Getting ready to send your baby to kindergarten is an emotional process for both the parents and the child. Many parents with summer or early fall babies, or “early” kindergarteners, often wonder if their child is in fact ready to head off to big kid school. There are many factors that a family may take into account when trying to decide to academically redshirt, or hold back, their child from entering kindergarten when they are of the appropriate age. Their child may not be academically or socially ready, they may be of small stature, or the parents may believe their child will have an advantage if they wait another year. Many experts believe that there is no benefit to academically redshirting children but each parent needs to make the best decision for their family and their child. Below is the story of one mom who decided to redshirt her child, and why she thinks it was their best decision.
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Balancing work and family is nearly impossible. Like juggling, only so many balls can be up in the air at one time. When another ball is picked up, another ball must drop. It’s a give and take. A constant ebb and flow. While some of us struggle to maintain both aspects of our lives, others have figured out the tips and tricks to keeping both family and career afloat, without sacrificing our sanity or relationships. Our guest contributor, a mother of three and an Advanced Practice Provider, provides some key insight into ‘doing it all’ after witnessing the success of a close friend.
Many couples undergoing fertility treatments wonder how they’ll know it’s the right time to stop trying for a biological child and start the adoption process. It’s not a simple answer, and for every parent it is different. In your marriage, you may find one spouse arrives at this place before the other, which is completely normal.
We suggest for you to seek in your hearts whether now’s time to transition from fertility treatments to adoption. As a fertility patient herself, Mardie Caldwell has experienced seven pregnancy losses. Once she and her husband decided it was time to pursue adoption as their route to parenthood, they were blessed with the adoption of a son.
Today, Mardie shares four signs that it might be time to consider your options through adoption.
One of the things that will change tremendously during pregnancy is your breast size. Pregnancy hormones trigger glandular development and increased blood supply in the breast area, which leads to tender and fullness of breasts. This means that you need a type of bra that can go along with the changes in your breasts without compromising comfort.
Across the board, scientists agree that the air quality in most residential homes is worse than in the great outdoors. The EPA actually goes so far as to say that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted! For a culture that tends to be fairly germaphobic, how can this be?
Surprisingly, our cleanliness can be a huge contributing factor. From the type of cleaning products to even the windows we install, our choices can be the biggest influence on our home’s air quality. But with a few simple changes, your home’s air can be clean and pure.
Motherhood comes with a million challenges. We learn a new way of living, reprioritize pretty much everything and accept that our lives are forever changed. We’re expected to accomplish it all with a smile, a sense of humor and a love for our new lifestyle regardless of what we’ve left behind. We’re grateful for Daily Mom because we see the content spreading a message of acceptance for all moms and support for all the challenges we face, including body love.
We are Peachie Moms and we’re on a mission to give you the tools to love yourself, your body and your life as a mom. We focus on body love, mental wellness and a sense of community – unabashedly and often inappropriately talking about topics others won’t touch because they’re just too… sensitive, controversial, honest, real.
Today we’re talking about loving the skin you’re in as a mother. That’s right, the “mombod.” We’re goin’ there.
“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.” ~Albert Ellis
There are two very valuable lessons about love that could be a cure for our broken relationships and dissatisfying sex lives: Love does not come made to order; and we must be willing to ask for what we want. These two common misunderstandings about the limits of our relationships can wreak havoc in the development and maturity of many long-term partnerships. Maybe it is the fault of reading too many romantic novels or being brought up in an Ozzie & Harritet-like culture of happily ever after, but the sad and happy truth of real and lasting loving relationships is that we don’t have control over how other people love us. This truth becomes very clear when it’s combined with the belief that other people should know what we feel (or want) from love without having to tell them – and suddenly – the brokenness of our collective love lives.
You slipped and fell in a restaurant.
You were rear ended at an intersection.
Your doctor prescribed medication and you had unpleasant side effects.
You tripped on a curb in the parking lot of a major retail chain.
There are several things you should consider before hiring a lawyer and filing a lawsuit. Civil litigators have seen Plaintiffs panic when they realize, by filing a lawsuit, that sensitive information they’d rather leave in the past gets dredged up. While there’s no question that a person who is legitimately injured because of someone else’s negligence should be compensated, you need to consider these 6 things first and ask yourself if a lawsuit is really worth it.