Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day with a thoughtful gift for your child.
Homemade Card: Kids love crafts, so make a heart-shaped personalized card for your child.
No Candy: Skip the candy for Valentine’s Day. Many kids still have chocolate left over from Christmas, and the Easter Bunny is just around the corner!…Continue
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When the winter blues start to set in - Valentine’s Day warms things up with red and white, and lots of fun!
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This is a tough question... On one hand it may be a bit confusing to tie allowance directly to chores because we should be teaching our kids to help around the house when its needed, not just when it is part of their "to do" chores. Also, it can be very easy for parents to lose track of the chores that have actually been completed. A…Continue
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Two years ago I was pregnant with my sixth baby and boarded a 15 hour flight with my five small children. I was horrified to discover that the airline had put me beside a small child…Continue
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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples or adults. Help your kids get excited about V-day with these Valentine’s ideas like games and fun surprises. You can even create your own traditions with your kids.…Continue
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So you've read through my previous posts and questioned if my tone would lighten up a little. After…Continue
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Christmas is for the memories. Christmas is for the anticipation. Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.
On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage. I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments
Christmas has been so hectic. Dragging babies across the country, presents, presents, different foods, different people, presents, a massive snow storm, and, well, presents.
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I know, I know.... Who still makes New Years Resolutions and actually takes them seriously?
Well, in my attempt, no, "journey" is a better term... In my journey to find and maintain my recently distant, pre-parenthood sanity, I have made a firm commitment to develop and succeed in my New Years Resolutions...
This is a big deal... This is the first time, ever, that I have made a decision to develop a New Years Resolution and seriously commit to it. In the past, I simply made…
Added by Kristy Canton on December 19, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Ah, I did just that yesterday morning! So proud of myself that I didn't get grouchy or mad since that wouldn't help the situation. Check out my post to how I manage to turn a bad morning into a fun one! Here's the link to read Just let your smile be your umbrella
And let me know how you normaly handle a rainy day with your active little ones :-)
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On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed.
After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…
There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…Continue
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It is inevitable that sooner or later, our "precious angels" will challenge our authority and power as their parents. Little do they know, we are usually always a step ahead and have the benefit of knowing them better than they know themselves...
My recommendations are to not force or use intimidation to "control" their behavior. Remember, even though we are parents, we still don't have the God given ability to "control" another human beings behavior and attempting this with a…
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Doctor Prepper interviews Leslie Fastenberg, President of Ice-Qube Emergency Preparedness Solutions and creator of the Ice-Qube Emergency Kit product line that offers a line of premium preparedness gift kits for your baby, home, office or pet.
Leslie tells her story of how she got the inspiration for her unique product line and how it has developed into such a versatile emergency preparedness solution for families today.
To listen, please click on the…Continue
Added by leslie fastenberg on December 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It’s that time of year again…your mailbox is starting to overflow with holiday cards from friends and family; Christmas tree lots are popping up on nearly every street corner, and the dreaded holiday family
portraits are rapidly approaching.
Except this year doesn’t have to be quite the hair pulling and face
making ensemble that it was last year!
Here are a few creative ideas to help make your holiday…
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The first year of life is such a wonderful and transitional period for both parents and children alike. It is full of so many lifestyle changes as well as developmental and learning
advancements for your baby that you may never want to put your camera away!
It can be difficult to know when is the optimal time to take professional
portraits to capture many of these milestones that your little one…
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