Visiting San Diego Theme Parks

“Wow!” my son said ecstatically as we entered Legoland in Carlsbad, California. This was the first time we had brought my two and a half year old to an amusement park since Covid started spreading in the United States. Personally, I felt anxious and excited all at the same time

Summer Water Safety

It’s that time of year again, the time that always fills me with a little bit of dread, the time I’m never quite ready for, the time that makes me question the life choices that led me to return to Kern County to raise my children. If you are like

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

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