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Parenting Pre-schoolers: A Guide

by Editorial Team July 26th, 2018| Preschool
Keeping your home tidy is often an arduous task, but when you throw kids into the mix especially pre-schoolers, it can often be a challenging job that takes patience and consistency to tackle. A tidy home can help everyone relax and feel good about their property, so keeping on

5 Things to Try for a Zen Mind

by Editorial Team July 25th, 2018| Helpful Hints
When we think about stress, we often think about the physical facet of it and forget or ignore the mental or emotional parts. But the truth of the matter is that the latter is as important, sometimes even more so when it comes to our wellbeing. You can’t achieve

3 Ways to Reduce Stress While Entertaining Your Kids

by Editorial Team July 23rd, 2018| Elementary

Parents of all ages and experience levels wage a never-ceasing war against stress and anxiety. Given all of the expectations and responsibilities associated with raising a child, it’s no wonder parents often experience high levels of nerves and strain. And that stress extends to the realm of educating

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Keeping Your Baby Safe During the Summer Heat

by Tania Cowling July 23rd, 2018| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
The temperatures are soaring, and parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the summer season. We think of summer as fun in the sun, but potential dangers lurk, so here are a few things to think about when out and about during these hot months.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Teens to Listen

by Jane Wangersky July 16th, 2018| Behavior, Teens
While thinking about this article, I wondered if I really knew anything about getting teens to listen. It’s never easy, and even when you manage to do it you’re usually not sure you’ve succeeded -- at least not until much later. But after giving a mandatory safe environment talk to
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Tweens: Water Fun that Doesn’t Tax Parents

by Michele July 9th, 2018| Seasonal, Tweens
Tweens are at that lovely/awkward stage in childhood. They aren't little enough to want to play in the sprinklers or kiddie pool. They also aren't old enough to drive to the beach or have friends that are old enough to bring them. So, how's a tween to have some water

6 Fun Ways to Get Your Children Involved with Nature

by Editorial Team July 2nd, 2018| Elementary
Getting kids outside and immersed in nature is beneficial for a number of reasons. Firstly, being outdoors is known to help boost creativity and wellbeing for a healthy mind, plus it helps them appreciate their natural surroundings and how to take responsibility for the world around them. In schools,
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Beat the Heat With Water

by Tania Cowling July 2nd, 2018| Elementary, Entertainment
Your kids can quench the “sizzle” of summer with water. So, whether you have a swimming pool, wading pool, or just the garden hose, your kids can spend hours of fun and “beat the heat” this season. These wet and wild activities and games will make your outdoor time a
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Summer Day Trips That Educate

by Tania Cowling June 25th, 2018| Preschool, School
During the summer preschoolers love to accompany their parents, grandparents, or sitters on errands. Think about all the teachable moments that accompany a trip to the bank, veterinarian, grocery store, and such. Everyday places provide entertainment and learning. Then, on weekends you and your family may go on an extended

Key Things Every Active Family Needs

by Editorial Team June 20th, 2018| Elementary
Having a family can be a great experience as well as something that motivates you on a daily basis. It comes with its own unique challenges, but it’s nothing that patience and planning can’t fix most of the time. When managing a
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How to Get Started Swimming With Your Baby

by Tania Cowling June 18th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Getting your baby into a pool is one of the smartest things a parent can do. It’s never too early to teach swimming, keeping safety in mind of course. Most of my tips below are about taking your little one into a full-size pool with you, but do keep in

The Life of a Surrogate Mother

by Editorial Team June 18th, 2018| Pregnancy
The life of a surrogate mother may not be what you would think. Surrogacy Ukraine is a burgeoning field for many women and I was fortunate enough to speak to one.

Surrogacy Ukraine has become a viable and wonderful option of employment for many women. While pitfalls can exist, progressive laws
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