It’s no secret that parenting is hard work. At times, your children will amuse and endear you with humor, antics, and accomplishments. You might even gleam with pride. Other times, they will try to run you down and take over, not only the household, but seemingly the world. You are likely already aware of this […]
Multiple times each day, we ask and are asked, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when we call customer service or when someone is helping us in a store. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our […]
Depression. It’s a word we hear a lot about. Teens facing depression, Postpartum Depression, Major Depression, and more, have become common issues that we hear about and talk about regularly. And we all have an image in our minds of what depression looks like. We imagine crying and laying in bed all day, unable to […]
Most of us know that nobody is perfect and no relationship is perfect either. Whether it be a marriage, siblings, or the parent/child relationship, we are all aware that there will be challenges and even some arguments along the way. This is normal, and people tend to accept this and expect it. For the most […]
Meetings are boring and it creates late nights that are a struggle at times. However, here are four reasons why making this commitment is worth the late nights every once in awhile:
It’s a known fact that we act differently in different situations and around different people. Have you ever watched your child act completely differently around their friends than they do at home? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed how differently they act around one parent than the other. To some extent, this is perfectly normal. You might […]
In today’s politically charged climate, it is easy to feel strong emotions. It doesn’t matter which party you align with or what you believe in; strong opinions and emotions can be invoked in anyone. You might feel strongly in support of or against any number of policies and events occurring on a daily basis. Having […]
Motherhood requires more sacrifices than can be counted, and it can wear you out physically and emotionally. In order to parent well, however, we need energy, patience, forgiveness, creativity… all the things that disappear when we are exhausted. What to do?
Can sweet drinks, cookies, chips, crackers, sodas and processed foods really be that bad? Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg and Pediatrician Jennifer Helmcamp discuss how junk food has a greater impact on your mental health than you might think.