Every family has their standard traditions, but there’s always room for something new and different. You want to make memories and traditions with your kids so that they can carry on with their children. Check out these new traditions to try with your kids every year.Read more
Month: January 2023
The First Steps You Should Take To Become a Midwife
Midwives hold the unique power to transform mothers’ lives before, during, and after they deliver a baby. Many mothers feel so compelled by their midwife that they, too, would like to become one. Though this process is not as easy as one would expect, there is a series of important steps you must take before becoming a midwife. Let’s take a closer look.Read more
How Long Is the Residential Treatment for Mental Health?
Mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the good news is that there are many resources available to help you on your journey to wellness.Read more
One Step Forward, Two Back…Divorce Saga Continues
Ever just feel like life is one step forward and three steps back? I feel like I’m living this. Here’s a great example, I pulled into Valvoine for a much-needed oil change for my Ford Flex. A day after the oil change I started hearing weird scrapping and the car seemed a bit sluggish. After further examination, it became apparent that the under-car shield was unhinged. What does this mean? This means every time I get in the car I hear the scrapping of the under shield as it’s dragged along to each and every transport of a child, errand, to work, home, etc. Knowing full well it has to be reattached/set. I thought of when I had precisely 30+ minutes to wait for a mistake that someone else made to be fixed. Why must we be inconvenienced by others’ mistakes? Such is life… I have yet two more examples, and I promise the last will have you laughing out loud! But first…Read more
How to Throw the Best Sweet 16th Birthday Party
Every young person looks forward to their Sweet 16th birthday. It is a momentous occasion that marks the transition from childhood to adulthood and is often celebrated with family and friends at an elaborate party. Throwing the best Sweet 16th Birthday Party can be a daunting task, but here are some guidelines to help you make it a memorable event for your loved one.Read more
3 Ways To Support A Child With Special Needs
Children with special needs often face unique challenges in their daily lives. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Ensuring regular activity and stability for a child with special needs is crucial for their overall well-being and development. As parents or guardians, you are considered the primary caregiver, therefore it’s important to know how to support your child’s development and create a safe space for them. With that said, here are three tips to bear in mind.Read more
When The Worst Happens
When life-altering change occurs in your life, whether it be sudden death, family breakdown, or divorce is there a right way to react? The short answer is no. For me it was divorce. After 19 years of marriage and being a huge proponent of marriage, for marriage, and trying my best even under the worst of circumstances I was served divorce papers and my life changed overnight. I went from being at home and fulfilling all the household duties and raising the children to working outside the home full-time while still fulfilling my prior obligations and responsibilities. When the worst happens the hardest part is trying to find the time to process, feel, and heal. So how does one even begin to navigate the steps of grieving when there isn’t time? I’ll be brutally honest with you, it comes out, often at the most inconvenient and oddest times.Read more
The Next Steps After Receiving Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis
If you’ve recently learned about your child’s autism, you’re likely feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused, and unsure about what to do next. You may feel indifferent and as if you can’t support your child to the best of your ability—But you can, and you will.
There’s a lot to learn about the new journey you and your family will go through, but don’t worry. Here are your next steps after receiving your child’s autism diagnosis.Read more
Questions To Ask at Your First Pediatrician Appointment
That first visit to the pediatrician can feel stressful, especially when this is your first baby. You probably have countless questions circling your mind. Having these questions is perfectly natural, as every parent wants the best for their child, and you may have more concerns when you are new to parenthood. Aim to jot down a list of questions so that you can feel more prepared as you get information from a childcare expert. We’ve listed some top questions to ask at your first pediatrician appointment below.Read more
What is it like raising teenagers on your own?
Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. Lately, my days are moving fast, too fast. I’m up at 5, work on the blog, head to work, sub float, teach, make calls during lunch to switch the considerable amount of obligations over to my name since the divorce, teach, then it’s more work, errands, kids’ lessons, classes, gym, etc., followed by dinner, homework, grade/prep, then just lather, rinse and repeat for the remainder of the week. I practically feel like a robot. However, it’s the in-between moment, in between all the responsibilities and obligations of work, running a household, paying the bills, etc. that the really intense moments and life lessons occur. Often at the most inconvenient of times. But when has parenting ever been convenient?Read more