As mothers, we often teach our young children about Stranger Danger and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home.
Nobody told me(fill in the blank). How often have you said this or heard one of your girlfriends say this about something pregnancy or post-pregnancy related? While pregnant with my first child, I felt like I was saying it all the time.
To my sweet boy,Im just going to come out and say it: it sucks to be a younger sibling. I cant say I know how you feel, because as a firstborn, I have never been in your shoes. But I remember how I used to treat my little brother, and I wouldn’t have traded places with him for anything. As your mom, my heart breaks for you every time that your …
The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren’t they? Isn’t that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That’s how it seems in the media. It’s a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that […]
When it comes to infertility, I have found that people just dont know what to say to those going through it. Then when they finally find the words, you kind of wish they hadnt. My husband and I have had many crazy things said to us throughout our journey. I realize these statements mostly come from those closest to us who are having trouble seeing us struggle. The crazy part is that the people who say these things come from a place of love and care (mostly- there are exceptions!). I think our family and friends are trying to be helpful, and to make it better. Listed below are ten unhelpful (and borderline hateful) things people usually say to those of us struggling with infertility. I personally have heard each and every one of these lines. I have also included what I wanted to respond with and what I actually said.
1. Pokemon, Bakugan, LEGOS, Ninetendo DS(Whatever it is) ROCK There will be something that your son is intensely interested in (obsessed with) that you could not care one flying leap about.
Life is a beautiful mess. It comes at us so fast, at times, we are spun around and lose sight of who we are and what is important. This is true for parents and children alike – we almost need a map to navigate this ever-changing world. Yes, there will always be ups and downs, which makes life both challenging and a joyful adventure.Helping your children learn their centering place, and knowing your own as …
“Through humor, you can soften some of the worse blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive.” –unknown They say a clean house is a healthy house. While there may be truth to that, I had to let go of that fantasy years […]
As the mom of two athletic teenagers (and a former competitive swimmer myself), I’ve been to a lot of kid sports games. Baseball. Soccer. Basketball. Swimming. Water Polo. And although the sports activity and venue may differ, I’ve come to realize there is the same set of parent “types” sitting in the stands at every […]
A true friend is someone who makes you feel better than you think you are. – Me