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No More Bedtime Battles

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Bedtime and toddlers mix as well as oil and vinegar most nights. Bedtime can be a time of frustration for many parents as toddlers escape their bed and sneak out of their rooms multiple times. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to sleep in their own bed without waging World War III! Read More »

Should You Parent Differently Based on Birth Order?

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How many times have you heard someone say that their two children are completely different? Experts believe that birth order is closely linked to everything from general temperament, to career preferences, to the way children make friends. And while kids are certainly born with unique personalities, the way we parent them can definitely shape, refine and reinforce that personality. So, should we parent differently based on birth order? Read More »

5 Tips to Potty Train Your Child

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For most parents, potty training is a daunting task (whether it’s kid #1 or #7, like me). We stress, bribe, beg and pray it goes quick and easy. But the fact of the matter is it’s different for each child and there’s not one prescription for perfect potty training. There are, however, tried and true tips that you can put into action to help the process along. Here are a few tips that have worked great for our family. Read More »

Healthy Discipline Strategies For Your Kids

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If you’re a football fan, your eyes have been glued to the news for updates on how the NFL is handling abuse issues within the league. More than one player has their career on the line for making questionable decisions when it comes to disciplining their kids. As parents, we all make mistakes and fall short from time to time, but when it comes to keeping our anger in check, we can’t afford to get it wrong. Keeping kids safe has to be our number one priority. Below you’ll find a few tips to help set boundaries and prevent tempers from flaring. Read More »

“‘Accidentally’ Natural Products”

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For many, living well is not simply a fad. It is not a fleeting moment that brings organics and natural products in their home – it is a way of life and it is a way to be conscious, sustainable citizens of the planet. Here is a list of five products that prove that labels do not always need to read ‘organic’ for you to live naturally. Read More »