Trying to put into words what being a mom is - to me. It's hard. I can't explain it. It's like a combination of feelings, words, hope, happiness, sometimes sadness and/or grief, being scared or nervous, anticipation, wonderment and awe, as if every feeling I've ever experienced is multiplied times a thousand and it leaves me at a loss for words. It's not simple ... yet it is. When I look at my two kids I can instantly see them as if they were just placed into my arms. I can see them or … [Read more...]
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Natasha Daniels was frustrated that parenting books about children were missing critical information and support for those who have anxiety. A child therapist for over 15 years and a mother of children who struggle with anxiety, she became a passionate advocate determined to fill in the missing gap. "Anxiety looks so different in young children – it is often misdiagnosed or missed completely. Writing How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler has fueled my passion to provide ongoing support and … [Read more...]
How Do I Know if I Have a Sleeping Disorder? Life can be so full of change and stress from a number of causes that (especially if you are a parent) just about anything can trigger sleep loss. We all know how important sleep is to our overall health and how miserable life can be when you go without it. Lots of people have trouble sleeping. But, how can you tell if your problem is just a temporary imbalance, or if you have a more serious sleep disorder? What is normal? Losing sleep because … [Read more...]
I’m not someone who’s starstruck. Sure I appreciate talent and I am an avid movie goer. Sure, I’d have a hard time giving up my favorite television shows or Netflix account, but I don’t look to movie and television stars as my heroes or role models. That is until I met Holly Robinson Peete. She’s an actress, author, talk show host, philanthropist, and—where I find inspiration the most—mom to four children, one with autism. In 1997, Holly and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, … [Read more...]
It seems like most women I know either had a tough pregnancy or difficult birthing experience. Luckily, my pregnancy was pretty easy though I had to go in to the doctor's office every other week for the first two trimesters because I was considered "high-risk" due to my age (anyone over 35 years of age is placed in this category). However, the delivery was anything but and between hemorrhaging due to a torn placenta and emergency C-section it was a tough ordeal. Because of the torn … [Read more...]