As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.
Being prone to reasoning rather than listening when I see my kids struggle, this is a big lesson for me. Sometimes, shutting up makes all the difference. This way, we can find out whether we are dealing with a typical teenage situation or whether we need to dig deeper. We create that sacred safe space.
Each morning as you shower or brush your teeth do you lament, "I have to do this, every day, for the rest of my life!" You most likely hop into the ...
My Facebook feed is filled with parents celebrating back to school and here I am feeling like I just received a sentence to 9 months of torture. I can't be the only parent that feels this way?!?! No offense to all the hard working teachers, school administrators but frankly, back to school sucks!
Yes, science supports the fact that people without kids are happier, and has also found that having kids makes you more unhappy than someone who just experienced the death of a partner. But then, if you didn't have a kid, you would miss out on all the good things, the little things
When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.
Whether I call it writing or not, or remembering passwords or not, I will always have to believe in what cannot be seen, but is known instead, as my dreams are known.
Let's be real for a moment and admit that parenting is H-A-R-D. Natural parenting, or wellness-oriented parenting, where you're trying to create an environment of health, happiness, and freedom from the toxins of the world is even harder.
Being a work-at-home parent and stay-at-home dad has not only made me a better father to my son, but also made me a better husband to my wife.
My son is nine months old. I've been kicked out of several online "support" communities and attended quite a few "playgroups" that I will never revisit. Following, are eight reasons why these forms of community tend to be awful.
Red nail polish ... Pink nail polish ... Black glitter nail polish ... She wanted them all. Back and forth she went to my dresser, bringing a new...
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.