Category: Family & Parenting

Trapped in Her Body, Autistic Girl Suddenly Speaks

Trapped in Her Body, Autistic Girl Suddenly Speaks Are you actually using your voice? If there is one thing that the internet has an abundance of, it is uplifting or inspiring videos. Every day I see one of my friends post a YouTube link on Facebook that falls into that category. Whether they are poems and music with moving phrases or clips of adorable kitty-cats, these videos are constantly being circulated. From time to time, however, I find one that literally changes me. Inspiration in the best sense of the word, this is the kind of video that makes...

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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Away from Seasonal Allergies

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Away from Seasonal Allergies For some kids change in season is not all about change in fashionable wardrobe or vacation—it signals the start of seasonal allergies. Kids can be even more vulnerable to allergy than adults. Immunity of kids is very week, resulting they are more prone to allergies. Following are the points that every parent or guardians should follow to fight back against the kids seasonal allergies: 1. See a doctor, if needed Photo Caption: Consult kids pediatrician if allergy is serious Sometimes kids’ seasonal allergies are mild and can be easily...

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6 Tips on Dressing Your Kids in Style

6 Tips on Dressing Your Kids in Style One of the best parts of bring up children is dressing them up in cute outfits. As soon as women discover that they’re going to have a sweet little bundle of joy in their arms, they begin daydreaming about adorning them in adorable outfits in varied colors. If men and women’s apparel industry is booming, then kids aren’t far behind either. The market for kid’s attire and accessories is burgeoning as well. All parent’s want their kid(s) to look smart. Many a time, parents focus only on dressing them up in...

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A Guide on Instilling Spirituality in Children

  A Guide on Instilling Spirituality in Children Spirituality is the deep connection we feel with something bigger than ourselves. It is the realization that we are part of a bigger picture and form a small slice of a more meaningful whole. Many look upon spirituality as a constant search for self-awareness and for a better understanding of our feelings and emotions. Spirituality also is a yearning to find ways to liberate ourselves from negative and harmful emotions, and to have better and more harmonized relationships. But when we are, in many ways, unsure of our own spirituality, how...

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Breaking the Mold of Motherhood

Breaking the Mold of Motherhood I can still see the look of shock on an acquaintance’s face when they discovered I was a mother.  “Where is your son?” they asked me, quizzically… seeming completely confused by the fact that no toys lined my kitchen floor. “He lives with his Dad in Canada” I responded… waiting to see if they would repeat the common look of surprise and discomfort that accompanies this reply. Sure enough, there it was.  Confusion. Mind Boggled.  Not quite sure what to say. Now I’ve been through this many times and it has become one of...

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Dancing with the Devil Who Lived Down the Street

 Dancing with the Devil Who Lived Down the Street This predator always liked to lead. I always wanted to be invisible after that first time it happened.  I wanted to watch you, but I didn’t want you to see what I was up to. I remember sitting in my parents’ living room, with my eyes shut down while my breathing became rather shallow. I didn’t want you to hear me either. I was always in my Sunday best – patent leather shoes with shiny buckles, poppy necklaces and frilly silly girly dresses that were held up by skinny little...

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