All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (671)

Does Motherhood Freak You Out?

A friend of mine who does not have children, recently asked me a very interesting question…and it got me thinking.

She asked, “Do you ever think, ‘I are responsible for three human beings’, and does that ever freak you…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 21, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The stigmas of womanhood

I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

Children's Author Spotlight: Melissa Abramovitz

 

Melissa Abramovitz has been a freelance writer/author for 30 years. She’s the author of hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults; more than 40 educational books for children and teenagers; numerous poems and short stories; the children’s picture books ABCs of Health and…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 13, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

April Parenting Tip: How to Handle Unpredictability

There are many words that can be used to describe motherhood but today, my pick is “unpredictable“.  What you think is a day planned one way can turn into a whole other day in the snap of a finger.  As a mom, you need to be able to quickly adjust and roll with the punches.  This of course is no easy feat but it can be done.…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 12, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Connection, Kindness and....Cinderella?

Last weekend, I took my daughter to see the new Cinderella movie. Little did I know how closely it would parallel my new book, Connection and Kindness: The…

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Added by Erin Taylor on March 30, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Dear Moms

Dear Moms,

You may be reading this on your phone in the bathroom, taking your 3 minutes of “alone” time to catch up on the world around you. You may be sneaking a peek at the park or at a red light, taking a chance to feel connected to another adult in some small…

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Added by Jen Adair on March 30, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting

I have really, really exciting news to share. My eBook is now available and the paperback book will be released May 1, just in time for Mother's Day! Please visit www.villageparentcoaching.com and click on the link in…

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Added by Erin Taylor on March 25, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

Are we “Over-Sharenting” on Social Media?

Credit:George Hodan

Credit:George Hodan

In today’s world, it seems we are all addicted to our smart phones, tablets and laptops.  It is not just our children who have…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 18, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

The cost of family planning

Well-meaning friends and family members always have questions. When you start dating someone for a while, they want to know when you are getting married. When you get married, they want to know when you are going to have a baby. When you have a baby, they want to know if you are going to have another baby. (And, if several years go by, they really want to know if you are going to have another baby. If you hedge at all, they are…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Books!!

Anyone who knows me knows i love to read. so with this pregnancy i couldnt wait to go to the library everyday i would askmy boyfriend if we could go, because i personally dont feel comfortable going out alone without him in case something was to happen because through my pregnancy if its not one thing its another.. literally!.. everyday was a challenge!. But thankfully we finally got to go, i was so excited i think we maybe spent about 2 hours there and we only got 3 books lol.

I…

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Added by Maria Olivencia on March 14, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Making Time For Family

It seems as my son has gotten older it has become harder for us to make family time. I think back to the days when we would take weekend getaways, family trips and even day trips to local attractions.  I have so many good memories of those days and miss them as well.



  

Even when my son was in high school and playing sports, my husband and I looked forward to attending all of his games and supporting him.  We enjoyed traveling to new places to…

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Added by Patricia Hancock on March 9, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

I don't want to cut my child's hair

I’ve discovered through talking to other mum’s that, cutting or trimming their child’s hair is a very stressful ordeal so they just don’t do it. However, this is an activity that is necessary for the health of your child’s hair  especially in the following cases:

  1. You relaxed your child’s hair and now you want to transition your child back to natural. It is a lot easier to manage one texture of hair and keep it healthy than two. However, it can be traumatic for…
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Added by Christina Sandema-Sombe on March 7, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Vision Issues in Children

Although it is not easy to diagnose a problem with the eyes, it is even harder to do so with children, as they tend to pretend as there is nothing wrong with their eyes, or they are too afraid to say anything as they feel ashamed. However, if you notice that they are squinting too much or if they rubbing their eyes frequently, it could be an early sign of something more serious going on, and you should immediately go see a doctor to diagnose what the problem might be.

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Added by Olivia Still on March 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Don’t Tear Your Hair Out! Travel Tips for Parents

Traveling with young children is not always a smooth road. Let’s face it, traveling can be a hassle for adults, let alone adding the complications …

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Added by Gabby Revel on February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

E-mailing Him..

Who would have thought a simple e-mail would have sparked such an exciting connection..



Emailing…

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Added by Mëlissa Bakër on February 24, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

Ruby ShinesBright and the Birthday Cake by RosaBella Bloom

Ruby ShinesBright is a very special little girl. She lives in a place called Flooperville and has a red stone on her tummy which shines bright when she is happy and well.…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 23, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

Best Dallas Children's Reading Program

You know you’re a mom if you are having to find new ways to get your child engaged in reading. There are so many reading programs out there but none of them are truly engaging and hold a child’s interest. Enter monstertreehouseclub.com



Ok, so that isn’t true! I have found a new program which actually makes your child WANT read and engages them in real time. Monster Tree House Club sends a letter every week to your child from one of their characters. On every 2nd and…

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Added by Dawn Wells on February 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

BULLYING AND THE WARNING SIGNS

Parents love their children from the time they are conceived. Anything that causes a child pain, causes them pain. Unfortunately, bullying across schools has increased and has taken a new form – cyberbullying. Here are some recent statistics on bullying from bullyingstatistics.org:

  • About 35% of children have been bullied online.
  • 58% have children and teens have reported that something mean was said to them.
  • 77% students when surveyed indicated that they were…
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Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 13, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments

NIP SIBLING RIVALRY IN THE BUD!

I am a very recent mom to two beautiful daughters. When I conceived my second child, I started to feel anxious and worried about how my older daughter would treat her younger sibling.

My second baby came into this world last year and it’s safe to say that even though there was a little bit of jealousy, my older daughter took on really well to her younger sister. So much so that she is very protective of her sister. Being a mental health professional helped me through this…

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Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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