You need your kids to play with minimal supervision and they've run out of ideas? That's one definition of summer! Of course, they often just need a little refueling time with Mom and then they can exercise their own creative muscles.
Baby and Beyond
Wouldn't it be terrific if you found yourself on January 1, rested, refreshed, and contented with your life? Does this fantasy seem alluring, but impossible? It isn't. More and more parents are saying no to the Holiday Frenzy and inviting connection, joy and reflection into their homes in December.
I used to think that trying hard to reach perfection made me a better person. I worked myself ragged to be perfect, and part of the time I almost succeeded. In between, I got so resentful of my all too human husband -- how could he sit down to relax? -- that I exploded at him.
Even though no one can take away your pain or struggle, there are things to do that will make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable. By implementing the following, you can begin to regain control and take some very positive steps toward loss recovery.
Feeling a little stressed? Struggling to keep all the balls in the air? Here are some of the "sanity savers" that I learned from master jugglers -- women who were balancing work and family -- tips for staying sane when you're struggling to juggle your working life with the rest of your life.
Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would. What are the advantages of extended breastfeeding?