All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (625)

Learn a New Way to Get Your Kids to Help With the Laundry

Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes?  If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you.  Did you know that  you can teach them how to help with the laundry?  Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things.  Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Seven Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is a bit like opening up Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. After all, even the best kids can be moody and unpredictable, whiney and unruly. So the best thing that you can do is pack plenty of patience, be (at least mentally) prepared for anything and have a few tricks up your sleeves.

Although the patience and mental strength necessary for traveling with kids is something that only you can muster, the tricks and techniques…

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Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Rent Baby Equipment on Your Next Family Vacation

As a parent, one of the biggest challenges is being prepared.  Being prepared for baby to learn how to walk & crawl, being prepared for their first day of school, and being prepared when vacations or circumstances take you and your little ones away from their familiar home.  Here are some great advantages to consider when it comes to baby equipment rentals and tips on how these services can help you be prepared and keep baby comfortable…even far away from home.

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Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 24, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Isn't there a better way? A rant on standardized testing...

     In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…

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Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Being a Mean Mom isn’t Easy

 

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If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.

Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…

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Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway; Hands Off My Honey!

Book Giveaway: Hands Off My Honey!

It's a great book giveaway plus some real cool…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on September 18, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Is the lastborne missing something out?

It all began in the hospital after our second child's birth; she could be with me all the time as her sister had had. However, there was a specific reason for that: The newly born J had to stay in the hospital because of low blood sugar. I fel t quilty for not being able to be all the time with the baby. On the other hand, when I was with her in the hospital, I felt quilty for not being at home with the 10-months old big…

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Added by Salla Makkonen on September 17, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How to Turn Laundry Into a Learning Opportunity

As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house.  This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today.  After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman Book Trailer

How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative book that helps kids understand what their dog is telling them through body language and behavior. Readers will respond to the call of the dog in this delightful, engaging book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere. Learn more about this book and authors…

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Added by Sheila English on September 11, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Child Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Child Obesity Awareness Month. 23 million children & teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight ... an epidemic by all means. Our children are our future, if we can keep…
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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on September 4, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

GEMS for Working Moms

 

Is your life an endless cycle, revolving around work and taking care of the kids? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women say they don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and to choose the activities they enjoy. We all know that saying ‘yes’ to more responsibility can make us feel safer with the boss and help us avoid conflict in the family. But too often ‘yes’ is our default mode with just about…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Miley Cyrus VMA Performance is Inappropriate For Prime Time Television When Children Are Likely Watching TV

Miley Cyrus Seeks The Wrong Attention

I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance.  As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television.  After all, many families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Learn How to Keep Your Child From Losing Their Belongings – 4 Ways to Label Your Child’s Back to School Gear

I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started.  It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by.  Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school.  I also bought extra basic…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

6 Ways to Become a Happier Parent - Right Now *Must Read*

The joys of parenthood are sometimes missed because we spend too much time focusing on how to perfect parenthood. Often times, our path to perfection causes us to miss the most important things. This was the case with me when I first began motherhood. I was always so concerned about making sure I did everything right that I usually ended up failing. I later discover that its okay to be imperfect. Because parenting is rough, we forget to just embrace the blessings that have been given…

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Added by Miss Worrell on August 12, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Ways to Prepare Your Child For An Adopted Sibling

Adopting a child as a new member of your family is both exciting and stressful for the parents and the children. It would be best to talk openly about the adoption with your kids to help prevent problems with insecurity, confusion and jealousy. Here are some ways on how you can prepare your child/children for the arrival of an adopted sibling...

 

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Added by Karen Rodriguez on July 25, 2013 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Should Parents Consume Alcohol Around Children?

Many parents often wonder if they should drink alcohol in front of their children.  If you do drink alcohol in your home, do you wait until your children are in bed or do you consume it in front of them?  I personally feel that if you are going to drink in front of your children that you should consume it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Should Children Be Given An Allowance For Doing Household Chores?

After I shared yesterday’s post, 5 Ways to Get Children To Help With the Household Chores on several of my social media platforms.  I was asked to share my opinion on whether or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 9, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Get Your Children to Help With the Household Chores

When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house.  Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help.  Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 8, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

9 Interesting Facts About Human Trafficking – Protect Your Children Today

Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves.  Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 5, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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