Working mom's guilt is the biggest downside to working away from the home. As a working mom, you get lots 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:
1. Do whatever it takes to feel confident that you are making the choice that's right for you. In recent years, there…Continue
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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.
1. You have support - use it. Think about it & be honest. Are there people around you that would help you if you…Continue
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This is my first article. I have been a Stay at home dad since 2006. It seems as if there are many more of us out there now. It is my belief that there are many reasons for the new SAHD trend, but I do believe it is more out of lack of options than anything else. Our current economy has forced many families today into a forced stay at home dad situation.
I am not one of those dads. Our situation came from the fact that childcare for our 6 month old son was just not meeting…Continue
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I've always been a very serious person. I don't show a lot of emotion and often find it hard to relate to people, especially little kids. I always thought that I would feel differently about my own kids and would be able to act silly for them and "let go" and be a little more loose. To a certain extent, that did happen. I have no problem fooling around with my two year old son and acting silly and making a fool of myself, even when we're in front of other people, which is something I never…Continue
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There seemed to have an increase in the number of divorce cases and incidents of children committing acts such as killing or hurting their parents. What has gone wrong?
Amongst the universal principles, the Five Human Relationships Principles must be taught to your children when they are still at a very young age. If we followed these principles, we will find that our journey is smooth; the reverse is true if we went against these principles. Look at the planets, each planet…Continue
I confess, I'm not much of a party animal. I suppose in general that people suppose that persons who are interested in chess aren't really so much interested in parties. However, such a supposition is not only somewhat prejudiced, it is also downright wrong!
Ever heard of a chess party? The truth is that until recently, neither did I - but they do exist - and not in tiny numbers either.
One day recently, just for fun, I decided to combine the two words "chess" and…Continue
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It seems like you are making the right decision. The road that you are going down seems less fearful. Difficulty is certain heading along the other path. We know that this choice is best. There are so many ways to justify this decision. In your mind, it is the right thing to do for your child. Of only you had the foresight to see the peril in your decision.
I write these words from experience. There was a time when I stood at the same crossroad. My choices were identical: to…Continue
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We all know that any man who has a thing attached is capable of providing half of the component to create an offspring. This is the normal function of a human being, but it certainly does not mean that all men are ready to be a Dad. You see fatherhood is a serious business and it requires time, effort and lots of money too.
It is estimated that it will cost $250,000 to raise a child in the US from age 1 to 18. That is a lot of money. So when you see a family with five children,…Continue
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There is a shortage of DADS around. Most males can father a child, but it takes someone special to be a dad. DADS are dedicated adults directing and supporting children and youth. Those who fill this role are both male and female, but are always loving, caring and supportive individuals who want the best for the young people they work with.
Father's day will be here soon and there will be many young people who are sad they have no one in their lives to fill that role. Many of…Continue
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Recently, I undertook one of the first major challenges of fatherhood. It was time to potty train our oldest son Andrew. Just the mere thought of potty training filled me with dread. Although this is a required skill every child must master, I was extremely anxious about helping him accomplish it smoothly. But, after Andrew learned to use the potty in 7 days, I realized my feelings were totally were unfounded.
Dads about to potty train a child don't have to fret. Here are my…Continue
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You left work late and now you're racing across town to get your son to football practice on time. You curse under your breath, hoping to catch a lucky break and make up some much needed time, yet you catch every single red light. A few days later when shopping for a particular brand of athletic shoe for your daughter, you learn that the store you just drove halfway across town to get to just sold out of the shoe in her size. You wind out the day lamenting your stroke of bad luck to your…Continue
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Our two wonderful daughters were born just a few years after publication of Dr. Benjamin Spock's book, "Baby and Child Care." Fortunately, for our family, neither my wife nor I ever read it. According to an article in Wikipedia, Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics. One of his purported teachings which would then be 180 degrees contrary to mine and those of my wife (and now also of our grown children and of their…Continue
As I sit here in my studio thinking of what I should paint on this empty canvas, I think about my life in general and of the years that have past. Now that might sound melodramatic, but true. I think of my grown children who have families of their own...and of the struggles and problems they are facing.
They aren't so different from what my husband and I had, but when you are a parent you worry and wish the best for your children. Sometimes, even though they are grown, have…Continue
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Last Tuesday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. was not my proudest hour. In fact it serves as an excellent example of the sort of uptight, stressed pickle working mums often get ourselves into. It was the sort of morning where I didn't get my own balance right, to say the least, and instead I ended up acting a bit like my two year old son Freddie when he doesn't get his own way. Yes, I had a full blown Mummy Tantrum.
I know that I'm not the first mum to have a morning like this so…Continue
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Moms work hard, and get little recognition for their work. Most moms juggle taking care of children, keeping their home in order, getting food on the table, and keeping everyone in the house clothed and groomed. This means they stay busy. In addition to that, many moms also have full or part time jobs. Most moms do not get a break very often. A mom's night out is a great thing for moms. The following is a look at some of the reasons a mom's night out is important:
Reason one: It…Continue