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10 Body Language Secrets That Reveal He’s SUPER Into You

In dating, dating advice, relationships, Uncategorized on September 21, 2016 at 2:53 am

His body language doesn’t lie.

You met someone great. You’re wondering if he’s feeling the same but you’re afraid to ask. It might be too soon. You don’t want to lose your cool or seem desperate.

Here’s the good news: you can get the answer without asking. That’s right, it’s all in his body… body language, that is.

Instead of popping that awkward question of, “Dude, are you into me?” you can watch his torso, hands and other body parts to see if he’s totally down to be with you, or not.

Trust me, the body never lies. Unless of course, someone is under severe stress. In that case, it wouldn’t be a great time to start a relationship with someone or hop in the sack. Stress ruins bedroom performance anyway.

  1. His torso faces you.

If he’s talking to you and his upper body is squarely facing you, you might just be “his type of woman.” If he’s talking to you with his torso faced away from you, it’s probably a “just friends situation.”

Think of it this way: in the wild, do you think an animal looking to mate would have approached another animal sideways? I hate to be so basic but he will turn toward you if he’s looking to go in for the kill.

2. He plays with his hair.

Ladies like to twirl their hair when they’re feeling particularly anxious… or horny and ready to mate. Men aren’t much different. If he’s running his hands through his hair (unless he’s bald of course; or perhaps in that case, rubbing his head) and facing you, he may be thinking about mating himself.

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Pay Attention!

Laura

What It Means When Your Kids Say a Girl Can’t Be President

In motherhood, parenthood, women's issues on September 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The other day my daughter came home from camp right before school started. She’s 5 years old and just started kindergarten. The last thing I expected was for her to start talking about the presidential candidates; however, there were older kids in camp and so perhaps I shouldn’t have been so surprised.

“The kids were chanting, “We hate Trump! We hate Trump!'” she reenacted.

I stopped for a second and collected myself to ask her if she knew who Donald Trump was.

“Of course,” she said, “He’s the guy with the blond white hair.”

So in my 5-year-old’s mind, she knows who Trump is. She didn’t say why these kids “hated” Trump, but my guess was that the kids were hearing this from their parents. After all, our parents are the first people to pass down values to us on everything from religion to politics.

I explained to her that he, along with Hillary Clinton, are our presidential candidates running to become our very next president. I did this in the simplest of language, of course.

Then she told me with a distraught face, “Some of the kids say a girl can’t be president. They say the girl shouldn’t be president.”

Read More: What It Means When Your Kids Say a Girl Can’t Be President

It’s BOLLOCKS,

Laura

9 Subtle Signs He’s Probably Going To Propose Soon

In relationships on September 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm

He wants you to be his wife.

You know he’s the one, but does he feel the same? You think he does, but you’ve noticed he’s been acting a little strange lately — not just “strange because he’s a man,” but strange.

Well, it could be that your main heartthrob is about ready to pop the question! Yes! But we’re not too excited, are we? Yes, we are! Here are nine signs he’s probably going to propose soon.

1. He doesn’t dismiss your hints.

There’s nothing worse than a woman haggling a man over an engagement ring when he has no intentions of popping the question. So if you start dropping hints about ring styles you love, and he looks at you with adoration and not, “Not this nonsense again,” he might be ready to buy you a sparkling gem of a ring.

2. He plans his future with you in it.

If he’s talking about his future and not referencing it as, “One day down the line” or “When the time comes,” but instead is speaking about his life plans with you directly in line, he’s ready to commit to you for the long haul. Don’t be surprised if you find him on one knee, with a ring in one hand and yours in the other.

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Wedding Bells MIGHT Be Ringing Soon,

Laura

8 Things Your Partner Will Do During Your Labor Instead of Being a Birth Coach

In humor, pregnancy on September 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Your partner is so excited about having a baby that, at times, you feel as if they could totally bypass your involvement in the whole baby-making matter, except for the whole labor part (minor detail). Then during the labor, your partner sounds like a sportscaster and posts photos and updates to Facebook the entire time you writhe in pain. You were sort of hoping for a little help with those deep breaths and pushes . . . but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

Read through for eight things your partner will probably do instead of strictly being your birth coach while you’re in labor.

1. Be a sportscaster.

Your partner is probably going to be on their phone texting the play-by-play of your labor: OK folks, she’s about 3 centimeters dilated. Doctor thinks things are progressing well. But suddenly (fumble!) labor slows down. Doc says we may have to take next steps.

You’re probably going to sit there waiting for them to come do all that fun breathing and supportive stuff you saw in the birth class videos, but instead, it’s more like a round table of NFL chat.

Read More: 8 Things Your Partner Will Do During Your Labor Instead of Being a Birth Coach

Can’t Help Him/Herself,

Laura

Why This Working Mom Loves Stay-at-Home Moms

In motherhood, working mom life on September 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm

I have been on both sides of the great motherhood coin.

I was once the stay-at-home mom (SAHM) who worked from home at night, or on Sundays strictly part-time, but I was mostly home. I didn’t miss a day with my daughter, and now, I am a working single mother who uses after care and, sometimes, before care. From managing the home front full-time to working 9-to-5 or later full-time, I have done it all. I can tell you the pros and cons of both situations. I can wax poetic on the battles I had as an SAHM, versus the battles I have now as a working parent.

No matter which side of the coin you are on, parenting is a hard job.

I have never understood why other women feel the need to make anyone else’s parenting choice — whether it to be at home or to work — their business. No one’s situation is the same, and for many of us, our situations change and develop as our kids grow. As mothers, we have seasons in our lives in which we have to decide how to prioritize our time, money, and lives based around our kids’ unique developmental needs.

So bottom line, how does putting someone else down for her choice or comparing your situation to someone else’s make anything any better?

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Thank You Ladies,

Laura

If You’re Stuck in a Cycle of Panic Attacks, Here’s What to Do ASAP

In anxiety, mental health, Uncategorized on September 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

If you have ever had one panic attack, you already know it’s not fun but if you have ever had a cycle of attacks . . . ugh.

It’s absolutely horrifying and debilitating. Going through one attack will leave you fatigued, but if you experience a cycle of attacks that come either within the same day or same week, you know how frightening and upsetting it can be.

A year and a half ago, I experienced a cycle of panic attacks within a week. They came day after day . . . after day. I had never had a panic attack before that instance and since then, have not had any in a year.

The cycle of attacks came while I was driving, of all things. I would begin to get hot shortly after I got in the car and then hotter and hotter until my stomach dropped, chest hurt, heart raced, nondriving leg grew numb, and my throat felt like it was going to close. I couldn’t understand why it was happening when I was driving, until I realized that that’s when my mind went on autopilot and stopped worrying about my stressors (a divorce and finances) and could focus on taking my daily commute.

If you have experienced a cycle of attacks and don’t know how to get it to stop until randomly they disappear on their own, follow my advice to get through and stop the cycle as quickly as you can.

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It Will End,

Laura

Stop Shaming Moms For Bringing Kids Out in Public

In motherhood, parenthood on September 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm

There are certainly places kids shouldn’t be hanging about. There are certainly places in which children need to monitor their voices and actions. Libraries. Museums. Fancy restaurants . . . the list rolls on.

Parents understand that some places are more kid-friendly than others, and that they need to keep their kids on good behavior in public, but seriously now, raise a hand if you have gotten the nastiest look from the deepest pits of hell because you dared to bring a child out in public and they acted like — gasp — a child!

The other day, I brought my daughter to the pharmacy to pick up medication, and she was cranky. She wanted me to buy her a toy, but I didn’t want to buy her a toy, so in true child fashion, she was annoyed. I had one woman look at me like we were pariahs. All my kid was doing was whining. She wasn’t destroying anything or being excessively loud.

The nasty looks. The unsolicited parenting advice. The eye-rolls and sighs. When someone looks at a child like they’re an atomic bomb or a cockroach, I can’t help but wonder how the planet earth got so populated in the first place.

Listen, it’s fine if you don’t like kids, but get over it in public!

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Get Over It,

Laura