There are plenty of benefits to having kids later in life. Chances are that your finances are in better shape, you’ve built a solid community that includes other parents, and you’re just generally wiser and have weathered a few storms. That doesn’t mean it’s easy though! Especially if you’re looking after a lively toddler while approaching menopause. So, how can you nurture your own needs while parenting?
While being a new parent is obviously very busy and time consuming, it is also a profoundly uplifting and worthwhile situation to be in. It just wouldn’t hurt if you also had a few tips and tricks up your sleeve for optimizing your time, simultaneously. Here are a few tips for making the most of your time as a busy new parent.
As adults, Herpes zoster, or shingles, occurs due to a reactivation of VZV that has been hanging around in our bodies since we had the primary infection in our childhood. I, for example, had chickenpox at age 16 and recently developed shingles at age 45!
In a world where many people want to be better in some way than the next person, and where persons of different religions, races, ethnicities and sexual preferences are attacked daily by people who view them as the lesser being, I feel am doing my part to make sure they know that mommy sees them as equals. My view of them has a significant role in how they view themselves.
When my sister called the other day while I was changing and asked what I was doing I replied, “I am hiding from my kids, but I hear them coming!!” Before I knew it, the door swung open and in came little Sydney. “Hey, mama! What you doing?”