Being a new parent can be a fun and exciting experience. The first year for a new parent is full of awe and wonder at the new life you’ve created, but it can also be full of worry and anxiety. If you’re worried about making mistakes the first year (and every year thereafter), you aren’t alone!
Taxes may not be the first thing on your mind as an expectant parent, but they shouldn’t be last, either. Your family situation is about to change, and that means your tax situation likely will change, too.
As we crawled closer to a commitment, I began to envision the better world our children would live in. And one thing I was sure about: Our children were going to be mixed. No child of mine was ever going to describe herself as “Black, with a white parent” — a phrase that I associated with the double whammy of being ignored or abandoned by your white family and labeled by an America that believes in the “one drop rule” and has enslaved, subjugated, and oppressed people accordingly.
This question is a tough one. When a 2, 3, or 4 year old is struggling, our instinct is to jump in and help. Your kids are sad, and they’re tantruming, they’re crying. It can be heart-wrenching. We should help, right? What’s the big deal?
Springtime is one of the most exciting times of the year. Warm and sunny days replace cold and snow-covered wintery afternoons as the flowers in your backyard finally begin to bloom. But as with any season, even the springtime isn’t exempt from the occasional illness or two. Because spring follows the winter, this season experiences […]
In my last article, “Anxious Parents: Are We Raising Anxious Children?” I reviewed taking a look at ourselves as parents and asking the question – are we anxious? If so, are we passing that anxiety down in our everyday parenting? Preparing that article forced me to self-reflect and take a look at the language […]
Once upon a time, you decorated your home just for you — and the rest of the grown-ups in your life. There was no need to think about sharp corners, steep steps or unused plugs. Instead, it was all about style. Now, of course, everything has changed. With all the joy that comes with a baby […]
I grew up in South Dakota and was always enamored with music, whether it was devouring the Beatles or singing in the church choir. My father taught me to play the guitar when I was 10 and I really never looked back, so I’m lucky enough to have a job I love.