My 12-year-old son is exactly like my husband, your future father-in-law: they both have Asperger's syndrome. I know this letter is important, because it's exactly the thing I wish someone had written to me in the beginning of my relationship to save me years of struggling.
At the 2013 Women In The World summit, we stumbled upon Elaine DePrince, whose journey through motherhood has included life-affirming highs (watching one her adopted daughters become a rising ballet star) and heart-wrenching lows (enduring the death of two of her nine adopted children). The size of her heart and the strength of her will are things we should celebrate not only this Mother's Day, but every day. Here's her amazing story.
In honor of mother’s day, and trying to help singles moms out there not only find a great guy, but keep the relationship going strong, I thought I would help by outlining common dating mistakes single moms make as well as give a few suggestions how to prevent them. #1 Introducing the children too soon to your date or new love interest. Introducing your child too soon to your date or special someone is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Single dads are guilty of making this mistake, also. These guys are perfectly fine with you having a child, but you change the dynamic before you really get to know the person by introducing surly teens, or crying toddlers. Keep that romance alive, or the possibility of it, for as long as possible between just the two of you. Sure, he may have children also, and think it’s a good idea for everyone to go to the zoo. When he never calls you again after the kids argued all day, you will know why.
My mother was one of the sweetest, most supportive people I know, but she was uncomfortable with physical touch. Since I didn't get that love from my mom, I grew up always wanting 'more' in my relationships with men. That was when I realized that I had to openly express my feelings if I ever wanted to fix my relationships ... including the one I shared with my mom.
Long before she played Sarah Braverman on 'Parenthood', Lauren Graham was the TV single mom you most wanted as your own.
Mother's Day can become very routine. You call your mother. You take her out to lunch. You take this opportuntiy to express your love and gratitude to her. However, Mother's Day is an opportunity to look at the bigger picture and to engage in some alternate activities. Here is a countdown of 10 activities that you might want to consider.
A new study reveals surprising results: children of light drinkers have fewer behavioral problems and even higher cognitive abilities. So does this study make a new case for drinking alcohol during pregnancy? Our experts tackle this controversial debate.
Have you heard this story? An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night. The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late." The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replied, "That would be my wife."
Mindless consumerism can lead us to believe our value lies in what we wear. I wanted my daughter to have the freedom to divorce her self-worth from her clothing. But how could I teach her that when here I was — 29-years-old, wallowing in a pile of cheap cotton-poly blends and feeling worthless? It was time to go on a clothing fast. I called it "No Pants 2012."
Parents, in all honesty: Have you ever wanted to just close your eyes and disappear for a while? It's not an uncommon feeling. We all fantasize about doing severely irresponsible things. No judgements on parents who sometimes want to run screaming after a particularly trying day! But acting on those impulses? That's kind of unusual.
Pregnancy can zap energy. After all, growing a human takes a lot of work, even if you're just sitting on the couch. Simply walking from the bathroom to the kitchen can completely take the wind out of you. Here are some practical tips to help you stay at the top of your game during the holidays.
We all know that men are visual creatures: they're suckers for long legs, ample curves, a great smile...mom's cheekbones?! According to a new study out of Finland, men are more likely to marry women who resemble their moms. Researchers compared photos of 70 married couples’ parents and significant others to come to this conclusion — and it's taken me just under 30 seconds to become totally creeped out by the news.
Guilt is a very powerful emotion, just like all the emotions, if you are not aware of its power and tend to feel often, you may not even realize that it is the driving force behind everything you do and how you do it. Apparently for women it is more likely to rear its head than it is for men and this is usually because as women we are conditioned to be nice and play nice.