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
From Ivanka Trump: Brazil has been in the spotlight lately. The Olympics will be hosted there this summer and São Paulo is always high on the list of most-visited destinations for business travelers. Frequent fliers, it’s time for a primer on Brazilian business etiquette ....more
This is the way to reclaim the heart of humanity: to push beyond the limitations of tolerance and cultivate compassion, to say yes to the invitations the world is constantly offering to step off the familiar path and venture where we’re called, and to risk giving of ourselves even if we’re not sure what that might entail or what the outcome may be....more
Today is a day of reflection. It’s been exactly one year since I broke my foot. Wow. The moment it happened, everything happened so fast I almost couldn’t register what I had just done. Although now, I remember that moment way too vividly. I play it over and over again in my mind all the time. And yea, I cringe every time! Leaping through the air, I came down on the ball of my foot, and just like that I lost the ability to hold myself up and land it. My ankle became instant jelly, and my foot rolled....more
When you turn the page of the calendar from January to February, what rings a bell first? Is it the reality that this month is shorter than the rest? Well yes, yet the other thing that strikes a chord is Valentine's Day, 14th Feb denotes the day of romance, and adoration is commended all through the world, we attempt to make this day uncommon and paramount for loved ones ....more
Everyone loves something wrapped nicely in a box, on special occasions like Valentine, but could you give something more thoughtful this year? Last year, I was cash strapped and wanted to get a nice present for my boyfriend. I couldn’t deal with the typical valentine day oppression, where a lot of money would be spent to impress people, so I started looking for alternatives ....more
It is no secret that pursuing a career in performing arts is a daunting and tough task. You may be armed with a degree in the field and have a solid foundation that enables you to explore a variety of options. However, even those people who have succeeded in ‘making it big’ have admitted that it was never easy, especially for women and they had to keep on working even after becoming successful. There is plenty of competition for women in the world of performing arts, but if you aspire to make a career in this field, you are going to try and achieve your dreams anyway....more