My husband's need to take some time for himself became apparent to me a few months ago when I casually mentioned I'd be going to dinner with friends the next day, as I did about once a month. My husband sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. "Ok," he mumbled, looking at the floor. "It's just becoming a lot." After years of focusing on me and my health, I saw for the first time in that moment the toll my self-care was taking on my partner.
Thankfully, toddler nakedness is perfectly normal, according to Ana Jovanovic, a psychologist with ParentingPod, an online resource for parents on mental health and well-being. There are many reasons a toddler might prefer to be naked, such as comfort or exploration, and an understanding that nakedness may not be socially acceptable is something young children are still learning.
“What are you most afraid of?” The question from a co-worker during my pregnancy caught me off guard. It was different than the usual questions about how I was feeling, if the baby was moving or even what I was most excited about.
Illinois Democrats recently introduced legislation to secure and expand reproductive rights, changes that could have far-reaching effects, as people travel to Illinois to secure abortion care that is difficult to access in neighboring states.
My husband and I have a lot of competing priorities for our money: building and maintaining an emergency fund, saving for retirement and stashing away some cash for family vacations and holidays. Adding kids to the mix adds another savings priority as we consider the daunting task of saving for their college education.
“Are you just loving being a mommy?” my friend asked me, cradling my newborn son in her arms. The words lingered between us as I pursed my lips and tried to figure out how to respond.
LaKeshia Jones struggles every month to make ends meet. Her work as a nanny doesn’t always come with guaranteed hours. Sometimes she’s forced to request extensions on bill payments or lean on family and friends for cash.
According to a new study by the Federal Reserve, millennials have less money than previous generations. This is not news to millennial parents, who live the story painted by the Fed study's numbers. Student debt is a factor for this generation in a way it wasn't for those who came before us, and while we work to pay off our own college educations, saving for the next generation's is difficult—because families are also facing a childcare crisis.
Senate Republican leaders are poised to advance dozens of President Trump’s judicial nominations before the new U.S. Congress convenes in January, despite an attempt from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to impede the process.
It's a scene many moms are familiar with: Baby's pacifier drops to the floor so you take it to the sink, wipe it on your pants, or even pop it in your own mouth before giving it back to baby. Perhaps that last option grosses you out, but cleaning a baby's pacifier with your own saliva may not be such a bad idea. According to a new study, the bacteria in a mother's mouth may actually help prevent allergies in young children.
It's one of the most common, and often frustrating questions moms of infants hear: "Is she sleeping through the night?" But new research from McGill University suggests parents shouldn't worry if their child doesn't reach this milestone by six months of age or even a year old.
The election day wins could change the state’s judicial landscape, as all 59 Democratic judges who ran in Harris County, one of the most populous and diverse counties in the United States, won their races.
Starting out with low expectations had long-term effects on my income and morale. It wasn’t until I started getting serious about freelance writing that I realized I could have both — a well-paying career and personal fulfillment. Here’s how freelancing helped me discover my self-worth and ask for the pay I deserve.
Whether you have health insurance through your employer or choose your own plan through the health insurance marketplace, you can’t choose the best plan for your needs — and budget — without understanding all the terms (and there are a lot).
Don’t get overwhelmed. Just master these health insurance terms to help you choose the plan that gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
Thinking about health insurance is certainly not as much fun as drafting your holiday wish list, but given that Americans spend nearly $10,000 a year on health care, it’s a year-end issue worth investigating.If you’re faced with the challenge of navigating the open-enrollment marketplace come November, there are some changes you should know about.