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10 Ways To Make Carpooling With Kids Easier

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Busy families rely on carpooling moms and dads to get their kids to and from school and extra-curricular activities on time. Carpooling can be a real nightmare if you’re not organized. Below are 10 tips to help you keep your sanity and get the kids where they need to be on time. Read More »

Tips to Build Self-Esteem in Kids

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A healthy self-esteem is the foundation to a lifetime of positive mental health and social happiness. How you feel about yourself affects how you behave and how you treat others. Kids who understand their own strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflict and resisting negative pressures. It’s our job as parents to help build our children’s self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves. Daddy Nickell offers a few tips he's used over the years with his 7 kids. Read More »

Dads—Be There

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You fathered a child, and now it’s time to step up and be a present, active participant in that child’s life. Dads play an important role in raising a child, and there are many reasons why dads should be active... here are a few. Read More »

How to help kids overcome fear of the dark

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Bedtime should be a time when kids feel safe and secure. Regular bedtime rituals can help accomplish that, however, as kids’ imaginations start to grow, so do their fears. Understanding where kids’ fears originate can help parents provide comfort and put things back into perspective. Read More »

8 MUST KNOW BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

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It’s hard to believe that the kids are heading back to school already! At least while they are in school there is that small sigh of relief knowing that they are safe. It’s getting to & from that always makes me a little nervous. We are extra cautious at the beginning of the year & with the little ones when they start out but as the year goes by maybe we don’t pay as much attention as we once did. It addition to our simple tips below I strongly encourage you to visit the National Sex Offender Registry before you children head out the door! Read More »

Easy Ways to Find Your Pregnancy Groove

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Pregnancy is an epic time in a woman’s life—especially with a first pregnancy. With all the advice and recommendations from well-meaning friends and family, remember this is your pregnancy and it will be unique to who you are. Don’t get caught up in comparing your experience to those of your friends. Though pregnancy can be difficult at times and you may not always be feeling your best, find ways to enjoy this special time and prepare for your sweet baby. Here are a few tips to help you find your groove and enjoy your pregnancy. Read More »