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If you feel like you need to keep searching for The One despite the fact that you're actually pretty content with your life, you're not alone. I made the decision not to actively date after my first post-divorce relationship imploded and I realized how much time and energy I had wasted. Time and energy that could have been spent on my kids or furthering my own goals. So here are just three of the many reasons single parents may choose not to date.
More than one person has told me I should have been a private investigator, and it’s probably true. If it’s online, I can find it. Give me a name and place of employment, and I can find your social media accounts — yep, even that one — your dating website profiles, and your senior yearbook photo. And you better believe I exploit this particular talent to the fullest when I’m considering going out with someone.
Many clients aren’t well versed in the ins and outs of commas and em dashes, and even a client who doesn’t require pristine copy may still value tight, powerful writing. Improving your writing lets you exceed rather than just meet client expectations and helps you land higher-paying gigs, and these three advanced style and grammar tips are a great place to start.
It's no secret that what you eat can make a big difference in how you feel. Eating well increases your mood and energy levels, makes it easier to fall and stay asleep, and it can even make it easier to get pregnant. In today's diet-worshiping culture, though, it can be hard to tell which way to eat is best. Should you go keto for carbs? Is Paleo perfect? Do macros make a difference? Turns out that when it comes to fertility, the best way to eat is easier than you think.
An OB/GYN is one of the most important care providers you can and should have on your health care team, but it's not always easy to find one you like. Many women end up going to their mothers' doctor or the one at the closest practice geographically just because it's easy — even if they don't particularly like the physician. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here are six tips on how to find an OB/GYN you love.
If you've wanted to use fertility charting to conceive, avoid a pregnancy, or just keep better track of your cycles but think you can't because you've been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, you may want to think again.
We want to be perfect for our children, but no one is perfect at anything, and mommy failures always seem so much more devastating than others. Maybe you struggle with patience. The constant fighting and, “Mom! Mom! MOM!” makes you feel like you'd like to go running out the door, and it takes way more than deep breathing and counting to 10 to stay calm.
“My husband is working out of town this week, so I'm a single parent!” Every single parent has heard this phrase, or something very similar, probably more than once. On the outside, we may still be smiling, but on the inside, there's frustration, irritation, and a general sense of not being understood. If you've never experienced it, it's easy to assume that the actual time spent physically with your children is the biggest challenge to single parenting. But in reality, there's so much more than that.
Parenting is not something that should be done solo, and I'm not talking about having a spouse or partner. Family members and close friends can offer support, but to be the best parent you can be and maintain any semblance of sanity, you're going to need to find your village. These are the people who understand your struggles, sympathize with you on your bad days, and celebrate your successes, big or small. In today's world of busy is better, it can be difficult to find the time to connect with new people and build your village, but here are some tips to help.
If you're planning a home birth, you're probably a walking encyclopedia on the stages of labor and different birthing positions, but here are three things they don't put in the childbirth books.
Mainstream media will tell you that “bouncing back” after birth is important. They will tell you it's something to envy, work toward, and to be rewarded. But what if all this pressure to be back to our “usual” selves means we aren't giving women's bodies and the childbirth process the respect it deserves?
If you're considering a home birth, the first step is finding a midwife to oversee your care. Interviewing the potential candidates is critical to finding an experienced, qualified midwife who you feel comfortable with. Here are four questions to get your started.
It seems like breastfeeding should be one of the simplest acts on earth, considering the human race was dependent on it for thousands of years, but that's often not the case. Whether you're not sure if you want to try nursing at all or are planning to breastfeed exclusively, here are four things to keep in mind.