With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more
Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more
Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.
“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more
As a 30 year old woman, the topic of whether or not I want kids, when I plan on having kids, and why I don't want kids has been quite popular in the conversational rounds. Actually, me being 30 years old has nothing to do with the topic, because it's been asked over and over again since I was a teen....more
It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft projects for their kids to make at school, and meticulously assembling gumball dispenser valentines for their kids to hand out to their classmates.
For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
My mom tells me that one of the biggest challenges of being a mother is trying to find time for everything. I can see what she means – she hustles and bustles like there’s no tomorrow, yet balks at the idea of spending time at the mall to update her wardrobe!She’s still awesome, regardless of the fact that her clothes are probably a decade old. I’m sure many moms sacrifice their appearance for the sake of getting everything else accomplished in a timely manner. However, having a blah fashion sense can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves – imagine not wearing any makeup one day despite having worn makeup everyday for years!...more
Although I haven’t worked for many companies, I’ve had several different experiences when working with others. Sometimes, the work situation wasn’t great or I dealt with challenging people whose social graces, diplomacy, and/or leadership skills, whether they realize it or not, could be improved. When I was younger, there were times I failed to be mature or conscientious in fulfilling my duties. Occasionally, I admit I’ve been mad or fed up and made unwise decisions – I’m only human....more
Trending JessLahitou.jpg Jess Lahitou | 02.10.16 8:54am Rejoicing or weeping will depend on who you are, but let’s look at what happened either way. Democrats: Well… Hillary supporters got a big whiff of déj...more
Last week, I shared my struggle with how my days are going and that I really want need a change. I need to not feel like I'm just bumbling through an entire day, while simultaneously thinking I haven't done anything. In essence, I no longer want to feel like I'm not accomplishing any goals or even working on them and I also don't want to 'fly by the seat of my pants'.All of this tends to end up with yelling, some resentful feelings and thoughts, impatience, and general distraught-ness....more
Friends fall into two categories: the ones who respect you, your time, and your expertise, and the ones who need a gentle reminder.Last week as I was juggling three projects due in two days and getting ready to leave town, I received this screaming text:"I NEED YOU TO HELP ME PICK OUT HOME OFFICE FURNITURE TOMORROW!!!”...more
Caregivers Help Those in Need Four years ago I left Los Angeles, my home for more than three decades, and moved back to my native Minnesota to care for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Overnight my life was turned upside down....more
I feel like for the most part I know the people who stop by here every day to read my ramblings. And I think you're good people. You're animals lovers, you can take a joke, and you're not crazy irrational internet readers ....more
On February 7, Inquirer reporter Mark Fazollah reported another attempt to protect the old boy network from the consequences of their actions. The Court of Judicial Discipline, currently investigating whether Judge Eakin should be disciplined for sending misogynistic, racist emails, tried to enlist attorney Richard A. Sprague to broker a deal that could forestall a public trial.When former Supreme Court Justice McCaffery retired two years ago, he did so as part of a secret deal which ended the investigation of his role in the email scandal and allowed him to keep his pension ....more