Encourage your child to interact with the baby before she's born. Let him feel the baby kick and listen to the baby's heart with his doctor kit.
Important decisions aren't black and white. In fact, they are surprisingly gray. Hard choices don't have a fairytale ending -- the real ending is one we often replay over and over in our minds.
Love doesn't mean that you have to stay, and stay and stay. You can leave the relationship and love them anyway.
The rules weren't all that necessary or important. Which is why, when her kids didn't obey, she didn't enforce the rules. She just got more and more agitated.
Oh, how life has changed. Not in a bad way, but definitely in a different way. If you're in the market for a Christmas tree, here are my 75 easy steps to creating holiday memories with your kids.
What I am figuring out is that this ever upward recovery I fight to live every day will always be filled with the dichotomy of life.
As we plan out our career futures, how often do we reflect on our past and thank those who championed us and helped us recognize our value even before we started a career? And why is doing so such an important building block in our journey towards success?
The easiest path is always the dead path, the wrong trail.
Do they notice my big eyes looking in from the other side of the glass longingly at their delicious plates of food, bags of goodies?
In 67 blocks, that man had picked up the shattered pieces of my awful day and pieced them together in a way that made my life feel manageable again.
That constant, bone-deep, existential fear of harm or death at the hands of law enforcement is shared by so many mothers and fathers in this country -- men and women of color who have never had a positive interaction with a person wearing a police officer's uniform.
I wanted another chance to be the mother she always wanted, the mother she wanted to take with her. Her books and teddy bears remained in her (former) room. I still have her art work packed in boxes in my garage; every single piece she ever did. Yes, I probably need counseling for that.
This time of year can be tricky for families. There's so much to do and so much emphasis on making it all special and magical... which can often feel like it takes a lot of money.
Parents must focus on the positive behaviors they want to see from children as opposed to repeating back to them what they do not want to see through a series of empty threats.