Imagine your child running in the park. Can you hear the laughter and joy from just being outside in nature? How about climbing a tree and pretending it is the masthead of a ship? That is what our young grandson Ridge did last weekend. It was a complete joy to join in his fantasy. By standing on the ground and asking him to tell me what he could see through his imaginary telescope he brought me into his life. It is just one more suggestion to add to my collection of 77 Ways To Have FUN With Your Family For Free.
BABY AND RELATIONSHIP
The 100 hottest baby names of 2012 were released today, and it's a familiar-looking list. Sure, there are a couple of newcomers to BabyCenter's top 10 boys' and girls' names, but Sophia and Aiden retain their iron grip on the #1 spots for yet another year. Here's why I'm glad we didn't chose any of them.
Both men and women are significantly affected by stress on the road to conception and pregnancy. Today we know that your body's function is impacted by stress. Humans only need to think about a stressful event in order to trigger the stress response in the body. Then we get knocked off balance, and a whole cascade of physiological responses take place.
Many women wonder why nobody told them that pregnancy not always rosy. It's impossible to know ahead of time how you're going feel during a pregnancy, so don't be surprised if you're up, down and all over the place. There are many fantasies and myths surrounding pregnancy, and here are the top five.
How long do you breast feed your baby? Will it make your boobs hang down? Will it limit sex if your breasts leak during foreplay? Will it mean that mom and dad can never go out on a date without bringing baby along? Will my husband still think I am sexy when he sees me breastfeeding? What happens when I go back to work?
When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. In retrospect, this was a crazy notion because after giving birth I did NOT look good. Not at all...
©JudyHWright http://www.judyhwright.com We all have weaknesses that are hard to accept. Parents, teachers and caring adults see areas that need improvement in children and want to help them build confidence. The trick is to build confidence and acceptance without criticism and breaking the spirit. As I have mentioned in previous articles and books, “Soar with Your Strengths.”
According to Dr. John Gottman, two out of three couples experience a serious decline in the happiness of their relationship in the three years after the first baby arrives. If you know what experiences to expect in your relationship then you can make a plan to avoid these common pitfalls.
A new Australian study, published in the Journal of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, shows mothers and fathers are equally likely to experience postnatal depression after the birth of their baby. Men show different signs of depression than women do. While men tend to process anger more externally, women tend to process depression more internally. You could miss the symptoms unless you read on.
By Jane Greer, Ph.D., Relationship & Sex Talk, for GALTime Can the anticipation of a baby bring people together? That’s a good question, and it looks like Uma Thurman is working toward answering it right now. She announced this week that she is expecting a baby with her on-again boyfriend multimillionaire financier Arpad “Arki” Busson.
Friends With Kids opens with a hushed phone call in the middle of the night from Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) to Jason (Adam Scott). She asks him a strange question about how he'd prefer to die, presenting two options. Jason mulls it over and chooses one. And then the camera reveals a scantily clad woman sleeping next to him, his flavor of the month. "I think I'm going to break up with her soon," Jason confesses.
"The childbirth books speak of diminished desire post-birth and suggest lubrication, but nobody talks about the other possibility. What if sex were better? What if all of the inhibitions and disparaging thoughts that once filled our heads fled? What if the very act of childbirth forced them out?" How one couple's sex life improved after they had a baby.