Family Life

Health and Rewards for Kids: Striking a Balance

Health and Rewards for Kids: Striking a Balance Raising children isn’t easy. You have to feed and bathe them, educate them, teach them right from wrong, instill values and morals, and motivate them to make good choices. There is a lot of debate about the latter of these, which leads to the seemingly never-ending debate over whether or not children should be rewarded. Specifically, the argument ignites…

How To Explain Cyberbullying To Your Children.

Raising children is obviously a difficult task. From the minute we found out we were expecting, most of us began planning, baby proofing, and purchasing much needed baby gear. We poured over every piece of literature about sleep schedules, feeding options, and how to swaddle an infant. Now, after a few years have passed, our sons and daughters are on the verge of becoming teenagers. Navigating the world of acne…

Reaching Out to Midlife.

Making the decision to reach out to midlife and accept what it has to offer, has been quite a learning experience.  Not that I have embraced all that has happened in the “middle years,” but I’ve found that it’s a lot simpler to accept what is coming your way, and let the rest slip away. Hold onto what is…

Divorce and The Other Break Up

After you’ve weathered the many phases of going through a divorce; the emotional roller coaster, the lawyers, the paperwork, explaining everything to the kids (or perhaps they knew it was coming), prepping the family members, there is another group of folks that are standing back watching it unfold too.  These are friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. You know the old saying, everyone is entitled to their own opinion…

How Mommies In Orbit Came To Life.

      Bye Bye Daddy. January 8, 2011 It all began so innocently, two babies, one Mom, one Dad, peace on earth, or so we thought. We lived in the baby orbit with bottles, blankets, pacifiers and coos. The baby years flew by, mostly due to the lack of sleep, learning how to juggle two fussy babies, two bottles, and two burp cloths, this soon created one crazy Mommy…