Sleep Tips for Preschoolers

Your preschooler slept through the night after you ‘sleep trained’ her at 6 months, but now she is suddenly refusing to stay in her bed and gets out several times a night. If this sounds familiar, here are some tips that will help your older toddler or preschooler get the sleep she needs. First, keep […]

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Making Friends as an Adult

During my childhood years I struggled to make Heather A. and Heather B. “like me,” but I always had my ride-or-die crew. My best friends were decided in the 5th grade and we grew up together. Choosing largely different paths in life, we still keep in touch, but with 900 miles between us, we can’t […]

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Low Down on Low T

Testosterone is known as a male hormone but it is present in the bodies of women and men. In men, it is produced by the testicles and is the main sex hormone. It is responsible for proper male sexual development and function. Testosterone is important to fertility because it assists with the daily production of […]

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Promoting Tween Confidence Through Action

Experts say a significant drop in self-esteem happens between ages 9-12. Instilling confidence in kids during these pivotal years can start with action-oriented activities that promote family time and conversation. “Simple tasks like doing a good deed for others, learning something new or accomplishing a goal, goes a long way in boosting self-esteem for tweens,” […]

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Finding Time For Love After Kids

Finding time for your love after having kids can be difficult. I recall when it was just the two of us and every free moment was spent in each other’s gaze. We filled weekends and holidays with exciting road trips, saw every new movie and ate like a king and queen. I felt butterflies when […]

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Help! My Child Stinks!

When your child nears the pre-teen years, it can seem like your sweet-smelling baby turns into a stinky, sweaty tween overnight, without warning. Kids as young as age 8 can start experiencing the changes in hormones associated with puberty. These hormone changes cause an increase in sweat production by the sweat glands. When bacteria on […]

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Teaching Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is an important life skill for all ages to master. It actually is not a single skill but a group of skills. The ability to plan ahead, make thoughtful decisions, persistently work towards a future goal, and moderate emotions and behavior are all included in this group of skills. That is not to say […]

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Veggie Pizza

Ingredients: 2 8-oz. pkg. crescent rolls 16oz cream cheese, softened 1-oz. Ranch-style dressing mix 2 carrots, finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out crescent rolls onto 2 large non-stick baking […]

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Lava Lamp Experiment

Supplies: Vegetable Oil Water Gel food coloring Original Alka-Seltzer tablets Directions: To begin, color about 1/2 cup of water with food coloring. Take the Alka-Seltzer tablets and break them into 2 or 3 pieces. Place them in a small cup or container. Fill a glass about 3/4 full with vegetable oil. Then pour in the […]

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New Year’s Blues

For many of us, the arrival of a New Year brings the promise of new beginnings. January represents a fresh start, a clean slate, and the chance to seek out new opportunities. For others, the New Year can usher in a time of stress and uncertainty. Even for people who don’t normally suffer from anxiety, staring down the prospect of twelve months of reaching new heights – […]

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