Hurricane Fran took the roof off of the barn back in 1996. For days after that we wondered around our swampy property and the nearby area picking up debris. Because we had used the barn as a storage place, our belongings had become airborne and had subsequently been deposited over much of the countryside.
I have four children, ages six, four, four, and two, and we live where pools are a common escape from the high summer heat. As a physician, I take swim safety very seriously, which is why when I witnessed my four-year-old daughter remove her Puddle Jumper without help, I came to realize just how dangerous these can be.
I was 10 years old when I picked my mother up off the floor where she lay crying. Her and my dad had just gotten into a fight that would've woken the neighbors if we had any, but instead it woke me up long before it was time for me to get ready for school. She wouldn't stand up, instead she fell against my body and cried, "Why doesn't he love me?" she asked over and over again. I consoled her, I told her that he does, I told her that I did, I told her anything I could think of that would make her feel better. I did the best a 10 year old child could.
There is nothing like being a mum. It is the BEST. I was one of those women who swore I wouldn't let motherhood define me; but yet, here I am, first and foremost: a mum.
Before you have a baby you have all kinds of illusions about what it will be like. You and your sweet, happy baby will have peaceful times together, she'll sleep through the night, she'll gurgle and coo at you from her seat or playpen and all will be right in the world. Then reality came. Sure you love her and can't imagine life without her, but you seem to have completely disappeared. You sometimes cannot figure out what makes her cry, Losing yourself does not make you a better mom, and losing your sanity certainly doesn't. Here are 10 tips for staying sane, even with a new baby.
When it comes to me, myself, and Ky the question I have been asked the most over the years is, “How do you do it?” and the answer is quite easy. I have no choice.
My mother has the most beautiful neck and décolletage I've ever seen. I liked how she craned her neck when she something trying to get her attention, but how she rarely fully contorted her body to face anything. My freshman year in college, I went into the Le Labo store on Newbury Street in hopes of finding a new perfume for autumn. I found one I liked, "Labdanum." I didn’t know why at the time; I couldn't place why I loved Labdanum so much I could bathe in it. I realize now that as I inserted my chip, it was my primal self pulling me closer to Her. The smell made me feel full of Her. Haughty of her, proud to embody her.
Is there anything more that need to be said than—I get it.
Are you friends with your child? Do you consider yourself “cool” and “hip” and “one of the kids?” Do you engage in conversations on their level, and keep up with the latest trends in celebrities, music and fashion?
Are you in the midst of a parenting change or transition with your Indigo/Sensitive/Empath child or Young Adult?
Most people who were born in the 90s or before have some kind of memory of playing outside doing activities such as kick ball, jumping rope, or any other kind of fun activities. Now a days, kids don't play outside as much as they did before. They would rather play on their electronic tablets or watch television. As kids grow, getting them outside and off of their tables or in front of the television can be helpful for getting their creative minds working and also improve their physical fitness. Playing outside has been proven to help with kids creativity and imagination. Being outside can also help get them the vitamin D that they need. Getting different kinds of play equipment can help make outside time for more fun for them. You can do different things whether you have a small backyard or a large backyard.