Going through a divorce is never a pleasant process, whether you’re the initiator or not. With half of marriages in the U.S. alone ending in court, tying the knot only gives you a 50/50 chance of ‘happy ever after’ these days.
But, getting divorced doesn’t need to ruin your life. In fact, if you’ve been in the wrong marriage, it will impact your life (and your ex-spouse’s) for the better. Some people simply aren’t meant to be together; they hold each other back and drag each other down. In this situation, divorce can sadly be your only chance of happiness.
So, what do you do to stay positive when your marriage comes crashing down? These four things can help. Read more
From getting the kids up and out to keeping your home running smoothly to handling emergencies on the fly, being a mom is an around-the-clock job. Who has time for complicated exercise routines that make the day even more stressful? When you’re this busy, you need a smart workout plan that won’t put you behind schedule. The creative, mom-approved shortcuts below make staying fit quick and simple. Read more
After what seemed like endless weeks of packing up boxes, loading all of your precious belongings into a moving truck and driving hundreds of miles, you are now sitting in your new home.
While you are relieved to have the big move behind you, your kids may not feel the same way. Don’t forget that they have also experienced the stresses associated with moving, and they are probably nervous about making new friends, starting a new school and getting used to a whole new house and neighborhood.
To help your new house feel more like a home, consider the following tips: Read more
Every year as you wrap up your Christmas shopping, it happens. You’re double-checking your list and have almost everyone covered … except Uncle Tim and your best friend Jane. Again. We all have one or two of these folks in our lives, the ones who either seem to have it all or the ones who just don’t seem to like much of anything. It’s easy to get frustrated when considering gifts for either of these types, but don’t despair! Here are a few ideas to get your wheels turning for some of these special people in your life. Read more
Moving to a new place, where you child will attend a new school, is a nerve-racking experience. There is anxiety for both you and your child about the nuances of the school environment and the experiences they will encounter. You can calm your fears with a little bit of research and planning. Turn that anxiety into excitement — find opportunities for optimism, instigate early introductions, identify school logistics, make searching for living arrangements a group effort and explore possibilities for community relations. Here are some tips on how you and your child can make a the positive transition to a new school: Read more
Creating the perfect holiday also creates stress. Stress about holiday calories, finances, gifts and social event schedules starts to add up, especially if you’re trying to maintain your regular routine of work and family obligations. In 2015, Entrepreneur reported on a Healthline survey that found that generation Xers felt the most stress (65 percent), followed by baby boomers (62 percent) and millennials (61 percent).
As the season approaches, know that there are ways to minimize your stress. This year you can focus on celebrating the holidays with joy and gratitude instead of worrying about your stress levels. Read more
Another school year means the beginning of crazy schedules for parents. Hours of work in the office ends with weekday evenings packed tight with helping kids with schoolwork, logging reading minutes, preparing a healthy dinner and baths.
Busy weekdays blend into the weekend that’s equally packed with back-to-back sports games, school projects and maybe, maybe some downtime. For parents, the work never really ends. Read more
Each and every day someone is injured on the job and according to statistics from the United States Department of Labor that number totals at least 13 deaths daily due to these injuries. That’s a figure totaling more than 4,800 fatalities a year throughout the entire country.
However, what happens when a parent isn’t killed on the job but is left with a permanent incapacity to work or carry on many of the tasks of daily living? If you or a loved one has been injured while undertaking a job-related task, on the clock that is, what recourse do you have? How will you support your minor children and continue living knowing that you can never work again? Here are a few things you might need to know. Read more