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Helpful Tips for Calming the Family Tension during the Holidays

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The holiday season is soon upon us and it’s a well-known fact that this time of year can be a stressful time for everyone in the family. Aside from the usual holiday shopping and cooking, extra cleaning and the burden of entertaining, there’s also travel, staying with family or friends and taking scheduled kids out of their typical routines. It can all equate to a lot of stress for you and your kids. Here are a few tips to help your family get through the holidays with a little less stress. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »

A Dad’s Guide to Sharing the Pregnancy Experience

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You’ve just found out your partner is pregnant. Congratulations! Although you can’t fully partake in the pregnancy, most future dads want a front row seat. No, we don’t understand morning sickness or get to feel the first movements, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to experience everything we actually can during the pregnancy. Yes, it is hard for us to totally grasp what our partner is going through, but we’re trying! Here are a few ways dads-to-be can play an integral part of the pregnancy experience. Read More »

Top Pregnancy Myths Debunked

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The minute you announce you’re pregnant, well-meaning friends, family and even strangers feel the urge to share their pregnancy stories and an array of pregnancy myths that you never asked for. You may find some of the stories amusing while others may send you into a state of unnecessary neuroses. While I can’t prevent the pregnancy and birth stories for you, I can debunk many of the popular pregnancy myths (according to pediatricians and pregnancy experts) you’ll be exposed to during your 9 months of pregnancy Read More »

Ways To Soothe A Crying Baby

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By Jennifer Chung, Kinsights.com New moms can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can’t settle down.  Babies have a sixth sense for mom’s emotions, if mom is feeling stressed out, baby will feel it too.  When you’re feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby. Swaddle - Hold your baby against neck or right on ... Read More »

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 »