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Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe is quick, easy, and contains only 3 ingredients! Beans are a super food. They are rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. According to some, they … [Read More...]

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The Little Boy On First Base

To all the coaches, parents, and fans of little league, The season is upon us. Fields all over are filled with parents, fans, coaches, players, and umpires. It's an exciting time of year for boys and girls, the cold is finally turning warmer, the days are slowly becoming longer, school is almost out for summer, and their dreams of home runs are about to become … [Read More...]

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How to Nip Sibling Battles in the Bud

The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren't they? Isn't that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That's how it seems in the media. It's a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that "Of course I expect them to fight." When asked about that … [Read More...]

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My Son is Bad at Sports

You hear all the time about how hard it is to be a girl in our society, and with all of the body image issues, the mean girls and the sexualization of just about everything, it surely is. But you rarely hear people talk about how hard it is to be a boy today, and I can't help wondering why that is.  Because while I might not be a boy, as the mother of one, I can tell … [Read More...]

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10 Ways to Stop Your Child’s Whining

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” - Anthony Robbins The sound of whining is one of the most irritating sounds on earth - really.  A recent study confirms this, though any parent could already tell you the same.  According to the research, whining has more power to distract (parents and nonparents … [Read More...]

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Be Your Kid’s Best Parent, Not Their Best Friend!

“Mom, are you my friend?” Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question made me think - how do I want to answer this? It had me pondering what other mothers thought about the idea of “being their child’s friend.” But before I share their thoughts, let me tell you my own: "No, I am not your friend, I am your mom,” is what I told my 10-year-old son. But … [Read More...]

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The Three C’s: Clingy, Cranky and Crying…The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Have you ever looked at your baby and wondered "What's going on inside that head of yours?" Or, why is a normally well-tempered baby all of the sudden difficult and demanding? And then, suddenly, he is doing things he could not do the day before? Recent research has shown that there are predictable times during the first few years of a child's life when he may be more … [Read More...]

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How to Tell If You Are Pregnant While Breastfeeding

While it's a common misconception that breastfeeding prevents you from getting pregnant again, many new moms end up with two babies close in age because they thought they were protected. The fact is, it's possible to ovulate while breastfeeding, which means you can conceive if you're sexually active during your fertile time. Here are some indications that you may be … [Read More...]

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Do You Suffer From MOMXIETY?

Do you suffer, as I do, from the high levels of anxiety that not only wake you up at night, but send you to your child's room to check on their breathing? Do you envision disaster scenarios involving mudslides, snakes, or random wandering kidnappers? Congratulations my friend, you suffer from Momxiety. For those of us who specialize in worrying about our kids, … [Read More...]

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Entitlemania: Teaching Our Kids to Want Less . . . And to Struggle More

Whether we realize it or not, as parents, we want our kids to have more. Not only more of the things we didn’t get as children, but more attention, more clothes, more talent, more education, more friends, more activities, more hobbies, and generally more of whatever we parents are capable of providing. Kids start out only needing. Parents create their wants. At some point, … [Read More...]

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Different Kinds of Textures for Children

Teaching Your Children About Texture For better or for worse, kids love to touch everything. You can take advantage of this natural curiosity and teach your child about all of the wonderful textures that surround us. Experimenting with texture through thoughtful play provides a solid educational foundation in many areas. It teaches children about science and exploration, … [Read More...]