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
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Should you vaccinate your kids? It's the million dollar question - but there's no easy answer. As a father of two, I went down a long road of agonizing over the right decision for my children. With all the information that's available on the subject, I thought if I just did some research and looked at the facts, the choice would be simple. Turns out, that couldn't have been … [Read more...] about Childhood Vaccines: One Dad’s Research On A Hot-Button Issue
Conflicts with Close Friends So, let’s talk about those close personal friendships - kids will experience more conflicts with close friends than acquaintances. When our friend says something or does something to hurt our feelings it means a lot more than if a stranger did the same thing. I’m sure we can relate to that. But, your child’s ability to resolve conflicts will … [Read more...] about Social Development and Bullying
The stomach is a problem area for many women. Naturally, you want to get rid of your tummy flab, for both health and aesthetic reasons, but it's more difficult to do than it seems. While you can quickly eliminate some of your tummy fat, you'll have to keep at it to maintain a flat stomach.SignificanceStomach fat isn't just unsightly--it's unhealthy. As women age, the percentage … [Read more...] about How Do I Lose My Tummy Flab Fast?
LIKE most parents, I had always looked forward to the day when my children would finally enter school. During those early years of infancy and toddlerhood, when mothering feels like such a full-time job, I would assure myself that I would have a glimpse of my old life back when my sons Jahan and Nirvan – now 5 and 2 – would be in school. And then we decided … [Read more...] about Why Homeschool?