I didn’t plan on how it must hurt you to watch your little brother struggle with things that just came completely naturally to you. I didn’t plan on having to answer your question when you were five, “When is Matthew going to talk to me?”
You are rocking along in your normal hectic everyday life, when the phone call comes that stops you in your tracks. Some big unexpected event has happened. An illness, a death, or any other unexpected tragedy befalls a loved one who is far away. You aren’t close enough to be there physically, and it makes you feel powerless to help.
Taking on too much and not having a plan on how to get there is a good recipe for failure. We’ve all been there. We say “Ugh, I have GOT to lose 20 pounds this year.” And then we spend the rest of the year thinking about how we still need to lose 20 pounds, and beating ourselves up as we grab a quick lunch in the fast food drive-thru.
At an early age, children are pushed to play travel leagues, city leagues and clubs to focus on ONE sport and then to play that sport year-round. Then there are development camps, instructional aides, and even tryouts for most of these teams. It makes it hard for those kids who are coming into a sport late, past the age of 7-8 years old, to try new things.
Like most parents, I worry about my child’s health—more specifically about his eating habits since he basically only eats about a dozen foods and won’t try anything new. Well, it turns out there is a local program where kids have fun while learning about exercise and healthy food choices. It’s called Savvy Kids Fitness, and […]
There are many joys and benefits of living near family. This past year has been the first time in my adult life that I have lived near my parents. They moved to Huntsville a little over a year ago and it has been wonderful seeing my boys get to know them better. Swim dates after […]
What makes ovarian cancer truly dangerous is the fact that there is no screening test for ovarian cancer. A Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer, which is a common misperception. The best tool for early detection of ovarian cancer is awareness of symptoms.
Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy […]