“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”, has been a rousing mantra since Ghandi first shared those words with the world. Powerful words, but not always easy to practice. Too often we are the opposite of what we desire to be. Despite our best intentions, we find ourselves being reactive, fearful and short tempered. Why does this happen? Often it is because we are … [Read more...] about Heal Yourself to Heal Your Kids
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If your kids are like mine, they don't take well to their parents giving them advice on much of anything -- academics, athletics, you name it. In many ways, I am thankful for this. My kids are independent and have learned to do their homework on their own. But writing is a different story. But I had to step in recently to help my middle-schooler with a term paper that needed a … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Help Your Child Become A Better Writer
By the time you're a few months into your pregnancy, you'll know whether you're one of the lucky few who has the legendary pregnancy glow or whether you'll spend the next six months battling acne as you did back in high school. If you're plagued with back acne during pregnancy, they'll most likely disappear a few months after your baby's birth, but a few basic steps will help … [Read more...] about Back Acne During Pregnancy
Growing up as a Disney movie addict, I have a lot to thank them for. Their films introduced me to the world of fairytales, princesses, prince charming, and basically all things magical and amazing. However, I have a HUGE bone to pick with them. Growing up with a stepmother and now being a stepmother myself, I have been forever plagued by the word “step” because of these … [Read more...] about Dealing with the Stigma of “Step” Parent
When watching movies, television shows or reading novels, I always wondered how authors could gloss over the every day trials and tribulations of being a human being. Why didn’t the main character ever get plagued with a migraine? How come protagonists never complained of stomach cramps? Why couldn’t a romantic lead ever interrupt a pivotal moment because she had to run to the … [Read more...] about Motherhood – Too Much Over Sharing?