Even though my fiance and I are still months away from walking down the aisle, the inevitable question has already come up: When are we going to have kids? This is totally exacerbated by the fact that my younger sister just had a baby in April, and in some cases, the question is annoyingly accusatory (as in, how dare you let your little sister have a baby before you?)
The way that you argue is often modeled on the way that your parents argued when you were young and this can often be a pattern that we carry with us through time. I want to teach you a method that will stop your discussions from turning in to arguments, it really will prove very useful, whether you are at odds with a partner, a family member or a friend.
(Watch the video here.) When you hit your teens you and your mom had a bad time, and you still are. Maybe she's not the mother you always wanted, but she's yours. How do you bury the hatchet and repair your connection? This will also be helpful for moms trying to repair relationships with daughters. You may never be best friends, but you can learn to appreciate each other and get along.
Older siblings often have trouble accepting the arrival of a new baby because your new little bundle knocks the little prince or princess off of his or her throne. Here are some handy tips to help your older child overcome the jolt of losing her position as your littlest darling.
Last week, as I lay in bed trying to go to sleep with a diapered behind smooshed against my cheek, I pondered why it is that children are so talented at sucking the life out of their parents' sex lives. My kids don't even know what sex is (I don't think, although I may have just jinxed that), but they're like little sex leeches, bleeding the life out of our bedroom activities.
When you’re behind the wheel, in most places you aren’t allowed to (or shouldn’t) use a hand held cell phone, an iPad, Blackberry, or other device that can distract you from the road ahead. If you play Angry Birds while negotiating a road in the mountains, you can be no better than a squashed pig. So what do you do when you’re facing a 600-mile stretch of highway on your next vacation? Play the “License Spelling Game.” It gives your brain a bit of fun to keep from falling asleep while you focus on the road ahead.
A couple months ago I had a birthday and I was overwhelmed by hundreds of greetings on Facebook. It was cool and fun and a bit mind-boggling. I liked it. At the time I wondered about the out-pouring of messages and chalked it up to lots of people that truly enjoy bringing joy into each other’s lives. Nice, right? Today I lost my father and I decided to post the following picture and comment on Facebook. “My Mom left us a few years ago. My Dad followed her today.
Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the families don’t like, usually for cultural or religious reasons, that I changed my mind about what I was going to write this month.
People often joke that, despite our best efforts not to, we grow up to mirror the habits and behaviors of our parents. Unfortunately, this age-old concept now stretches even further, and it may be affecting romantic relationships.
Clinton remembers her mom ahead of Mother's Day, telling a crowd in New York that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, grew up in neglect.
My sister is a stay-at-home mom. Her day starts at 6 a.m., when my nephews get up, and isn't over until the last of the two monkeys heads off to bed around 8 p.m. Every single second of her day is dedicated to my two nephews, ages two and three, and I can say without a single doubt in my mind that my sister is the hardest worker I know.
By Holly Lefevre, Author of The Everything Vegan Wedding Book for GALTime Living a vegan lifestyle affects and influences your life on every level. And, now you are planning a wedding! That is a challenge all in itself but when you are planning a vegan wedding, there is a whole new set of decisions and considerations added to the mix.
We all know the song little Dick and Jane teased us with in Elementary School: "Katie and Johnny sitting in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love; then comes marriage; then comes the baby in the baby carriage." There's just one problem with this song today. Maybe it should be rewritten to say: "First comes love, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, then comes marriage." At least that's how it seemed to happen for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
By Kristen Hagopian, Frugalista, for GALTime After the relatively mild winter just gone by, it seems almost too good to be true to have a fabulous Easter right upon us. Yet here it is, in all of its pastel clothed, candy-covered glory. Weather permitting, it’s also the perfect holiday to invite friends and family over for the first throw-open-the-windows get-together of the year. No air conditioning, no heating needed – what could be better?