleaning Tips
Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Keeping your home in tip-top shape doesn’t have to take up all of your time. In fact, a little bit of dusting here and a quick vacuum there, coupled with creative cleaning tips, save time in the long run. The key is to clean like a professional, says Leslie Reichert, a Boston-based cleaning coach and the author of The Joy of Green Cleaning. “Professionals don’t organize, sort or rearrange while they are cleaning,” she says. “Just keep your focus on cleaning, and you’ll finish much quicker than before.” Continue reading

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