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The Benefits of Eating Together As a Family

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Did you know that sharing meal times as a family is good for kids? Family meal time is the glue that holds busy families together. The interaction that takes place over meal times keeps kids grounded and parents in touch with their kids’ victories and struggles on a regular basis. Read More »

8 Free (or Almost Free) Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you made your restaurant reservation, made heart-shaped treats for the kids, bought a romantic gift for your honey, picked out a sexy outfit and booked a sitter? Whew...and all this is for what? To end the night at a crowded restaurant where they hike up the prices in the name of romance? Read More »

Embracing Your Child’s Messes

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Before we had kids, our homes were clutter free and everything had its proper place. For many of us, those days are just a distant memory as we step over toys as if navigating a mine field in our living rooms. As toddlerhood approaches our children’s curiosity and imagination become active and all of a sudden we find forts and tunnels erected from blankets and pieces of furniture. Childhood is filled with exploring and trying new things, but that often leaves parents picking up messes. Understanding how kids experience their world can help reduce the frustration of constantly cleaning up spills and clutter. Read More »

Your Child Refuses to Kiss Or Hug Great Grandma, Now What?

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As parents, we are responsible for teaching kids how to be affectionate, at the same time we need to keep them safe. Kids often use intuition as a gauge to determine who they like or don’t like. Parents need to pay attention to their kids’ reaction when meeting new adults and discern how to handle situations when kids don’t feel comfortable showing or receiving affection among family and friends. Read More »

10 Tips to keep your kids safe this winter

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Winter is a fun time to play outdoors with the kids, but it’s important to be aware of the temperature and wind chill to prevent hypothermia from setting in. Taking proper precautions for the colder weather is paramount to keeping your family healthy this year. Below you’ll find 10 tips for keeping your kids safe this winter. Read More »

Revamping the Meaning of New Year’s Resolutions!

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It’s certainly the time of the year that most of us either love or hate. And I don’t mean the war between the holiday humbugs and eager elves. What I’m referring to is that time of the season that we lovingly refer to as New Year’s. What’s more, I’m referring to the promises we make during this time of the year, promises that can be at once outlandish - toning our bodies to look exactly as they did back in high school - and questionably trivial. That’s right: this is the time of year that we look back and, in doing so, begin to make all of our New Year’s Resolutions! Read More »

Teaching Our Children The Meaning of Christmas

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Santa, reindeer and elves. Lights, decorations and presents. It’s easy for children to get wrapped up in the hype of Christmas. Sometimes even us parents do. And it’s hard not to as the holiday continues to become more and more commercialized. We can’t even finish Thanksgiving before it all starts, after all. Read More »