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15 Things Working Moms Should Definitely NOT Do This Holiday Season

In working mom life on November 25, 2016 at 2:53 am

The holidays are a special time of year, but they’re also the time of year for insane work deadlines, sugary binge-eating, serious spending—and way too much time with those extended family members we avoid the rest of the year. So it’s pretty easy to blow a gasket or burst a seam while at work or home during this period. Want to avoid losing it this year end, and gain some ho-ho-ho instead? Do not do these things.

1. Line Up Back-up Care at the Last Minute

Will the kids be out of from school from before Christmas until after the New Year, but you’ll be powering through at the office? Hello, working mom. Many of us will be making the commute to work during the holidays. One thing you definitely cannot do at the last minute: get back-up care.

You think your family and friends will be around to watch the kids. You think your sitter will be on deck. Uh, uh, life happens. So make concrete plans well in advance—including a plan B in case plan A falls through. This way, your kids will be cared for, and you won’t have to drag them with you to the office (if you’re even allowed to).

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Relax This Season,

Laura

What His Relationship With His MOM Reveals About His Personality

In relationships on November 25, 2016 at 2:17 am

It doesn’t matter whether he loves men or women — a man’s relationship with his mother will create serious lines and crevices into his personality. It’s the first person he had a close and connected relationship with (in most cases) and is, in many circumstances, the person who shaped his values and outlook on the world.

When you meet a man, take heed of what sort of relationship he has with his mom. It’s going to reveal quite a bit about who he is as a person or, at the very least, how he relates to his romantic partners.

1. He avoids his mother altogether.

Does he spend a good deal of time avoiding his mother, and not because he’s a forgetful man but because she creates anxiety or distress for him? He can’t put her in her place if she upsets him; he’s a people-pleaser and not very confident. Also, he’s afraid if he tells her how he really feels, he will either upset her or get more flack from her.

He is known as a “nice guy” and liked by others, but he floats underneath the surface, meaning he doesn’t really engage hardcore in social activities or the community. If you are an outgoing type of partner, you won’t thrive with this man. If you like operating under the radar, this dude is the one for you.

He can be a little passive-aggressive but he is not likely to leave you if he commits to you. Why? Commitment to him probably produces anxiety so if he’s decided to deal with the anxiety and stay with you, you’re a keeper to him. It takes a lot for him to deal with problems head-on, so expect deep conversations and fights to be difficult.

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Freud Was No Joke,

Laura

 

11 Phrases Guys Say When They’re REALLY Into You

In love, relationships, Uncategorized on November 21, 2016 at 2:58 am

Women have an arsenal of things we say when we aren’t into someone. We also use body language cues and eye rolls that could freeze an unwanted man right in his footsteps.

But men? Well, they’re knocked for being the less verbal sex, which isn’t necessarily true or accurate. Perhaps they’re saying plenty to us but maybe the message isn’t translating as they’re intending it to be, or we’re missing the signals.

But there are quite a few phrases a man can say that tell you he’s very into you.

1. “This reminded me of you.”

He won’t always say he’s thinking of you because he might want to avoid being too direct to spare his feelings from being hurt. He will say that something reminded him of you because he’s thinking about you and wants you to know without taking the risk of truly saying so.

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He’s SO Into You,

Laura