Being a single parent requires twice the attention, twice the effort, twice the sacrifice and, truth be told, twice the money. Raising one or more children on your own isn’t easy and if financial shortcomings arise, then you need to start making lists and prioritise. But don’t give up hope just yet. Challenging as it may be, taking care of the house and children with a single salary is not impossible. Your job can become easier if you learn to put things into perspective and make wise,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Madison on November 23, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments
Sometimes I tease my Mom about her home (sorry, Mom), because she maintains two guest bedrooms that are reserved for her grandchildren to stay with her whenever they want. I tease her because I know it takes a lot of work to keep up her home, but she does a lovely job with it. And, my son absolutely loves the idea that he has his own bedroom at his Nana's house.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Kids love these. This is a fun take on a pb and banana sandwich. They are quick and easy to make.
1 Whole Wheat or Multi Grain Tortilla
2 Tbsp Almond Butter (Any type will do – Nut, Seed or Wow Butter)
1 tsp honey (optional)
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…Continue
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments
When you have young kids at home there is always more work to be done than there is time in the day. In order to get some extra help, look to your children. Even young children are able to help out. Giving kids a sense of responsibility and tasks that they can learn to successfully accomplish, can…Continue
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments
I have a girl's weekend at the beach twice a year. It is a relaxing, wonderful time. We work on photo albums, read, catch up on each other's lives and enjoy too much good food. I'm trying to get my Mother to go with me next time and I may have finally won her over.
I want my Mom to join me for several…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments
I have met a large number of parents who complaint about lot of negative activities of their children such as weak in studies, disobedient, disloyal with studies, spend more time at computer and taking drugs etc.
There could be many ways to improve the behavior of kids or teens but in opinion, there is no alternative of parents’ appropriate attention towards their kids to make them a perfect human being.
First of all parents should have to spend more time with their kids and…Continue
Added by Hoa Giusti on March 4, 2016 at 10:40pm — No Comments
It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…Continue
I'm annoyed with Valentines day. It just is too dramatic for my liking. The worst part is that it's dramatic in multiple ways. Whether a person expects a thoughtful gift and high level romance or the HATE VALENTINES DAY, IT'S A HALLMARK HOLIDAY.. blah blah person.. Or that you are single 364 days out the year. Yet if on Valentines day you don't have a date, it's some how the worst thing ever?
If you are only affectionate or thoughtful to your spouse 3 days a year. (Valentine's…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 14, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments
My husband once shared an interesting observation about our generation's way of parenting. He said that we tend to make changes for our children based off what we didn't like about our own childhoods:…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
The biggest shock after having our son is that after four days the hospital was letting us take him home.
Despite the baby prep classes and recovery time from my C-section and the video the nurses insisted that we watched, it seemed really soon. As in: We don't know what we are doing yet - are you sure you…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
My son likes to tell me that when he grows up he is going to get a house about a block or two away and he and his wife will ride their bikes over every day to eat dinner with us. And although I am not sure what his future wife will think of that plan, it sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I would never prevent my son from moving away from me, but I would be thrilled to have him within easy visiting range in adulthood.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 29, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…Continue
Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments
When I left the family nest to get settled into my first job, my Mom gave me some advice. She told me some things about my paycheck and finances, she gave me a few words of wisdom when dealing with my coworkers and when I got frustrated with that job, she told me to stick with it until I found something new.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Over the last few months, I have had several different people ask me if I’m a photographer, as in a “professional photographer.”
That’s rather flattering because, no, I’m not. I’m a mom with a nice camera who loves to take pictures of her children, and while I have been really…Continue
I have returned to my Mother's nest twice in my life. The first time was right after college, when I stayed there for three months to search for my first job. The second time was when job situations caused me to live apart from my husband and I was pregnant and no one wanted me living on my own. I was fortunate that both times my Mom and Step-Dad were there to take me in and take care of me.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments
There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:
Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments