Why Not We Time? By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

 by Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

 Ah, I just opened my windows for a little unseasonably warm pre-spring air, and came to the realization that today would be a great day for a little me time with my favorite little ones.  Hmm… Did I just say me time with my kids?  I sure did, and I’m proud of it!sailboats

Me time is all the rage these days.  The media bombards us with the idea that the only way we moms will ever keep our sanity, or at least keep up the appearance of it, is to spend oodles of time pampering ourselves in one way or another.  Let’s be clear, I am in no way opposed to pampering, but I’m also a realist.  I work out of my house.  I’ve got one kid in school, and one in diapers.  I’ve got to take my me time however it comes, and frankly, I deeply enjoy relaxing with my children.  That’s why I work at home in the first place, isn’t it?

No wonder we’re all stressed out.  Not only do we have to take care of everyone that crosses our paths, but now we are supposed to have the strength and energy left over to treat ourselves like a queen at the end of the day.  Now is the time to simplify.  Everything I need to burn away the stress of the week is right here by my side.

The reality is that what matters most is not how we appear to our neighbors, or how much spoiling our money can buy us.  What does matter is that we make the most of the time we have each day.  So why not shut the computer down every now and again while they are young?  I want to spend all the time I can with them now, because someday there will be more me time than I care to think about.

So, I’ve resolved that this afternoon my me time will consist of a decidedly slow walk with two puddle-stomping toddlers, a golden retriever, and one small piece of dark chocolate.  There you have it, pure joy without the need for sitters, aromatherapy, or a wad of cash.  I’d love to say more, but I’ve got some puddles in the yard with my name on them.


Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Trish Rubin, President EdVentures Group May 10

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Trish Rubin, President EdVentures Group

Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood Incorporated, Sandra Beck, Rick Swanson, Christy Holly, Mom Talk Radio, Mommy Talk Radio, Talk Radio for Moms, Embracing Motherhood, Motherhood Radio, Parenting Talk Radio, Parent Talk Radio, Talk Radio for Parents, Embracing Parenthood, Parent Radio, Mom Radio, Mommy Radio, Woman Talk Radio, Women Talk Radio, Women’s Issues Talk Radio, Women’s Health Talk Radio, Work At Home Mom Talk Radio, Women Power Talk Radio, Smart Women Talk Radio, Stupid Diet Guy Talk Radio, Stupid Diet Guy, Los Angeles Talk Radio, California Talk Radio, Dating Advice Talk Radio, Marriage Advice Talk Radio, Divorce Advice Talk Radio, Wedding Advice Talk Radio, Relationship Advice Talk Radio, Free advice on dating, free advice on marriage, free advice on divorce, free advice on weddings, free advice on relationships, free relationship advice, women’s issues shows, women’s issue show, talk radio los angeles, free cooking advice, cooking talk radio, family matters, advice for families, free advice for families, free adoption advice, advocate for women, crafting for moms, mommy crafts, beading, care packages for soldiers, child adoption services, empowerment thinking, optimal thinking, culture building, diversity training, eldercare talk radio, nutrition talk radio, fit to strip challenge, friend ship talk radio, girlfriend talk radio, girlfriend advice on dating, girlfriend advice on marriage, girlfriend advice on wedding, girlfriend advice on relationship, stupid diet guy on dating, stupid diet guy on marriage, stupid diet guy on divorce, stupid diet guy on weddings, stupid diet guy on relationships, pet health care, pet health insurance, trish rubin, edventures groupTrish Rubin is a business development consultant, speaker and writer. With more than twenty-five years experience as a communications professional and trainer, she works across theUSAand internationally, partnering with Business, Education and Not-for-Profit organizations. Her work takes her to boardrooms, to business venues, conferences, classrooms and to communities worldwide. Her mission is to promote active and continuous learning “Edventures” in organizations through Relational Communication Skill Training.

Ms. Rubin taught in grades K through collegiate level during her educational career. As a school administrator and manager, she served as district supervisor, assistant principal, curriculum director, mentor, literacy coach, and as an interim assistant superintendent.

In her role as a national educational consultant, she worked in thirty-eight states; first, as a consultant to the United States Department of Education, and later as a trainer for many public and private school districts. Currently, she is the national education consultant for USA Today Education in the field of Writing. Most recently, her books, The New York MINUTE for Business are published by Morgan James Press. A Japanese translation is due 2008.

Ms. Rubin’s work in professional and organizational development focuses on implementing processes across cultures that create continuous learning. Through Relational Communications training, she facilitates and coaches multinational businesses, corporations, medical professionals and school districts that target communication performance of staff. Her work is based on a model of sustained personal and professional development which results in improved learning.

She is a literacy specialist and curriculum developer and constructs organizational assessments that inform and measure. She partners with technology specialists to interface current technology with best practice in organizations. Her Project Partners are specialists who provide training in the areas of an organization’s learning.

Ms. Rubin is the President of the EdVentures Group, aNew Yorkbased consulting group and the author of The New York MINUTE series of business communication books. Her keynote speeches span business and educational concerns. As a one-to –one-coach, she sets the stage for support of organizational initiatives. She has presented at national and state conferences and represents international Coaching and Performance organizations. In the EdVentures Group Education Division, she works across the country, to establish communities of learning in states where performance is measured by state standards. Her work goes beyond learning for the sake of testing. Her belief is in genuine, continuous learning of the entire organization.

Ms. Rubin holds degrees in English Education,Readingand Supervision. She has a Masters degree in Government Administration from theFelsSchoolof theUniversityofPennsylvaniaand coursework in progress toward a PhD. Her various articles appear in trade and “ezine” publications nation wide. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, Rotary International, Business and Professional Women INTL, as well as other prominent organizations.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

A Heart Apart – A Voice for Military Children

A Heart Apart, Melissa Seligman, Chris Piper, Her War Her Voice, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, Military Mom Talk Radio, military children, books for military children, helping military familiesToo often, the focus is on the uniform. On the one serving. But what of the countless children who have served silently, over and over again, through sustained deployments? Where are their news stories and accounts of bravery? What about medals for their sacrifice?

There are books available for military children, several of which are highly recommended, but none of them offer what they crave: to literally see themselves and their loved ones in the content. 

A Heart Apart is different in that it encourages children to create and share their own unique stories, upload their own photos then share it with their deployed parent overseas. A Heart Apart is also unique in that it offer helpful suggestions for children too young to fully express themselves. With paint-by-number exercises revolving around the “mascot” (SGT Sam E. Hears, the Messenger Star), and fill-in-the blank letters, military children are encouraged to interact with their deployed parent while expressing their emotions and anxieties.

Each deployment is different. And each military child is special. Taking the time to celebrate each child’s uniqueness is essential in helping military personnel’s children on the road to healing and recovery. Each picture uploaded is a window into their hearts, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, these children have volumes to tell.

A Heart Apart believes in the healing power and the honest communication that comes through the written word. Giving  young, struggling military children the opportunity to share in that experience is the first step in giving them the platform and understanding they are so desperately craving.

These children serve bravely and repeatedly. They deserve the opportunity to share their story, honor their struggle, and salute their victory. Every hero should be celebrated.

To build your story, or purchase books for a loved one, visit

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on and can be downloaded directly from Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Motherhood Talk Radio powered by Motherhood Incorporated and hosted by Sandra Beck welcomes Kitty Morse of Heirloom Wooden Toys.

Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Motherhood Incorporated, Motherhood Talk Radio, Toginet, Itunes, Shopping 2010, best toys of 2010, Kitty Morse, Heirloom Wooden Toys, Holiday shoppting 2010, best toys for kidsKitty is a wife and mom of 2 teenagers, 16 and 13.  She’s a CPA and after spending a few years at home with her kids, working part time, she owns Heirloom Wooden Toys ( and has been having a great time with it!
The trio, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson will open the show by talking about guilty pleasures – which naturally bring us to talking about toys – no not that kind…but the best, brightest and most popular toys of the 2010 shopping season!
Motherhood Talk Radio is powered by Motherhood Incorporated, bringing you the most powerful voice in women’s issues today and is hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson.  Motherhood Talk Radio airs on every Tuesday, 3 pm pacific, 4pm mountain, 5 pm central and 6 pm eastern and can be downloaded from and

Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Tina Nocera of Parental Wisdom – October 25, 2010

Because Kids Don't Come With Manuals, Tina Nocera,, Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, www.toginet.comWhen something is wrong and you don’t know what to do, the worst thing to do is nothing.  Parental Wisdom® respects a parent’s time and intelligence by giving them access to experts to help (you are the real expert in knowing your kids best) understand the problem and do something about it before the problem is out of control.
Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd of Motherhood Incorporated will interview Tina Nocera about her groundbreaking website and outstanding book that has helped countless parents in the raising of their children.
To learn more about Tina  check out or follower her on twitter at  She is the author of Because Kids Don’t Come With Manuals® and you can buy it at  B&N  or  Amazon.
Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.