If you have watched any of the old karate movies, you may think that karate for kids is a terrible idea, fearing it will encourage violence and aggression. But, the movies got it wrong. Getting your child involved in karate, or any of the martial arts, will improve many areas of your child’s life. Practicing martial arts teaches kids respect, mind-body awareness, self-defense, confidence, and encourages physical fitness.
Jeri is a wife, lawyer, and stay at home mom with a weakness for yoga pants and reality TV. She lives in Florida with her husband, son, and three dogs. All through law school she aspired to be a great lawyer. Now, she aspires to be a great lawyer and great mom. She is still figuring out how to manage both but she’s enjoying the journey. In her free time, you can find Jeri hanging with family, on the tennis court, or at the movies.
Motherhood is a beautiful new thing. You join a new community of “mothers” that offers so much advice and help. Although most people celebrate in your joy, unfortunately, whether intentionally or unintentionally, many people offer very awkward comments to new mothers. It becomes a rite of passage for new mothers that you aren’t officially a “new mom” until you received an awkward comment. Most of the comments are well-meaning, but that does not make them any less awkward!
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, with 2/3’s of those deaths from opioids. Recently, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. So what do you need to know as a parent to keep your child safe? As a parent, you should educate yourself about this crisis and know what to do if your child has a problem with drugs.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now, bring on the back and hip pain. Want to do something about it? Try stretching. For the most part, stretching does not require any equipment or gym membership, so it is an easy way to maintain a fitness regimen during pregnancy. Aside from its accessibility, prenatal stretching offers many benefits. Stretching helps you prepare for labor, eases hip pain, and helps you relax. Pregnancy is a time when your body constantly changes. Because your body is different everyday, so is stretching. During pregnancy, most stretches are still safe as long as they are done correctly and modified. Here are five safe stretches that are safe throughout pregnancy.
Coping with grief and loss is a difficult experience. After the passing of the initial intense anguish, you or someone you know may want to “take action” to cope with grief. The decision to take action is the most difficult part. Processing grief is different for everyone. That’s why there are different types of therapy.
New Years could not be complete without bubbly champagne. But, if you prefer cocktails to a glass of champagne, we’ve rounded up ten amazing champagne cocktail recipes to help you celebrate the new year. These recipes look so good you will want to try them all!
Latkes, delicious latkes. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside – just the way bubbie made them. You can’t beat the Hannukkah classic. But, let’s mix it up this year with a new spin on the Hanukkah favorite. Here’s a new recipe to enjoy for each crazy night!
Christmas is around the corner, which means it’s time to buy your mom something special. Stuck on what to get mom for the holidays? Whether she loves jewelry, organic sleepwear, or a great scented candle, here are some gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift to make mom feel extra special this year.
Everyone loves fall. With fall comes exciting new activities, traditions, and holidays. This particular fall season is even more exciting with a new baby. This season will be filled with many “firsts” and the start of new family traditions. If you are looking for ideas for what to do with a new baby in the fall, here are eight fall-themed activities.
Happy Hanukkah! Shabbat Shalom! Chag Sameach! If you were lost after Happy Hanukkah, you are not alone. Although Hanukkah may be the most familiar holiday to non-Jews, Judaism has many more holidays rich with traditions, food, and even wine. Whether you practice religion or not, there are many compelling concepts and inspiration found in the Jewish holiday practices.
Today’s children are exposed to technology and media at a very early age as phones, computers, and iPads are often within children’s reach in the home. Toy companies have caught onto the trend as technology toys flood the toy store aisles. With the current technology saturated environment, parents may wonder whether technology is good or bad. Recent studies have looked at just that, but the answer is not quite straightforward.
Baby clothes: it’s easy to be overtaken by the cuteness overload. There are so many accessories for babies – just look at the bows, tutus, headbands, bow ties, suspenders – and the list goes on. You aren’t alone, which is why so many parents overspend when purchasing baby clothes. But, what do you really need to appropriately dress your baby? Not much! At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is to ensure baby is dressed comfortable, safe, and weather appropriate.
If your child is talented enough to play a college sport – the next question may be whether this is the right decision for your child. Balancing academics, a social life, family, and college athletics is demanding. There is no question that this path may not be the right one for every student. However, there are many student athlete benefits that extend way beyond graduation.
If your child is elite enough to play at the college level, you may be wondering what is the next step. Did you know that the average high school coach contacts fewer than five college coaches? That’s right – It is the athlete’s burden to contact college coaches. Navigating the world of athletic college recruitment can feel overwhelming. Here are 8 tips to help manage the process.
Grieving is a challenging process. One of the many difficulties in the grieving process is the fear of forgetting a loved one. As a parent, this fear may be intensified because you may worry that your child will forget the precious few memories your child had with a loved one. Alternatively, you may grieve that your loved one never met your child. Reconciling the past and present has its obstacles, but as stated by Allison Gilbert, “[w]e can all live our fullest lives when we accept that absence and presence can coexist.” Here are some ways to remember and celebrate your loved one with your child.