Tips for Drying up your Milk

At some point, for every mother, the breast-milk will need to dry up.  Sometimes it dries up on its own and other times it takes some work to dry up the breast-milk.  In the process, painful engorgement can occur. Below are some tips that I have found helpful to dry up your milk or, at least, to make the process a little easier. Cabbage Leaves:  … Continue reading Tips for Drying up your Milk

8 Steps to Help Fight Procrastination

Maintain a positive attitude about life.  Accept the fact that life can be difficult and problems are inevitable.  Your life then will seem easier because you’re less apt to worry or waste energy complaining about how life “should” be. Define the problem.  You can’t solve a problem until you fully understand it and why you might be avoiding it.  Often we exaggerate problems and find … Continue reading 8 Steps to Help Fight Procrastination

This Works for Me: Monitoring TV

I tape any movies or specials that the children want to watch.  While taping, I view the show so I can edit out commercials and determine if it is appropriate.  This allows me to “screen” the show and has helped us develop a library of good movies. Linda Grant We have set times and shows that the children can watch.  For awhile we tried afternoon cartoons, … Continue reading This Works for Me: Monitoring TV

You’re Not Alone……

Have you ever said “I’ll never spank” but find yourself using this occasionally in anger or frustration? Have a 2 or 3 year old child who still doesn’t sleep through the night? Do you find yourself realizing at 11am that you haven’t gotten showered or dressed yet? Do you run in to check on your newborn to make sure he/she is still breathing? Do you … Continue reading You’re Not Alone……

Heartwarmer: Great- Grandmas!

My husband and I are blessed to still have at least 1 grandparent alive.  When we got pregnant with RC they were excited to meet their first great-grandchild, something that they didn’t even think that they would be able to see.  Now that RC is a little older it is great to see him interact with them. When we were out to dinner with my … Continue reading Heartwarmer: Great- Grandmas!

This Works for Me!

We have a policy at our house to always WASH the tops of canned goods before opening.  Dust from the product sitting on the shelf accumulates and can easily get into the food int he process of opening. (Gail Signor) PUZZLES: How to organize?  After you put the puzzle  together, flip it over and number all the pieces with the same number.  Each puzzle is … Continue reading This Works for Me!

Women Friendships

Gail Signor shares her feelings: For me, friendships with other women have always been virtually important.  Ironically, I feel I have deprived myself of having a close female friend most of my married years.  When I ask myself why, I come up with a few possible reasons. For one, we’ve moved several times to different states.  The challenges of maintaining a relationship are obvious.  Secondly, … Continue reading Women Friendships