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

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...

Privacy is a Thing of the Past once you Become a Mother

Motherhood is definitely not for the modest. If you don’t like being interrupted while you are taking a shower, or aren’t the kind of person who can hold a conversation while you are in the midst of a bowel...

Cherishing Time Without Your Children

Today’s parents are the ultimate over achievers. Our children are involved in more activities than ever before, many parents work grueling long hours in order to provide all the wants and desires of their families, and are stricken with...

Is This Really My Life – Are you Exceeding Your Expectations?

It occurs to me as I go to withdrawal cash from the bank that there is only $100 left in the checking account. My math mind tells me that I cannot get my haircut, buy new mascara, and put...

Pick Up Your Fork – Supper Time Battles with Your Children

What is one word that can make the best parent in the world feel a burst of nervous energy? Mealtime! Ask any parent who dreamed of having family dinners filled with endless and meaningful conversations with their children about mealtime and you are assured to ruffle a few nerves....

Setting Up a Baby’s Room – Beds, Dressers and Decorating

One of the most exciting things about having a baby is deciding how you will decorate the nursery. You spend hours researching what a fully-stocked nursery should contain, register for the items, and wait until your surprise baby shower to get all the goodies you wanted. Setting up shop...

Is Today’’s Array of Parenting Advice Hurting Our Children

Everywhere you turn, it is impossible to get away from the latest and greatest in parenting advice. Turn on the television and there are ‘professional'’ TV shrinks analyzing how parents discipline and telling them what they should or shouldn'’t do. In cases of bullying, or teenage behavior problems there...

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