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6 Ways to Overcome Language Barrier While Traveling

If you are hesitant to get out of your own backyard to explore foreign places because you think people might not understand you, then you are missing out on the fun and excitement of exploring different destinations. As many people have said, traveling expands our life experiences and allows us to…

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Added by Rosela Diosana on March 23, 2017 at 12:42pm — No Comments

The Best Way To Help Babies Learn

The Best Way To Help Babies Learn

Like most new moms, I was a crazy worrier about Baby Bear. Was she developing properly? Learning everything "on time". What was she supposed to learn next? How could I help her learn? Honestly, I was obsessed (click here to read a letter to all mamas who think they don't do enough).…

how babies learn

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Added by Shelby Stover on March 20, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The know-it-all in our household

I have made two key points very clear to my son over the past year:

  1. Mommy is not an octopus.
  2. Mommy does not know everything.

The first concept is an acknowledgement that I can't do everything at once, so if he sees me…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 13, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments

Becoming the teacher's pet (when you are a parent)

Right before Valentine's Day, I received several brightly colored pieces of paper letting me know that parents were invited into the classroom to secretly decorate their child's desk for February 14.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 3, 2017 at 6:58am — 2 Comments

No time like the present

My son is doing his math homework on the computer. Today's lesson centers on the clock. He dutifully types in the time that each clock face represents. Since he is pretty good at this, he whizzes through all the questions.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Parents don't have all the Answers

 A lovely evening of Pretty Little Liars watching with my Lil mama bought upon some great conversation and as I fell asleep last night this is what I thought of again. So I wanted to talk about it with you.

Here's is a BIG question...

Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? I don’t really know everything after all?

Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”?…

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Added by Mari Corona on August 28, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

You gotta know when to push them (part 2)

On Monday, I shared some of the ways that I push my son so he learns about money and doesn't give up on trying new things. And that is all fine and dandy. But the real challenge for me will be pushing him academically without become a crazy, overbearing Mom in the process.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 10, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

When it is too loud to think

My son recently went to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. When I was a child, Chuck E. Cheese was a wonderland of fun games and chaos. Now that I am an adult, I think of it as a casino for children.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 5, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

Cooking at home

This past weekend, I helped my son make pancakes.



I phrased it that way on purpose, as this was the first time I let him take the lead in making pancakes while I supervised. Up to this point, I would only let him do the prep work and stir ingredients together. But this time I let him work with the batter on…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 21, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments

The way we view failure

My son walked in while I was getting ready for work and said, "Mommy, I have some questions about ancient Egypt that I would like to talk about."



Of course he does.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 2, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Returning to pen and paper

I still use pen and paper for a lot of things: Shopping lists, stories for my other blog, notes at work and planning events. Since I went to college when laptops weren't a thing, it still feels more natural for me to take notes with pen and paper than by typing them. Also, I feel that I tend to remember things better if I write them down.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Forgiving Ourselves As Parents

Feeling guilty when you are parent is something that seems to become second nature. ​​You just can't help yourself! Very often it's the little things that will rack you with guilt, sometimes (but rarely) it might be something big. This 'big'…

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Added by Steph on April 2, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

My Kids' New Favorite Fun App

his Christmas my hubby really, really wanted to get our boys a tablet so they could play their ABCMouse.com and other learning apps and games without risking Daddy’s Surface or…
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Added by Kishona Lape on March 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Learning Disabilities

I am a chatter box. I have a lot of conversations, in my travels through my daily day. I have, at times, heard a lot of misinformation about learning disabilities. So I'm going to give every one some super BASIC info on learning disabilities. Knowledge is power man. That way you don't look like a ding dong when you are stating something at a wine and cheese party.

AUTISM…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on January 25, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Why I ignore most of my son's homework

My son has been in school since he was six weeks old. Not daycare. School. Before he reached preschool age, he had endured extensive homework requests to put together collages of various themes, build beanstalks, retell stories and (once) to build a robot. And we did it all because education is important to me.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments

What I've Learned About Breastfeeding

Little B is almost 3 months old. That means every single day, multiple times a day, I've put her at my breast to feed and nourish her. After the first few goes at it, you tend to get to know the ropes and it becomes second nature. Here are six things that I've learned from my very short time breastfeeding.

It can hurt

But then it gets better! For the first 6 weeks or so, every single latch made me wince in pain.…

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Added by Bell of LucyandBell on December 20, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Double up Diwali fun - Let kids discover the cultural adventures of the festival

The most awaited festival of the year is finally over but it surely leaves us in high spirits. It's a blessing to be born in a country like India which offers us a rich culture and festivities to celebrate.



Festivals bring in love & harmony, strengthens the bond that we share with our friends and family, but most importantly it gives us a great opportunity to educate our children about Indian culture and instill values by sharing historic events and the significance behind these… Continue

Added by Manjusha Pandey on December 8, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments

Everything I know is wrong

I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.



Another study has just declared that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2015 at 6:17am — 4 Comments

I Saw the Sign: Teaching Toddlers Sign Language

Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Little hearts & curious minds

It's not surprising to see kids speak their mind, ask questions until convinced and have a say in everything that's happening around. We all agree technology rules the world today and kids being so smartly adapting to it is no wonder a boon in a true sense.

Added by Manjusha Pandey on September 21, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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