Before any other plans are made, stop and consider your kids—what do they need to be happy? And isn’t that what matters? I’m not talking about a child-centered family. However, if the flow of your little one’s world becomes too jilted he will not be a happy camper and everyone will be affected. You will […]
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We all know that social media has pitfalls and struggles. It’s easy to play the comparison game as friends and family post pieces of their lives that seem to outshine our day-to-day. Social media is all about connections, right? But, as connected as we are now, there are still days when we feel feel isolated […]
I know September is technically Suicide Prevention Month, but for me, it will always be November. It was the week before Thanksgiving, 1986, when my teenage brother took his own life. After 30 years of piecing things together, we can still only speculate on the “why?”
In our “everyone gets a trophy” society how do we teach our children to be thankful, even when (especially when) they don’t get their way? It is not an overnight process and will likely include a few let downs. Those disappointments may be the very thing to deepen their gratitude.
Not being a mom doesn’t mean that I can’t love moms well. It does mean that I don’t always understand your particular struggles, but I can promise you this; I love you and I love your kids.
Thankfully, we are also surrounded with ways to educate and safeguard ourselves from this financial tragedy. But, what are we doing to protect ourselves from losing our identity elsewhere? It is so easy to find our self-worth in our children and lose ourselves while raising kids.
My first appointment was amazing! The appointment ended with a game plan: blood work to see if I was allergic to anything and check the basics, cut out sugar, and meditate for 10-15 minutes a day. Wait, what? Meditate?
Right or wrong, pregnancy and everything it includes (infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy loss) is a very private matter in our culture. So, we go it alone, even though the path has been walked by so many before us.
I grew up thinking you had to be in really bad shape to need a therapist, when in reality, I wish I would have gone to one sooner. My kids also see a therapist and have never once complained about going – they actually like it and want to go!
Everyone knows that a vacation with your child(ren) is really called a trip.There is nothing relaxing about it. For the most part, you are basically living your daily routine in a different location. And, it may even be a little more difficult when you find you don’t have your usual kid necessities at your immediate […]