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The Big Reveal: Tips for Sharing (or Not) your pregnancy news with family and friends

Becoming pregnant is a joyous time for women and many want to call their close family and friends immediately after finding out. Some are more nervous than others and do not quite know how to break the news, especially when factoring the merging families. We’re sharing a few tips featured in The Mocha Manual to [...]

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Can Boys Succeed With Common Core?

Veteran Teacher Shares Tips for Motivating Them to Tackle the Hard Stuff.   By now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. [...]

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SingleMom Talk: Bring Back “First Base”: Does Anyone Just Kiss Anymore?

The dating scene can be tough, especially when the rules have changed.One single mom asks, what happened to first base. By Anonymous Single Mom   Does anybody out there remember “first base,” you know when kissing was as far as it went. These days, kissing is like a lost art form and more of a [...]

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Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]

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OUR STORIES: MOCHA AND IN THE MILITARY

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss. Shon Gables, Army Private  Shon Gables is an award-winning, nationally syndicated television host, and by the looks of her camera-ready appearance and [...]

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Forget the WHO Code. It’s The Street Code That Undermines Mothers in Detroit

It’s the 33rd anniversary of the international effort to curb unethical infant formula marketing practices. But you wouldn’t know it from the streets of Detroit. By: Kimberly Seals Allers If you thought we were past the days of blatantly egregious infant formula marketing and that hospitals, doctor’s offices and subtle messaging and innuendo were the [...]

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We mourn the loss of Terry Jo Curtis, a Breastfeeding Champion

Words can’t express how sad I am to learn of the passing of the phenomenal Terry Jo Curtis, who was a fearless champion for mothers, fathers and babies and the founder of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition. We have lost a giant among us. As the creator of the first Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding Group in [...]

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THE CHANGING FACE OF SUMMER CAMP: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SWIMMING AND ARTS & CRAFTS ANYMORE

Léman Manhattan’s Director of Camp Offers Insights on Program Trends and Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child   When it comes to choosing a summer camp in New York City, parents will find they have as many options available as they do in their search for a private school.  Steve Levin, Director [...]

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“Real-World” Advice for Generation Text: 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today’s Young People Need to Know

Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren’t always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily “runs” on email and face-to-face communication. Here, author Ben Carpenter shares 13 dos and don’ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.           Hoboken, NJ (April 2014)—If you’re a recent college graduate or young professional, the first thing you [...]

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Mother’s Day is Coming: What Moms Really Want! HINT: It’s Not What You Think

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, many find themselves stumped deciding the perfect gift or gesture to their show appreciation.  Sure moms love macaroni necklaces and paper tissue flowers…or do they?? This leads to the posing question: What do moms really want for their day of homage? According to the National retail Federation, most Americans will spend [...]

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