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“Don’t be afraid to ask for help!  No one can do it all despite what we are told. You need help or you will be miserable and your kids will be miserable. There is no shame in asking for help when you need a break!”    NAME: Valerie Allen   AGE: 50s   JOB TITLE: […]

Valerie Allen

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February 2022 #CommsMom of the Month: Valerie Allen

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“As a mother, recognize that you can be and achieve your dreams at the same time. Traditionally, we are taught as women that our lives and dreams end once we become mothers and it’s just not the case. It’s all about the balance of work and life, your dreams still matter and your aspirations are […]

Brandi Sims, Founder of Brandinc PR

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January 2022 #CommsMom of the Month: Brandi Sims

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My 10-year-old daughter is a voracious reader. I mean, she will have a book read by the time we get home from the library.   That being said, we’re so grateful she’s had the opportunity to review a bunch of books–books that might not always pop up on the Target shelves (although some are) or […]

Reading on vacation

FAMILY

6 Books for Kids

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I’ve been trying to clean up my act: my stress levels, wellness routines, eating habits and beauty products. Some things have worked well and some haven’t (still haven’t found a natural deodorant that works with my hyperhidrosis, so leave me a comment below with suggestions). I’ve long been a fan of Beautycounter products and when […]

My top clean(er) beauty and skincare products.

LIFE

Top 10 Clean(er) Skincare Products

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I originally started Comms Mom back in the winter of 2020 to reach other moms working in communications who loved their careers, their family and travel. Little did I know that just a couple of months later, my dreams of blogging about my business travel tips and our worldwide family adventures would come to a […]

Solgaard's Check-In Closet suitcase.

TRAVEL

Top 5 Gifts for Traveling Moms

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If you’ve followed me for a while, you know my family LOVES games. So much to the point that last year, we were featured in a TODAY Show piece about the comeback of board games! We play a game almost every night and recently scored when we found a hidden gem of a game store […]

Our top family game picks

FAMILY

Top 5 Family Games That Make Great Holiday Gifts

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I originally had this info in another post, but it ended up being long enough for a post of its own. Last year, after a TON of research, I decided to apply for an American Express Platinum card. I knew that once it was safe to travel again, I would start looking for deals and […]

LIFE

Why I Love AMEX Platinum

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I’ll admit it: my fitness waned a bit during the pandemic. Okay, a lot. At home, 24/7, trying to run my business while simultaneously helping my two daughters with virtual classes, drained both my physical and mental health. A former college athlete, I used to always make fitness a priority. Heck, I was FINALLY able […]

Cubii Jr. elliptical

LIFE

Top 5 Gifts for Moms Into Fitness

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NAME: Andrea Delbanco AGE: 43 JOB TITLE: Editor in Chief, TIME for Kids YEARS WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS: 22 CHILDREN: 2 (11, 14)   PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: I started working at the New York Times one week after graduating from Brown University. I had the most amazing mentors there, and I learned so much about journalism, including […]

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October 2021 #CommsMom: Andrea Delbanco

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Though the pandemic was difficult for many of us humans, our pets couldn’t have been happier.     But now that most of the world is back to in-person work and school, our furry creatures can’t spend every waking hour with us. This is okay for some pets; my cat has been plotting to get […]

Dog photo by Simon Hurry for Unsplash

FAMILY

How to Help Your Family Pet With Separation Anxiety When You Go Back to Work and the Kids Go Back to School

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