If you are a stay-at-home mom who sometimes feels like you're about to crash and burn, you are not alone. Being a stay-at-home mother is a stressful job and science has proven it.
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?
It was a typical Sunday morning in our house. My husband woke up at 8 a.m., made coffee and went outside to cut the grass. The kids were sleeping and I was sitting in bed reading a magazine. My son, Jacob, woke about ten minutes later, just as I was getting into the good part of an article — typical when you have a 5-year-old. Two minutes later, my 3-year-old daughter, Lindsay, found her way into our bed, as well. I tickled their stomachs. We had a pillow fight and we laughed and laughed. It became what we call in our house a "cuddle fest." It was the best moment of my week. Little did I know that three hours later, I would experience the worst moment of my life.
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.
Today is a day of blessings and thankfulness. I get to spend Mother's Day with my very own mother and my fabulous kids, as well as my hubby. As I observe my little family and notice all that I am thankful for, I can't help but think about the many people who walk into my office and lack their own mother to celebrate with.
"The Atlantic" magazine stated Definitively last month that women STILL can't have it all. Well, harrumph. Especially when we all have a different definition of "IT" and we still have 24 hours in a day of which one-third to one-fourth is spent sleeping, pooping and Pinteresting. Nonetheless, what do dads think? Can moms have it all?
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?
Single women in their late 30’s or early 40’s are often worried about their biological clock, for good reason. Whether dating and looking for the right life partner, or on a hiatus from the search, there is a point at which the reality of time moving forward registers. With that reality are the facts about how much more difficult it is to become pregnant with each passing year in your late 30's, and more so in your early 40's. Then the question is whether to raise&
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...
Despite the wear-and-tear on a new mother's body, the lack of sleep after a baby is born, and the constant screams of the newborn, science has found that most women are ready to get it on long before the end of the doctor-recommended six-week waiting period.
Several months into motherhood, just as things really start to settle down, you realize your baby is in fact, no longer a baby. That's the point where you turn to your partner and ask "So, you ready for another?" The response I received from the man who was so interested in having three children once upon a time, was shocking.
When my daughter was born, I was determined to be a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, cloth diapering, hippie mama. Nine months later, the only thing that'd stuck was the cloth diapers. I had just started my daughter on formula, she had been in the sling exactly five times and never once slept in her fancy little co-sleeper, which I returned to the store. And yes, I felt like a failure.
Your teen leaves his dirty clothes all over the house. Instead of getting into another fight with him or nagging him to pick them up, you do it for him. It’s easier, right? Your daughter with ADD is having problems completing her science project. She can’t seem to focus and complains that it’s boring and too difficult. After she goes to sleep, you finish it for her. After all, you don’t want her to fail.