Author name: Maria Ellis

Maria Ellis is a news writer at Barclay Bryan Press. Her areas of interest include arts, automotive, travel, and fashion. Maria has always been a storyteller. She started writing in high school and continues to regularly contribute to various publications. In addition to her work at Barclay Bryan Press, Maria is also an avid reader who loves learning about new places and cultures.

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My husband and I chose a legal guardian for our daughter—here’s how we did it

Parenting throws many twists and turns at you, some you may be expecting, but others come out of left field. Unexpectedly, my husband and I discussed this with our financial advisor. He recommended having a Will and Trust in place for our daughter. In the event that we were no longer present to care for

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Pigeon pose and other self-care practices you can do with your child

My children have always seen me exercise, read, paint and often gaze off in a meditative trance listening to whatever provoked my deep thoughts through earbuds. These are moments that they’re beginning to recognize as self-care. The reason I can provide a gentle parenting approach is that I’m consciously trying to be gentle to myself.

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Attachment disruptions can lead to resentment—here’s why you shouldn’t push it away

I get attached easily. To people, ideas, objects—even books and TV shows. There’s a certain comfort and predictability that accompanies attachment, but that comes with a big risk. The thing you’re attaching to needs to be static if you’re going to avoid disappointment (spoiler alert:it never is). One agonizing lesson my transition to motherhood has

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