Who is wailing like a banshee? Who is rolling on the floor? Is it a cat? Is it a bird? No, it’s my inconsolable toddler. What’s upset her, you may ask?
Many of us are familiar with the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” In most cultures across the globe, new mothers would traditionally have had the ongoing support and help of their communities as they started their parenting journey. In more recent times, the pace and style of modern life have… →
I’ve taken many roles in the past, with work that allowed me to live in offbeat places that I never in my wildest dreams would imagine visiting, to meet people who became my mentors and lifelong friends, and to simply, be me: that hippie-ish, nature-loving me. All along I thought to work in community development… →
Do you feel tired or even exhausted at times? Do you ever feel like you are drowning or overwhelmed with taking care of your kids, maintaining the home, working, cooking, and putting the kids to bed? I feel the same way at times.
Ash Wednesday was January 17th, which marks the beginning of the Lent season – a time to reflect and prepare for Easter. For a lot of us, it means not eating meat on Fridays and giving up something for 40 days. Over the years, I have tried to give up everything from alcohol, sweets, cursing… →
When the pandemic first happened I was still working a full time job. Like a lot of other moms, I don’t think I realized how serious and life changing this historic event would be for so many, including myself.
Let’s be honest. We’ve all been guilty of putting our children first and completely neglecting ourselves most of the time. Even saying that sounds wrong.
Moms who have family immediately available as parental support are so lucky. I was one of those moms. I had always lived close to my parents and my sister. If I needed anything at all, like someone to take the overnight shift or a gopher to fetch prunes during a BM crisis, help was just… →
When I found out I was pregnant with my third son, my other two boys were newly one and two years old. We would get ALL the comments, “You sure have your hands full.” “Do you know how a baby is made?” “Was this baby planned?” “Are you going to try for a girl?” I… →
Is misbehavior a kid’s problem? Not according to parenting coach and expert, Amy McCready. A mother of two and a recovering yeller, Amy believes that a parent’s personality contributes to a child’s misbehavior. Therefore, misbehavior is a parent’s problem! It is important to recognize the parent’s role in children’s misbehavior and correct it.