• Single Parenting

    Are Relationships Without Children Healthier?

    This question comes to me for a few reasons. The first one being that I happened to look it up and see where they have done studies in Europe and America who say that couples without children are overall happier. The second reason is after my own experience as well as looking at those around me I sort of have came to this conclusion on my own. With all of the reality shows out there that now show couples who are expecting children and the first year or two after they have them, it’s also impossible not to see this undeniable trend of stress on the relationship due to kids.…

  • Pregnancy

    Is Waiting Til Later The Answer?

    Being of the generation of women who are taught that we can “have it all”, there are still few women who make the decision to not have children (there are studies on these women and the link to their education level) and many more who have made the decision to have both the career and the kids. The answer to their balancing act is often to simply wait longer to have children. So the question is, how is this working for us? I had my first child at 19 and my additional two at 25. I have a best friend that had her children around those ages as well, so…

  • Family Life

    Grandmother Gives Birth To Grandchild

    After suffering from two unsuccessful pregnancies, one of which was twins who were stillborn, a Chicago family tried a different route. Christine Casey, 61 years old, made the decision to be the surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law. Wow. The pregnancy was successful and now they are celebrating their new son and grandson. Casey delivered the baby C-section. I love my daughter more than anything in this world. I couldn’t imagine having to watch her suffer through the heartache and pain of those miscarriages. But to be a surrogate for her? Honestly, I’m just not so sure about that. First of all, my body has taken a beating from pregnancy…

  • Development

    Is College Still Good Idea?

    My oldest just played in his league’s basketball championship game last Saturday. He’s sort of looking away towards the angle of where his dad is taking the picture. They didn’t win by a few points, however he has came a long way this season. This is his third year playing and I guess his hard work has finally payed off. He lucked out and was on a great team this year and got a little taste of what playing sports can offer. When he was younger, he leaned more towards playing football, but luckily (because what mother wants to possibly face those type of injuries) basketball has seemed to stick…

  • Development

    Suburban Housewife

    One of the great things about the internet is youtube and the fact that pretty much anyone can rise on the scene with whatever. I’m a fan of the facebook page “Moms Who Drink And Swear” and she posts some pretty hilarious stuff…obviously. Recently she shared a youtube video of a lady who performs some raps around her character “Suburban Housewife” and I must admit I have also found her skits to not only be hilarious but also to serve as a national public service announcement. There’s nothing funnier than the truth and this woman has found a great avenue to tell it. There are a few different videos that…

  • Development

    Parent Teacher Conference

    So not too long ago, I got a request for a parent teacher conference for my daughter. Her dad and I went to pretty much hear mostly what we already knew about her (and me in some ways, lol). Apparently she thinks school is more of a place for her to socialize. She likes to “do hair” at gym. She got a comb stuck in her friend’s hair to where it took the teacher over 15 minutes to get it out and almost traumatized her friend with the thoughts of them having to cut it out. My daughter was brought to tears. I think a friend of mine and I…

  • Teens

    Designer Babies

    So is the day really ever going come where you pick out and purchase your future child’s features like you would for a home you are building? According to some, it definitely may. There is what they call “gene therapy” that is currently used to help filter out genetic disorders and diseases, however some clinics are allowing couples to actually pick the sex of their child. It seems that this whole side of science and technology is moving at such a rapid pace that no one is able to really put a red button on it in order to figure out the potential consequences. While some say that American’s don’t…

  • Teens

    What Is The Media Telling Our Kids?

    here has always been adult content in the forms of the radio and in movies, but I know never to the degree of what it is now. I remember being a kid and sneaking and watch Jason movies. Wow, how times have changed. There are a lot of people out there that say that you should monitor your children and that you as the parent are responsible for what your child see’s or hears. Ummmm….well, I can agree with some of that but when every time you turn around you are hearing about sex and pulling condoms from a drawer, look on television and see young people acting like retarded…

  • Bad Parenting

    Missing Child Zahra

    What makes this case close to me, is that this girl is actually from my hometown and where I will soon be residing again soon, Hickory, NC. However, other than that, it’s not too much different from the many other cases where children go missing and are likely killed at the hands of the adults who are supposed to be caring for them. In this case, so far there are signs pointing in the direction of the step-mother. She has had accusations by other family members and even neighbors that she abused the child both verbally and physically. She was accused of locking the child in her room and only…

  • Bad Parenting

    Octomom Hustles To Save Home

    Well it’s not just the below the radar people who are struggling to meet their financial obligations these days with the rough economy. It seems that the “celeb-reality” star Octomom has had her own financial woes mounting up to the point of feeling the need to do everything from have a huge yard sale where she also was charging $10 per picture taken with her but then even showing up at a bar to serve drinks to people who actually wanted to pay to have her make theirs! It seems this go around she has escaped by managing to catch up on her mortgage with her extreme efforts, however who…