Samantha Angoletta

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If You Believe The Data, Having Kids Is A Terrible Idea

From the 1950s to present day, studies have shown that having a baby is worse for your happiness than divorce or unemployment, that children weaken …

Parenting

Losing A Parent Is Hell, So Stop Telling Me To ‘Get Over’ My Grief

As I held the phone to my ear, listening to the sounds of the ICU in my father’s hospital room as he lay dying, I thought, <i>This is the hard part</i>. This …

How Meditation Has Helped Decrease My Anxiety (Yes, Really)

Full disclosure: I live with mild anxiety. I don’t usually experience the pervasive anxiety that affects entire days — except for a few postpartum …

The ‘Whole School’ Approach: One Principal Devises A Way To Effectively Handle Disruptions

At Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School, classroom behavior was an overwhelming issue. A detention room in the school was frequently full of …

Now That School Has Started, Kids Need Outdoor Playtime More Than Ever

Your kid wakes up at 6 a.m. That’s unpleasant for an adult, and you’re a master at dragging his little butt out of bed and stuffing some muffins or …

Kids

4 Ways My Bipolar Disorder Has Affected My Parenting

Being a mom is what I always desired — to love and raise a child, mold them and impress upon them the love of life. I was eager to provide basic …

We Want Our Kids To Be Problem-Solvers. Here’s How To Make It Happen.

It’s hard being a kid. It’s harder still being a parent and watching your kids navigate waters that seem a thousand times more complex than when we …

Study Finds SAHDs Suffer From Stress-Related Illnesses. Moms Everywhere Say ‘Join The Club!’

According to the <i>Daily Telegraph</i>, a Rutgers University study has found that “men whose partners are the primary breadwinner can suffer stress-related …

We Probably Need To Give Our Firstborns A Little More Credit

When I discovered I was pregnant with my second child, I was happy, sure, but I have to admit it wasn’t the same elated feeling I had the first time …

I Love Our Daddy-Daughter Dates, Thank You Very Much

I took my oldest daughter camping last weekend. We were attending an annual daddy-daughter camp out put on by my church. It was just the two of us. I …