The Holidays are a notoriously hard time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For all of us women struggling with infertility, the Holidays are a time when we grieve the lost opportunity of a new life. What is more difficult is that many of the traditions and rituals of the Holidays are often centered around children. For those who have experienced loss during … [Read more...] about Dealing With Loss Through the Holidays
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It’s one of the most startling, and at times most delightful, biological gifts of parenthood: when you unexpectedly see yourself, or your beloved, or Grandma Ellie, reflected in your own child. Maybe it’s a talent for taking apart a car engine, the ability to dunk a basketball, the resurgence of one of your mother’s mannerisms you never thought you’d see again. There is an … [Read more...] about Do Parents Pass on Our Neuroses to Our Kids?
There is a psychology to everything – even why we let more dollar bills wiggle out of our wallets than might be wise. But the good news is that once you understand why you do what you do, you can try on a new, more budget-friendly habit. Here are the top three reasons moms tend to overspend. We can be people pleasers. I know you have been there: you are in the … [Read more...] about Top Three Reasons Moms Overspend & How to Cut It OUT
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the walls of your life closing in on you; pressing against your hope, your faith, your peace? I know what that feels like. My family suffered a series of back-to-back blows. My son was diagnosed with autism on a Thursday, and the next day, my husband lost his job. We were pawning, scraping and doing everything we could think … [Read more...] about How Jasinda Wilder Saved Her Family’s Home Writing Steamy Romance Novels
How do you deal with the sometimes colossal tantrums of your child with autism? What about the mild tantrums? Are you able to recognize the buildup before a tantrum? Can you predict a tantrum? For example, if you know the news you are about to give your child is not going to be well-received, do you cringe in anticipation of an oncoming tantrum? Tantrums can vary. I used the … [Read more...] about Children With Special Needs: Tantrum Management