Dating an Alcoholic

Finding someone who you can see a future with can be challenging. When you’re dating, it can be difficult to figure out if the person you’re dating is just a social drinker or something much more serious. If you’re concerned about the drinking habits of the person you...

4 Things To Consider When Thinking About Growing Your Family

For some families, it’s easy to decide when it’s time to have another child: they are financially set, their only child is about to start kindergarten, and they are at what they consider the perfect age. For other families, the decision to have another baby isn’t so...

April Is National Autism Awareness Month

Not many people know much about autism unless they know someone who is affected by it, but it is a disorder that impacts millions of people on a personal level. Parenting a child with autism brings special challenges. Autism is a spectrum of closely related, complex...

Setting Boundaries

Guess what? You’re human, and despite your best intentions, you can’t do everything and be everywhere for everyone that you care about. Not only is it impossible, it’s also unhealthy. Lindsay Holmes, deputy healthy living editor at the Huffington Post, says that a...

The Joy of Parenting

We aren’t telling you anything new when we say that parenting is hard. Every stage that your child goes through brings with it new challenges and joys. On some days, if you’re being truthful, it might seem that the challenges outweigh the joys. If you can identify...

Helping Suicidal Loved Ones

It’s scary to see someone post a suicidal message on Facebook or hear a loved one say they are struggling with the will to live. It can be difficult to know how to even begin helping your loved one, especially when you know it might be a matter of life or death....

Why Traveling Is Important

Recently, a woman named Cassandra Le wrote an article for Huffington Post entitled “Stop Asking When I’m Going to Join The Adult World.” Le tells about how she decided to teach English abroad in Spain after she graduated college instead of finding a full-time job in...

Freeing Yourself of Negative Thoughts

Letting go of negative thoughts can be difficult for some people. Those thoughts can consume a person, and when that happens, the negativity can have a devastating impact on all aspects of their life. Negative thinking can become a habit, and you can pick it up from...

Being a Single Parent

In an ideal world, a child is raised in a home with two parents. In years past, one parent would work outside of the home while the other would work to take care of the children and cover the home front. However, that “ideal” world no longer exists for many people;...

The Family Unit: Why It’s So Important to “Show Up”

The definition of a family unit is changing. According to The Free Dictionary, a family unit is a primary social group of parents and children. Traditionally, it refers to the parents as a man and wife who are married. However, that isn’t always the case anymore. Some...