I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
We have had three calls to our Family Support Line in the last month related to children refusing to go to school. It occurred to me that this might be a good topic to address in the blog. In the twenty years that I have been working with children and families, I have noticed that school avoidance seems to rise around the holidays. I believe there are a few reasons for the peak in school avoidance around this time of year. The first is that the semester is finishing up and the stress…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who sometimes gets lost in her daily routines, so lost that when the frenzy finally calms down for the day, and she thinks about the world outside of her harmonious home life, she isn't really sure where she fits in anymore. I dream big about the ways I am going to put myself out there for the world, let my talents shine, but then something happens. I pull back at the last minute telling myself I am still trying to put my thoughts in order and I should wait to…Continue
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments
If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.
Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Added by Miss Worrell on September 5, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
August is not only the month that most children return to school, but it is also unofficially National Toddler Month. So it seemed appropriate to blog on something related to toddlers this month. Toddlers are defined as children between the ages of one to three. This is my favorite age group. They are those magical creatures that find awe in everything! Everything is new and exciting to them. They are working on figuring out how to assert their independence, but also want to know that they…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on August 30, 2013 at 1:52pm — 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
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Added by Polly Workinger on August 6, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby? Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used. Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
If you‘ve already adjusted your own lifestyle so that you do your best to live eco-consciously, preparation for baby‘s arrival should be a natural next step for you. If you’re still working on the transition, the time before baby arrives is the best time to get things organized. Having a green baby shower is…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 14, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
I am definitely having one of those days where just one cup of coffee just won’t do! Having two kids two and under has its challenges and its blessings. I am still in the process of teaching my toddler how to be gentle with his sister. Its almost like he loves her TOO MUCH! Its a good thing, but I am still teaching him boundaries with his baby sister so that he doesn’t hurt her! …Continue
Added by Stephanie Person on July 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Do you know what your kids are doing for summer fun? Have you heard them talking about food challenges? Have they mentioned the chubby bunny game, the choking game, or burns? If you have heard them talking about any of these activities, they may be involved in potentially dangerous activities or know someone else who is involved in risky behaviors.
The activities listed in this blog can be an issue year-round, however the risk to children and teens during the summer months is…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 5, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments
I realized something yesterday while at a cookout for a friend.
Something pretty big!
Something awesomely amazing! Yes, I realize that probably isn't grammatically correct. Hush! It expresses how I feel!
The realization, epiphany, understanding that I came to…
Someone recently asked me how I got to where I am at this point in my weight loss journey.
This question led me to start thinking, "What have I done?"
No, seriously! WHAT HAVE I DONE?
I'm losing my sanity over here!! Okay, this post has nothing to do with my kids...Sanity can come back for a few minutes at…
Added by Rebecca Moree on July 1, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments
I just recently read an article from the New York Times, written by Jill Salzman called ‘Proud to Be a Mompreneur’. In her article she talks about the stigma around the word ‘Mompreneur’.
If you don’t know the definition of Mompreneur it is:
**A multi-tasking woman who can balance both the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Person on June 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Having two children myself, I can safely say that no two children are exactly alike. In fact, mine are about as opposite as can be. My daughter loved pacifiers and was addicted to hers until age 3; my son had used a pacifier about 5 times total his first couple of weeks after birth and decided it was just not his cup of tea. My daughter was a very…Continue
Added by Amy Boyington on June 15, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
One of the best ways to develop relationships and build confidence is to have fun together as a family. I just discovered there is a month long celebration aimed at that very thing, strengthening families and building healthy, confident kids. National Family Month is exactly what it sounds like, a celebration of family. It runs annually from Mother's Day to Father's Day.
An easy way to have fun with your kids is to remember what you enjoyed when you were their age and then do it…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on June 14, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional. May is Mental Health Awareness month. Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues. Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments