What’s the scariest monster you can think of? How about the greedy little goblins and goblets running around your house during Halloween fighting over candy and yelling “mommy, that’s mine”! at the top of their lungs. That’s a sight that most parents don’t want to see and must correct while they are still young, before they grow into scarier and maybe even a danger-to-society young devils. Here are a few ways you can teach the lil monsters at home about sharing, caring and p
Orphan. When most people think about an orphan child the first thing that comes to mind is a child with no parents, with no one to love them. The definition of an orphan has changed over the years to include children that even though their parents are alive, they are not and will not be fit parents and it is best for those children to be raised by others. An orphan can also be a child that has been abandoned because their parents can’t provide for them due to extreme poverty.
One of my favorite people in the whole world is my grandma, she says the darnedest things. Whenever she comes to visit from Nicaragua, I love talking to her about old wives tales which to her are just words of advice and beliefs that have been passed down from older generations. In honor of all abuelitas, here are some old wives tales we grew up with: Don’t watch tv too closely or you’ll go blind- I heard this every day as a kid. Hiccups are cured by putting a string on your
I had been sad for several days. I was crying over anything, everything bugged me and I didn’t know why. After seeking God in prayer and aware I wasn’t PMS-ing, I resorted toGoogle, because there’s nothing Google can’t answer, right? Turns out I might have been been experiencing post-event blues. An article from A Mom Knows Best helped shine some light to what I was feeling. Post event blues is that period of time after a major event where all the adrenaline washes away and
Did you know that almost all kids are infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at least once by the time they’re 2 years old? And that RSV infections often occur in epidemics that last from late fall through early spring? RSV usually lasts about a week, but some cases may last several weeks, it causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages and is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The challenge with preventin
I haven’t been able to stay connected with my tita (grandma) as much as I would like to due to my crazy work travel and insane hours. She’s always so happy to hear my voice and always asking me not to forget her (as if I ever could!) she just feels that I don’t call her enough. Of course after talking to her I feel terrible for not calling her more often and makes me think how lonely she must feel despite having 9 children, 19 grandchildren (most of us are adults) and 10 grea
Every mom (or auntie/godmother) wants the best for their children, including protecting them from dangerous and invisible UV rays. On average, children get 3 times more exposure than adults and, according to Enright Melanoma Foundation, one blistering sunburn can double a child’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. The process of applying sunblock is not always pleasant for kids but there are always ways you can make it fun and sneak-in the much needed protection: Make f