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Your Kids and Your Marriage

Your Kids and Your Marriage

It can be hard to balance all aspects of life equally, especially when one area, such as your marriage starts to unravel. Too often your marriage is put on the back burner while you wrestle with other obligations, only to ... - test

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The Effects of Divorce On Children

The Effects of Divorce On Children

Children of divorce are up against some serious odds. Children whose parents have divorced are more likely to be injured, suffer illness, misbehave, have trouble in school, and made seriously poor choices such as drug and alcohol abuse at an ... - test

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The Family That Plays Together, Learns Together

The Family That Plays Together, Learns Together

If you want your child to learn through play, you have to play with her. Educational toys exist in spades, but these toys are not actually educational in their own right. Most require a parent or other adult working with ... - test

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Ten Ways to Learn as a Family

Ten Ways to Learn as a Family

Learning is much more fun when you do it together. No matter the age of your child, you can make learning an active part of your lifestyle simply by taking the initiative and building it into your everyday. 1. Movie ... - test

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Learning from Older Generations

Learning from Older Generations

Looking back, you can see how much has already changed in your life. Think of where the world has been and look ahead to catch a glimpse of where it is going. Then turn to your child and ponder what ... - test

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Work-At-Home Mom – Will it Work for You?

Work-At-Home Mom – Will it Work for You?

It’s the dream of many working mothers. Working at home will offer you more time with your children and greater flexibility than a conventional office job. It may be that you can’t afford to not work or that you simply ... - test

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When Dad Stays Home

When Dad Stays Home

There is no rule that the stay-at-home parent must be Mum. Sure mothers are nurturing and have all that maternal instinct in spades, but dads bring a lot to the family, too. If you make more than your spouse or ... - test

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When One Child Becomes Two

When One Child Becomes Two

Going from one child to two is challenging in all regards, but especially in regard to child care. Caring for one baby seemed like an immense amount of work, but as your child became a toddler and then a preschooler, ... - test

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Running Errands with Two

Running Errands with Two

When your first was born, there was a learning curve about how to leave the house including when the best time was and how to manage with strollers, carseats, and diaper bags. Now that your second is born, you have ... - test

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Have You Had Your Love Today?

Have You Had Your Love Today?

It’s a shame, but it’s often after the fact we realize that the day went past without any real muments of love and affection for our children. Of curse you showed your love by driving your son to hockey practice ... - test

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Four Ways to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

Four Ways to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

It’s impossible to completely do away with sibling rivalry. Competition between siblings will exist long into the adult years and some siblings always have trouble with feelings of inadequacy in comparison to older or younger siblings. Helping your children set ... - test

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Choosing a Babysitter

Choosing a Babysitter

The first night out on the town can be a bit intimidating. Not only are you resuming something resembling a normal life after your little one rocked your old life to the core, but you are also contemplating leaving your ... - test

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Becoming a Stay-At-Home Mom

Becoming a Stay-At-Home Mom

Many new mums try to arrange their lifestyles and finances so that they can stay at home with their new baby as long as possible. Becoming a stay-at-home mum is not as easy as it might appear, however. There are ... - test

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5 Ways Pets Can Benefit Your Children

5 Ways Pets Can Benefit Your Children

Pets have made many households fuller and more meaningful. There is something special about the family cat or dog or even a family goldfish. Having a pet in the house is beneficial to children in many ways. 1. Ownership If ... - test

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Five Ways to Cure Cabin Fever

Five Ways to Cure Cabin Fever

When the weather isn’t great, it’s hard to get motivated to go out and enjoy nature or anything outside the comforts of the living room, actually. It’s hard to leave the house if you’re an adult, but the same cannot ... - test

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Adapting to a New Baby

Adapting to a New Baby

During pregnancy your young child has little concern for the new baby outside of the fact that your belly is taking up his precious lap space. When that baby comes home, however, his attitude can change tremendously. Not only should ... - test

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Kitchen Fun

Kitchen Fun

While you’re cooking dinner or trying to do the dishes your children are likely underfoot. Help them stay distracted with fun activities you can only do in the kitchen. Give Them Drums Pull out the pots and pans let them ... - test

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When Parents Disagree

When Parents Disagree

There is no battlefield as dangerous as the one created by children. You and your partner might have gotten along swimmingly despite opposite political beliefs and two different religious backgrounds, but suddenly a child makes small stresses, almost insurmountable. For ... - test

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10 Ways to Reignite Romance as Parents

10 Ways to Reignite Romance as Parents

When you have children, the romance that once existed between two parents might suffer a bit. Or in some cases, it can suffer a great deal. Raising children is a challenge, and the amount of stress a relationship is forced ... - test

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Putting Family First

Putting Family First

Parenting is decidedly hard work, and it’s hard to keep the right focus and spirit all of the time. In fact, there are no perfect parents, but like all things, it’s striving toward the goal of doing things as well ... - test

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Feeling Like a Real Adult Again

Feeling Like a Real Adult Again

Having children is wonderful, but from the time you put on your first pair of unattractive paneled pants to the realization that you’ve been covered in spit-up for hours straight, you realize that being a grown-up isn’t the same as ... - test

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Are You Ready For Another Baby?

Are You Ready For Another Baby?

For some, the impulse to have another baby is almost instantaneous after their first is born, but for others, they wonder for years if they even want to have a second baby. Becoming a parent is wonderful, but it is ... - test

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10 Ways to Simplify Life with Children

10 Ways to Simplify Life with Children

When children enter your tidy universe, even the more organized mum or dad goes a bit batty trying to keep lunch boxes stocked and bottles washed. Staying on top of all the various chores around the house can definitely be ... - test

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10 Tips for Working Parents

10 Tips for Working Parents

As a working parent, you already know that there are simply not enough hours in the day to handle all of your many jobs. But as most parents now work at least one job, making everything meet in the middle ... - test

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10 Tips for Better Communication

10 Tips for Better Communication

Communicating with your partner (or ex-partner) is critically important to the health and well-being of your child. If you’re not communicating about your child’s achievements and set-backs as well as your own concerns or joys, you child may be at ... - test