Mia Redrick

Bio

Mia Redrick, Mom Strategist is a mom of three, author, Sharecare Expert, and speaker  empowering one million mothers to practice better self-care using her national Time for mom-me self-care program.     Redrick is the author of Time for mom-Me:5 Essential Strategies for A Mother’s Self-Care.  She has been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, CNN.com, NPR and Family Digest Magazine.   She is a frequent expert contributor of Sky Radio’s “Conversation for the Expert Segment, ABC Channel 2 News, Examiner.com and Twittermoms.com and former radio host.  She is also the recipient of The Soroptimist International, Women Helping Women Award 2009 and has been recognized for outstanding contribution to women from a host of organizations including The Maryland General Assembly, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, United States of America, Member of Congress - The Honorable John P. Sarbanes.  For tips from The Mom Strategist visit www.findingdefinitions.com. 

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
    Mia Redrick answered:

    Can my stress rub off on my children?

    First of all, there's a lot of truth to the old saying: "When mom's not happy, no one is happy." We are the models by which our kids learn how to conduct their lives. We set the example for the most basic things, including saying hello to someone or how we talk on the phone. We also show them how...Read More
  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How do I ask for what I need in a relationship?

    You have to be clear about what you want.  Most people don’t practice self-care and have no idea what they want.  So if your spouse asked you what you want, you should be able to say what you want.  You might say, "I want you to take me out and listen to me better," etc.  He may act on those things, but it might turn

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    Why can doing fresh things with a partner add spark to a relationship?

    Doing fresh things with your partner allows you to experience each other in a different way instead of in the same paradigm, sitting in the same chairs you always sit in.  Sharing something new together gives you youthfulness in your relationship.  When you were dating, it was all new, and you learned how to in

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    What is self-care?

    Self-care is not negotiable, but it is necessary to be the best parent possible.  Self-care is understanding that filling and rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit allows you to experience life in a bigger way.  Self-care isn't what others want you to have.  People think going to the day spa is self-care, and it...Read More
  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How can I reduce my stress levels as a parent?

    Let's face it.  Being a parent is the hardest job in the world.  We all need tools to make parenting less stressful.  When we are less stressed, we become a better parent who is more engaged and not resentful.  

    In my book, Time for Mom-Me: Five Essential Strategies for a Mother's Self-Care, one of the...Read More
  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    Why should a mother remind an adolescent or teen child to brush?

    The goal of all parents is to teach kids healthy hygiene habits, and oral care is a major part of this. Many parents are paying for braces and other little "extras" inside their child's mouth, so they want their kids to understand how to care for their teeth. Also teaching good oral hygiene is a lesson that...Read More
  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How do I develop self-care strategies?

    Developing self-care strategies is about creating self-care rituals.  Just start with small things.  The most important part is that you are consistent.  People who are great at practicing self-care have rituals they follow consistently.  Start with 15 minutes of time to yourself, and then move to 30 minutes,...Read More
  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
    Mia Redrick answered:

    How can I grow as a person if I am a mother?

    Hare five simple ways moms can help themselves to personally grow:

    1. Take yourself on a date. A mom’s days are full of requests and demands from everyone. She needs regular dates when the only demands she hears are from her own mind. You can never grow if you don’t take a little bit of time to indulge your own

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How can I evaluate my child's stress?

    Evaluating your child's stress is all about communication, and it starts well before your child is actually experiencing stress.  When a child is stressed, their communication habits change.  They might talk faster, slower, more often, or not at all.  To evaluate your child's stress, you need to really be

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How can I overcome stress?

    The best way to begin overcoming stress is to figure out what's stressing you out.  Start by asking yourself the right question.  What is the source of your stress?  Identify that source, and then make a decision to change.  Ask yourself, "What do I want for my life?"  "What's the source of my stress?"  "How

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  • Mia Redrick - Baltimore, MD - Healthcare
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    How does forgiveness reduce stress?

    Forgiving someone means that you are no longer holding on the past.  When we are in a place in which we're not forgiving people, we are stuck emotionally and can't let go.  This prevents us from being able to expereience anything new in that relationship or in any similar relationships.  

    Forgiveness allows you to heal

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