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Tips For Getting Girls Into Sports

Would it surprise you to know that girls are twice as likely to drop out of sporting activities through their teenage years than boys? Or to realize that most young girls start engaging in organized sports up to two whole years later than boys? …

How To Help A Friend Who Is an Addict

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is substance abuse in any form. Anything in excess is never good for anyone. That could be anything from too much food, exercise, alcohol or even shopping. Addictive behaviors can turn relationships upside down for those who…

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6 Tips to Get Your Kids Back on Track for their School Sleep Schedule

Have kids going back to school?  I know after staying up late and sleeping in for summer break it can take some time to get back into the groove.  Here are 6 tips to help your children adjust back to their school sleep schedule.

1. If possible start two weeks before school starts, going to bed earlier and getting up at the necessary time.  Starting ahead of time allows you to adjust their…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on August 16, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

5 Life Hacks For Growing Healthy Eaters

Integrating healthy foods into your child's diet can be challenging. Children haven't fully developed their palettes like adults have. This is important because it can be attributed to why your child is being a picky eater. Also, this is why you need to encourage the child to add new flavors to his or her…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Home

Many parents think that when their young child becomes a toddler they're in less danger of household accidents thanks to their increased motor control. However, because toddlers are curious and have the ability to move around on their own, they are prone to a new host of accidents,…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments

This Mom's Guide to Surviving Middle School: Preparing me and facing my fears

As my daughter prepares for her first year of middle school, I am having all sorts of feelings. There are moments when I am excited but anxious the next.

I want my daughter to enjoy and be successful in middle school. I have an opportunity to actively and positively guide and influence her experience.

Parenting older kids has a way of making parents feel as if they are alone. Research shows that parents of…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why I Don't Give My Son an Allowance

It seemed that as soon as my son entered elementary school, I was constantly being asked about my views on allowances for children. For some reason, kindergarten seems to be the time when allowance decisions get made and parents must decide what to do in their families. Other moms…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 7, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Hey SunButter! HE LIKES IT!

HEY SUNBUTTER! He Likes It!

It would be awfully selfish of me if I didn’t share this tidbit of information with Mom Bloggers Club. As much as I would like to be the keeper of this secret, I just can’t. It’s totally worth sharing, and you can thank me later. Unless of course, it was…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on August 3, 2017 at 3:09am — No Comments

Tips for Preparing for Back to School

Have you seen the back to school supplies at all the local retailers?  When I first see the school supplies going up, I usually do not feel ready for back to school; yet as I look at the calendar and each day passes I know it will be here before I know it, so it is easier if I just embrace the change and get in the back to school mode.  



I hope you all have had a fun summer vacation!  Here are…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 24, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments

What are your toddlers up to and how are you coping?

I recently told my friends that I quit on tidying up our house.I cannot do it anymore. I quit. I know they say that let our kids be little…so I am letting Ellie be. For parents who got toddlers… I know that deep in your hearts you sincerely understand and you’re slowly nodding your head because you know…you know… what made me quit – tidying up. 

For more details on the reasons why visit my personal blog :…

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Added by Abigail on July 12, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments

Should Parents parent their kids by Gender?

On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"

I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Keep your shaming to yourself

A lot of parents tell me their stories. Sometimes they are stories of a great parenting moment, but most of the time, they are self-ascribed parenting fails.



And I've wondered why so many of us are compelled to share those "bad" stories and make ourselves so vulnerable to others with our moments of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 3, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Keeping Kids Cool and Hydrated During Summer

I was on Fox 40 News in the morning to share about Keeping Kids Cool & Hydrated you can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2sTgsb0.
This past week in Sacramento we had a week of over 100 degree temperatures.  It is important to stay hydrated all the time but I know during summer with swimming, summer camps, vacation or beach trips it is easy to forget…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

How to remain calm when your kids Talk back to you

There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

Choosing Poor Behavior out of Habit

Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.

Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Why don’t my kids get it? No, really means NO!

What is wrong with my kids is a question I ask myself at least 10 times a day!  Anyone here with me?  Don’t lie!  I don’t mean it in a bad way, of course not, I love my kids to the moon and back; more then anything.  That question is more generally speaking because there really is no answer when it comes to this one!  

There is nothing wrong with them, they are just normal, fun-loving, and BIG personality kids that I have created BUT is it really too much to ask that they learn no…

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Added by Elizabeth Hurt on June 23, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Celebrate Father's Day

Father’s Day is today and I hope you are able to enjoy time with the father figures in your life.  If they are not near, call them; thank them for investing in your life.  Mark on your calendar three months from now to invite them over for dinner or send a "thinking of you" card.  I am blessed to have many father like ones in my life.  I have my dad and father-in-law near us, my pastor who is a…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 18, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Should you involve your kids in a family business? Advice for parents.

If you’re running a business, you’ll start thinking about involving your children in its performance and allowing them to participate in the decision-making process at a certain point in your kids’ lives. Many kids express interest in their parents business and desire to help out from a…

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Added by Helen Shep on June 13, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

How to approach Life like a Gardner

Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…

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Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

13 reasons why you will survive parenting a tween girl

Disclaimer: I am a rookie at this.

True, this isn't my first time at the rodeo, my son will be 21 this year!

Raising a tween boy, however, does not compare to raising a tween girl.

At least not in my opinion.

Given that I am a rookie at this, I asked other moms who have done what I am currently doing.

13-reasons

I needed reassurance that I would survive with all my mental capacities intact. In other words, survive without anyone getting…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on June 10, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments

4 Tips to Stay Connected to the Outside World While Raising Kids

 

While raising young children, parents sometimes have a difficult time staying connected to the outside world and other adults. Parenting is hugely rewarding, but it can also be very isolating at times. Mothers, especially, seem to immerse themselves in their children's lives and well-being without much concern for their own. And stay-at-home moms in particular tend to be disconnected from the world around them. …

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 9, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Intentional Dinner Conversations

My husband and I recently participated in the Ziglar 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family. One of the challenge topics was "Communication". They shared on the practical importance of family meal-time and the importance of making daily connection really count. 

As a family we typically eat dinner together as a family 4 days out of the week.  I would have…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 9, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

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