I think most of us are aware that marriage is hard and there are times when you want to throw in the towel. One married man, Seth Adam Smith, recently wrote in his blog about how he realized that marriage isn't for him. Now I know what you're thinking, why would he publicize something so negative instead of talking about it to his wife?
Believe it or not his answer is NOT what you think. His reasoning is not only sweet but it will put things in perspective for you if you are in a rocky relationship.Continue Reading >
Last week I misplaced my iPhone at home and had to leave it behind so that I could rush to work for a meeting. That day I realized just how dependent I am on apps for connectivity but also for information and entertainment. These are the apps I turn to on a daily basis during my two-hour commute to and from work.
I start of my day perusing the headlines of The Wall Street Journal but end it with my celebrity gossip fix with People and People En Español. The beauty of most digital publications is that you can subscribe to them monthly or buy a particular issue. I was thinking of investing in a tablet but I've gotten used to reading the publications on my iPhone.Continue Reading >
For this week's Baby Daze, I want to talk about pregnancy and how it affects a woman's beauty and personal style.
I believe that a woman never looks more gorgeous than when she's expecting a child (the pregnancy glow is a real thing!) and I also know that there's a laundry list of things you can do when you're pregnant to accentuate your look even more! Below, check out a few of my favorite style and beauty tips for women in their third trimester and then tell me: Will you be applying any of these tips to you look?Continue Reading >
As new moms, women are often inundated with advice and tips from well-meaning friends and relatives, and oftentimes that advice directly contradicts what we hear from pediatricians and other parenting professionals. Needless to say, figuring out the best way to take care of your baby can be pretty confusing. Now, I will say that I don't always think pediatricians get it right--a mother's intuition is worth its weight in gold, and ultimately how you feel about a certain course of action is probably the most important factor. However, there are some parenting myths and old wives tales that needlessly cause a lot of worry for first-time moms. Here are five of them and why you shouldn't let them stress you out:Continue Reading >
I am not an expert in motherhood, I'm just making it up as I go along, but I do know that some things are wrong and shouldn't be done. I mean I'm no saint, I mess up from time to time, but when I catch myself I put an immediate stop to my bad behavior. Why? Because I realize how truly counterproductive and sometimes just downright harmful some behaviors are and most of all, I do not want my children to pick up any of these bad habits from me. And maybe--just maybe--I've gained enough wisdom to let go of this crap because that's all it is, crap cluttering up my brain.Continue Reading >
A colleague recommended that I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, after telling her that I was having a tough time understanding whether my 16-year-old son has "issues" socializing because of his hear impairment or because of his introverted personality. Unlike my daughter, my son would rather stay home on the weekends playing video games, reading a book, watching a movie or just hanging with my husband and me rather than being out with friends. When my daughter was his age, I hardly saw her!
My son is most similar to my husband who is an introvert. My daughter and I are definitely extroverts.Continue Reading >
As women, we can be a bit sensitive when it comes to taking criticism and it doesn't fly over well if it comes from our men. At times you may be offended by something your hubby said that wasn't meant to be ill-mannered and that stems into a fight.
If you think the things he's said to you are bad, then you definitely NEVER want to hear the following words come out of his mouth...Continue Reading >
Many of us think summer is the perfect time to get active. But that's not always true! With long, lazy days of summer fun, sometimes we don't work in as much physical activity into the routine as we intended. So even if you live in a part of the country in which you're starting to feel a chill in the air, right now might be the perfect time to work in regular outdoor and active fun into your family's schedule. Here's why (and how!)
Men are known to have sensitive egos and if you shatter them, sometimes they can be beyond repair. Therefore if you're dealing with a guy who isn't so great in bed, you're going to want to break the news gently to him. Now, I'm not saying that because he isn't the best in the sack that your case is hopeless, but the first step is to let him know how you feel.
Practice makes perfect, right? We could all use some improvement and if you approach this situation delicately, he might just thank you in the end!Continue Reading >
As a first-time mom it can be tough to remember all the gear you may need on even the shortest outings. A lot of us either end up packing practically the entire nursery or forgetting some of the most important items--sometimes, we even pack up nearly every thing and still wind up forgetting something, like, oh ... diapers. But never fear, your diaper bag doesn't have to weigh more than your baby if you simply pare your haul down to just the essentials. Check out our cheat sheet below:Continue Reading >