My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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Most single parents want the best for their children despite the circumstances. Although there are an increasing number of single parent homes in the U.S., the effects can often be long-term for kids who are in the care of a single mother or father. When you want to learn about how children are affected by living in a single parent home, there are a few important facts to … [Read more...] about The Negative Effects of Single Parent Homes on Children
Laila Ali is probably just as active out of the boxing ring as she was in it. And, that’s saying a lot. After winning multiple boxing World titles, she went on to earn more types of titles: Best-selling Author, Lifestyle Expert, TV Host, “Dancing With The Stars” (DWTS) Alumna, and… Mom. Just as Laila had trained to roll with the punches in the ring, she needed to learn how … [Read more...] about From Boxing Champ to Career Mom: Laila Ali Shares 3 Tips for Work-Life Balance
My son likes to try new things, a quality I admire. Sometimes, he says “I want to try this or that,” and it turns out he doesn’t like it. This happened a few years ago with a place called IFly, a sky diving simulator experience. He really wanted to try it, but when he got there and got outfitted and received the instructions, he got nervous. He did it, got into the … [Read more...] about Autism and a New Athletic Experience
This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. My nephew is one of the most inspirational kids I know. Well, actually, the most inspirational young man I know (he's 16). I only met Brandon 4 years ago when I reconnected with my birth family after 34 years. The day I met him I knew he was special. Unique in his own way, the fact that he is special needs … [Read more...] about What My Special Needs Nephew Has Taught Me About Confidence