Five Things Single Parents Should Know

Five Things Single Parents Should Know
As single parents we are not alone, there are many individuals that are raising children alone whether it is a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, sibling, etc. The question is are we raising these children to be well-adjusted individuals or to be dependent upon someone? I am a single mother of five children, it is extremely hard at times both financially and emotionally. My children range in ages from oldest 12 years old to the youngest one of 5 years. The five main things we have to keep in mind is that: 

Healthy Tips for the Halloween Aftermath

Healthy Tips for the Halloween Aftermath
I have fond memories of stashing my Halloween goodies in my closet, out of sight of my brother's prying eyes. He would scarf his haul in a matter of days and then watch, green with envy, as weeks later, I slowly unpeeled the wrappers off my favourite molasses kisses and miniature candy bars before popping them into my mouth. I was a natural at savouring delicious foods and knew just how to stretch them out to make them last - it wasn't odd to find Easter candy in my possession at the beginning of June. But, alas, this is not the case with all children, and if you have a goody addict on your hands, you must be more diligent in monitoring the candy consumption!

I Like My Son Much More Since He Started Daycare

I Like My Son Much More Since He Started Daycare
I didn't want to admit it to myself, but I like my son even more after spending less time with him. This year he started part-time daycare, and at first it was a little painful for me to see him go, and to be away from him for entire days. But as the weeks have gone by, and my work at home has increased, I have come to realize that I love these long days apart.