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The Secret to Surviving (Enjoying) Housework

Heaps of intermingled clean and dirty laundry in every bedroom volcanically erupted by another continental clothing drift. Unclean dishes flowing like lava out of the sink onto counters. Meal remnants littered like ash across the kitchen floor, family room, foyer, playroom, and “fill-in-the-blank”.…

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Added by Shelby Spear on February 4, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Video: Birth Control Options

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Dear Diary,

After I gave birth, I thought about a lot of things--birth control options weren't one of them. I asked myself, what will I name my daughter? Who does she look like? Will my milk come in? What else do I need to buy? But birth control methods weren't on the list. Previously, I used the NuvaRing, which wasn't very effective. OK, who am I kidding? You gotta read the fine print…

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Added by Heather Hopson on February 1, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments

10 Fun Ways to Bond with Your Child

My children are always asking me, Mommy, will you play a game?  Mommy, can we go to the park?  They love to share fun activities with their parents. 

Here are 10 fun ideas to make special memories with your children every…

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Added by Rachel N on January 31, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World - Review & GIVEAWAY

No one plans to raise a selfish child or spoiled brat. Every parent dreams of their child being selfless, generous, and appreciative. But it’s challenging to raise a grateful child in a culture that has a hard time saying no. We love our kids and want to give…

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Added by Kishona Lape on January 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Childhood Violence – What Measures Should Be Taken?

Children are very soft at heart and the way they are being treated leaves a permanent impression on their mind. Violence in childhood plays a major role in forming the type of person he/she will become. Though violence is associated with the interaction between environment and genetics and it is really impossible to alter the DNA one born with, the way these genes are being expressed can be dominated with extra care. So, saying that an individual is born that way no…

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Added by Julia Gomes on January 25, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

Organizing’s a B*tch… Until It’s Done

Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.

One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…

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Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

One Question I'll Be Asking My Children (& Myself) Everyday

Yesterday when I picked up Elijah from school, I did the same thing nearly every parent does when they see their children at the end of the day:  I asked him, “How was your day?

I actually hate that question. It’s so cliché, but even more so, it never really invites real…

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Added by Kishona Lape on January 21, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

The older mom on the block

Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Features of the Must Play Online Games For Your Children

Do you love to play online games but you end up being in the worst of places while you are searching for the same? If that is exactly the case, then you will have to make sure of the fact that you have logged on to the best game forum that you can ever get. In order to do that, you have to check out the rating of the specific games as well. But if you are a complete novice in this thing, then you have to make sure that you read up  the whole of this article so that you do not have to face…

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Added by Dawn Wells on January 19, 2016 at 12:29am — No Comments

Having a Second Child: the amazing multiplication of love

I stepped over several books, a Hot Wheels car, and a toy horse to get him there, but I gently laid my snuggly little sleeping boy into his bed and settled the blanket over him. He didn’t even notice, although he did roll over and cuddle down into his pillow a bit more in his…

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Added by Kishona Lape on January 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

Remember life before children?

Now I am sure all you mums (and dads) all love your children dearly, who doesn’t?  But can you remember what life was like before children?12552943_1637649916496299_2346295364907588765_n

You know when you when stumbled in pissed at sunrise not waking up to the sound of a rave

When your house was a safe haven to curse a hangover not a place you needed to escape from….it doesn’t matter where you just need to get out!

When you had money to….well when you money had money to spend on anything other than nappies…

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Added by Sian Morgan on January 13, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Top 8 Questions Children Ask When Moving Abroad

Moving abroad on your own is tough enough, but when you have kids involved, it becomes that much more problematic. But the problems are not insurmountable...it just…

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Added by Einat Mazafi on December 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.

Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…

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Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments

My Scholastic Warehouse Sale Book Haul

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Reading is an important activity in our life and reading books to our…

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Added by Lady Anne Louise Barrun on December 16, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

How to Survive Holiday Travel

7 Ways to Survive Holiday Travel

Holidays aren't complete without the ones we love. If your family lives near, everyone will probably gather at a central location to celebrate. If you have family out of town, travel will more than likely be apart of your plans. Traveling with kids during the holiday season can seem pretty complicated, but it's totally doable! Use these 7 ways to survive holiday travel with the family and you'll…

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Added by Jazelle on December 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Timeline of a Typical California Divorce

Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…

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Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

"Don't Be Hungry" Box

Our "Don't Be Hungry" box is a wonderful way for children to take part in sharing with others with those who are hungry and homeless.

"... and a little child shall lead the way."

One day, the kids and I were running errands when we came to a stop light where a hungry and homeless man was standing and asking for change. Normally, I'd grab some coins to give, but didn't have anything in our usual spot. I started fumbling around to find more change when he decided to move on down the line of cars. Before I could catch…

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Added by Jazelle on November 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in our Families

With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful.  When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful.  Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should.  When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…

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Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude

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Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude.  Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…

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Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

My Best Christmas Gift Idea Ever...so far

I know that it is just now November, but sometimes the best Christmas gift requires some advanced planning. My idea was one of those, but it was completely worth it. It's an original Tried It Tuesday idea born out of need. Here's why.…

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Added by Kishona Lape on November 6, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

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