The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.

  We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, whether the …

How to stay active as a stay-at-home Mom.

How to stay active as a stay-at-home Mom.

It’s no secret that being a stay-at-home mom can be tough, especially for new mothers who don’t have prior experience in raising a child.   If you’re someone who’s used to living one sort of lifestyle, it can be shocking to suddenly have your priorities shift.   With that in mind, this guide provides a …

Know when to worry about changes in your elderly parents.

Know when to worry about changes in your elderly parents.

  No one likes the idea of their parents going into care.   Many of us deny that it will ever happen.   Many more of us promise ourselves we’ll take our parents in when the time comes.   While it’s hard to worry about changes in our elderly parents, denial makes things more difficult. …

4 ways to make a better life for your family.

4 ways to make a better life for your family.

  When you have a family, they become the most important thing in your life.   You would do anything to see them happy, and part if that is doing your darndest to make it possible for them to have a better life.   But what steps can you actually take to do this? Here are …

The tyranny of the ‘should’: Should I have a baby as an LGBTQ woman?

The tyranny of the ‘should’: Should I have a baby as an LGBTQ woman?

  There is an element of fear when it comes to being a part of the LGBTQ community.   As a young woman, I always wanted a family.   When I joined the USAF in 2000, this went from a ‘want’ to a ‘should.’ Unfortunately, this was during the time of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”   Meeting …

Ensuring our health while avoiding the parent trap.

  Why is it that as parents, we have so much to do?     There is, of course, looking after the little ones. Then there is work, taking care of the home, caring for relatives and maintaining relationships with friends.   That is why a lot of the time our own health and wellbeing comes …

Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.

Moving schools: Paving the way for your kids.

  It was halfway through Christmas vacation when my 6 year old daughter broke down crying just before bedtime. She had transferred schools only a month before, in the middle of the semester.   At her previous school she was well liked, and enjoyed school. Her new school was year round, and only one person had befriended …