Moms & Dads

A Different Approach to Journaling Your Family

A Different Approach to Journaling Your Family

By Denise Heidel with Forsyth Family magazine When it comes to building memories with the family, it’s getting harder and harder. Though we all have smartphones, we tend either to have our head down over them or use the cameras for selfies. This year, make it a point...

How Can I Adjust to My New Role as a Stepparent?

How Can I Adjust to My New Role as a Stepparent?

By Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to partner with Triad Moms on Main on this blog series. In this series, we offer general guidance to relationship or family...

It’s More Than a Braid

It’s More Than a Braid

By Laura Simon I found out the gender of my third child when a nurse called during my first bell English class. I’d taken a Harmony test a few weeks earlier because my doctor suggested it would be a wise choice given my advanced maternal age, which was all of 35.  As...

Summertime Rolls

Summertime Rolls

By Guest Blogger Andrea Ropko “I think he might be bored.” This was a concern I expressed to my mother as we sat on the couch and stared at my four-day old newborn. He was tightly swaddled and soundly sleeping. “Sleeping and eating is all he needs to do right now,” my...

An Open Plea to the Sweet Spot Mom

An Open Plea to the Sweet Spot Mom

By Laura Simon When I was new to motherhood, I kept reading about this mythological concept that my sleep-deprived brain couldn’t wrap itself around: the sweet spot. The sweet spot is the stage in parenting where your kids haven’t yet reached the angst of adolescence...

What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood

What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood

By Guest Blogger Bailey Eisenkirch, author of the blog The Runner Up Wife We just celebrated Little J's (my daughter) second birthday! Say what?! How did that even happen? I have been her mom for two years! It seems like just yesterday she was just a tiny newborn that...

Unchecked

Unchecked

By Laura Simon I’m a list person. I’m not sure there’s anything better than methodically checking tasks off a to-do list. Of course, I haven’t completed an entire checklist in at least eight years. Coincidentally, my oldest child is also eight. That’s what kids do to...

Making A Difference In More Ways Than One

Making A Difference In More Ways Than One

By Dennette Bailey The end of the school year is fast approaching and many of us are already contemplating what our children and families will be doing over the summer. If you are like me you are also considering trips and experiences that you and your family can take...

Triad Outings for Family and Friends

Triad Outings for Family and Friends

By Rachel Hoeing I've lived in the Triad area for about 17 years now, and I am still continuing to discover hidden gems. Our areas of Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro and surrounding communities have so many unique tourist spots, delicious dining, outdoor parks,...

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