There are moments when you know you are doing something right when it comes to this crazy, hectic thing called parenthood:- When your child comes home with straight A’s for the first time.- When your child puts their dirty dishes in the dishwasher without asking.- When your first-grader makes his bed every morning because he “likes it that way.”- When someone notices (a rare moment) when all of your kids are acting like normal, well-behaved human beings. [...]
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They say there is a glow that new moms have, both before the baby is born and after.But anyone who has given birth might actually beg to differ. You are swollen. Your ankles turn into cankles, feet so swollen it’s hard to put on any shoes other than flip-flops. Even then, the swollen digits both prebirth and post look abnormal for any human being. And the swelling can happen in the face too, which, combined with hormonal breakouts postbirth, meant my face looked a lot like it did [...]
There are times when I wonder if my 10-year-old stops to take a breath. She likes to talk - a lot. Whether it is to her friends, to her family, her teachers or the girls on her soccer team, she likes to chat. She’s a social butterfly.But it wasn’t always that way. There were times, when she was about one, when we wondered if she was a slow talker. Sure, there was “dada” and “mama” and “ball.” But while our oldest child was right on [...]
Testing season is upon us. As high school students begin to study for the SAT and ACT, many will turn to private test-prep tutors to help them tackle the test with confidence. Tutors can help familiarize you with the format, teach you new material, and help your get your mental game ready for the stress of test day.There are, however, a lot of tutoring options to sift [...]