It’s that time of year when everyone is excitedly counting down to summer. Images of warmer weather, bonfires, camping, lounging by the pool, family reunions, and homework free evenings are dancing around in our heads with each passing day and “X” on the calendar. This magical season is often a family favorite, because we can head outside or enjoy activities that are practically impossible during the winter. We need to challenge ourselves to avoid wasting these next few months of … Keep Reading!!!
Often, for those without firsthand experience, breastfeeding can appear to be a natural, and sometimes even easy, part of motherhood. All mammals do it, after all. The reality, though, is that often breastfeeding is a difficult part of the early period of parenting. There are a seemingly endless barrage of things that can happen that can make the process tough for mom and baby alike.
You don’t have to look far at all to see evidence of … Keep Reading!!!
The baby’s coming – well in about a month. The Peter Rabbit inspired cot is awaiting in the room that is painted in only blue, yellow and white tones. Everything looks beautiful. But you know, this is baby number three and there are going to be many endless nights of crying and you have to prepare for this. Not getting enough sleep is never nice. Of course, your baby is worth it but getting back to bed at 2 am … Keep Reading!!!
By A.M., IANtB Science Editor
So human infants are basically just tiny balls of torturous manipulation.
LOL no not really. I personally find babies to be so much more than just a helpless, screaming, miniature version of adults. To me, human infants represent an evolutionary marvel, and a fascinating juncture where pure biology and culture meet.
But manipulative they are, indeed–though not intentionally so. It’s more of an instinctual thing. By virtue of their helplessness, they evolved a host of … Keep Reading!!!
Who knew it could be so hard to put the “fun” in fundraising?
It’s tough enough pounding the pavement by yourself. Throw kids into the mix and you’ve got yourself a combustible, short-fused combination.
You know better than anyone that there’s no such thing as a guaranteed complaint-free outing with the kids. That’s doubly true for fundraising activities that may or may not involve lots of sitting around and asking the same questions over and over: namely “would … Keep Reading!!!
Being a teenager is hard, and some might argue that being a parent of a teenager is even harder. While teenagers are adjusting to bodily changes, increasingly complicated social climates, and weathering the long transition from childhood to adulthood, parents are adjusting to unprecedented attitudes, increasingly complicated kids, and weathering the long transitions from cradling babies to allowing their kids to have a little more freedom.
Graduating is a big deal, regardless of that from which one is graduating. It is all about seeing something important and challenging through to completion. The later in life you are, the harder it is to finish things. That is because you have so many other responsibilities. But finishing a college degree at any stage of life is worth celebrating.
It is also important to realize that not all degrees are created equally. A Bachelor’s degree takes twice as long … Keep Reading!!!