You know that doctor who saved your life? She had a first grade teacher, who encouraged her and shaped her to glean her gifts and use them with appropriate and balanced judgment. Years later, she had a teacher who observed her making incisions and providing emergency care to save lives-yep, yours.
Before I was a foster parent, I had some mixed views about the foster care system. To say that I was unaware and ignorant of what foster care was about is quite the understatement.
I love being the mother of my children. It's been my life for 20 years. And I still don't know what I'm doing.
India is in mourning. Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, passed away on July 27, 2015. Among his many stellar accomplishments is his unmatched ability to inspire and ignite minds, especially of children and youth in India. He was popularly known as the people's President.
Being overly loving and attentive, constantly singing our children's praises and protecting them from any unpleasant experience can make the world seem like it's a wonderful place free of hardships.
At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.
Give someone a camera and they'll give you memories--tangible ones that you can develop and print and keep for as long as the paper keeps. The children of Villas Miravalle, a shelter for sexually abused minors in Guadalajara, Mexico, gave us a set of memories.
With plenty of rides for the youngest members of your family to monstrous coasters that attract teens and thrill-seekers, Islands of Adventure is packed with enough entertainment to keep you busy for several days.
Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...
Well, I'm sure you've noticed it's been quite a while since I've posted on my blog and I have a very good excuse, it's called a job. I don't know who came up with this concept, but they sure didn't have a sense of humor.
I know there are many places that have unisex bathrooms now, so women can blame men. NO, it's not men hosing down the stall, trust me. My husband actually was appalled to think men were too lazy to even lift the seat. Then I told him it probably wasn't the men who made that disgusting mess.
I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.
I think there is credit in intentionally limiting toys for children. Amidst the constant bombardment of more advanced, more colorful, more stimulating, more educational, more this and more that, I humbly present my case for why less is more.
With a new baby and her children home from school on summer vacation, Mom will be trying to catch some time in the day to care for herself as she cares for everyone else. Family life is fun, but is a huge undertaking.
What I loved about my IHOP was not the food. (Sorry. But my kids did...so there's that.) I loved the restaurant because everyone who worked at our location was so nice. And, yes, it was everyone.
Sunday, July 26, is the seventh annual Auntie's Day, the day I founded in 2009 to celebrate and honor aunts by relation, aunts by choice to friends' children, godmothers, and all women who play an active role in the life of a child not-their-own.