Let's just get this out of the way first... Parenting is NOT an easy gig. It is a 24/7/365 demand on your time, energy and resources. It's not for the faint of heart. The topic of Attachment Parenting or Kid-Centric parenting has taken a beating over the past few years. The idea of co-sleeping, babywearing, behavior modeling, etc. somehow has been twisted and turned to represent some kind of maniacal idea that means you completely ignore EVERYONE else in your life and lose yourself in the maze of parenting.
Happiness is a choice. You can choose drama, emotional upheaval and trauma or you can release all struggle and choose a different path of peace and contentment. You are responsible for your life. The "stories" you're spinning are like a spider's massive web. But while the spider has a basic biological purpose to trap food, your efforts may instead be building drama that is not serving you in any way...except maybe to deplete your energies. Energy follows attention, so whatever you focus on will feed or exhaust your energy.
Your search for love is complete and now you're letting your looks go? You're not alone! Married (or cohabiting people) tend to settle into routines and become more sedentary than their single counterparts. Here's how to breakup with brunch and get fit ... together!
I was child-free by choice until I had to step up and help raise my young niece. Here's what I've learned about the joys of parenting versus the freedom of the kid-free lifestyle.
Paternity leave offers incredible support for mom and baby, and can be a mind-blowing experience for dads! Scientific research shows important changes in the brains of dads who spend more time with their little ones. The ability of the brain to change in response to demands like parenting is called Neuroplasticity, and it is the hottest thing in neuroscience!
You're excited to be dating someone new, but how can you be sure he's ready for a relationship after his last one ended. Read this, and if you see any of these signs, run!
People don't just luck into everlasting love. They work at it. And the key to a forever relationship goes beyond just respect. You have to have and express mutual admiration.
Aren't you trying to attract the best with your dating profile? If so, your photos and selfies should show your true personality. Not a toilet.
Finding out your husband or wife has cheated puts you an emotional roller coaster that sends everything in your life spinning out of control. This is what your brain is trying to tell you ...
I see couples every day in my office committed to improving their sex life. As the author of Getting the Sex You Want, and The New Monogamy readers turn to me to find out how to spice up their love life, or to rekindle their marriages. And sure, I advise them to have a sex date, or create some adventure, or even try out some grown up dress up and role play games in bed. But there are three things that I caution even the most enthusiastic couples to watch for when they pul