Over the holiday break, I had many opportunities to listen to my husband and son play. This, to my ears, consists of repetitive cycle of squealing, tickling, help-me, going-back-for-more, jumping, breathless fun, that I fully admit I don't entirely understand.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
I have often hoped that I would not pass along my fear of snakes to my son. And for several years, I think I did a pretty good job. He eventually learned that I was afraid of snakes, but he still doesn't seem to be afraid of them. So, yay me.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 30, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments
I have this friend.
She's amazing and talented...but the only one who doesn't see that is her. But she will find her way back because I will remind her often how great she is.
Around that same time that I felt…Continue
Added by Rebecca Flansburg on October 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
I was listening to a friend of mine describe her daughter's schedule, and it scared me. She told me how her daughter would come home on the bus by 5:30 pm, start homework, leave for sports practice at 7 pm, return home at 8:15 pm to eat dinner and then do more homework until 10:30. She would then wake up at 5 am the next morning to finish up the rest of her homework. My friend is worried because she knows her daughter isn't getting enough…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 25, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments
Between my wife and I we have two things that we are really passionate about. For very personal reasons those two things are mental health awareness and breastfeeding. We have supported each other through difficult times in these areas and there are lots of overlapping themes in the care for the two.
From experience I can say that the main thing that mental health illnesses and breastfeeding have in common are the need for support. Strong unconditional support.
Added by Dave Adams on September 23, 2017 at 6:35pm — No Comments
Chronic anxiety can be debilitating. You may struggle to get through your daily life because of your anxiety. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to keep your anxiety under control.
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 27, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I'm a firm believer that in order to fully understand the cause of something we must ask as many questions as possible. Being afraid of the answer is not going to get rid of the problem much less solve it.
I love my Netflix,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on May 5, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Every time I log into Twitter, the first thing I do is check the Trends. Sometimes I click through a few of them, often times I don’t, but today there is one that really hits home for me. That one is #growingupwithanxiety.
I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder soon after my second child was born and my marriage to my (now ex-)husband was ending. Up until I sought out a therapist, I really believed that everything I had…
Added by Christina Hudler on July 1, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I have two t-shirts that I thought I had specially made just for fun. The first one was shortly before my wedding. I had it made to say "Mrs. XXXXX" (but instead of the Xs, it was my husband's name). The second was right after my son was born and it says XXXXXX's Mom (but instead of the Xs, it has my son's name).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 15, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments
When I turned thirty, my world shrunk drastically. I took a road trip with my three year old from North Florida to the Appalachian mountains in my 15 year old crappy Toyota van to visit another single mom friend. We never made it to the mountains. Instead, the van’s electrical…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments
We are not a dog family. My husband and I are not particularly fond of dogs, so our son is not very fond of them either.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 11, 2015 at 5:40am — No Comments
If you've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks, it is important that you make an appointment to see your GP. It will be helpful so that you can discuss your symptoms with them and probably recommend treatments that could help you feel better. It can also be helpful to try some coping…Continue
Added by sophie addison on December 5, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
Is Tea a Remedy For Menopause?
Before hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was available for treatment of the different menopause symptoms, people only used herbs like teas. There are different teas that can address specific or all symptoms of menopause. There is an…
Added by Evlin Symon on October 12, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments
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Added by Patricia Pazos on September 14, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments
Having too much stuff is a growing epidemic in our modern world. It is commonplace have houses, garages, attics, basements, and storage sheds bursting at the seams. Besides the enormous financial effects of owning all these things, what is it doing to our health?
I recently came across the book "Life At Home In The Twenty-First Century", which was the end result of a nine-year project by researchers at UCLA. This book examines what is really in our homes,…Continue
In two days the bathroom remodel (that has been desperately needed for over 10 years) begins in full force. Our cast iron tub will be demolished with a sledgehammer, our old parquet floor will be torn up, cracked sink thrown in the dumpster and the walls will come a tumblin' down. I'm trying to focus on what the final product will be - not on the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments
Parents love their children from the time they are conceived. Anything that causes a child pain, causes them pain. Unfortunately, bullying across schools has increased and has taken a new form – cyberbullying. Here are some recent statistics on bullying from bullyingstatistics.org:
Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 13, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments
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When I was 16 I worked at my very first job. I ran a small coffee shop in my neighborhood. All day I made and drank coffee. I was a full fledged coffeeaholic from that summer…
Added by Hope Brissette on October 4, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments
I recently went for my annual eye exam. My vision is poor, even without all that blue light at night, so I try to be as good to my eyes as possible. I have a good rapport with my eye doctor; she is amazingly gentle with the battery of vision and pressure tests and she understands why I giggle during the main vision test (thanks,…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 24, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments