‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway. But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require our presence and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls
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In March of 2017, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why debuted; a series based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show follows high school student Clay as he listens to a series of cassette tapes made by fellow student, Hannah, who died by suicide. I was hesitant to watch despite being told by several friends and colleagues how captivating and binge-worthy the show was. Being a mother who … [Read more...] about Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Not To Blame For Suicides
Now that the initial excitement of being pregnant and wanting to welcome your new baby into the world has subsided, you may be experiencing that next common pregnant emotion of fear. Fear of just how the baby is going to come out. This fear happens to new moms and experienced moms, as every labor and delivery experience is different. You can conquer this fear and take steps … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Tips for Easier Labor
If your doctor diagnoses your child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he'll probably also prescribe some medication that can help treat the disease. This may not be the route you want to take. Some children with ADHD respond well to natural solutions to the problem. If you're hesitant about giving your child medicine to treat his problem, you can try these … [Read more...] about How Do I Treat ADHD Naturally?
Here’s the scene. 7:32 a.m., we have finally made it into the car and are on our way to school. We wake up, every morning with plenty of time to get there before the bell, but as usual, we are inevitably running late and I no longer have my sweet morning voice, I’m now in the Army Sergeant voice, with a “let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.” All the way to the car as they doddle … [Read more...] about When Do You Come Clean About Santa?