It's getting rather tedious, really, the debates and the outrage, the taking sides. I can't remember a time when I felt quite so drawn in to politics...
Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.
The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. He blinded me with science. A new dad is lying on the couch, a place where he used to go to drink beer, cuddle with h...
If there is a grandmother alive who doesn't love to talk about her grandchild, I haven't met her. Grandmothers adore talking about their grandchildren. Especially when the little ones are babies. I haven't experienced being a grandmother firsthand. I'm behind scheduled in that department.
Here are my top ten signs and other non-verbal communication methods that we use with our non-babies. I'm going to start using them more often.
Kids will be exposed to germs no matter what, so stop carrying around hand sanitizer. The good news is being exposed to germs builds their immune system. No matter how hard you try to prevent illness, it will happen. All you can do is teach them to wash their hands well, and call it a day.
September. Back to routine and structure; back to reasonable bedtimes for kids and adults, alike; back to resuming my role as the night cop: "Twenty minute warning.... ten minute warning... five minute warning... BEDTIME!"
In June I heard from a young woman. She was graduating from high school, and her parents sent me a notice of her accomplishment. It had been almost 18 years since I last saw them in my office, suddenly expectant parents after having tried fruitlessly to have a child for so long.
Parenting is tough stuff. Really tough at times. And it doesn't matter if you have one kid or seven of them. It doesn't matter if your child is embracing his terrible twos or acting like a moody teenager (and she's only seven).
Where do love and sex and romance go now that you are both fawning over the new boss in diapers?
Don't be fooled by any simple list of steps to personal effectiveness. Behind each of these pithy bullets is a WHOLE LOT of hard work. This journey ain't for the faint-hearted or lazy. But that's not you, is it? Didn't think so. Read on, intrepid fellow traveler!
Greatness may not be able to be taught, but it can be shown. While you've been reading about back to school sales and traffic reports, let's all work together to ensure that this back to school season helps our children and our country reach greatness.
When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.
While my Italian husband is open-minded and adopts more of an "international" than "traditional Italian" mentality, there is an underlying belief in Latin culture that men should not be expected to help with family responsibilities -- even when both parents work. Last week my husband was called mammo (a vernacular expression for a dad doing a mum's job) by a work colleague.
From the time my son River was two years old, he has been "dropping jewels" on me. These lessons sometimes warmed my heart with unbelievable joy, and other times he had me asking myself, "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to become?"
Seeing that you are not the only person experiencing the imperfections of motherhood is absolutely incredible. It is uplifting beyond words. We have created a group where we are allowed to be ourselves, and there is no judgment.