“It was Valentine’s Day and I just found out that my husband of 10 years had purchased a gift for another woman. All day I was numb. Surreally, I drifted through my day with heaviness in my heart. I hung onto denial like it was my last friend in the world. I couldn’t bear the […]
Confidence is such an essential quality in living a happy, successful life. Confident people are more likely to ask for what they want, and tend to do it in a way that gets a positive response. When confident people meet failure, they tend to pick themselves up, view the situation as an opportunity to improve some aspect of themselves, and keep on going. Confident people don’t let the “no’s” in their life stop them.
I don’t claim to have the answer to helping overstressed college students, but I give credit for my children’s apparent immunity to the effects of stress to infant specialist Magda Gerber. Through Magda I learned how to minimize stress beginning in the early, formative years. She also taught me that the real secret to raising children who stress less is nurturing their natural ability to cope with stress, process and offload it. Here are some details…
Alexis speaks with parent advocate for special needs families and author of A Unique Life Fully Lived – Karen Kain “My daughter Lorrin was like the Grand Canyon. Some go to the edge and see a big hole, and others witness one of God’s wonders.” – Karen Kain, author of A Unique Life Fully Lived […]
Do you have kids around the age of five? If so, we have a good idea regarding the difficulty of keeping them calm and focused for even a single hour. First time moms and dads often complain about the restless nights spent to keep their little ones busy and happy. Kids get bored quickly. Even […]
Cancer New Moon, Friday, June 27, 2014 ~ 1:10 am PST (note: this feminine full moon takes place at 1:10 am “tomorrow,” so it can be effectively celebrated tonight and/or tomorrow). I want to start out by expressing my amazement that this new moon marks six years since I started writing these posts. It all began with a […]
It’s pleasantly surprising to see your little one grow just a little bit every day. How you wish the crawling tots quickly learn how to jabber and begin taking their first steps! All said and done, there is one thing that leaves you awestruck – Every time you have to buy a pair of shoes […]
Today’s unprotected young are bound to suffer damage during this crucial time. We’re all under assault and they are especially impacted. But if they can see and repair the damage, utilize the information they gain, find a direction, and proceed with wisdom, they’ll become the new healers and builders of the heavenly world we yearn for. Perhaps their rough experience is for a ‘soul building’ reason, and my experience of them is the same. Thinking back, how naive and easily led I would be if I had stayed in the smooth waters.
Comedians are known to tell it like it is, and their jokes on the topic of fatherhood are no exception. Leave it to these guys to hit the nail on the head when addressing life as a dad.
If you thought that LED links are only for the tiny tots, think again. Though little kids love their LED Light Up Links game, the teenagers and the grown-ups too can find a number of ways to put these connectors to good use. For example, they can use it in their jewelry or in their […]
Parenting is about being the best mom or dad we can be to our kids. Sometimes it’s simple. Other times, it might not be what we anticipated or imagined. But that doesn’t really matter — because there’s no simple, straightforward manual for raising kids. These parents are doing it right.