By: Heather O’Neill I have been blessed with two beautiful boys. They are kind, sweet, caring, monstrous, giddy, stinky, lovable and mine. And I think I want more. Don’t get me wrong, there are days when I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to do laundry, cook dinner, and referee the tag … More To have or to have not?
By: Martianne Stanger “Mom, help me…” my son whines when asked to complete a simple, everyday task. “I can’t.” I carry on with what I was doing. “But, Mom…” He begins to wind himself into a tantrum. “I’m sorry. I cannot help you.” I stand firm. “Yes, you can. You just won’t.” I go to … More Creating Time for Children’s Success
By: Jessica Aldred “I’m out of hands!” This has become a common statement at our house. So common, that my four-year-old often uses it himself to get out of doing as asked. With the addition of a third child to an already busy brood, this pack mule mom simply can’t do it all anymore. While … More Pack Mule Mom
By: Kathy Trainor Today we found out that John has a male Kindergarten teacher. Many parents were chatting, saying they were “weirded out” by it – so much so that some are requesting that their child be transferred out of his class. I will be the first to admit that most of the time early learning teachers … More My Son Has a Male Kindergarten Teacher
By: Angela Semeta As we all may know, a divorce or a separation between two parents isn’t easy for anyone, especially the child/children. When my daughter’s father and I decided to go our separate ways it was not an easy decision but we knew that in the end it was the best for everyone. We … More Co-Parenting 101
By: Heather Desmond O’Neill That pit in your stomach when you lose, or you think you have lost, your child. My 6-year-old son and I were in Target. We had been looking for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bracelet for his brother. They didn’t have any in the boy’s department, so as we were checking out, I thought … More Lost
By: Jessica Aldred Admitting something is wrong with your own child is a terribly difficult thing to do. I’m finally at a point where I feel somewhat proud of myself for admitting that I have a child with quite a few ADHD symptoms. While they won’t officially label him or consider medication until he turns … More My Child Has Issues
By: Tanya Pimental Many people start their journey towards parenthood with a pet. My boyfriend, now husband, gave me an adorable kitten as a graduation gift not long after we moved in together. Animals are such loyal and lovable creatures. There is a comfort in knowing they are around. Curling up to snuggle a furbaby really does … More Pet Loss
By: Angela Semeta Just last month, my six-year-old was seen by her pediatrician for a routine sick visit. She had a cough and sore throat, along with raspy breathing and fluid in her ears. She was diagnosed with a viral infection that had developed in her chest. Her pediatrician suggested we see an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist because her … More Look Mommy…No Tonsils!
By: Sandra L. Churchill Slaying the diabetes dragon often takes many tries—and multiple ventures into the same battle scene. For me, a year of trying to eliminate nearly all carbs was disastrous and completely fruitless. Turns out my liver decided to make its own sugar so my A1C didn’t change at all after spending 12 … More The Battle Renewed—Slaying the Diabetes Dragon