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Tips for Having Two Under Two

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Granted, it was a very short time that my oldest child was still one, however, he barely spoke, was still in diapers and was attached at my hip. So adding a new baby was not the easiest transition. While I still can’t promise they’ll be best friends for life, here are some tricks that worked as we eased our second baby into our daily lives. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope they’ll work for you. Read More »

Ways To Strengthen Family Bonds

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Today’s families are busy. Schedules are filled with work, school, after-school activities, community service, doctor’s appointments, and more. It can be challenging to find quality family time and increase bonding between family members. Building a family that supports and encourages one another takes energy and time. Try these tips to strengthen the bonds within your family. Read More »

How To Create Tranquility At Home

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By Jennifer Chung, Kinsights.com Home should be a haven for families to retreat to and recharge their batteries. However, as kids grow older and schedules become more challenging, home can be a place filled with chaos and frustration.  Try incorporating some of these tips into your family routine to create a tranquil home environment for you and your family to gather ... Read More »

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 »

How to Make It Work When Both Parents Work

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Raising healthy well-adjusted kids takes a lot of energy. Working parents can feel like they are being pulled in multiple directions simultaneously which can be stressful and have an adverse impact on kids. Whether you are a single parent or a dual income family, balancing family and career can be challenging. Check out these family friendly tips to bring structure to a fragmented lifestyle. Read More »

7 Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Thanksgiving

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Though kids may view Thanksgiving as the first stop on the school holiday vacation train, there's a lot more for them to know about it than simply no class, stuffed turkey and whipped cream-topped pumpkin pie. Considering Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays in which children can learn about sharing, community, gratitude and compassion for others, it's important to take the time to talk about its meaning. Read More »

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 »