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  • Tough decisions that can last a lifetime
    Tough decisions that can last a lifetime
    It seems in the United States lately that anything goes. There is a pill for this and a pill for that. If we want to lose weight, we take a pill or have a medical procedure that will supposedly cure everything.The divorce rate has been steadily...
  • The present family status
    The present family status
    December 28th, 2014 marked the Feast of the Holy Family for those of Roman Catholic Faith. As a mother, Fr. Dan’s homily really evoked some strong thoughts that have been contemplated ever since; begging many to wonder if theirs is a Holy...
  • Pope says mothers have 'precious' role in Church, society
    Pope says mothers have 'precious' role in Church, society
    Pope Francis today thanked the world's mothers as part of his remarks for his Wednesday General Audience, saying that mothers act to children as the Church acts to all of us, as a nurturer, and that "no believer is an orphan."...
  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston slams the notion she was too selfish to have children
    Jennifer Aniston is happy, very happy. And, it shows. She poses with her friend Chris McMillian topless for the January cover of Allure magazine, reports US Weekly on Monday. Jennifer wanted to clear up a few rumors and share with her fans that...
  • Motherhood from one mother’s perspective
    Motherhood from one mother’s perspective
    Although I cannot be considered a true parenting expert by any means, I have been asked by more than one person on more than one occasion just how my boys got to be what they have become. While I believe that they have been inspired by a much...
  • Who is imitating who?
    Reflections on a month of grandmotherhood
    The waiting is over! The baby is finally here!My first grandchild, Sofia Belle, entered the universe four weeks ago and created a whirlwind in our lives that hasn't stopped yet. And in reality never will. Babies are born every day; it’s...
  • Use your words
    Use your words
    Have you ever wanted to author an article or a book? Can you see yourself writing a blog or maybe even contributing to a magazine column? Kate Hopper is a well-renown author who has devoted much of her time teaching students how to script their...
  • Ehrisman-Mickle
    Attorney Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle takes her baby to court and gets scolded by judge
    Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, an attorney in Atlanta, was denied a request to delay a hearing that occurred during her six-week maternity leave. In response, she went to court to represent her clients with her four-week-old baby strapped to her chest. As...
  • Maya and Gabriel
    I Am A Mom
    I am a mom. It is the name by which I am now almost solely addressed and to which I answer (sometimes regardless of whose child is beckoning). It is the station through which I hope to demonstrate the honorability and compassion and it is through...
  • Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
    Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes; U.S. follows trend
    For the past seventy-five years, expectant mothers in Finland have been sent home with a box for their newborn. This box is much like a baby starter kit containing clothes, sheets, and even toys. Since 1930 this box has a dual purpose. Other items...
  • How To Teach A New Mom Clean Tricks
    How To Teach A New Mom Clean Tricks
    If you’re OCD like me, you’re probably freaking out about life post baby. I’ve got a million thoughts about clean bathrooms, crumbs, cooking stains on my countertops, laundry, and the list continues…. I mean, I’ve...
  • Only mom and dad can make it stop
    Only mom and dad can make it stop
    A couple of years ago, a parenting expert spoke at a training seminar at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton. The statement was about communication between parents and children. The statistics were flooring!What this person stated for a fact is...
  • Little angels sent from heaven
    Little angels sent from heaven
    Children are one of life's most purest joys. Each one comes into this world so innocent, unique, special, and all blank slates ready to be molded by the caretakers entrusted to watch over them. The beauty of having babies is they give you an...
  • breastfeeding week
    World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7
    This week is world Breastfeeding Week across the globe. It is sponsored and promoted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The 2014 theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of...
  • A Girl's Guide to Greatness
    New Book - A Girl's Guide to Greatness: Mystical Paths for Magical Women
    Here is a scientific approach to the mystical in a way never before exposed in the genre of self-improvement books. The author uses resources and well known speakers and authors to support her method of meditation, visualization, guided imagery,...