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Simple French Toast Recipe

French toast is a favorite for most families but it's messy and drippy and takes time to make. How about this yummy breakfast option that tastes like French … [Read More...]

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When Do Babies Usually Start Sleeping Through the Night?

New parents are notoriously over-tired, as it's common for their baby to wake them up throughout the night. Wishing for nothing more than a good night's sleep, you may start to wonder when your baby is going to sleep through the night. The short answer is that he'll do it when he's good and ready to, but there are things you can do to help the process along. Why Babies … [Read More...]

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Getting Your Child to Sleep While on Vacation

Vacation. It’s a great time for families to experience new things and have fun adventures, but it can also wreak havoc on a child’s sleep routine.  Sleeping in a new place is never easy and you can expect that there will be interruptions to the sleeping patterns that your children have become so accustomed to. Knowing this going in - in addition to the tips below - will … [Read More...]

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Good Grades Start At The Dinner Table

Thirty years ago, sitting down as a family to eat dinner together was the norm. Most of us grew up this way, but in today’s hectic environment, family dinners have fallen by the wayside. With parents today juggling careers and children involved in multiple sports and activities, family time spent around the table is becoming much more rare. We are now beginning to … [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...]