Happiness

Self-Care for Children and Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes, when you’re struggling, it can be hard to know how to look after yourself. You might have had a bad day, or you could be going through a difficult situation. You know you don’t feel as happy, or maybe as full of energy as usual, but you don’t know what to do about it. This is where self-care comes in to things. What is self-care? Self-care is when you actively do…

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3 Ways Kindness is Good for Our Kids – Parents Article

3 Ways Kindness is Good for Our KidsYour mom may have told you that it was the right thing to help others. Turns out, doing something nice to help others actually helps us, just as much as it helps the recipient. And maybe that old adage, “’tis better to give than to receive” is more accurate than we could have imagined. Here are three ways that kindness can help our kids: 1. Kindness Reduces StressStress is all around us. Our…

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This Is Why Dads Are Happier Than Moms – Parents Article

Source: Faithfinder06/Pixabay “Children are a social benefit to everyone, but they are a public good for which mothers are paying a disproportionately high price,” observed a researcher at the University of New South Wales’ Social Policy Research Centre more than a decade ago. With fathers assuming more active roles at home, you have to wonder why in 2019, views remain measurably different about parents’ roles, happiness, and well-being. Clinical psychologist Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth…

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Are You Getting the Short End of the Paternity-Leave Stick? – Parents Article

Source: 1899441/Pixabay Family leave policies vary widely and can be confusing. What allowances are state-mandated? Do dads even know how much time off they are entitled to? Why are fathers not using all of their time when the benefits to their family are so great? In this guest post, Sima Bernstein, EdD, who has studied the problem extensively, sorts out why, in her words, “not using parental leave is a crying shame!”—especially for dads. When I gave birth to my…

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Twelve Stops to Make on Your Journey – How To Be A Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

We often impose schedules on our road trips through life, mandatory departure windows and estimated times of arrival. We barrel down the highway, watching the speedometer, eager to reach our destination where the real fun will begin. Our goal is to put miles behind us, covering ground while keeping our eyes on the road ahead; but if we don’t take time to pause and consider our expectations and reasons for traveling, we may miss many important sights along the way.…

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Joy At the Table from The Trunk of My Car – Single Mum, Parents Article

by Evelyn Terry | May 28, 2017 | Blog, Lets Talk | Heyyyyyy mommies!!! How often do you and your family eat a meal together? When was the last time you sat down together at a table, with no interruptions, no gadgets, phone or toys and enjoyed each other?? If you can hardly remember, then you’d probably want to keep reading and see how my friend Tia Norman decided to bring JOY to the table by simply writing…

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Did He Just Call ME Average? – Single Mum, Parents Article

by Evelyn Terry | May 16, 2017 | Lets Talk | Did he just call me regular?? Here is the latest video that journeys my road to full-time entrepreneurship! Find out what happened when a colleague called me ‘regular’ and why you should remove this term from YOUR vocabulary! As always, I love you all. Thanks for your DM’s, messages, inboxes and checking on me. The journey continues…. Be sure to subscribe for updates and exclusive prizes on…

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