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Music Lessons Can Help Boost Your Child's Brain Power

Many of us can remember taking music lessons in our youth. For some, it was a passion that lasted until our adult years. For others, it was something our parents wanted us to do. Either way, we benefitted from learning music more than we realized. Recent studies show young children who take music lessons can boost brain growth.

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Added by Stacey Doyle on November 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Kind Of Mother I Thought I Would Be

I should start at the beginning. When I was younger, I never wanted to have kids. My dream was to be a nun and live by myself in a house on the beach. And on particularly difficult days, I will confess to occasionally fantasizing about curling up with a book and a giant bowl of ice cream in that quiet beachside…

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Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Discipline and Punishment for Young Children ~ Suppressing the "Demons" Inside Our Tots

Yesterday, I watched my 4-year-old daughter take her third round of swim lessons after being a two time Swimming School Drop-Out earlier this year.  Caroline has employed many strategies to get out of taking lessons, despite all the bribery I could throw her way.  We’ve gone through the “I-can’t-go-because-I’m-still-going-potty” trick.  The “I’m-gonna-jump-up-and-down-and-scream-like-a-banshee” trick.  Finally,…

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Added by Mary L S Peterson on September 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

20 (Mostly) Free Summer Activties

20 (Mostly) Free Summer Activities.

Running out of ways to keep your littles busy in the summer? Look no further! We have plenty of cheap or free ideas ready for you! From science activities to nature learning or just plain fun - we have ideas that should work for nearly everyone!

Added by Jessica on August 31, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

Titus 2 Word Study Part 3: Motherhood

Titus 2 Motherhood

Hello, dear ones! Please join me for a word study on motherhood. Even if you are not a mother, you can use what you learn in other relationships. You are an example to the children in your life, whether that is a niece/ nephew, or kids in the youth group at your church. Also, I encourage all Godly women to find…

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Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:21am — No Comments

The Future I'm Trying To Change

Picture this..

It’s the weekend, you’re out with your beautiful kids. Maybe you’re visiting a café or having lunch in a restaurant, watching a movie at the local cinema, maybe you’re doing some shopping… you get the…

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Added by Mum On A Mission on July 16, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

A Celebration of Yoga: For International Yoga Day

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As today is International Yoga Day, I wanted to reflect on everything that is brilliant about yoga, the benefits that it brings to adults and children and how it has helped me over the years. This is the day to celebrate all things yoga!
Firstly, a little bit about my yoga story. I started doing yoga back in 1998 with the help…
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Added by Steph on June 21, 2016 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Advantages of Using Educational Applications for Kids

Over the last few years, society has experienced the immense influence of technology upon the children. Day by day it’s changing our lifestyle and now it is about to change the traditional manner of learning.  At first, the impact was hardly noticeable but gradually its importance has become indubitable. The credibility of mobile applications as effective learning tools for the present generation of school goers or preschoolers is uniformly accepted all across the globe.…

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Added by Julia Gomes on June 15, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

How do you teach a child about death?

What is death to you? Is it a person or a thing? What if death was a soft heartfelt being that had all of the answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had? What if death was loving and caring and would carry you to your final resting place?

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Added by Kristi Bernard on June 11, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Simple Yoga Postures for Kids

Its recently I thought I should make my kids do Yoga. I observed my first child who is 5 years old has started understanding the importance of healthy and fit body. Mainly as he think his favorite person : Spiderman is healthiest and fastest person alive on earth . Whatever may be the reason I am liking that kids are busy having some healthy and fun activity everyday. 

My younger son who is 2.5 yrs old, also loves to show his muscles to elder brother and they both enjoy the simple…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on May 11, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments

5 Everyday Moments That Make Being a Mom Totally Worth It

As a mom, I know that some days, parenting is just hard. Children can be demanding, cranky, destructive (usually accidentally), disobedient, whiny, messy, and just exhausting. However, I have found…

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Added by Kishona Lape on May 2, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

"N" is for Nurture...simple and sweet

N is for Nurture

I remember as a kid walking into a room where my mom was and telling her that I was bored. Her normal response was that she had a few things she could find for me to do. …

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Added by Katherine Baron on May 1, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

At University with a Baby

When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…

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Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

9 Ways To Help Your Child Get Better Grages

Parents want their children to excel in all aspects of life especially studies. The standard of education has climbed to a very high level in the past few years. Things that were taught in fourth grade are now part of second grade's syllabus. Some children find it hard to cope with the…

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Added by Mamoona on April 12, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments

How to get your kids to be more independent

So how do you get your kids to be more independent? Now when I say independent I don't mean I'm going to send my 6 year old down to the corner store by herself -though growing up for me that didn't seem weird at all, but now that I myself am a parent the thought of sending my kids to just roam around by themselves seems terrifying. But at the same time I don't want them to depend on me for EVERY little thing.

Some ways I have allowed my children to be more…

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Added by Tasha Giacometto on April 10, 2016 at 1:02am — No Comments

National Geographic Kids Junior Ranger Activity Book

Book Review of Junior Ranger Activity Book

Readers can visit all of the wonderful national parks at home or take this handy guide with them to a favorite park to learn all of its cool spots.…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on April 9, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Tried It Tuesday: My Kids' New Favorite Board Game

With Josiah’s recent birthday, he has had an influx of new toys, clothes, and games to enjoy.

Of all the things he received for his birthday, there is one thing that both he and Elijah have been…

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Added by Kishona Lape on April 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Confessions of a Preacher's Kid: #2 - My Parents Never Expected Us to Be "Perfect Preacher's Kids"

Last week I introduced a blog series based on my experiences growing up as a preacher’s kid.  In these “Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid,” I’m sharing what I’ve learned about Christianity, following…

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Added by Kishona Lape on March 28, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Tried It Tuesday: How to Get Grease Stains (Even Set-In Ones) Out of Clothing

My children are really doing wonders for improving my laundry skills and stain-treating know-how lately. First it was the hunt to figure out how to get rid of dry erase…

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Added by Kishona Lape on March 22, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Confessions of a Preacher's Kid: #1 Being Raised in Church ISN'T Enough

Some of you know that I grew up as a PK – a “pastor’s kid” or “preacher’s kid” –  although I guess the correct terminology would be a “minister’s kid” because my dad wasn’t always in a position as the pastor, but he and my mother have always been in ministry of some kind (music ministry, youth…

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Added by Kishona Lape on March 21, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

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