This is part one of a three part series on stress and how to deal with it. This is my blog post as it appeared as a guest post on One2One Network on November 3, 2015. I find this to be extremely relevant as the holiday season is upon us.…Continue
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You may be reading this on your phone in the bathroom, taking your 3 minutes of “alone” time to catch up on the world around you. You may be sneaking a peek at the park or at a red light, taking a chance to feel connected to another adult in some small…Continue
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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
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Finding out that you are expecting is the most exciting news that a mother to be will ever get, aside from getting married. After getting a positive pregnancy test, most women call the doctors office immediately to get prenatal care so that they can determine how far along that they are. Once you have a…Continue
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Bed rest can seem like a fantastic idea for a mom who is pregnant, especially, if you are in those final few weeks of pregnancy. However, bed rest is sometimes recommended during the early stages of pregnancy to prevent complications and help increase the chances of delivering a healthy…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 28, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments
I was at the pool this weekend and started talking to a woman holding an infant next to me. She asked me if he was my first and I told her how he was actually my second. I asked her the same. She replied, “Oh no, he’s my sixth.” I couldn’t hide the shock in my face. Six kids? Six??? She didn’t look like a character from a TLC show - she looked like a woman my age. She had a great haircut, cute bathing suit, and didn’t look frazzled in the least. How was that possible? How could she…Continue
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Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.
The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.
So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
It's an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the "supermarket shakedown" is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to the core. This unique meltdown of sorts is atypical in that it is usually precipitated by the perpetrator's viewing of candy-coated confections, promptly followed by an unequivocal "No!" http://bit.ly/pp9UhB
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Those who divorce often experience hateful feelings towards their ex at some point, especially if their partners cheated. Obsessing about what happened as it all unraveled, replaying the disappointments, wounding and shocking betrayals–all leading to horrendous feelings of loss and loneliness. They…Continue
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I had a nightmare Saturday night - jumbled, disjointed, frightening scenes. It started with our family going to a store's grand opening. It ended with me being trapped inside, watching a plane crash-land in the parking lot and skid into the building as panic and chaos erupted all around me.
I couldn't find my husband; I couldn't find my children.
In the dream, I think I was in a Wal-mart, but I might as well have been in a Safeway, because I'm sure the murderous rampage in…Continue
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I used to be a positive thinker! I didn't know to be negative, really. That was a couple decades ago, though.
Then, along came adulthood.
With adulthood came marriage.
My marriage was not the best marriage. It could have been and should have been a great marriage. But, for some reason, the sweet man I married turned into someone not so sweet.
With my husband's put-downs and all the ugliness of our marriage, I began to think…Continue
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