Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.
Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments
I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 18, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Originally posted on www.themamasutra.net
It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?" It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I…Continue
When some of us were children, we wanted to be ballerinas or cowboys or astronauts. We wanted to be teachers or parents or scientists. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be shorter.
Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments
I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.
Another study has just declared that…
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
Added by Heather Kiser on November 4, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Sometimes when my son and I are doing errands on the weekend, he complains that he is tired and needs to sit. I ask him why - especially if he has only been standing for a few minutes - but then I remember that he is in school now and he has become used to sitting all day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 30, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
If you were to visit my house three weeks ago, you would have witnessed a fight that broke out in the bathroom every morning and every evening. It was the battle over the toothbrush. The catalyst for the fight varied by session, but always involved around one of the following:
Added by Lauren Markman on October 26, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments
I still hate running.
I have my good days and my bad days; I have times when I am not getting out of the bed in the morning to run and those times when I am able to convince myself to run because it is the right thing to do. It is a daily struggle. But I try (oh so very hard) to stick with…
You come home from work and head straight into the kitchen. Within a few minutes, you are pre-heating, sauteing, chopping and seasoning. It's a Tuesday, you've put in a full day at work, and now you are cooking with purpose: You are trying to get dinner on the table before 7 pm.…Continue
I can remember my first pair of glasses that I wore at four years old. They were 1980s-style (too-big-for-your-face) with a little cluster of strawberries on the arms near the hinge. I have had very poor eyesight for my entire life. My wonderful husband, however, has excellent eyesight. And thankfully, our son seems to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Millions of people have allergies. The most common air born allergy is to pollen. A few people have even died from an allergic
reaction to pollen. Pollen allergies are directly linked to asthma, and people with pollen allergies are more likely to develop food…Continue
Added by Cascia on September 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments
I'm being tested. But, I realized what my problem is. It's not mean friends or that I lack motivation, what I lack is a bit of self control. But I won't freak out, it's something I can fix as long as I ignore a certain friend!
As soon as I finished my trampoline workout, she called me. I heard her calling while doing…
Before I had my son, I got a cold around twice a year. It would annoy me for a few days and maybe even cause me to take a day off work to rest at home. My husband would only get a cold maybe one time a year.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 17, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
Hemorrhoid is the swelling of a single vein or a cluster of veins in the anus region. It is also known as piles. It may be external or internal.
• Internal hemorrhoid develops inside the anus. They are usually painless. And it develops in the lower rectum. While
• External hemorrhoid develops outside the anus.
It is a curable disease. The most common occurring hemorrhoid is the external one. It is very painful the person suffering from external…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on August 13, 2015 at 12:47am — No Comments
Every summer morning, my brother and I would look at the thermometer near the kitchen door. If the thermometer said it was 74 degrees outside, then we were allowed to wear shorts. It was a big deal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 29, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
The other day I heard a comedian say that a successful marriage is when one partner gets to watch the other partner die first. Yes, that is pretty morbid, but it is also true: Marriage vows even state "til death do us part."…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
A few months ago, a couple of coworkers were trying to figure out my age. Eventually, one of them just came out and asked me. Several of them thought I was significantly younger than I actually am. I know this is not because of the way I look (I think I look my age), but rather because of the energy level that I have.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments
Plantar Fasciitis is usually a widespread operating injury which has plagued most runners in their operating lives. Nonetheless, it really is one thing that, if caught easily, is usually treated rather successfully from house. When you’re obtaining heel discomfort any time you 1st get out of bed within the morning – then it gets improved as you begin moving about – it is a fantastic bet that it is Plantar Fasciitis that’s the culprit. The plantar fascia tissue runs in the heel, by way of the…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on July 2, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments
Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue