Can All Women Breastfeed?

Did you know not all women can breastfeed?  I know!  I too used to be a part of the righteous progressive “you aren’t trying hard enough” movement in our fair country…until I saw this topic from another perspective.  In an attempt to love and understand all views and choices, it is often enlightening to step…

How To Handle Your Teething Toddler

Life is great until it happens:  your career is looking good, your family is happy, all is peaceful on the home front and then, for no apparent reason, your child begins drooling excessively, crying for no visible reason, and waking up in the middle of the night – you have a teething toddler.  It seems…

How Bullying Can Affect Our Children

I recently discovered my 5-year-old was being bullied at summer school. Mind you, he is attending school for the first time and is already experiencing bullying. The culprit is another boy who is the same age as my son, 5. While I don’t know why this child is bullying my son, I do believe it…

The Time My Child Loved Daddy More Than Mommy

Once upon a time, my child loved daddy more than mommy.  It wasn’t the most pleasant “phase” of my parenting regime, but it was very insightful and I learned a lot from it. Let’s talk about children!  They are spectacular mini-adults who are fun, happy and easily amused little monsters.  And while they don’t quite…

Are You A Stressed Out Mom?

Stress is a normal part of life that calls people to rise to their best, but what happens when anxiety builds and stress begins running you?  Are you a stressed out mom? Between juggling a career, marriage, personal life and health, we can sometimes start feeling overwhelmed…especially when it comes to being parents!  I have had…

How to Teach My Child To Be Successful

“How do I teach my child to be successful?”  It is one thing many parents ask themselves over and over again. Parents often want to do the best that they can for their children:  provide them with a proper education, give them love and quality time, and that financial backing they may need later on…