I had lunch with an old friend recently. She’s a New York-based Broadway actress. My friend is a pixie -- waifishly pretty, sweet and thoughtful. You’ve seen her in a few commercials playing a ditzy young housewife and a cute first date trying to figure out how to use her new phone.She is now in her early 40s, and has never had children. In many ways she is still a child … [Read more...] about The Problem With Trying To Be Perfect
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It is time to celebrate - my little guy has hit a huge milestone. He is reading! When he first got started, he struggled a little bit with putting together the letters and sounds. If he had been one of the first few of my children, I probably would have worried terribly about why he was struggling to learn something that was such an essential building block … [Read more...] about Trying to Convince My Kids That Books are Better Than Nooks!
Every year the driving force that gets me to get into the pool is when my best friend from Syracuse calls me to tell me that she and her four kids are loving the pool time and it is only 70 degrees up there and they consider it hot. She always talks about how lucky I am to live in Florida where I can swim year round. If only she knew that I don’t like cold water and would … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Trying to Get Summer Bikini Ready
Deciding to get pregnant can be a time of excitement and stress, especially if conception doesn't occur as quickly. Many couples spend months trying to get pregnant, while others may seem to conceive with little effort. Although you may know what you need to do to get pregnant, knowing what not to do can be just as important. Improve your odds of conceiving a baby by reviewing … [Read more...] about What NOT to Do When Trying to Get Pregnant
Diet and fertility go hand in hand, according to the BabyCenter website. In fact, a relationship exists between what you eat, how much you weigh and having a successful pregnancy. In other words, if you do what your doctors have always recommended--eating a healthy diet and exercising to maintain a healthy weight--you will have a better chance of getting pregnant.Multivitamin, … [Read more...] about Diet for Trying to Get Pregnant