Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day. At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day. I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes. During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare. Things changed…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on February 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It really brings great joy while adopting a child into the lives of both the parents and the child. Since, every adoption varies & there are some basic disciplines that all adoptive parents should follow.
Love: It really goes without saying, but genuinely loving an adopted child will go a long way.
Trust: Keep your word and show…Continue
Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night. I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet. Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed. Each night we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments
My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants. While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants. It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant. We decided to get her a …Continue
If you are a victim of childlessness or simply want to help an orphan find a loving home you may have thought about adopting a child. There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing an agency to help you in this. Among this is whether to go for a boy or girl.
For many years there have been…
Added by Laurie Colton on December 11, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face is how to build an email list.
Most know and understand the saying, "the money is in the…Continue
Well, that's not all I want of course, but after months or probably years of replacing the crappy can openers I have bought I figured I'll vent my frustrations on my blog!
You know how you kind of splurge on household goods when you buy your first house or apartment? Well, that's what we did. We spent $30 on an electric can opener which was pretty…
Added by Ronda on December 1, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments
Whether your adopted child is your first or your fourth, savor these precious first moments. Now, to bond with your adopted child and make him feel he has always been a part of your family.
Added by Laurie Colton on November 6, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments
It is wonderful to know that you can succeed when you are looking for a job by creating a plan. Almost everyone has heard the expression, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. This idea is true in many areas of life including searching for a job. Whether you are a regular 9 to 5 employee looking or a new job, a work at home mom looking for your next assignment or an entrepreneur looking for a new client to serve,…
Added by Janeane Davis on November 5, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Halloween can sometimes be a scary holiday for smaller or younger children, with all the ghouls, monsters and witches. If you still want your children to be involved in this holiday, but don’t want them to be frightened, there are a few activities you can do with them.Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on October 29, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes? If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you. Did you know that you can teach them how to help with the laundry? Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things. Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Those of us who live in North America and Western Europe are truly blessed. We have so many things to help us get through the day that they practically get unnoticed, such as plumbing, hot water, showers and for most, at least two decent size meals a day.
As women we have laws that protect us just like our male counterparts and the liberty to shape our own destiny. We also have what most people in the world don’t have, hope.
This four letter word has been used so much in our…Continue
Added by Maggy Downey on September 11, 2013 at 9:37pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age. Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills. I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun. I…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments
As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy. Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments
I LOVE this article and am so excited to share it with all of you as part of “A Dad’s Perspective” series from Mommy Masters. Whether you are a mom or dad, I hope Adam’s article inspires you. It’s a wonderful communication tool and conversation piece for you…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 16, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments
Welcome to my page! Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families. I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful. Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today. I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments