Sheesh, did they really have to do research to figure out this one?Any mom can answer this question without doing all that number-crunching: of course kids do not make you happy. For the simple reason that children are not supposed to make you happy. Making parents happy is not kids' job. Thank God for all of us. Kids today have life hard enough as it is.As for … [Read more...] about Warning: Kids Don’t Make You Happy
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Women who have gone through a pregnancy often have the same or similar experiences. After giving birth they are not only heavier but their bodies are not of the same shape and size as they were before they were pregnant. Pregnancy and childbirth can be traumatic. A woman's abdominal muscles will be both stretched and weakened after giving birth, and her body will not … [Read more...] about Ab Exercises After Pregnancy
In my last post, I discussed how an "earnings chart" can help children with special needs. This week, I want to tackle our "communication log," which is directly linked to our son's earnings chart. The communication log is something created by myself and our child's Resource Special (RSP) person. It also includes valuable input from our child's aide. The RSP person and I … [Read more...] about Using a Communication Log to Work With Children With Special Needs
A family doctor is usually the first professional you consult when you need medical care. Family physicians and general practitioners are skilled at diagnosing a range of illnesses and can treat many of a patient's medical conditions without the need for a specialist's help. Your family doctor can be a valuable source of information when you have health-related questions. In … [Read more...] about How Do I Find a Family Doctor?
Kids make up a significant portion of the rising obesity rates in the United States. Being overweight as a kid increases the odds that you'll be overweight later in life, and that you'll develop obesity-related medical conditions. As a parent, you may be better off looking at your child's health and the quality of his diet than the numbers on the scale as you work toward … [Read more...] about Healthy Body Weight for Kids