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How to Make Family Dinners Awesome

by Tania Cowling March 19th, 2018 | Elementary, Seasonal
Mealtimes should be happy routines for your kids. Remember that pleasant eating experiences are just as important as nutritious foods. At this age, the kiddos are developing their food habits and attitudes – hopefully good ones, although sometimes the dinner table can be a battleground between kids and their parents. Do your kids balk at the food served? Maybe the fight is over pizza versus
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How to Get Through Dental School While Parenting Full Time

by Editorial Team March 15th, 2018 | Elementary
High school seniors generally have a heavy course load. While going to school eight hours a day, they might still need to go to sports or band practice or participate in some other extracurricular activity after school. This is not to mention how many extra hours of work high school students need to complete if they have part-time jobs. School is hard, but being a parent and attending dental assistant schools Charlotte is an even bigger goal to take head on. Older kids constantly want to have their friends over for dinner and extra pocket money when they go
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Think About This Before You Write Your Will

by Editorial Team March 13th, 2018 | Elementary
Writing your own will is something that you can do but you need to be careful and make many important decisions when this happens. Most lawyers will tell you that thinking about what is to be written inside the will is harder than building the document. There are many things that you will need to add and deliberate decisions that are vital when thinking about business, assets and children.

Generally speaking, a simple template legal will is all you need. You are going to find ideas and suggestions on the internet. However, whenever you feel that there are some things that
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3 Ways to Bond Over Family Dinner

by Joe Lawrence March 12th, 2018 | Preschool, Seasonal
Family dinners are one of the best, if not the best, ways to bond. There is something about sitting down as a collective group that brings us all closer together. However, when you have a preschoolers or toddlers, it does not always feel like “bonding” as much as it does a survival exercise. There are a couple of things we can do to introduce some sanity to the process.

The family dinner has been a study interest for social scientists for many years. They have been exploring why families that eat together bond on different levels and seem to know what
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Clothing You Will Need for Your Newborn Baby

by Editorial Team March 10th, 2018 | Infants/Toddlers
What type of clothes do newborns need? You might have asked yourself this question if you are going to become a parent in the near future, or if you want to get a present for a pregnant mom or a growing family. One thing has to be made clear right off the bat. Kids tend to grow up extremely fast, so it’s very likely that the clothes you will buy for a newborn won’t fit the baby even one month later.

You will require more than enough changes of clothes because you’ll have to wash them more or less often. If
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Lighting Strategies for Art Lovers

by Editorial Team March 7th, 2018 | Elementary
A picture speaks 1,000 words and yet, it will remain silent if it is not presented in the best light. This is why adopting the most appropriate lighting strategy is essential if you hope to catch the eye of the beholder. Let us look at three concerns to keep in mind as well as the impacts that they will have within a room.

Balancing Shape and Color

Any work of art is defined by its sense of balance and color. This is why you will need to consider these concepts when choosing the correct lighting. One excellent piece of advice provided by
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How to Keep Your Baby’s Mind Active to Stimulate Their Mental Development

by Editorial Team March 5th, 2018 | Infants/Toddlers
Just like their eyes, your baby’s brain is constantly darting about, picking up new things as it goes. Their thirst for basic knowledge once out of the womb is extreme. Their brains first develop before they’re born, but that development shouldn’t ever stop. The trick is to keep their little
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Conventional Versus Organic Milk

by Tania Cowling March 5th, 2018 | Care, Infants/Toddlers
Organic has been trending these days especially when we talk about fruits and vegetables – but what about milk? There are several reasons that concerns us about buying milk for our youngsters, and believe me children go through a lot of milk per day. We have to consider the cost, how long it lasts, the nutrition benefits, and the way cows are nurtured. Now, did we really worry about the cow years back? Today, there is concern about their livelihood and conditions, which in turn makes a difference between conventional and organic milk. Here is some information that will help
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3 Social Influences for Teen Health

by Jane Wangersky February 26th, 2018 | Social, Teens
Getting a teen to live a healthy lifestyle is one more of those things that take a village. It takes more than just parents, anyway -- though your example is a strong influence, your teen is likely too intent on becoming an independent person to let that show. (That’s why they’ll eat a huge bag of sour-cream-and-onion potato chips in one sitting -- that, and the fact that the silly things just taste good.) So here are some “villagers” you can call in to help you lead your teen to healthy living.

Organized sports. As long as it’s a sport your
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How to Be an Eco-mama

by Editorial Team February 21st, 2018 | Infants/Toddlers
If you look to be environmentally friendly in other aspects of your life, then raising a child can be a struggle on your morals; you go through diapers at an alarming speed and likely pick up a lot of wasted food to put in the trash.

While some of this is unavoidable — no matter how much you try, as soon as you turn your back the little one will probably dispose of their dinner on the floor — there are ways you can look to minimize your waste and be more environmentally friendly as a mom.

Buy secondhand clothes for you and
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Family Activities to Keep Your Tween Healthy

by Kimberly Hays February 19th, 2018 | Seasonal, Tweens
It can be difficult to get your tween to disconnect from technology and move to get some exercise. Most often, they’d rather play a video game, watch a movie, or chat with friends on social media. Having at least one activity that you do as a family will assure that your tween, and you, stay healthy and get exercise, all while enjoying time together.

Hiking – Hiking as a family can be a lot of fun for everyone. Be sure to take some photos so you can document your fun day. Choose something to look for while hiking, like leaves to
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Providing Education to Expectant Mothers on the Dangers of GBS in Newborns

by Editorial Team February 16th, 2018 | Pregnancy
Group B streptococcus, more commonly known as GBS, has recently received more acknowledgment from patient advocacy groups, medical professionals, and the healthcare systems in play. Thanks in part to a new partnership between the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or RCOG, and the charitable organisation Group B Strep Support, expectant mothers are now being offered a leaflet on the dangers of GBS in newborn infants. Women experiencing pregnancy for the first time will
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Keys to Building a Successful Relationship with Your Teen

by Editorial Team February 15th, 2018 | Teens
Parenting is challenging, especially when your child is in their teenage years. They’re growing and changing right before your eyes, and there’s nothing you can do to stop or slow it down. They’re trying to find their mature side, but it’s likely they’re not quite there yet.

This can be cause
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Making Time for Your Kids Every Day

by Editorial Team February 14th, 2018 | Elementary
Modern life can be all rush, rush, rush with little time to do anything except work, take care of the home and look after the kids. When busy parents think of spending quality time with their children, they’re usually thinking about days out, or educational activities; things that are important and special. Of course, sharing activities like these are very important and hopefully will create cherished memories. What you might be forgetting is the chance you have to share time with your kids in a less formal way.

Every day is a good day
Excursions and family activities are usually something you
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How to Make the Most of What the Internet Offers When Raising Your Kid

by Editorial Team February 13th, 2018 | Elementary
Even though kids are not getting raised with high levels of attention from a large number of relatives and family friends nowadays, as most parents have started to lead relatively more isolated lives, the sense of community among those that are raising kids definitely hasn’t been lost.

That’s mostly thanks to the Internet and the way it’s advanced into our daily lives, allowing us to easily get in touch with those that matter most, as well as keep up with modern trends on various topics. That includes parenting, so if you feel like you need a little help in taking care
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4 Truths to Communicating with Our Children

by Joe Lawrence February 12th, 2018 | Communication, Elementary
Communication is the most important part of any relationship. When we communicate well, things run smoothly. When we do not, there is much frustration. Most people would agree with this; however, most of us (me included) are very intentional with making our children better communicators.

We practice communication from the moment we are born. All parents know the frustration of trying to relay a message to a child that simply does not understand and even worse is the feeling when watching our child try to communicate
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How to Ensure Your Teenager Is Happy and Healthy

by Editorial Team February 8th, 2018 | Teens
No matter how old your child is, it is natural that you will always worry about them. Whether they are a baby learning to crawl or a teenager learning to drive, your parental instincts are sure to kick in. Although this is an incredible thing, you need to make sure that your anxiety doesn’t get out of control. Instead of simply worrying about your young adult, it is important that you are on the lookout for practical ways to help and protect them. Why not
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Feeling at Home on Vacation

by Editorial Team February 6th, 2018 | Elementary
There’s something about going on vacation that thrills people; seeing new places, eating different food, experiencing different environments and cultures. Holidays are good for you and enrich your life, but there are some moments and situations where you might long for a little piece of home when you are away.

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4 Ways to Help Kids Reach Activity Milestones

by Marnie Bii February 5th, 2018 | Development, Preschool
During the preschool years, the timing of hitting movement milestones tends to spread out across the peer group. Some preschoolers may exhibit a strong ability to run, climb and jump, while others are a bit clumsier. Most kids’ abilities tend to even out upon approaching kindergarten, which is important due to the increase in group activities during PE, music and recess. You can help your preschooler hit movement milestones faster while having fun by enjoying these activities together on a regular basis.


Keep a pack of chalk and a small stone in your bag to play hopscotch wherever you go. This
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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Toddler Schedule

Marnie Bii January 29th, 2018 | Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Toddlers of all personality types, from outgoing to reserved, thrive on routine. A stable daily routine helps eliminate constant anxiety from expecting the unexpected. Toddlers are taking in new information a mile a minute, so it is important to keep some areas of life stable and calm. You do not have to create a rigid routine to have success with this tactic either. Simply creating a loose daily schedule gives
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