It’s True: Becoming a Mom Helped Me Deal with Social Anxiety

It was a blistering summer day when we moved to our new townhouse in the suburbs last year. It’s the kind of place where people watch out for one another and new neighbors come knocking just to say hi. There’s even a city park where boys play basketball until well after dark right across the street. For me, moving to a new neighborhood with a true sense of community was essential. I wanted my daughter to have the social connections that I did not have as the kid of a socially anxious parent who moved around a lot. Something put a damper in my excitement, though. The truth is, I’m socially anxious, too.

President Trump Signs an Executive Order To Significantly Reduce Regulations on GMO Plants & Animals

President Trump recently signed an executive order (EO) that commands federal agencies to scale back on the regulations of genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs. This executive order commands agencies to exempt numerous GMOs from regulations, allowing an increasing number of GMO crops and animals to not be reviewed scientifically by any federal agencies. This order is executed about one week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to weaken the regulation of GMO's that fall under its administration.

Best Ways To Prevent Pimples

So here it is; Best ways to try and prevent pimples on your face before they start:

1- Wash your face twice daily. Use a mild cleanser & rinse with warm water. Do not scrub hard, use your hands. 

2- Try to avoid scrubs. Some scrubs might be too harsh on your skin. Try to consult your doctor first before deciding on one.

3- Wash off your make….

Cell Phone Contract for Kids

You read right, a cell phone contract for kids! What I love about this is that you can customize it to your liking and according to the child's age. From how much time is spent on the phone to maintaining school grades, you the parent, set the rules and boundaries!

Here are some ideas of what to include in your child's phone contract:

Fun Day: 'Storytime' At The Library

I took Kamilah to the library the other day & we made some beautiful memories together. We went to a public library around where we live for some story time, dancing & playing.

Of course the last thing Kamilah did was sit down and enjoy the wonderful stories the library’s staff read to all kids that showed up that day. She wasn’t the only one; They welcome kids of all ages & they’re free to roam around.

She enjoyed herself very much!

Self Worth: Parenting Without Disclaimers

Your positive response creates supportive energy that didn’t exist before, especially among strangers. Your reaction creates a new cycle of creating self-worth for the baby in your arms. Your commitment to this process allows you to strengthen your self-identity and your self-worth!

You are worthy of being seen! 

You don’t have to be on your A game. You have to be you!

Your brilliance, your essence, and your efforts are worth noting!

Quick & Easy Kale Stir-Fry Recipe

1- Use a sharp knife to remove any thick central cores from the kale. Stack the leaves on top of each other, then cut across them into fine shreds. Repeat until all kales is shredded and set aside.

2-Heat a large saucepan with a lid over high heat for 30 seconds. Then add the oil and swirl it around for another 30 seconds to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onion and stir-fry it for about 3 minutes. Then go ahead and add the garlic, bell peppers and carrot. Continue stir-frying until the onion is tender and the bell peppers start to soften. Add the broccoli and chili flakes. Stir.

Top Parenting Regrets

Here are the most popular parenting regrets:

  • We co-slept for way too long.

  • I spend too much time starting at screens.

  • We didn’t try new things enough.

  • I was too controlling.

10 Signs You Are An Empath & Your Kid Might Be Too

Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who have the ability to feel emotions and sense energies around them. This might be extremely overwhelming for an empath but also beneficial. The term empath is use by the spiritual community to symbolize an individual with special psychic abilities. Psychologists describe it more as a person who has great empathy towards others, often absorbing other’s pain as if it was their own. 

If you believe you’re highly intuitive and are constantly feeling like you need some alone time to recharge, then you might be an empath yourself.