April marks Stress Awareness Month, and if any population is aware of their stress, then it's moms! Moms are the do-it-all members of the family for the most part, and the ones who take on more than they ought to. For multitasking moms, who juggle kids, jobs, extracurricular activities, husbands and managing the household, stress may be ever-present. But you can -- and should -- lighten your load. Moms need a moment -- or several --... Read More
Keeping fit is a goal for most women, but with kids, work, chores and a ton of other responsibilities, few of us have time to focus on getting (or staying) trim and healthy.
A busy, on the go lifestyle sounds like it would be a good way to stay fit; the problem is that many women add a lot of unhealthy habits into their hectic schedule and don't make the most of their exercise opportunities.
While hitting the gym after... Read More
Remember the dating scene when you were younger? Maybe you were a fun party girl who hit the dance floor with your friends and went after what you wanted like a man-seeking missile. Or perhaps you were the quiet type who met prospective dates through friends and family and focused on settling down with someone special. Whoever you were then, entering the dating scene again after having kids is a whole different world and will require a... Read More
It used to be that parents were skeptical when it came to their kids using cell phones. The technology seemed too grown up for kids and teens, and the possibilities of them having instant secret communication with their friends sparked concerns about all kinds of trouble.
Today, all that is changing. More and more parents are getting onboard with the emerging technologies offered by cell phone companies.... Read More
If anyone needs some time for pampering and self-reflection, it's a single mom. Single motherhood demands so much of a woman that it barely gives her time to sit back, breathe, and enjoy the moment.
A partnered mom can ask her spouse to keep an eye on the kids while she takes a few minutes of quiet time. A single mom doesn't have that option. Her time is spent single-handedly tending to her children's needs.
A single mom... Read More
Who says you have to sweat it out at the gym to stay in shape? Moms can sneak in fitness just about anywhere even if they have a chaotic household with little ones under foot. Doing activities with your kids is the easiest way to fit some exercise into your schedule. Don't sit on the sidelines, get into the game and have some fun!
Kids of all ages can appreciate a hike in the woods. If you have... Read More
It's that time of year where parents gather to watch their children play a friendly sport. At least, that's what we hope to see out on the playing field; friendliness. However, sometimes it's not the children playing we have to be concerned about; it's the parents on the sidelines.
The old stereotype of the "soccer mom" has become somewhat of a negative one, depicting this woman who stands on the sidelines not cheering but ranting. If... Read More
We're all aware that the body goes through some major changes over the years. Combinations of natural and man-made forces work together to push us further down the path to old age. It sounds depressing, but luckily we're not totally helpless against this process.
Staying fit and healthy makes all the difference when it comes to the aging process. You can't avoid getting older, but you can help your body roll with the punches the years... Read More
"The average office worker receives more than 200 messages a day via snail mail, email, express mail, cell phone, landline, wireless Web, bicycle messenger, singing telegram, you name it. Taking in information these days is like trying to drink from a fire hose." --Dr. Martha Beck
Did you know that one Sunday edition of The New York Times contains more information than all the written documents in the world during the 15th... Read More
Move over, Man Cave. Personal space is getting more stylish and catering to the feminine side of things. But is it even possible for moms to get away from it all in their own homes? Ask yourself that same question when you watch your man kick back with his favorite snacks and the game, tuning out the rest of the world for a couple of hours while going to his own private happy place. Don't you deserve the same luxury once in awhile? Take... Read More