Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
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Hang in there moms, we may be in self-quarantine due to COVID-19, but there are ways we can make it through each day with a little encouragement from each other. This Mother’s Day video from cast members and fans of Expressing Motherhood, reminds us to go easy on ourselves and find moments for self care. We have to do the best we can right now. Scouring social … [Read more...] about Hang in There Moms, Words of Encouragement from Expressing Motherhood
This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
All the baby books tell you to have sex when you're ovulating. That's the basis of conception. One sperm fertilizing one egg means you're parents. Following that logic, it makes sense that if you're not ovulating, you won't get pregnant. That logic, however, fails to take into account the longevity of sperm and the sometimes fickle nature of a woman's reproductive cycle. So the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant While Not Ovulating?
How do you know your child’s camp is SAFE? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you confidence in the camp? When we questioned friends and family members who were sending their kids to camp, most parents - with a slight blush and timid smile - reported that their main concerns were: Will my child have friends at the camp? Expense Location … [Read more...] about 12 Questions Parents Need to Ask Their Child’s Summer Camp