Tips for Road Trippin’ with the Kids!

The vacation your family is anxiously anticipating is almost here. Are you prepared for the sibling squabbling, food and drink spills, umpteen rest stops and the famous question, ‘are we there yet?’ With a little pre-planning, you can reduce the hassles and turn your time on the road into fun. Restroom breaks: Immediately before heading out, […]

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Hosting a Birthday Party At Home

So you’ve decided to host your child’s birthday party in your home. Are you nuts? A dozen crazy kids at your house. Touching your stuff. Fighting over your kid’s toys. Screaming! Is the thought making you nervous? Don’t be!  The key to a successful birthday party is happy children! Here are a few tips to […]

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The Differences Between IUI and IVF

Two fertility treatments commonly used to assist couples who are having difficulty becoming pregnant are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Here is an overview and comparison of these two procedures. In the IUI procedure, mobile sperm which have been collected and processed in a lab are inserted directly into the uterus at the […]

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Flying with Kids

We’ve all seen it, viral news stories of miserable children on flights. Comments flood the news thread about bad parenting and rude passengers. Then we see parents who went above and beyond, handing out apology bags filled with snacks, ear plugs and pleas for compassion. With seeing these stories, the sheer thought of taking a flight […]

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Dad Bonding

When it comes to preparing to parent a newborn, there is often a great focus on tips for new moms on how to bond with baby right after birth. However, new parents should not forget that parenting is a partnership between mom and dad. Dads form a unique type of relationship with their children, and it […]

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Moms, We’re Imperfect, and it’s Okay!

By Kimberly Blaker As moms, we all know Albom’s statement is unequivocally true. We feel it through and through from the moment our children are born until we take our last dying breath. Our love for and devotion to our kids shines through in daily selfless acts of caring for and raising our kids and […]

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Self-Care Can’t Replace a Village

By: Anonymous Columbus Mom When you get home, take a long, hot bath with a glass of wine.” I’ve heard these suggestions before, self-care after a trying day of parenting. These well-meaning suggestions usually come from moms who have a support system; in-laws who pick their child up from school, a sister who hosts dinner […]

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Did it Stick? | Raising Good Humans

Every parent wonders after their child grows up if what they taught them actually stuck with them in a meaningful way. So what are we responsible for as parents? In parenting, we can and should sow good seeds into our children’s minds and hearts. And we should “water” and nurture them with great vigor and […]

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Grandparents Who Cross The Line

Even before your child was born, you may have experienced the problem of grandparents who seem to consistently disrespect their boundaries. The situation can become even more difficult when it is your in-laws who are trespassing on your parental privileges. Here are some tips on how to gently, but firmly handle grandparents who have crossed […]

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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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