When I was 12, my father died of cancer. People didnt talk openly about cancer then except for occasionally whispering the C word and certainly not in front of the children.
Archives for May 2010
Did you know that almost twenty-five percent of husbands leave their wives after they are diagnosed with breast cancer?
Ive been on Twitter/Internet hiatus since the finale of DWTS. I seriously needed to check out of the world. Not just because of the intense season, life in general has been action packed lately. Since January I have been going non-stop. I am totally not complaining, its a great problem to have and I am beyond blessed! Im just fessing up that I need a serious check out so I can check in!!!
April two years ago my wife told me that she didn’t love me and wanted to end our marriage. April one year ago my Dad held me & told me I hadn’t cried as much as a child as I had that month. It had been a rough month, and I really thought it could not get any worse. But it did.
Moms these days do less housework than our grandmothers did, but we still do a lot. According to one government study, even moms who work full-time spend more than 14 hours a week on cleaning, food prep, laundry and other chores. Thats like a part-time second job. And thats before we even get to kid chores like changing diapers! But housework doesnt have to consume valuable time when you could be doing something more fun. We all have 168 hours each week. Ever hear about productivity guru Tim Ferrisss book, The 4-Hour Work Week? Well, here are 10 tips for achieving that grand idea, at least on the housework front:
It is easy to think that as a single mom you need to do everything. It is easy to think that, because most of the time you DO do everything. As time goes by, doing everything doesn’t seem as overwhelming as it first did. Daunting, yes, but not nearly so all-consuming.
As summer sets in, you may likely find yourself eager to escape to confines of your daily life and hit the road on a vacation. You do not have to put your summer time travel plans on hold just because you are pregnant. Pregnant women can and do safely travel, but they must engage in more pre-planning to accommodate for their precarious condition. Before you hit the road, sea or even air this summer, consider your special needs as a mommy-to-be.
Hoover recalls upright vacuum cleaners due to fire and shock hazards. Is your vacuum safe?
How do you plan your meals for the week? Do you just wing it each night or are you super organized? For years now I have made a weekly dinner menu as I am making my weekly grocery list. I find that this helps for two reasons:1) As I plan my menu I can write all the ingredients I will need on my grocery list, and hopefully not forget anything!
It is easy to think that as a single mom you need to do everything. It is easy to think that, becausemost of the timeyou DO do everything. As time goes by, doing everything doesn’t seem as overwhelming as it first did. Daunting, yes, but not nearly so all-consuming.