Archive for April, 2008

WONDERful. Wildflowers and Lullabies.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

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Melissa Errico, a dear friend to Swellbeing, has poured her large and generous heart into her latest album, Wildflowers & Lullabies. Melissa has described this project as a series of love songs to her darling daughter. As a mother who is smitten with her daughter, I can wholly appreciate the power of the love behind this kind of expression. If only we all were blessed with such beautiful, perfect voices!

Melissa is a broadway actress, solo artist and founder of Bowery Babes. Bowery Babes is easily the most impressive grassroots mothers group I’ve ever had the privilege to witness. Melissa started this group in her prenatal yoga class. The Bowery Babes, originally 12 members strong, now has four ‘sister’ groups/generations and 300 families. This group gets to the heart of women not feeling alone. Women making New York a sweeter place in this sweetest of times. Friendships and a shoulder to cry on, a real mothers support network.

Join me in supporting this great art coming from a pure maternal place. The album is available today at Amazon and would be beautiful background music for your Mother’s Day!

meet SUPERNANNY

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Jo Frost will be in NYC soon at a Babies R’Us Store near you.  She is the star of ABC’s hit show “Supernanny” and author of Confident Baby Care.

Friday May 9th at 1 pm in Union Square Babies R’ Us

Saturday May 10th at 12:30 in Westbury Babies R’ Us

Saturday May 10th at 4 pm in Staten Island Babies R’ Us Store

making marriage work(shops)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

If you’ve been reading this blog or know me at all, then you know I’m a big fan of the Gottman Institute. They have a calendar of couples workshops coming up that are intended for all couples interested in investing in their relationship. This workshop, offered several times in 2008 and 2009, is facilitated by Drs. John and Julie Gottman.

The Art & Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples

2008 Workshop Dates
June 21-22
September 13-14
December 6-7

What You Will Learn at the Workshop
Drs. John and Julie Gottman have designed this workshop to teach you how to foster romance and harmony in your relationship. At this workshop you will learn:
*How to strengthen your friendship, the foundation of your relationship, by sharing a deeper understanding of each other’s worlds
*Ways to navigate conflict discussions with calm
*Skills to break through and resolve “gridlocked” conflict
*How to manage stressful conversations respectfullyRegistration

If you have questions or wish to register, please call Linda Wright in the Couples Department at (888) 523 – 9042 ext. 1 or visit www.gottman.com.

Research-Based Relationship Tips
1. Seek help early
2. Most couples wait six years – and live with unhappiness far too long – before seeking help with relationship problems.
3. Have high standards
4. The most successful couples are those who, even as newlyweds, address hurtful behavior from one another.
5. Take a break. If an argument gets too heated, take a 20 minute break and approach the topic again when you are both calm.
6. Soften your “start up”
7. Bring up problems gently, without blaming or criticizing your partner.
8. Do small things often. Small, considerate acts add up over time and can make a BIG difference, such as leaving your partner a love note or saying thank you.

Happy Birthday Workit, Mom!

Monday, April 14th, 2008


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Workit,Mom! is celebrating their first year in business this week. To celebrate, they are giving away one gift per day to members during the week of April 14th! For more information, please visit: http://www.workitmom.com/contest. Happy 1st Birthday. Wishing you many, many more!