Single Parents as Students

Single Parents as Students

A friend and I were having a lively conversation about college the other day – and who has it harder. His arguments make sense – it’s hard for young people to want to go to college in this climate, despite the economic growth, because of the unreasonable hiring...
Cyber Safety: Is Your Family Safe?

Cyber Safety: Is Your Family Safe?

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here’s some information to help families stay safe – and keep their kids safe – online. While parents are busy building a family, supporting a household, and raising good children, one big responsibility is...
Kicking Parental Guilt to the Curb

Kicking Parental Guilt to the Curb

Getting Real with Dynisha Smith Today I missed my kid’s bus stop. I don’t know about where you live, but here you have to be at the stop to collect your kindergarten student or they are taken back to school. Thank gosh we are not the last stop or I might have...
15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Going out of town for the first time as a single parent?  Probably thinking it will be the worst flight ever. We’ve done our research, prepared for the nightmare ahead of us, and put together the best list we could for flying...
5 Nipple Care Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

5 Nipple Care Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

As a new mother, you tend to focus completely on your baby’s needs and often forget to care for yourself. Breastfeeding is bound to cause some amount of discomfort but it shouldn’t be a source of constant pain. Ignoring nipple care, especially during the first few...
4 Realities Sick Moms are Guilty Of

4 Realities Sick Moms are Guilty Of

There are two primary things that kids give zero fucks about: Hangovers Parental Illness I haven’t been slamming margaritas lately (unfortunately – damn you, breastfeeding), but I am a regular victim of the common cold. It’s that time of year, and although I do my...
Sharing Quebec and History

Sharing Quebec and History

14 years ago when I went with my Alfred University French class on a spring break trip to Quebec City and Montreal, arriving in Quebec City was a magical experience. It was like being transported to old world Europe. I’d been to Europe on my honeymoon, but...