Like it or not, the holiday season is among us, and for a lot of families, that means one thing - time for the annual holiday card photo shoot.Whether you are hiring a professional photographer or plan to take shoot your own stills this season, here are some great tips and advice for capturing your family on camera. Here are some the top mistakes mothers make when it comes … [Read more...] about 5 Mistakes Moms Make When It Comes To Family Photos
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I keep waiting for my kids to become normal people when it comes to food. When my daughter was a toddler, everyone told me that is was normal for her to only eat bread and cheese and pasta; that it was one of those annoying, toddler phases that she would grow out of, like delaying bedtime or asking "why?" about everything you said. But she’s nine now, and unless I missed … [Read more...] about My Kids Aren’t Normal People When It Comes To Food
How many times have you said to yourself, "things sure have changed since I was a kid"? We say that too, and we think of our childhoods as having been a bit more carefree than our kids' are today. By this we mean that even at a young age, saying goodbye to your parents in the morning and not returning home until dinner time was common. Did our parents worry? Were they … [Read more...] about When it Comes to Parenting, How Much Should You Hover?
The other night in one of the childbirth classes I teach, we were talking about pushing and the moment that your beautiful child comes out into the world and is placed in your arms. I was sort of choked up thinking about how beautiful the moment was when my first child was placed into my arms and how it made every minute of the 28 hour labor worth it. One of the moms asked … [Read more...] about The Only “Push Present” I Want Comes In A Yellow Wrapper
Years ago, a neighbor with two young daughters, ages 6 and 8, went through a divorce.I remember thinking how busy I was at that precise moment.I was working fulltime and taking care of three children under age 10.I didn't have time to get divorced.I didn't have time to even think about getting divorced.I didn't want to get divorced, which helped.But now, eight years later, it's … [Read more...] about When Divorce Becomes Part of Good Parenting