Some families have discovered a formula for successful family togetherness during the holidays with minimum stress. If you have a challenging family -- what some might refer to as a dysfunctional family -- read on.
At Thanksgiving, most of us turn inward and think about what we're most thankful for and smile. In no particular order, here's what comes up for myself and family. What are some of the things you're thankful for?
Is your tot reluctant to wave good-bye to the diapers? Peer pressure, target practice and careful wording helps some kids get the idea. One of these tricks might help ease the path to successful potty training for your child.
Feeling a little tired? Wondering why your breasts are so tender? What about those crazy mood swings! What's up with that? Even before you miss a period you might be suspecting — or hoping — that you're pregnant.
Because so much is happening so quickly, these first weeks of pregnancy are a particularly vulnerable period for your baby. Since nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, living an eco-conscious, healthy lifestyle may be the best thing you can do to prepare your body for having children, planned or not.
Toddlers don't seem to have an off switch. Often, when they're tired, they just reverberate faster, like an overwound toy, until they crash. Reading your toddler's cues so you can ensure she gets enough sleep can be a challenge.