Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Super Mom: Going Back to Work After Baby

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Super Mom: Going Back to Work After Baby
Tips to make life with two full-time jobs a little easier

Article Excerpt:

It’s time to return to work, and as a new mom, you may be dreading the day you’ll be leaving your child to re-enter the workforce. But don’t let guilt and anxiety get in the way of the time you have to spend with your baby. “Use that time for quality interactions and positive experiences,” says Texas-based licensed counselor Aline Haeger. Those experiences will foster your love for both family and work and strengthen your role as a working super mom. Continue reading

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Tips for Integrating a Blended Family

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Tips for Integrating a Blended Family
How to merge two families into one

Article Excerpt:

Blending a family can offer rewards and challenges that strengthen the bond of your marriage and your family life. To successfully merge families, parents will need to assess and discuss their similarities and differences and how they — and their children — plan to compromise and cooperate. Patience, consideration and open communication are essential and will help bring about a much smoother transition for the entire family. Continue reading

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What Do Kids Learn By Volunteering?

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What Do Kids Learn By Volunteering
‘Gratitude’ is one of the lessons kids pick up by helping others

Article Excerpt:

One of the goals of a parent is to raise a responsible child who’s willing to help others. In a “me” society, that task can be challenging. But focusing excessively on oneself is typically the pathway to unhappiness, says clinical psychologist Carl Hindy. Volunteering, however, provides children with an opportunity to gain important life skills while learning to put others first. Continue reading

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