Throughout his life Saint Gerard was known for his love of children - from playing with the infant Jesus as a child to helping children when he was older, always making time for them and teaching them with grace, love and patience.
Difficult Moms - Difficult Daughters posted on September 15, 2009 04:06:01 pm As a mom or daughter, of any age, do you wonder why you get into confrontations that seem to have no resolution? Do you want to find a more loving way to connect?
Self Care Tips For Single Mothers posted on September 15, 2009 11:52:31 am Most often than not, a single mother's day is taken up with the taking care of her children, while at the same time, she overlooks taking care of herself. However, when a mother takes care of herself, she is also taking care of her children.
Surrogate Legality posted on September 14, 2009 07:28:48 pm There are two types of surrogacy; traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In Traditional surrogacy the mother uses her own egg and the sperm is introduced via artificial insemination. Genetic surrogacy is where the surrogate carrier carries the eggs/sperms of the commissioned couple. Gestation surrogacy is done through vitro fertilization (IVF); this is where the fertilized eggs of the commissioned woman are implanted on the uterus of the surrogate carrier.
Positive Affirmations For Busy Moms posted on September 14, 2009 12:23:36 pm Whether you are a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, you are most likely busy every day. Some days you might feel like the hands on the clock are working against you as you struggle to find and maintain balance throughout the day. All this busyness tends to become overwhelming for many moms.
How to Deal With Family Members When You Become a Surrogate posted on September 12, 2009 10:45:58 am It is important that you take your immediate family members for some counseling before you become a surrogate mother. This will help them to be ready and accept your decision. It is important that your husband and children support your decision to become a surrogate mother. As time goes on your immediate family may begin to feel tired of your situation. You may also fail to receive the necessary support from your extended family.
A Mother's Gift posted on September 09, 2009 11:27:01 am As a mother of a nine-year old boy and 8-month-old twin girls, I often wonder what gifts we can give to our children that would help them through life's journey. The answer came clear to me as I thought of my own mother and the extraordinary gift she passed down to me, the gift of seeing beauty in all of nature and all living things and feeling it at a deeper level. This is truly the ultimate gift we can give to our children, helping them stay connected no matter what challenges they may face in their own unique and wonderful journeys through life.
5 Tips to Increase Your Milk Production posted on September 08, 2009 03:21:45 pm As a mother giving the best for our child is our top priority especially in relation to breastfeeding. In some cases, the breastmilk production is not enough to supply our kid's needs. There are 5 tips that you can do to increase your breastmilk production.
The Organized Mother posted on September 08, 2009 06:05:34 am Yes, it's possible to be organized and a mother at the same time. I've raised 4 children, home schooled them and had my own business. I can help.
Twins and Multiples - Tips For the Mother posted on September 04, 2009 08:22:43 pm Having multiple children is certainly no fun for the woman that's having them. If you're having twins, just remember that it could be worse. With all of the fertility treatments available today, having multiple children has become a trend.
Family Tips - Tips For Moms posted on September 04, 2009 03:42:43 pm It's not easy being a mother. Everyone has an opinion or an idea that you can use so that you can be a better one, even though all you really want to do sometimes is take the car keys and flee for some solitude and sanity. A well-meaning person can think too highly of their suggestions, but some tips for moms can actually help.
Mommy Messages posted on September 04, 2009 11:08:32 am Have you ever had one of those days, when everything seemed to be raining down on you? The real question should be how many days have you had like that?
How Do You Keep it All Together? posted on September 04, 2009 09:54:57 am No mom has it all together ALL the time. We all have our good days and bad. Me? I don't always do my hair. I do put on a little makeup before leaving the house so I don't scare small children. My 17 month old is used to mommy looking scary without her "face on". I do shower everyday and try and put a clean shirt on, but that's about it. My house isn't filthy, but I would be very embarrassed if someone dropped by.
Where to Find Baby Freebies? posted on September 04, 2009 08:45:24 am A good way to find specific baby freebies is by going to your favorite search engine and looking for the items you would like a free sample of. Want to know more ways on how to find baby freebies?
A Mother's Hope! posted on September 04, 2009 07:40:06 am Mother's Day holiday is coming up this Sunday and I've been thinking a lot about how I would address this day in my newsletter. Traditionally during this day we honor our mothers and mother-figures (anyone that did not give birth to us, but still treats us like one of her own children) for the love, guidance and compassion they give us, as well as for the many sacrifices they make on our behalves throughout their lives. This year, in addition to reflecting on the role that my own mother has played in my life, I'm also pondering the legacy that I'm leaving with my daughter, Maryam.
The Perfect Mother posted on September 02, 2009 08:43:37 pm Do you try to be the 'perfect' mother? Do feel stressed because you can't keep up with the expectations that are placed on you or that you place on yourself? Find out why mothers do this and what is the cause of stress, depression and anxiety in mothers.
Parenting As a Spiritual Practice posted on September 02, 2009 06:23:46 pm I bow before my very own spiritual masters - my children. Every day they graciously (and often ungraciously) instruct me along the spiritual path towards discovering enlightenment. They do this with an accuracy born of God itself, so that I may learn the greatest lessons of life. I didn't need to learn Sanskrit or read the scriptures. I didn't need to renounce the world or meditate on a Tibetan mountain. I realized that I was already following the highest spiritual path and learning the greatest spiritual teachings in my very own home from my very own spiritual masters.
Expressing Breast Milk posted on September 02, 2009 12:53:03 pm A down to earth look at ways to express breast milk, tips to make expressing easier and to help any mother feel more comfortable about it.
Tips For the New Mother posted on September 02, 2009 08:28:42 am Tips about breastfeeding, losing weight after the birth, getting needed rest and more. Read this today as you may find that one special tip that may be just what you are looking for.
Find More Energy - How Work at Home Moms Do it All posted on September 01, 2009 06:20:00 pm Lacking energy? If you are a Mom who works from home you are all too aware of the need to find quick boosts of energy. Work at Home Moms have added responsibilities of managing many, many tasks and balancing those tasks into her life. Work at Home Moms will find their work efforts and their success increase as they find ways to add energy boosting activities into their day.
What is Postnatal Depression? Signs and Risk Factors posted on August 31, 2009 03:54:35 pm Postnatal depression is estimated to affect 1 in 5 women and is found in all cultural, social and age groups. There are different types of this condition experienced by mothers after birth. There is the 'Baby Blues' which usually occurs between the 3rd and 5th day and usually resolve by the 10th day. It is thought to be the response to hormone changes and the stress of giving birth and occurs in up to 70% of women.
Busy Moms Who Constantly Forget to Do This posted on August 31, 2009 03:39:23 pm We moms are wired to take care of others before ourselves. When it even crosses our minds to buy something for ourselves or do something for ourselves, it remains a thought, but often never becomes a reality because we are busy moms who have others to look after. Try one of the following ideas and I guarantee you, you'll want to make this a monthly or yearly habit!
Tips For New Moms - Dealing With Tiredness - Part II posted on August 31, 2009 01:34:05 pm As the day of the birth of a child draw near, mothers will find that they are increasingly tired. However, at the delivery of the child, this stage of tiredness will pass, but another stage of tiredness will begin, as she continues caring for her bundle of joy.
Tips For New Moms - Dealing With Tiredness - Part I posted on August 31, 2009 05:36:37 am For new mothers, tiredness is inevitable and this is especially true for breastfeeding mothers. However, there are a few things that can be done to help deal with tiredness.
Surrogacy For Gay Couples posted on August 29, 2009 06:38:32 am Here's the story of Lura Stiller who became a surrogate mom for a gay couple. She was sitting in front of a nice sunny cottage somewhere in Cambridge. At that time during that spring morning, Lura was calming down the daughter (who was a 3-month old baby) of Cary Friedman and his gay partner, Rick Wellisch, Stiller is 34. He is a professional homemaker who works in Dallas, Texas or in other suburbs. She said that she didn't know any gay people except these two. However, Friedman is a psychiatrist, while his mate Wellisch is an internist.
Post-Natal Depression posted on August 28, 2009 03:48:56 pm Dealing with the Baby Blues & Post Natal Depression With your body undergoing such a massive transformation over the nine months of pregnancy and the subsequent birth, the readjustment of your hormone levels can have some unexpected effects. The Baby Blues The baby blues are a mild form of depression. Most women will experience a period of anxiety and emotional turbulence in the first few weeks after the birth of a baby.
Mother Don't Abandon Me! posted on August 28, 2009 07:56:25 am Please mother, may I have no more? As I sit on the balcony of my unit over-looking the beach and the bay in the warm afternoon, I breathe in the fresh salty air, I can taste the salt on my lips, it taste pure and speaks the truth of beauty. It's a bitter sweet emotion that flows over me; you see I am sitting outside reflecting as it has been 6 months since I have spoken to my mother, she is not dead. Worse, she won't return my calls.
Family in Crisis - Heartbreak Can Ruin a Family posted on August 28, 2009 07:03:02 am As a wonderful mother, you probably carry such a force of commitment to your "family" that it's difficult to comprehend. You just do. In doing so, you take it upon yourself to carry the burden of your family's momentum and unity on your shoulders. Taking care of your family becomes your personal focus. Would you like to know how to ensure your family lasts? There are skills that measure success for your family and you should have them. Do you?
Baby Blogging For New Mommies posted on August 27, 2009 08:00:05 pm Blogging and having any time to get on the computer may be the last thing a new mom is thinking about. Being a mom is hard and it takes an incredible amount of work and sleepless nights just get through day to day activities. After all of the daunting new tasks for a new mom, it may seem impossible to find the time to be able to blog.
Do You Feel Inferior As a Mom? posted on August 27, 2009 12:02:11 pm Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other Moms and coming up short? As much as we don't want to admit it I think we do. Often it happens when your children come home and share what another Mom does that you don't do.
Happy Mother's Day posted on August 27, 2009 11:58:41 am As Christian Working Moms we have many roles. We are Moms, workers, possibly spouses, daughters, church workers, community helpers, volunteer coaches, and the list could go on and on. Yet, being a Mom is an extremely special and sometimes frustrating job. Do you realize your work as a Mom has eternal value? Do you know how much God values what you do for your children?
More Tips About Breastfeeding posted on August 26, 2009 11:07:18 pm To breastfeed one's child and or to express the milk by hand or by using an electric or manual pump, takes commitment. However, the benefits that it offers to both mother and child are worth it.
Some Tips About Breastfeeding posted on August 26, 2009 10:37:17 pm In recent years, more and more hospitals have been encouraging mothers and largely, parents, to breastfeed their children. The act of nursing of one's child is beneficial to both mother and child.
Why Would a Surrogate Mother Be Necessary? posted on August 25, 2009 11:55:36 pm There are lots or reasons a surrogate mom is needed. If you put it in general way, a woman may be physically fit to conceive and deliver a baby. But she might not be in position to carry the baby for 9 months. This lady might also be reluctant in going through the pain and hardship of carrying and delivering a baby.
Surrogacy For Family Members - The Way Experts Help Gays Or Lesbians posted on August 25, 2009 11:52:12 pm Most surrogacy consultants suggest surrogacy for gay or lesbians couples who are unable to bear biological children for becoming parents. Lots of gay men as well as lesbians prefer using one of their family members for the surrogacy. This is done primarily from the monetary considerations.
My Favorite Breastfeeding Accessories posted on August 24, 2009 12:37:13 pm For successful breastfeeding, it is important to have the proper accessories. In this article I discuss nursing pads, nursing bras, and breast pumps. I also talk about how to soothe soreness from breastfeeding and how to avoid mastitis.
Be a Fun Mum! posted on August 24, 2009 11:11:32 am Fun and enjoyment should be vital to everything we do in life - otherwise what would be the point of the exciting adventure called life? Happiness comes from yourself but as a busy mum, the likelihood is your fun-time is at the very bottom of your list of priorities. Being a fun mum will make you a happier, more fulfilled woman who is in control of life and all its challenges!
Herbal Foot Pampering Recipes For Busy Moms posted on August 21, 2009 07:23:09 pm As a mother, I used to neglect my feet as it just was not at the top of my list of things I needed to do. Now, after a busy day spent chasing around kids, I look forward to 20-30 minutes of spoiling myself with some much needed foot care.
Do-It-Yourself Homemade Herbal Milk Baths posted on August 21, 2009 07:21:56 pm As stay at home mothers, we spend almost all of our waking hours taking care of the children, cleaning the home, preparing meals and doing the family errands. When was the last time that you did something relaxing just for yourself? If you had to pause for a moment to think about your answer, then it has been too long.
Why You Need to Spend 30 Minutes on Yourself Every Day posted on August 21, 2009 07:20:23 pm As busy mothers, we often spend all of our time taking care of the children, doing household chores and running the family errands. When was the last time that you scheduled in some personal 'me' time? If you had to stop and think about your answer, it has been too long.
Breastfeeding After Cesarean Section posted on August 21, 2009 02:00:38 pm More often than not, many women will prepare to bring their baby into the world naturally, that is, via a vaginal birth. However, in some cases, natural delivery is replaced by an emergency Cesarean Section and as a result of this some women may be disappointed and may not have been prepared for the side effect of the surgery.
Are You a Numb Mom? posted on August 21, 2009 11:36:47 am Okay, so we all know that being a mom is tough right? Well I am not one of those that love to sit around and commiserate about it-I like to DO something about it. For me it all comes down to choices. But what if you are trying to do something about it? Or you don't even know you are in the spot of being numb and on autopilot? How do you find out if you are a numb mom?
A Child Turns Into a Mother posted on August 20, 2009 12:17:33 pm It's a hectic Tuesday evening. Five-year-old Lava had to complete a lot of homework. She is not a small kid. She's a responsible U.K.G. girl. The first three days of breastfeeding supplies the newborn with the essential antibiotics and hence increases the immunity of the child.Motherhood presents everyone with the greatest love. Whether it's an umbilical cord or a breast, it always would remind the greatest attachment.
You Can Survive a Family Road Trip! posted on August 20, 2009 09:53:29 am This summer was our turn to pack up the kids and head east to a family wedding in Texas. We would be driving some 2,400 miles, round trip, with a 7 year old and a 10 year old and two 40-somethings whose first question upon arriving at a hotel is, "Are the beds any good?" If we planned well enough and were organized enough, what could possibly go wrong?
New Mothers - Post-Natal Expectations posted on August 20, 2009 09:41:39 am Although your new baby will undoubtedly provide you with intense and emotional satisfaction, you will probably be physically uncomfortable. After all, your body has gone through significant changes during pregnancy and it will take some time for your body to return to its pre-pregnancy condition.
How to Grieve in 24 Hours Or Less posted on August 20, 2009 06:11:29 am My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no success. (I am still mad at my high school health teachers that said, "It only takes one time of unprotected sex!") We were referred to a fertility doctor that put us through, what I affectionately call 'the turkey baster method."
What Are the Problems That a Surrogate Mother Is Facing? posted on August 19, 2009 08:22:30 pm The various opinions and views on the surrogate motherhood are very numerous just like those regarding abortion. Every person has personal ideas and views of the ethical and social problems that are connected to the surrogate motherhood. Some of the most important questions about these issues are discussed below.
6 Steps to Achieving Supermom Status posted on August 19, 2009 06:17:04 pm Being overwhelmed is common for today's mom. This article gives moms six ways to become a supermom by reconnecting with themselves and finding balance in their lives.
Single Mother Help - Assistance For Disabled Single Mothers posted on August 18, 2009 11:17:23 am Disability in single mothers is hard. Aside from the fact that single mothers are left alone to care for their child, the disability has add up to the difficulty. Fortunately, there are already available services and assistance for disabled single mothers. A policy is also created to protect the rights of disabled single mothers as well as protecting them from discrimination at work. This policy is known as the American Disabilities Act.
Taking on the Responsibility of Being a Stay at Home Mom posted on August 17, 2009 03:10:19 pm Being a stay at home mom has tremendous benefits and rewards that will be cherished for a lifetime by you and your child. It's a known fact that the beginning years of your child's life will leave memories forever etched in your mind and they have been proven through research to be the most critical years in shaping the way your child learn, act and think as a human being.
Kids in the Kitchen posted on August 17, 2009 02:36:00 pm When you're a stay at home mom, you will undoubtedly spend a substantial amount of time in the kitchen; after all, you are a woman. This is very essential because it eliminates the use of fast-food purchases and other unnecessary spending sprees. Being a stay at home mom also allows you expand your ideas on dishes because you're now capable of cutting back on expenses on convenient meals like frozen or ready-made meals in the grocery store.
Menu Planning For Stay at Home Moms posted on August 17, 2009 02:29:04 pm One of the most challenging task for stay at home moms is menu planning. This task can consist of planning and budgeting for grocery lists, saving money through planning ahead for chores around the house or just making sure that healthy eating and living is being exercised inside and outside the house. Not only is this a smart choice but it can reap enormous benefits when all is said and done. Stay at home moms are sometimes swamped with numerous tasks on their agenda; but none is bigger than cooking. This begins with planning ahead with your menus months in advance.
SAHMs Should Always Make Time For Mother Nature posted on August 17, 2009 02:17:16 pm One thing that many stay at home can institute into their plans which can be both refreshing and healthy, is a walk in the park. Spending so much time indoors can plant seeds of depression and lead to unwanted habits that will result in unhealthiness. This is true for everyone, not just stay at home moms. Every day countless people wake up and perform ritual after ritual before heading out the door for a tedious day of work.
Children to Mothers on Mother's Day - A Mother Like No Other posted on August 17, 2009 01:28:20 pm It is safe to say that just about every child in the world thinks they have a Mother like no other. This is a normal attitude to have. Our Mothers are that important in our lives. It is for this reason that we celebrate Mothers Day. After all, they carry us around for nine months and then go through immeasurable pain to give us birth. Then the real fun begins.
Becoming Me - A Thanks to Our Mending Mothers Who Paid a High Price in the Struggle to Participate posted on August 17, 2009 06:34:14 am This is a thanks to our Mending Mothers who paid a high price in the struggle to participate between motherhood and business. After an adventurous youth filled with acting and activism, I became a first time mom at the age of 38. In my struggle to recreate myself, I realized how lucky and grateful I am for all the many generations of women that created the opportunities I now have.
Listening Skills For Single Moms - 5 Effective Tips posted on August 14, 2009 12:51:15 pm They say we have two ears and one mouth for a reason, to speak more than we listen. Sometimes as moms we get wrapped up in our busy lives and forget (not deliberately) that our sons are there and they need us to listen to them. Not just listen to the words they use but listen to what is behind the words.
Don't Try and Be a Supermom - They Don't Exist! posted on August 12, 2009 11:40:45 am Forget about everything you see in magazines and the paper - supermoms don't exist! Well, they do if you can afford to have a nanny, personal trainer, chef, cleaner, gardener and personal assistant! Learn how to manage the pressures of life whilst still maintaining your sanity!
The Importance of Professional Guidance in Third Party Reproduction posted on August 12, 2009 09:18:11 am If you are having troubles conceiving a child of your own, you might have already done a little research about other options of having a child. You might have already tried IVF and other fertilization treatments to no avail. Adoption might seem to be a good option but it is still not your biological child. A very attractive option is to have a surrogate mother carry your child until it is born. That is as close as you can get to having your own child when fertilization treatments fail, or when the doctors deem that pregnancy might be too risky for the mother and might result in death.
I'm a New Mother - Get Me Out of Here! posted on August 12, 2009 08:15:44 am Having a baby come into your life is a wonderful experience for most. However, it also comes with it's own challenges and tribulations.
Single Mother Help - Importance of Education to Get Higher Paying Jobs For Single Mothers posted on August 11, 2009 03:10:06 pm Single mothers who did not finish higher education would most likely end up getting low income jobs. Welfare reform policies have also contributed to the financial instability and poverty that these single mothers are experiencing. In general, these welfare reform policies just encourage work and not education. Education is more important because it can help the single mother to get higher paying jobs.
Rejoining the Workforce posted on August 10, 2009 04:21:50 pm A high percentage of women leave their jobs soon after they have a baby because they want to raise their child first. They leave their jobs with a hope that they will re-enter the work force when their child is old enough. However they may have to over come some difficulties depending on the length of time they have out of the work force.
Useful Sites For Corporate Mums posted on August 10, 2009 02:51:18 pm When a woman has one or more kids, her first priority is her children and she wants to raise her kids in a good and healthy environment. But in this specific period of economic crisis, these mothers also want to earn a reasonable income in order to support their family and for living a carefree life at the same time. Don't worry and be happy because you can control your life path, several career oriented sites are offering their services in order to help corporate mums back into the work force.
Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump Review posted on August 10, 2009 02:41:22 pm Even though this is a manual pump and not an electrical one, it has been my favorite breast pump thus far. I use it for times when I'll be away from baby for a night or during out of town trips away from baby where I'll need to relieve the pressure and keep up my milk supply until I return. This pump costs around $25 and comes quite in handy for those who need a pump just some of the time rather than on a consistent basis.
Making Up Tips That Promote Momentum posted on August 10, 2009 09:35:06 am Mothers carry such a force of commitment to "family" that it's difficult to explain. They just do. In doing so, many wonderful loving mothers carry the burden of the family's momentum on their own tired shoulders. As many mothers are lucky to have found a spouse or partner that is also receptive of this role and sacrifice, there are many who have not been so fortunate. Though to some degree, all fathers carry a force of momentum to be successful as a father and in doing so successful as a husband.
Motherhood and Self Care - 8 Tips For Caring For Yourself While Caring For Those You Love posted on August 10, 2009 07:55:28 am It is very easy as a mother/parent to neglect one's own self-care. The competing demands of tending to our children, while also juggling the many other roles and responsibilities in our lives and careers, can leave very little time left over for self-care activities (or inactivities as the case might be). Self-care and self-nurturing are foundational to our well-being and effectiveness as mothers (and as human beings). We not only have our children to love and care for, and our partners where they exist, but also ourselves. In many ways, we ultimately love and care for others, to the extent we love and care for ourselves.
Finding Surrogate Mothers Overseas posted on August 08, 2009 07:23:09 am Worldwide surrogacy represents a growing opportunity for numerous families that are seeking to start their families throughout surrogacy but at considerably lower prices than what can be found in the United States where the surrogacy understandings are regularly exceeding $100,000. These prices are excessive for numerous couples and thus considering the surrogacy as a feasible alternative to adoption was more often than not often impossible. That is a thing that is about to be changing. The international surrogacy represents of ever-growing alternative for loads of families that are seeking to start the families.
You're a New Mom? Well That's Just Perfect posted on August 07, 2009 06:30:11 am A couple of weeks ago I wanted to slap the stupidity out of a 20-something female bagger at my local grocery store. As I placed a copy of my favorite pregnancy fitness magazine on the belt, she admiringly looked and said, "Wow, she's perfect." I asked her who she was talking about as it was just she, the cashier and I present.
What is Postnatal Depression? Signs and Risk Factors posted on August 06, 2009 12:55:38 pm Postnatal depression is estimated to affect 1 in 5 women and is found in all cultural, social and age groups. There are different types of this condition experienced by mothers after birth. There is the 'Baby Blues' which usually occurs between the 3rd and 5th day and usually resolve by the 10th day. It is thought to be the response to hormone changes and the stress of giving birth and occurs in up to 70% of women.
Good News For New Mothers - You Can Shift Baby Fat and Lose Weight While You Sleep posted on August 06, 2009 09:43:37 am Pity new mothers. As if they do not have enough to cope with looking after their offspring, the race to lose weight after giving birth has almost turned into a competitive sport. Celebrities who spring back into shape on the way home from hospital make it look easy. Now a new study shows that sleep deprivation may hinder the weight loss process for new mothers. So it is really true that you need more zzzz's to shift those extra inches of baby fat?
Motherhood - Find the Fun in It! posted on August 06, 2009 06:21:58 am just to name a few. Basically, it was motherhood and mothering, and to me, it was tough. Although happy about my new little one, and determined to be the best mom ever, by the time the first year had passed I felt like I had aged 25 years.
Dealing With Working Mom Guilt posted on August 05, 2009 12:21:49 pm You may have the best of intentions for working but you are not always sure that your children and family understand or comprehend your reasons. Here are some ways to deal with your guilt while continuing to work.
Why As a Mom You Need a Hobby posted on August 05, 2009 09:25:56 am Being a mom is one of the busiest jobs you can ever have. Whether you have one child or five, you will stay very busy on a regular basis. If it's summer time or if you home school, there can be even more daily responsibilities on you to take care of your children.
Mother Guilt - How to Break Free From It! posted on August 03, 2009 11:56:41 am Mother guilt. Do you ever wonder if other mothers feel the same way you do? Do you feel like a great mother one day and then totally question yourself the next? How about wondering whether or not you are providing your child with enough stimulation or giving them all that they need? And what about the big question, "Should I stay at home or work?"
Working Mothers - Surviving Your Return to Work posted on August 03, 2009 07:52:36 am Anyone who has been ill for a week or so knows that the return back to work can be unsettling. The feelings of the first day back at school for the new school year come flooding back - "What has changes? Will I be teased? What will people say?" - A working mum returning to work after an extended time away will feel exactly like this ....
What Are the Social and Ethical Issues Related to Surrogate Motherhood? posted on August 01, 2009 10:52:20 am It is one particular issue that can actually draw a line between the modern and the conservative. The issue has been a center of debate in many of the law making institutions in the world. America has been a place for rights, and has actually not been left behind in embracing the rights of women to choose not to give birth and contract the responsibility to others at a fee.
The Pros and Cons of Working With a Surrogacy Agency posted on July 31, 2009 01:58:37 pm When an infertile couple or a surrogate mother have decided to try surrogacy, they must then decide on whether to go through a surrogate agency, or they can try to start their surrogate journey independently. Either way, the first thing to be done, is a large amount of research.
4 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Beneficial posted on July 31, 2009 09:20:09 am New mothers face many decisions when it comes to having a baby. While every little or big decision may seem to share the same level of importance, a mother knows what's best. For all mothers, the choice to breastfeed or use formula is an important and personal decision, and only a mother knows which is best for her and her baby. If you're considering breastfeeding, here are some valuable reasons why breastfeeding could be beneficial to you and your baby.
How to Become a Surrogate Mother posted on July 31, 2009 09:00:41 am Becoming a surrogate is not a decision that is made when one has not done a good self evaluation. It is a decision that needs not be taken in a hurry. It is a decision that you will keep remembering it for the rest of your life, or as long as you see the person you will give birth to.
Putting it Into Perspective posted on July 30, 2009 01:53:47 pm Do you ever find yourself playing something over and over in your head? Do you sometimes feel just fed up at the thought of dealing with things in life? Read on for a great technique for when you are feeling down in the dumps.
Ten Ways of Reducing Stress For Mums posted on July 30, 2009 01:43:20 pm As working mums, we definitely experience a lot more stress and in different ways than the those who are not mums or even stay at home mums. Read on to learn ten ways of reducing stress for the working mum.
The Mums Worry Workbook posted on July 30, 2009 08:44:32 am Mums are particularly vulnerable to worry; we have a sense of responsibility for the lives of our children, and yet we cannot control everything that happens to them. We know that worrying actually serves no purpose at all, yet it has an insidious habit of creeping into every aspect of our lives. If you give your worries an inch, they will take a mile! Chronic worrying is a form of anxiety and tends to become an automatic response.
You Be the Judge? Not of This Mom! posted on July 30, 2009 08:34:52 am When becoming a new mom 13 months ago I was ecstatic! The pregnancy was OK, the delivery was not bad (epidurals rock by the way), and my new little baby boy was just perfect! I was a teacher of elementary students before deciding to be a stay at home mom so I had a great deal of experience with young kids. I thought this parenting thing would be a piece of cake. Now enter every other parent, family member, friend, and stranger into this perfect little puzzle and what do you get?
Two Kinds of Mothers on This Earth Regardless of Your Gender posted on July 30, 2009 07:54:18 am It's easier to recognize the dark side of either mother. Most of us spend a lot of time labeling and judging each other and things, so, we are more familiar with the dark side of ourselves, in others and things, than the divine light within.
What Are the Struggles of a Single Mom? posted on July 30, 2009 06:46:25 am Do you find yourself worrying about how you're going to raise your kids all by yourself? The struggles of a single mom are not for the faint-hearted. As you know, single mothers have so many more issues to deal with on a daily basis than moms who have a "significant other" to help them out.
Breastfeeding and Choosing the Right Nursing Bra For You posted on July 30, 2009 05:57:12 am Breastfeeding is one of the most difficult tasks of a new mother. Unlike what you see in television ads, breastfeeding is not that joyous and easy to do. The process takes a lot of practice and with the right materials to use so as to feed your newborn the best way possible.
Mrs Coach posted on July 29, 2009 11:33:37 am This is not another women's article to help organize our overflowing activities plate. This isn't even a commentary on how to be the best "team mom". This is a survival guide for all those women who have found themselves inheriting, by marriage, the demanding position of being the coach's wife.
True Motherhood posted on July 29, 2009 06:22:31 am Not every woman who gives birth to a child, or children, demonstrates true motherhood. A woman must be matured, and responsible, in order to demonstrate true motherhood.
Single Moms - How Do They Do It? posted on July 28, 2009 11:41:14 am Being a single Mom while trying to run a household has more than enough stress, let alone than when something breaks down. In my opinion, most Single Moms running a household accomplish more in one day, than most Men do in a week.
10 Tips For Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Be the Best Mom-Wife Possible posted on July 27, 2009 09:33:20 am Most of us women forget this but it's true...If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be in your best shape to do what you need to do to take care of your family. When you take care of yourself mentally & physically you can give to your family from a better place. Make your well being more of a priority and everyone in your family will benefit from it.
Working Mom's Guilt - Four Tips to Help You Cope posted on July 24, 2009 02:15:40 pm As a working mom, you get all kinds of benefits, from feeling a sense of contribution, to retaining your identity, to supporting your family. But a feeling of guilt is inevitable, especially if your kids are very young. Here are some tips for helping you work through the rough patches.
Parenting Challenges of the Single Mom posted on July 24, 2009 12:31:20 pm As a married mother I found parenting to be plenty challenging at times and of course for the most part, under appreciated. Now that I'm a single mother of four I realize how good those days were by comparison.
The Single Mom's Guide to Dating posted on July 24, 2009 12:30:49 pm I believe there's no better education than the one we can receive from the school of life - if we're paying attention in class. This single mom has been paying attention and I have learned how to make better decisions regarding the man I will choose to become involved with and bring into the lives of my children and myself. I have yet to learn if all this new wisdom will make a difference, but I believe it will for us single moms.
Single Mom With a Baby posted on July 24, 2009 12:30:22 pm Whether you are a single mom by choice or other circumstances, being a single mom with a baby has specific challenges quite different from that of single moms with children that have matured past diapers. I know the difference very well as I have experienced both situations.
Appreciating Mothers For a Job Well Done posted on July 24, 2009 05:32:38 am It is not until I had my first baby that I realized what an important person my mother is. After three hours of intense labor and delivery of my son, immense fatigue and sleepless nights took a toll on me. I took time to appreciate my mother at every opportunity. I remembered all the moments I saw her work hard to bring me up and imagined the sacrifices she had to make for me. Today I truly appreciate my mother.
Lose That Baby Belly - 5 Tips For New Moms posted on July 24, 2009 05:31:27 am Losing that baby belly is a goal of almost every new mom. When both of my girls were born I was ready to get rid of that extra bulge I was carrying around in my belly. The belly does shrink in time and with a little targeted effort you can lose that baby belly quickly
20 Reasons Why Nursing is the Best Choice For You and Your Baby posted on July 23, 2009 06:47:11 am Nursing your baby has been long promoted as being good for your baby, but did you know that nursing is good for mom, too? Nursing offers many advantages not found in formula, so before you decide that breastfeeding is not an option, consider the benefits gleaned for both mom and baby-you may just change your mind!
Are You Overwhelmed? posted on July 22, 2009 02:54:57 pm On the news yesterday there was another case where the parent (s) left their 23 month old daughter in the car for nine hours and the child died of heat stroke. Similar to the Brenda Slaby case where their morning routines were changed. This hurts my heart as I know how easily a change in routine can cause you to forget.
Where to Go For Surrogacy Options? posted on July 22, 2009 11:36:41 am The technical advancement has made it possible for childless couples to have their own children by arranging surrogate mothers. The surrogate mothers are inseminated with the male sperm in an artificial way and sometimes the female embryo is also used and all this make sit possible for the couple to have genetic bonding with their child.
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