The Importance of Fathers

Moms are often known as the “primary parent” to children, but it is important not to discount the important roles Dads play in child development and play.  In fact, according to a 2011 report titled “Fathers and Their Impact on Children’s Well-Being,” children who have an involved father are more

Breastfeeding: One Mom’s Unconventional Journey

I remember when I got pregnant, I was so excited and curious to know about everything related to pregnancy. I read so man various pregnancy related books, I thought I was quite prepared to bring this baby in the world. I, thankfully, had a pretty good pregnancy with a small glitch

Special Days for Special Family Time

Hey there!  I’m Kea McGinty, stay at home mom of 4 (9yrs, 6yrs, 3yrs, & 1yr), WarmLine volunteer, and fellow quarantine warrior. On a normal day, I can be easily overwhelmed with the responsibilities of wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, and any other me’s I need to be. Though I

Coronavirus Pandemic: Manage Your Anxiety First

Put your own oxygen mask on first.  We know this statement from flying in a commercial aircraft.  Should the cabin pressure change dramatically, an oxygen mask will drop down from the overhead compartment.  Put your own mask on before you try to help someone else.   The thought being, of

Coronavirus Pandemic: Stick to Your Routine

My dear mother-in-law had NINE children.  I learned so many things from her!  One of the things she taught me was that when there was a transition in the normal routine of the house it took at least two weeks for a new routine to emerge.  She was reflecting on

Coronavirus Pandemic: Teaching Self-Empowerment

When we’re feeling like we don’t have control over something in our lives, like coronavirus, it’s really helpful to find something that we DO have control over.  Our children are no different - they need to know what they have control over, especially during times of stress.   There are

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