I was surprised to learn that some of my friends consider me a “young” mom. At 38, with two kids and a career, I don’t feel very young anymore! I mostly feel old and tired. 🙂 But as my older (almost 50) friend M. patiently explains, when you have your first child at 28 and your second at 30, that’s considered pretty young in today’s standards.
Many of us were brought up to believe that we can “have it all” – that a woman can have a family AND a thriving career, and that the fact that we are women should never hold us back professionally.
It’s completely natural for teenagers to prefer the company of their peers to that of their parents. But teens do need your guidance and they need to know that they can rely on you. One of the biggest challenges of parenting teens is walking the fine line between “being there” and “nagging.” Here are a few tips for creating natural opportunities to connect with your teenager without forcing yourself on them.
No one likes to think about it, but being prepared for a disaster – whether natural or man made – is an essential part of taking care of your family. You don’t need to think about it and worry about it every single day, but you should definitely have an emergency plan in place, share it with your family, and review it together once a year.
Getting pregnant on your period is very unlikely, but it’s not entirely impossible. If it’s really important to you to avoid pregnancy, don’t assume that … Read more
Darn! The brown sugar is as hard as a rock again. The chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for brown sugar and you just know it won’t taste the same if you use white sugar instead. What do you do now?
I love our family game nights.
I don’t know how things are for you, but I never spend as much time with my kids as I would like to. Between working part time, managing the house, driving them to play dates and to after school activities and making sure they do their homework, we rarely find the time to just spend time together and have fun.
The following fitness tips focus on incorporating fitness into your everyday life. Many of us don’t have the time, or the budget, to buy expensive gym memberships. But you don’t really need a gym membership in order to make significant changes in your fitness level.
Regardless of your age, you can take steps to keep your skin younger looking. While no one should expect to have a 20-year-old skin in her forties, there is absolutely no reason to allow your skin to look “tired” and old. Even if you have decided to just grow old gracefully (and we applaud that decision!) you would probably feel better about yourself if you take the following steps to take care of your skin and make it look as smooth and healthy as possible.
By: Vered DeLeeuw How to be a good friend? I can probably sum it up in two words. “Be supportive.” I don’t think there’s anything … Read more