Category Archives: Parenting & Family
By Maxine Browne
Life after divorce: I will never forget the great void created when my daughter would go for weekend visitation with her father. I could do anything. How do you do that?
I had been Mommy for about 25 years. It had been forever since I was not responsible for children. For the first time in years, I was not “his wife” or “her mom.” I was just me. Who was Maxine? I didn’t know her anymore. How could I create a new life for myself after divorce?
First, I spent several months simply watching television and renting movies. That was my life after divorce. But after a while, I decided I wanted more out of life than sitting around the house, waiting for someone to come back home so I could take care of them. I want Read the Rest of This Article >>
By: Lyssa Armenta
How important is it to choose the right way to get your new baby to sleep?
Well, current research on babies left to cry themselves to sleep is showing it is crucial to take this decision seriously. Your baby’s brain development and future healthy relationships might be on the line. So, if your baby is not sleeping or if your baby won’t sleep, letting him or her cry him/her self to sleep is not a good solution.
Here are 4 Things to consider when deciding on how a baby should be put down for sleep:
1. How would you want to be treated? If you treat your baby as you would want to be tre Read the Rest of This Article >>
By: Lynette M. Smith
The holidays bring out emotional extremes—joy, sadness, loneliness, grief, regret. At this time of year we feel most keenly the rifts between friends, family members, or other relatives. Awkwardness ensues at parties or family gatherings where both are present; sometimes only one attends while the other, feeling unwelcome, stays away, isolated. That’s why is so important to make amends…so we can all enjoy this festive season in peace.
Before we make amends, other friends or relatives are caught in the middle or feel pressured to take sides. Added to that is the physical dis-ease that resides within someone who harbors sadness, anger, or resentment towards another. All these outcomes drain the joy from an occasion or a season.
Which begs the question Read the Rest of This Article >>
By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT
Dealing with divorce is difficult enough, but divorce and children? That can be tough. For many parents, their divorce is just the beginning of a new and equally intimidating challenge — co-parenting your children.
Hats off to all of you who have chosen to remain in your children’s lives as co-parents. It means both of you care deeply about your children and want to continue raising them in the least-disruptive possible manner.
Of course, not all parents can share the parenting process in this way and for some couples it is not ideal to even attempt it. But those couples who are determined to co-parent and who choose to live relatively close to one another so as not to disturb the school, sports and ot Read the Rest of This Article >>
Gail Ruben is sharing a super-special post with us today on how to overcome the holiday blues when your loved one has crossed over and you miss him or her.
It’s all ok—In fact, when our loved ones cross over we ought to celebrate and rejoice rather than lament in sorrow. It means they’ve accomplished EVERYTHING they had to here and it’s natural for them to go to the next phase of existence!