Activities For Your Young Child

Studies have shown enrolling your child in extracurricular activities at a young age leads to improved academic, psychological and behavioral function. Plus, finding your child’s interests early on aids towards their optimal success and growth. Although there are benefits to enrolling your child at an early age, finding activities for your child under the age […]

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Milk Carton Birdhouse

Supplies clean empty cartons acrylic paint paint brush water paper towel nail or screwdriver string or yarn scissors utility knife bird seed Directions Use a utility knife to cut the sides out of a carton. Place the carton on a protected surface and paint with acrylic paints. Let dry. Poke a hole into the top […]

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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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