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5 Tips for Smart Snacking

Back to school and the holidays around the corner means a tougher time picking healthy snacks. Don’t despair. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind while snacking. Tip #1 The most basic and most important of all food-related tips: Do not eat if you’re not hungry. Sadly, …

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Why Baby Sign?

Baby Sign — is it the newest craze in the parenting world used by parents who hope to have a child genius, or is it a valid and extremely useful tool to use with infants and small children? Whatever the reason, Baby Sign is slowly taking the parenting world by …

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Help! My Baby Won’t Sleep!

I recently came from an almost three month time period where my baby girl did not sleep — at all. I’m talking, weeks on end of maybe getting 4 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. It was a nightmare — only I was awake. Night after night I would …

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Product Review | Camelbak Better Bottle

I’m always searching for products that are eco-friendly and safe for my family to use. When we were trying to figure out a re-usable water bottle for our daughter to use, I purchased several good candidates, including a re-usable bottle from Camelbak. I bought the Better Bottle, .75-liter, which can …

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Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Children have a vivid imagination, and mine are no different. When they’re not spinning around in a circle until they fall down, they’re wrestling with one another; fighting over a shoe box that has been flattened and has no other value other than “I saw it first”; or they’re streaking …

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10 Childhood Myths Debunked

When I was younger and angry at my mom because I didn’t get my way, I’d make terrible faces at her when she wasn’t looking. Instead of getting upset and scolding me, she merely asked me to stop making those faces or else my face would freeze like that. The …

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Books for Kids

Kids love to read books and have books read to them. Every night before the kids go to sleep my husband or I will read them a “night-night” story. Okay, so things don’t go as planned sometimes and the book reading gets nixed, but at least five out of seven …

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Light The Way For Halloween Safety

If you have young children, they’re probably constantly counting to see how many days are left until Halloween. After all, they have to be sure that there’s enough time for all of the preparations, like finding the perfect costume and deciding where to go trick-or-treating. That’s a part of the …

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Books Every New Parent Should Have

As the mother of a 9-month-old, there are books that I have found to be invaluable these past few months. Funny how I can be a professional counselor who once handled crisis cases that walked into my office on a regular basis, but when it came to being a new …

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