Cost of Being A Mom

When my kids were younger and I stayed at home to care for them, every waking hour was full of mom duties such as changing my baby’s diapers, chasing a toddler and homeschooling a preschooler. Having the privilege of staying at home and caring for my kids was priceless and I enjoyed it. However, there […]

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Tips for New Moms | New Mom Survival Guide

Here is a collection of our favorite tips for new moms that may help make the first few weeks of your baby’s life seem more like smooth sailing, with a few bumps here and there, and less like stormy waters. Get organized before baby arrives.  Create a specific spot for all the necessary items, like bottles and formula, bibs, and […]

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Lunch Ideas | Switching Up Your Child’s Lunch

Back to school time means back to the lunch box packing routine for many moms. Picky eaters can make this task a challenge. Here is some healthy mix and match lunch ideas that will have your child looking forward to opening her lunch box at lunch time. Each lunch should contain a lean protein, a serving of whole grains, a serving of fruits […]

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Pacifier Weaning | Banish The Binky

Pacifier weaning is a struggle for many parents. Some toddlers are firmly attached to comfort items, also called transitional objects, like a  blankie or stuffed animal, and take them along everyone they go, pacifier is a comfort item that can cause speech and other medical issues long term. The attachment to a comfort item usually begins when young toddlers recognize that sometimes mom […]

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Lying Preteen | How to Stop Your Child From Lying

Navigating the stormy waters of the preteen years can be a challenge, and a lying preteen is pretty common. Some preteens may think that telling a lie is an easy way to deal with difficult situations they encounter. If you discover your preteen has been a little less than truthful, here is how to put an end to this type of behavior. First, keep in mind that […]

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Child Therapy | When to See a Therapist

Parents often find themselves navigating stormy waters at different times during their child’s emotional and behavioral development. Due to a common misconception that ‘bad behavior is always caused by bad parenting,’ parents often blame themselves for their child’s behavioral issue and then assume changing their parenting style is the solution. However, modifying your parenting style may not be enough if a mental health issue is behind your […]

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Mom Groups | Why Networking is Important for Moms

Each of us has a desire to belong to a community filled with other people who share our interests, and new moms and moms who have recently relocated are no exception. Here are some reasons why building a network of supportive mom group friends is very important for moms and some tips to help you begin constructing one. When you need advice, […]

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New Autism Treatment for Infants | Video Feedback Therapy

According to studies of kids with autism, an infant who has a sibling diagnosed with autism may be at increased risk of also having autism. A recently published study holds good news for parents of these at-risk infants. The study showed using a new autism treatment for infants, video feedback therapy, may help reduce the severity of autism symptoms. In the study, a group of […]

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