No Doubt singer/L.A.M.B. fashion designer Gwen Stefani and her husband, Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, have been together 16 years, married for ten! Now, she's offering up her tips on being super-Mom!
Few of us are good at managing stress. Whether it comes from work, relationship issues, or overall lifestyle, we all have stress in our lives. It can add a signficant layer of difficulty and challenge if you are trying to conceive. Fertility is seldom blocked by just one issue or condition. Everything we know about healthy conception also indicates that stress increases negative effects that we may already be experiencing. The complex biochemical changes occurring in our bodies from stress also create changes that do not support conception.
We've all experienced it...the dreaded parenting guilt. You blame yourself whenever you see your child fail or if they are unhappy or struggling. You beat yourself up after you lose your cool when your child misbehaves, you wonder how you have failed your child when they come home with a bad test grade, and you are sure iti is your fault that your child hurt themselves when under your care. There's always something to feel guilty about when you are a parent!
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.
Why don't you just adopt they say. Think of all the kids who have no parents who would at least get one. You can bond with a child that does not share your DNA. True but adoption is not an option. It's not about income, passing the home visit with the social worker, or passing the background check. Adoption is a selfless act and a choice to love a child that has no biological tie to you as if they were your own.
I have worked with families all over the country. The one question I am often asked is, "How can I increase my child's self esteem?" My answer is always the same, "It begins with you empowering yourself with self acceptance!" When you have self acceptance and self confidence, your children mirror these attributes. After all, as parents we are our children's "Best Role Models."
Are you a busy mom who is constantly trying to feed herself, her kids and her husband — all while making healthy choices? And then your kids' friends come over and you find yourself having even more mouths to feed? There are few things more frustrating than finding yourself strapped for time at the end of a long day, with no idea of what to make.
When you're married with children, it's easy to lose your sense of self. After all, you're so busy playing wife to your husband and mom to your kids, it's hard to remember your own identity. But, if you think the solution is to end your marriage, know that you have other options.
Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest cover girl for InStyle Magazine -- and her interviewer, Diane Von Furstenberg, really got into the personal details, particularly when it comes to Paltrow's children with husband Chris Martin.
Yesterday I met my friend for coffee and we shared our “War” stories about our children. My friend reported to me that she had to eat dinner one night on the toilet, yes ladies the toilet, to have a little piece on mind. “It was one of those days” she said and I knew exactly what she was talking about. I’ve had plenty of those days as a Mom. You know, the days when you feel as though every last nerve in your body is being squeezed to the point where they will pop.
As parents, we invest thousands upon thousands of dollars on providing our children with the latest video games, toys and computers. This year, why not take steps toward investing time into your child's emotional development?