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Wear Your Hat! A Collection of Wise Words of Mommy Wisdom

Wear Your Hat! A Collection of Wise Words of Mommy Wisdom

As much as we bucked the truth growing up, it seems mothers were full of wisdom regarding our health. Now, it’s time to transfer that wisdom to our own children in hopes that they will listen better than we did. ... - test

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3 Signs You Need a Break

3 Signs You Need a Break

As a parent, you’re always working. It is a twenty-hour job after all, and even the best parent can find herself worn down and ready to pull her hair out if she has to make one more sippy cup or ... - test

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Learning to Parent

Learning to Parent

You might feel that parenting is instinctive and a good part of it is. The overwhelming love and affection you have your baby will help you make good decisions on her behalf, but when you’re suddenly faced with your first ... - test

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Building Brain Power

Building Brain Power

The human brain is a truly amazing organ. Babies are born at only nine months gestation because the human head must be large enough to accommodate our incredible brains. (Because we are born almost prematurely, human babies are the most ... - test

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Ten Ways to Regain Your Sanity around Toddlers

Ten Ways to Regain Your Sanity around Toddlers

When you raise toddlers, you have your hands full and after a day of stubborn whining and tantrums, you might very well feel like you’re on the edge of sanity. When you feel yourself slipping, bring yourself back with a ... - test

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Ten Ways To Make Parenting Small Children Easier

Ten Ways To Make Parenting Small Children Easier

As much as we love our young children, they bring with them a sense of chaos and a huge amount of work. The young child who smiles at you so angelically one minute can be found in the midst of ... - test

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Older Children Need You, Too

Older Children Need You, Too

The government is hugely supportive of staying home with younger children, but some recent research has shown that the years most mums stay home with children are not the years where the maternal presence is most rewarding. That’s not to ... - test

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Creating the Perfect Child

Creating the Perfect Child

Parents are under a great deal of pressure today to create a perfect child. The pressure can begin as early as pregnancy with mothers to be comparing symptoms and talking about nurseries and strollers, and the pressure continues through schooling ... - test

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10 Things to Try When You’re Losing It

10 Things to Try When You’re Losing It

Have bad memories of yelling or saying something you really wish you could take back. It’s bad enough when you lose it with your partner – another adult who can handle your frustration and anger, but when you lose it ... - test

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Help Your Young Child Adjust to a Move

Help Your Young Child Adjust to a Move

A move is stressful for everyone, but children experience stress in a different way than adults. While we are frantically packing and arranging movers, children are seeing their carefully constructed worlds packed away for an ambiguous “new home.” In many ... - test

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Gender Roles and Stereotypes

Gender Roles and Stereotypes

Parents are pulled into a gender drama long before they are ready in most cases. The days of uneducated gender roles seemed far easier than parenting today. Should parents teach little boys to treat girls like little ladies, or is ... - test

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10 Ways to Easily Distract Your Child

10 Ways to Easily Distract Your Child

One of the absolutely most useful advice for parents is to use distraction as a form of discipline. Distraction has special powers – it can eliminate the problem and avoid the show-down that is so common among toddler and parents. ... - test

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10 Parenting Routines You Wish You’d Thought Of

10 Parenting Routines You Wish You’d Thought Of

How often do you see a friend with her children and wish to yourself that you’d thought to do things in the same way or wished you’d used the same sort of lines and punishment she uses. As there is ... - test

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Diaper Bag Essentials

Diaper Bag Essentials

The tote of motherhood – the diaper bag. The giant bag you see mother’s hauling around with their babies seems almost grotesque – what could possibly in that thing? If you were to stop the mother and ask her, most ... - test

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Drugs and Your Child

Drugs and Your Child

Drugs today are a very real concern for parents. It seems almost anything can be made into a drug of some kind – cough syrups, spray paint and even canned air are contributing to the highs teens are seeking and ... - test

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10 Ways to Improve Your Toddler’s Communication Skills

10 Ways to Improve Your Toddler’s Communication Skills

With your baby’s first words come the realization that your child will make things much easier in the coming months by being able to tell you what is wrong or what he needs rather than the continuous guessing that seems ... - test

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Helping Your Child Become More Organised

Helping Your Child Become More Organised

For many children success at school and with homework is tied to their organizational skills. Some children are naturally organized as they’ve grown up to be so, but others are more scattered and need guidance to become organized. Organization and ... - test

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Your Version of Parenting

Your Version of Parenting

If you’ve never picked up a book about parenting, you can rest assured that you are certainly not alone. Individuals who were too busy or disinterested to read before having children have far less time now. However, books contain many ... - test

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Tough Parenting Decisions

Tough Parenting Decisions

Parenting is full of tough choices, and those choices appear before you even become pregnant right on through your child’s adult years. When making tough decisions for your child, you should take as much time as possible and use your ... - test

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The Top 10 Mum Myths

The Top 10 Mum Myths

There is more than a bit of mistruth running rampart among mothers. Ignoring the outside world and the huge amounts of pressure that come from family members and society, mothers seem to put the most pressure on themselves in an ... - test

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The Top 5 Joys of Parenting

The Top 5 Joys of Parenting

Every parent finds joy in their children. The times that you feel that overwhelming pride and happiness varies by family, but among the most common joyful times, you’ll find these. 1. The First Night after Your Child is Born When ... - test

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The Biggest Parenting Battles

The Biggest Parenting Battles

Parenting is hard work, and often the hardest thing about it is remembering that it’s not just hard on you. When you’re parenting with a partner- either present in the home, or not, there are more than a few battles ... - test

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The Top 10 Things Parents Do Wrong

The Top 10 Things Parents Do Wrong

Most parents try hard to be good parents and to bring their children up correctly with happy homes and healthy natures. But even the most well-meaning parents can stumble a bit and not even realize what they are doing is ... - test

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The Top 5 Thing You Should Know About Parenting

The Top 5 Thing You Should Know About Parenting

Nobody is born a perfect parent and every parent wonders at some point if the hospital forgot to send home the instruction manual for that squalling new baby. Children take tremendous amounts of time and patience and just when you ... - test

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Reinventing Yourself as a Parent

Reinventing Yourself as a Parent

As a non-parent you likely had yourself moderately well figured out. You knew how you liked your coffee and you had a preference on which side you slept on at night. As a pregnant woman, you likely started to realize ... - test

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Parenting Tips for Better Bonding

Parenting Tips for Better Bonding

Every parent wants to feel close to their child, and there are many ways to achieve closeness in a family. Being close to a child doesn’t rely on a single thing, such as breastfeeding, although that special relationship does create ... - test

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Parenting When You Don’t Want To

Parenting When You Don’t Want To

There comes a time for all parents when you really don’t feel much like doing your job. Parenting is certainly a job, and when you’re doing it correctly, it’s a hard job to do. With your paying job you have ... - test

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Parenting and Frustration

Parenting and Frustration

It’s very normal for parents to feel frustrated. Much changes in their lives in a relatively short period time, and a lifestyle that was once focused on their needs, wishes and desires changes track. Your focus is no longer on ... - test

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Dealing with Maternal Anxiety

Dealing with Maternal Anxiety

In one of the greatest ironies of life, the excited you feel for your baby while pregnant and as a new mother is coupled with the most overwhelming anxiety you’ve ever experienced. With every twitch of your baby in the ... - test

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Are You a Bad Parent?

Are You a Bad Parent?

Unless you are blessed with an overabundance of self confidence, you’ve likely wondered as the rest of us have if you fall into the category of being a “bad” parent. Unfortunately for us, that category is vast and we seem ... - test

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5 Ways to Diffuse Parental Anger

5 Ways to Diffuse Parental Anger

Parents don’t have the luxury of expressing anger the way most adults do. They can’t yell and they shouldn’t scream in front of their impressionable children. However, keeping anger bottled up inside can make for a tense day where your ... - test

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10 Ways to Tell You’re Near a Breaking Point

10 Ways to Tell You’re Near a Breaking Point

Often the overwhelming waves of frustration and anger sneak up on parents after a long day of discipline and dealing with the day-to-day troubles of raising children. When you reach a point of intense frustration, it can feel as though ... - test

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10 Tips for Telling Children Bad News

10 Tips for Telling Children Bad News

Telling children bad news is something no parent likes to face, but it does happen eventually in every family, and how you share bad news is something to consider – especially if you especially sensitive children or young children who ... - test

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10 Parenting Pick-me-ups

10 Parenting Pick-me-ups

It’s easy to get frustrated and feel a bit down when you’re parenting young or older children. Finding ways to get over the blues while continuing to watch after children is no easy feat – but it can be done. ... - test

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10 Parenting Tips for a Neat and Organized Home

10 Parenting Tips for a Neat and Organized Home

If you have dreams of keeping your home immaculate despite two toddlers in residence, you don’t have to relinquish the dream if you establish a system for keeping things neat and organized. Immaculate might be more than most would hope ... - test

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10 Easy Ways to Improve Parenting

10 Easy Ways to Improve Parenting

Parenting is tough at times, but it can become easier if you establish a framework for parenting and expected behaviours in your household. Your parenting style can also be improved by changing things about your own lifestyle. 1. Get More ... - test

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10 Parenting Routines You Wish You’d Thought Of

10 Parenting Routines You Wish You’d Thought Of

How often do you see a friend with her children and wish to yourself that you’d thought to do things in the same way or wished you’d used the same sort of lines and punishment she uses. As there is ... - test