My relationship with my breasts is complicated. At times in my life I have loved them (age 15-30), at times I’ve hated them (age 9-14), and at still other times I have loved and hated them at the same time (age 30-40). Recently my boobs have accomplished some pretty amazing things, for which my children are very […]
Did you know that food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country? Almost 1/3 of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. Not to mention the struggle some families have with something as simple as a class party. There is a resource in […]
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.