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How Cholesterol Can Affect Pregnancy

Cholesterol is often talked about as something that’s all bad. However, that’s not the case in all circumstances. You may be surprised to learn that your body needs this fatty, wax-like substance to develop and construct cells. Since cells are what helps keep your body growing and…

Cheap Ways to Add Extra Living Space to Your Home

If you listen to the news, we are no longer in a recession. However, the average family still isn’t able to buy a larger house as their families expand. It could be that we have gone into debt during those dry years and it could also be that the cost of living has increased beyond the limits…

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How Your Unsolicited Public Relations Role Can Have Negative Impact In Your Child’s Life

My son will be turning 7-years old in December. I am guilty of looking at him sometimes and only seeing my precious little toddler who needs his mother to hold his hand in everything he does. I cringe when he swings too high on the swing set, for fear of him falling. My heart beats a bit faster when he charges across the Monkey Bars, what if he misses a step? What if he scrapes his knee? What if he bumps his head?…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The balance that was passed on to you

Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…

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

5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal

Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on November 2, 2017 at 8:59pm — No Comments

The Best Advice I Can Give To A New Single Mom: It's Not Going To Be Easy But It Doesn't Have To Be Hard From The Diaries Of A Super Single Mom

Mommy-hood sprung on you like flowers in the springtime, after the stork dropped a bundle of joy at your door and forgot to leave the dad. Devastating, but not the end of the world.

Here’s what you should know: Being single is not a disease. Being a single mom is not a handicap. To find yourself solely responsible for the health and well-being of a child can be…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Nudging For Kids - graphics can help deliver instrcutions better and impact on long lasting habits

Hello Moms,

My child wakes up in the morning, I hug him and kiss him But then what....

Loads of instructions will start from morning till he goes to bed.

Of course they are to guide him, motivate him, direct him But some instructions are repeated day in and out, persistent.

I have a friend who is obsessed with sustainable issues that she is every minute directing, redirecting or persistently repeating her instructions. With 3 kids…

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Added by Niyati Mehta on August 18, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Teen driving safety: ultimate guide for parents

Learning how to drive and getting out on the roads is yet another step into the adulthood your teenage son or daughter will eventually make. As…

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Added by Helen Shep on July 21, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

20 Insanely Funny and Relatable Memes For Moms

Warning, some post may cause extreme laughter, falling onto the floor and spilling your mommy juice, so hold on to your glasses. I was contemplating cleaning house today, you know, just practicing some good house -keeping. And then, well, this happened instead. I said, "Contemplating" I never said that I got started. While I was in my own little world, which consist of unicorns and glasses of wine, I began to think about all the women, moms and stay at home moms, who may share these…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on July 19, 2017 at 9:00pm — 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 — No Comments

8 ultimate ways to help your teenager make the most out of the summer break

Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…

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Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

5 Excellent Gifts Ideas for the New Parents

When a couple is blessed with a baby boy or girl, friends and family members put efforts to make the moments filled with more happiness for them through various gifts. Now, choosing gifts for new parents could be confusing for many of us. Basically, for many of us it would be a first time to gift something to a new parent. Hence, we do not really know what gifts can exactly make them feel happy. Gifts should have some utilities otherwise…

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Added by Julia Gomes on January 19, 2017 at 3:21am — No Comments

Music to My Ears: 8 Questions with LA-Based Musician Moms, Freckleland

The soundtrack of our lives is littered with musical memories. When I hear music, I am instantly transported to a memorable time and place. Now that I'm a mom, I'm making new musical memories with my two little chaotic cherubs.  So when I found myself in a coffee shop, with my headphones on, listening to“We Can All Share” by Kyler England and Lalo Crane of …

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Added by Felise Moglia on January 5, 2017 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Mom Meltdown

It’s 4:20am and I just walked my Husband to his car.  As he starts the car to leave to catch his vanpool, I start crying.  “I can’t lose my baby!”  No, I’m not pregnant…I’m referring to my 17-year-old Daughter.  She is a Junior in High School, and this…

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Added by crystal arzu on December 15, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Money saving solutions for single parents

Being a single parent requires twice the attention, twice the effort, twice the sacrifice and, truth be told, twice the money. Raising one or more children on your own isn’t easy and if financial shortcomings arise, then you need to start making lists and prioritise. But don’t give up hope just yet. Challenging as it may be, taking care of the house and children with a single salary is not impossible. Your job can become easier if you learn to put things into perspective and make wise,…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on November 23, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Find Eldercare that Speaks Your Language

Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…

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Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

Moving back home

Sometimes I tease my Mom about her home (sorry, Mom), because she maintains two guest bedrooms that are reserved for her grandchildren to stay with her whenever they want. I tease her because I know it takes a lot of work to keep up her home, but she does a lovely job with it. And, my son absolutely loves the idea that he has his own bedroom at his Nana's house.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

An Introduction To Mandalas for Children

     Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Kid-Approved Meals - Banana Roll-Up's

Kids love these. This is a fun take on a pb and banana sandwich. They are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

1 Banana

1 Whole Wheat or Multi Grain Tortilla

2 Tbsp Almond Butter (Any type will do – Nut, Seed or Wow Butter)

1 tsp honey (optional)

Take the…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mommy - More than just a Name

Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

25 Ways Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers Can Help Out Around the House

When you have young kids at home there is always more work to be done than there is time in the day. In order to get some extra help, look to your children. Even young children are able to help out. Giving kids a sense of responsibility and tasks that they can learn to successfully accomplish, can…

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Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Why I need my Mom to talk to me

I have a girl's weekend at the beach twice a year. It is a relaxing, wonderful time. We work on photo albums, read, catch up on each other's lives and enjoy too much good food. I'm trying to get my Mother to go with me next time and I may have finally won her over.



I want my Mom to join me for several…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

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