I've been doing my 10-minute-a-day cleanup -- giving away 10 things a day. For me, it works like a charm because I can't bear doing any more than that. And some days I'm not yet ready to give away the suit with the shoulder pads, but when I pass by a week later, then I'm ready. Some days it's just harder to leave the 80s behind. So a couple of days ago I ventured into my … [Read more...] about Surprising Outcomes of a 10-minute Cleanup
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While dizziness in pregnancy may be cause for concern, this generally temporary lightheadedness is usually the result of a benign pregnancy-related cause. A lot is going on in your body when you are pregnant, and it can have an impact on your overall circulation. Often, this inhibited circulation leads to dizziness in pregnancy and, as a result, lightheadedness that is almost … [Read more...] about Causes of Dizziness in Pregnancy
When it comes to my kids, one of the things that stresses me out is this whole idea of “specializing.” Since my daughter was four or five, I've watched as many of her friends have streamlined their focus on piano or guitar, on club soccer or volleyball teams, on ice skating or acting or singing or swimming or tennis or dance. The stakes seem to get really high really fast - … [Read more...] about It’s Ok To Let Our Kids Settle For “Good Enough”
We’ve all been a part of moments like this, some of us more often than others: Your child sits on one side of the table, eyeing you with suspicion. More specifically, eyeing what is in your hands. You are shielding your hands with little success, hoping that the popsicle you just gave your child a few minutes prior was a satisfactory peace offering. Your child backs away as … [Read more...] about How to Win the Take-Your-Medicine Battle!
Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. Your growing belly accommodates your baby, but your weight also increases with other fluids and body changes. The increased numbers on the scale causes anxiety in some pregnant women. As long as you eat a healthy diet and stay within the recommended weight gain ranges, remember that the weight is necessary for your baby's healthy … [Read more...] about How Weight Gain Occurs With Pregnancy