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Becoming a mother is like no other experience. This section contains articles about the ups and downs of motherhood.

Going from One Kid to Two Was Hard

Becoming a mother was one of the most wonderful and difficult things that’s ever happened to me. Everything I’d ever perceived as challenging up and until the moment I first held my daughter was nothing compared to how heavy...

What Makes a Mom Sad?

When you’re pregnant with your first baby, you think you’re in for a world of rainbows, unicorns, and magical fairy dust from the minute he or she is born, and then for the eighteen years that follow. It’s not...

Little Children, Headache; Big Children, Heartache

This old proverb exists for a reason, because it’s absolutely true! Of course not every little child is a headache, nor is every big child a heartache. By this I mean, not all babies, toddlers, and grade school children...

Do Moms Feel Guilty All the Time

“Mom guilt”…it’s an actual thing. For some women, it starts before they’re even pregnant with their first child. When my husband and I started the process of trying to conceive, so many questions popped into my head. Did I...

Understanding your Self Worth

I am a housewife. I cook and clean washing dishes, taking care of kids and finding the dust bunnies in the corner of the room that no one else notices. I change the sheets and fluff the pillows that...

Motherhood is Amazing

The alarm clock buzzes at 6am and it is now time to get up and cook breakfast for a bunch of people that don’t want to eat. If they do want to it, it is rarely something that they...

Is Technology Ruining the Family Unit

No matter where you look these days, you see societal hints that we have become too connected. To our technology that is! Just recently, there were articles featured in Newsweek of all places talking about distracted parenting – where moms...

Family Values – What are you Teaching your Children

What are family values? When politicians leap to the podium and begin talking about restoring family values, which values are they talking about? Family values can mean many things to different people, and so leaving family values in the...

Lessons on Motherhood

There have been many teachers in my life. Some of them have been part of my family while others have been strangers that I initially thought offered me nothing of value. Down the road; they did! As a mother,...

The Importance of Being a Parent, Not a Friend

The Journal of Family Psychology, published a report in January of 2008, in regard to the importance of being a parent- not a friend to your children.The study involved 1,000, in tact (meaning not divorced) families whose behaviors with...

Kids Can Be Cruel – They can be Very Mean

As a parent, it’s heartbreaking for your child to come home in tears or emotional distress because someone at school has been mean to them. Kids can be cruel creatures, often because of their honesty to emotion and selfishness rather than sheer meanness. This reality however, doesn'’t make learning...

Mom and Dad Weren’t so Dumb After All

Last week, Fox New Network released sociological data across the Untied States, that said by the age of 32, most young adults find themselves behaving like their own mother and father did, despite their best attempts to be as opposite as their parents as possible. Growing up, it is easy...

Why Bother Cooking a Nice Meal

Thinking back to the pre-children days, you probably imagined preparing gourmet tasty meals for your family. Then, you imagined that the four of you (one boy and one girl) would sit down to a hearty meal by candlelight, using the best dishes in your cabinet, enjoying nothing but the...

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