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Bath Time Magic for Kids

Bath Time Magic for Kids

Bath time is the perfect opportunity for parents and children to really get to know each other and spend quality time together. How you view “bath time” is up to you. Many parents choose to treat it as a chore and dread the evenings – as do their children. In many homes, bath time is […]

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Parenting Styles Overcoming Your Differences

Parenting Styles – Overcoming Your Differences

If you spend any time in the parenting section of the library or your local bookstore, you will find hundreds of books on disciplining and raising your children, and differing parenting styles. All the leading experts have their own ideas about what works and what doesn’t. As a parent, you have your philosophy that you […]

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Potty Training Your Toddler

Potty Training Your Toddler

Getting your toddler to go potty independently is a welcome milestone for any parent. Few of us want to be changing diapers much past the child’s second birthday. However, children vary greatly in their adoption of the potty routine which is influenced by a child’s innate ability, aptitude and maturity. However, there several tips and […]

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Plan Outdoor Holiday Decorating for Your Home and Stay Within Your Budget

Plan Outdoor Holiday Decorating for Your Home and Stay Within Your Budget

When I was a child, I remember my dad taking us for drives at night throughout our neighborhood to see the houses decorated for Christmas. There were some that had a simple wreath on the front door and some that looked like Santa’s Workshop on the front lawn. I was always amazed at the beautiful […]

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Thanksgiving Traditions Nine Ideas for Families

Thanksgiving Traditions: Nine Ideas for Families

One of the highlights of the year in our family happens each November in an unlikely place: the bowling alley. Years ago, my in-laws started a tradition of getting together Thanksgiving morning amid arcade games and greasy fries to bowl a few games. This Thanksgiving tradition has become a defining event in our family. Each […]

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Keeping Kids Busy While Traveling for Thanksgiving

Keeping Kids Busy While Traveling for Thanksgiving

Nothing beats getting your extended family together for Thanksgiving. It is a great time to catch up and laugh about old times. The only aggravating thing, of course, is actually traveling to meet up. There are already stories of travel nightmares in the news two days before Thanksgiving. This can be particularly troubling if you […]

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8 Tips to an Easy Holiday Shopping Experience

8 Tips to an Easy Holiday Shopping Experience

The holidays can be one of the most exciting times of year and at the same time, one of the most stressful. To avoid unnecessary holiday shopping stress you can take a few simple steps to ease through the season with joy, ease and fun. If you are going to shop – pace yourself. You […]

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Life Balance Mastery or Myth

Life Balance: Mastery or Myth?

Do a word search for life balance on Google, and it turns up over 42 million references. That is one hot topic! Is life balance even possible in modern society? Amid the material wealth of the industrialized world, the struggle for balanced living has reached pandemic proportions. Never before in history have we had so […]

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Is Your Allergic Child Safe in School

Is Your Allergic Child Safe in School?

A severe allergic reaction to milk, peanuts, wheat, shellfish, latex and other types of triggers can keep a youngster from fully enjoying childhood. We know how challenging and frightening it is to send a child with a severe allergy out into the world. A simple birthday party becomes a potentially deadly obstacle course for a […]

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7 Ways to Master Storytelling and Mesmerize Your Child

7 Ways to Master Storytelling and Mesmerize Your Child

Human beings have been telling stories for several millennia. And, as parents, we’ve all heard about the benefits of telling stories to our children. The only problem is that, as with so many things, no one ever teaches us how to tell a story. The best that most of us can do is to emulate […]

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