Having an older sister provides you with a unique learning opportunity. Here is what I have learned from my older sister.
A weekend away with my partner & his family showed me that they're all obviously insane...in the best possible way.
Motherhood is beautiful, joyful & overwhelming all at the same time. It is easy to fall into putting everyone else first & forgetting about yourself, but it's important to remember, you can't nurture from an empty cup.
What is it like to watch the birth of your child? Here's an analytical & scientific look at fatherhood through the eyes of a full-on nerd.
After going through more than any human should have to go through, Jessica is learning to trust again.
Damaged relationships with your parents are complicated but, if you're fortunate enough, there will be a moment where you can repair some of what has been lost.
Through naturopathy, you can balance your hormone levels & increases your chance of conception, naturally.
Motherhood isn't a dream all women have. For some of us, motherhood is a slow evolution & a new dream we grow into.
You never know what you're in for until you're a parent. The advice of other parents is helpful, but ultimately, how you parent is your own journey
When the unthinkable happens & you lose a baby, there are so many mixed emotions & feelings of anxiety & guilt
A touching Father's Day letter from a grateful son to his father.
There's no rule book that teaches us how to be a good parent, but these strategies certainly help.
There are two side to every story. This is the story of what growing up as an adopted child is like.
When you're sister becomes a single parent, you're along for the ride too
Starting a small business help one woman become a better mother.
When you love someone who doesn't love you back, letting go might seem like the only option. When that someone is your father, however, things become much more complicated.
You already know about the detrimental affect BPA has on our health, but how does it affect our ability to parent?
Sometimes, pregnancy & motherhood is anything but what you were expecting.
Music has the power to move your soul. It also has the power to save a life.
While she already has a rich, full & happy life, Katie wants more. She wants a second child to share her love with.
There is so much joy to be found in parenting. It's the little things that make it such a rewarding job.
When one loving mother saw her daughter's passion for learning diminish, she decided it was time to take action.
There is no rule book when it comes to parenting. We can only do our very best by our children.
At just a year old, Sonia was living on the streets of India with her homeless grandfather. He passed away when she was just 4-years-old & that was when her life changed forever.
What is Mother's Day like for an adoptive mother? It's like this.
My 18-year-old-son is about to leave for the army & I wish I had more time with him.
Mindful parenting & Essential Oils will bring you & your family closer.
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Parenting & Family
Being a parent is the most important job we will ever have. It can also be the most trying & challenging job we ever have, all be it the most rewarding.
At The Essential Life, we believe it takes a village to raise a child. That may not mean living communally with your neighbours & taking turns looking after everyone's children, but we do believe successful parenting involves a collaborative effort which extends beyond mom, dad & the home. To this end, The Essential Life is here to help moms & dads live The Essential Life through a collaborative effort with The Essential Life community. Our vision is to provide an online space where moms & dads stationed in even the most remote areas of our globe, can seek guidance, wisdom & support from like-minded parents from around the world, right here on The Essential Life.
It is our hope that, by creating a space just for parents to share their thoughts, feelings, frustrations & wisdom, we might provide others with a feeling of connectedness to a network of individuals with their hearts & mind set on elevation & on elevating themselves & their community. Our goal is that no parent, should face the challenges associated with parenting alone.
If you'd like to contribute to The Essential Life & be a part of the village raising enlightened & accepting children who will lead our world into a brighter future, we'd love to hear from you. You can submit your parenting article here.
Sometimes, there is more to being a parent than having a child. Too often, our children' lives are cut short, or they aren't given the chance to begin. The Essential Life believes that these experiences are parenting experiences & that the parents of children who are no longer with us have wisdom to give & support to receive. While the loss of a child is difficult & something most will never get over, The Essential Life seeks to be their port in a storm. We invite you to share your unique & painful experience as a parent. If you'd like to share your words & wisdom with The Essential Life community, you can share here.
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