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by HLesley
6 months ago
Family Naming Customs Around the World

When I worked in an international language school, I found out that there is a wide variety of naming customs in different countries, especially where surnames or family names are concerned.

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by Sookie
6 months ago
Organizing Old Photos - Best Way to Organize Old Photographs

Recently, after my mother moved from the old family house I became the proud owner of all the family photo albums. I was lucky enough that my grandmother and my mother would put their pictures into albums fairly quickly, because not that long ago, it was very expensive...

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Finding the Confidence to Adjust to Being a Single Parent

A lot of responsibility comes with raising a child and, when one is suddenly thrust into single parenthood, it can feel doubly overwhelming. As a single parent, a person must act as both mom and dad and it can be a huge and challenging balancing act.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Setting Up a Single-Parent Home

If your home life situation changes and you've suddenly found yourself in a position where you are a single parent, this is a huge adjustment for both you and your kids. You may find yourself either wanting or needing to change.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Teaching Kids About Online Safety in a Connected World

The reality is kids will need to have a full understanding of computing and the Internet. Parents today can no longer effectively shield their kids from being online in today's world. 

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
How to Get Along With Your Ex for Your Kids' Sake

For the sake of your kids it is a good idea to try and get along even if you feel significant degrees of anger or resentment. It may not always be easy, but in the long run it's best for everyone involved.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Pros and Cons of Giving Kids an Allowance for Chores

There are generally two schools of thought on whether or not kids should get an allowance. Some families opt to provide their children with a basic spending allowance in exchange for chores, and others feel that an allowance dissuades from the idea that all members of a family should learn how to contribute to the household.

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by Mom+4
1 year ago
5 Ways to Make Having Twins Easier

5 things to consider when having twins

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Supporting Your Kids Through Visitation Issues

If you are in a situation where visitation has been legally established, this will be an ongoing event on a regular basis where your kids will be spending time with their other parent. It is important kids feel safe.

Lifestyle
by C.C. Silsbee
1 year ago
4 shares
What is Wrong with Rewarding Children?

Too often we reward children for behavior that pleases us with candy or presents. This seems harmless, though rewarding children inhibits learning and personal responsibility.

Lifestyle
by C.C. Silsbee
1 year ago
3 shares
Timeout: Developmental Purpose and Application

This is an informative article for parents on how to use timeout with their children for healthy development and as a self-help skill.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
2 shares
Single Parents: Taking Care of Yourself Too

It is not uncommon for single parents to find themselves getting a little frazzled with the pressure of the day to day household tasks with no one else to share this responsibility with. As a single parent, taking care of yourself is probably the last thing on your mind.

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by Yindee
1 year ago
New-born orphaned kittens need special care

Cats can have a litter of kittens twice a year. Many abandoned kittens are the result of irresponsible pet owners. 

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by dashboardc33
1 year ago
Getting Your Child to Bed on Time

Getting your child to be on time can be a difficult task, but is very beneficial for both the child and the parents.

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by dashboardc33
1 year ago
Working Full Time While Breastfeeding

Many mothers have to go back to work after they have had their baby.  It is possible to go back to work while breastfeeding.

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by Hollster
1 year ago
Tired of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches in your Lunch Box? Try These Healthy School Lunch Ideas

It's no fun having the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the typical pre-packaged sidekicks in your lunch box every single day. I'd like to share some slightly healthier family favorites that we packed in our kids' school lunches over the years. 

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by Hollster
1 year ago
Why Should We Visit the Elderly?

Don't forget to visit the elderly. We need them just as much as they need us!

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by Monechetti
1 year ago
5 Tips For New Parents

As a new father, I learned quickly that baby books really only cover the big picture. There's a lot of nuance to parenting, and a lot of helpful little hints that can really save you a lot of time in the long run. These are 5 things that I've learned as a new father that I feel everyone who has children or is planning on having children should know.

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by dashboardc33
1 year ago
Creating a Sleep Routine For Your Infant

Getting your little one on a sleep schedule is extremely important for both the baby and the parents.

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by dashboardc33
1 year ago
How Babywearing Keeps You Sane

Having a baby will take up a lot of your time.  This is something that you should have realized before you had the baby.  However, wearing her is one way you can stay sane during those crabby times.

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