Is there anything worse than seeing your little one sick?
It is impossible to keep them healthy 100% of the time, but there are easy steps you can take to combat germs, especially during cold and flu season.
As a teacher and mom, I have developed some simple steps you can follow to help stop germs at your door.
It was a typical day for at work.
The only thing different about this day was my 4-year-old and my husband were coming in for their routine check-up and cleaning.
My assistant took the little guy to take his x-rays and do his cleaning.
You’re feeling overwhelmed and wondering for the umpteenth time how your mom friend does it.
It physically tires you just looking at her.
And, emotionally whips you, thinking she has managed to get it right … again …
I grew up in a French family, which in my culture, means that I would literally eat any food!
When I arrived in the US, I discovered that most people here fear food and I really didn’t understand why.
Fast forward, I ended up marrying a vegetarian man and subsequently I became one.
My family can always tell when I haven’t run for a few days.
Mommy gets a little less patient. Mommy gets snippy. Even angry. Then comes the mommy guilt. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m not proud of it, but it happens.
You see, I work with 13 year olds every day in a very demanding and often thankless job.
Then I come home to my beautiful, wonderful, sweet, loving, awesome, but also demanding, 3 and 5 year olds.
Working out is tough for a new mom.
There are a lot of outside forces keeping you from hitting the gym or home matt.
The lack of inner motivation plus the distractions of children gives mom a load of excuses for not taking time for herself.
“Look at that cornfield!”
“See those bridges?”
“Wow, look at that truck! That’s a poop-sucker!”
This is traveling with my son – a three-year-old.
So, you know you want to have a baby but the ups and downs of trying to conceive are driving you crazy.
Maybe you wonder if every random movement in your body could mean you’re pregnant.
Or maybe you obsessively scour the internet for baby and parenting products.
It could be that you can’t even go ten seconds without thinking about babies.
The weather is turning – and you know what that means –
The dreaded carousel of viruses is about to hit our schools, communities, and eventually, homes.
This is one of those times when sharing is not caring. It is, however, pretty inevitable.
I know you feel me when I say that it’s so hard to see your kids sick or uncomfortable.
Has this happened to you?
You drag yourself out of bed in the morning to start your day.
Standing in front of the mirror, you squeeze that extra layer of padding around your middle.
You feel slightly disgusted and immediately start making big plans.
You’re starting a diet right away!
You’re going to start exercising a ton!