I don't always get along with my seven siblings, but that's the true value of a sibling: Someone who teaches you important life lessons about getting along. This summer, my daughter's reign as an only child ended and while going from one to two kids has been difficult, I'm glad we gave her a sibling.
From teachers and babysitters to pediatricians and nice neighbors, there are many people who help make our parenting journey a little easier. Here are some fun ways to let your helpful community know they are appreciated.
When my husband and I married five years ago, things were much different than they are now. We were two people, relishing in our relationship as a small family unit. We were sexy, in love ... and not parents.
The first year of our daughter's life was hard on us and our marriage, but seeing my husband as a parent gave me new love and new respect for him. And I know that no matter what life hands us, I'm so grateful to be on this journey with him.
When you become a parent, there are long days and sleepless nights and a severe lack of life rafts to buoy you up when it seems, at times, that the world is falling apart around you. Thank you, coffee, for being my life raft.
As busy parents, it is important for us to be thankful, for our children, for the precious opportunity to raise them, and sometimes just for the energy to get through the day. When we are grateful, we bring to us more things for which to be grateful. Here are 21 quotes by influential people to inspire and remind us to be grateful in our lives.
Is there a harder-working garment in a pregnant woman's closet than her maternity pants? After two pregnancies, check out why I'm grateful for my maternity pants—and why you should treasure yours, too!
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