Reader Military Wife writes, Today I am struggling. I am struggling with being a 19 year old military wife to an amazing soldier and husband and a mother of two beautiful children. Why am I struggling, you ask? Because my husband is gone. Not for too long, he will be back in a month or so… But today I am struggling. My heart is aching. I’m having difficulty finding the … [Read more...] about Help! My Husband is Deployed and I’m Struggling
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Pickup trucks are making resurgence in the United States, with many women preferring the truck to the traditional station wagon or minivans as their vehicle of choice. While the utility of a truck is without question, it does raise safety concerns for how to transport children safely. In most states, the laws require children to ride in the back seat, securely fastened into … [Read more...] about Child Seat Belt Laws for a Pickup Truck
So many mothers-to-be have told me just how unprepared they were for the emotional side of pregnancy. The physical effects were obvious enough, but apparently not everyone knew that the crazy hormone cocktail the pregnant body is continually swilling can momentarily propel even the most relaxed, jovial mommy-to-be into states of belligerence, hopelessness, or fury over things … [Read more...] about How to Handle Hormone Hell During Pregnancy
After surviving another holiday stressmas season, my New Year’s Resolution is simple: I’m adopting the new parenting approach experts call CTFD. CTFD was first endorsed by parenting authorities this past summer. Especially now that my kids are teenagers, I see the wisdom of CTFD, or “Calm The F*ck Down.”Most parenting advice focuses on kids. This is a real … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Dose of C.T.F.D?
Sarah Michelle Gellar showed her support for a worthy cause at a benefit for military moms-to-be held on Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades. The "Ringer" star hosted an Operation Shower group baby shower for 40 expectant mothers with spouses that are deployed or seriously injured. "I have friends who are active duty and I see what it does to their family," said the 34-year-old … [Read more...] about Sarah Michelle Gellar Hosts Group Shower For Military Moms