No matter how talented you are or what you've accomplished, there are certain phrases that instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light. These phrases are so loaded with negative implications that they undermine careers in short order.
You'll never believe what I'm doing this holiday season. I'm leaving my kids. Not entirely and not without first ensuring their proper care and happiness, of course. While my three kids and their father share a turkey and quality time with my husband's parents, I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving by sipping mint tea in Marrakech with an old friend who is also leaving her children to take this trip.
Parenting multiples frequently means putting your own needs utterly aside, or at least postponing them.
I have claimed many times that there is no difference between being Wonder Woman and being a mom. It's the hardest job, raising an individual and hoping they grow to be the best person they can be. Adding in running a business, being a wife and taking time for yourself is what makes up a Super Mom.
If you're a mom (or, heck, if you're friends with a mom) you know what an accomplishment it is to dry your hair in the morning. Or put on makeup. Between meltdowns and story times and spilled food and toys all over the floor, you feel lucky to finish the day in one piece. We get it!
As a student, I had to figure the scholarship stuff out on my own. I didn't have a parent pushing me to get scholarships for college. On the other hand, I didn't have a parent holding me back from them either. If you are trying to help your child get scholarships, you could actually be doing the opposite.
My husband and I don't see our adoptions as a good deed, and we certainly don't want our children to be placed in the position where they're encouraged to see things this way, either.
When I was young, I couldn't wait to be an adult and do adult-like things. Have my own house, pay my own bills. HAHAHA. This is the biggest laugh of them all.
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Under the glare of the fluorescent lights, and against the contrast of the white paper towel, the bug took its full, wretched, kinetic form. It was phase 44 all over again. I gagged.
Any unmarried person contemplating the use of these procedures with another unmarried person must consult a lawyer prior to commencing fertility procedures if they want to protect their rights to, and the rights of, their future children to a parent-child relationship.
Work hard, do good, and light the fires of your own genuine curiosity. The more you really want to learn and know, the more powerful you become. Your success in life is about who you are, not where you go to college.
He started softly at first, and then began growing in volume. Over and over and over. It wasn't like he was saying, "Oh God!" More like just intoning the name of the primordial creator as if it was a mantra, rolling the word around in his mouth slowly and repeatedly, like it was a marble or a malted ball.
by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer It's 7:35 a.m. on Monday morning. My 4-year-old is lying on the ...