Thirty years ago, sitting down as a family to eat dinner together was the norm. Most of us grew up this way, but in todays hectic environment, family dinners have fallen by the wayside.
To all the coaches, parents, and fans of little league, The season is upon us. Fields all over are filled with parents, fans, coaches, players, and umpires. It’s an exciting time of year for boys and girls, the cold is finally turning warmer, the days are slowly becoming longer, school is almost out for summer, […]
The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren’t they? Isn’t that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That’s how it seems in the media. It’s a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that […]
Mom, are you my friend? (and we are not talking Facebook Friend here.) Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question made me think – how do I want to answer this? It had me pondering what other mothers thought about the idea of being their childs friend. But before I share their thoughts, let me tell you my own. “No, I am not your friend, I am your mom, is what I told my 10-year-old son. But the conversation didnt stop there – he went on to ask me if I was friends with my own parents. That one was an easy answer – “No” – and although my parents weren’t always perfect, one thing they definitely did do right is that they never tried to be my friend (at least until I became an adult).
Have you ever looked at your baby and wondered “What’s going on inside that head of yours?” Or, why is a normally well-tempered baby all of the sudden difficult and demanding? And then, suddenly, he is doing things he could not do the day before? Recent research has shown that there are predictable times during the first few years of a child’s life when he may be more demanding (fussier) than usual. These fussy times have been called “Wonder Weeks” because it is during these times that babies are making big steps forward in their development.
While it’s a common misconception that breastfeeding prevents you from getting pregnant again, many new moms end up with two babies close in age because they thought they were protected. The fact is, it’s possible to ovulate while breastfeeding, which means you can conceive if you’re sexually active during your fertile time. Here are some […]
Do you suffer, as I do, from the high levels of anxiety that not only wake you up at night, but send you to your child’s room to check on their breathing? Do you envision disaster scenarios involving mudslides, snakes, or random wandering kidnappers? Congratulations my friend, you suffer from Momxiety. For those of us who […]
Whether we realize it or not, as parents, we want our kids to have more. Not only more of the things we didn’t get as children, but more attention, more clothes, more talent, more education, more friends, more activities, more hobbies, and generally more of whatever we parents are capable of providing. Kids start out […]