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Father’s Day Barbecue Ideas

Father’s day is coming up and many women and kids are wondering just how to make the day special for ...
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Preventing Children’s Deaths in Hot Cars

A parent’s worst nightmare is something happening to their child. Compound that nightmare by knowing it was preventable and was ...
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Prevent Drowning- This Summer and Always

Recently I watched a story on our local TV news about a toddler that fell into his family’s backyard pond ...
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“Real” Fathers Day Gifts for Dads

by Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC Fathers are becoming more involved in their families today. They have a deep desire to ...
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Breastfeeding Myths

1. Many women do not produce enough milk. Not true! The vast majority of women produce more than enough milk ...
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A Single Mom’s Mother’s Day Survival Kit

By Catie Hayes In a perfect world, motherhood would be universally valued, the phrase 'just a mom' would not exist, ...
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7 Easy Ideas for Organizing Kids Artwork

In school, kids are encouraged to create, draw, colour, paint and build. These activities can certainly stimulate children, and help ...
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Breastfeeding – Handling Criticism

Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation. A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, ...
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Choosing a Baby Carrier

By Elizabeth Pantley Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby's life ...
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When Men Experience Labour Pain

If you had the chance to have your husband or boyfriend experience what it was like to give birth, would ...
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Why Babies Cry

Babies cry -- it's just a fact of life with a baby! And while it can be frustrating for parents, ...
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Natural Labour Induction Methods

There are a lot of natural labour induction methods out there. Which ones work, and which ones are just dangerous? ...
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Be Happier in the New Year

Is this going to be your year? As we leave another year behind and turn to a fresh new year, ...
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Bucking the Boxing Day Trend

Alternatives to the Boxing Day shopping trend Do you go shopping on Boxing Day? Battle the crowds for a deal? ...
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Mom & Dad’s Holiday Survival Guide – Top 7 Tips

1. Take physical safety precautions: Young children are at-risk of eating poisonous holiday plants (mistletoe, poinsettias, and holly berries). Keep ...
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5 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Are those bells ringing in your ears a sign of holiday cheer or a sign of too much stress? Don't ...
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Hot Holiday Drink Recipes

After a night out caroling with friends and/or relatives, invite everyone back to your house to help trim your Christmas ...
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How to Keep Children Safe While Enjoying their Favorite Playground

Back in the early 1980's, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published the first edition of what is now ...
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Beating the Holiday Stress, Stepmom Style

The holidays are fast approaching. I can hear the chaos and calamity right behind me now, can you? My instinct ...
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10 Tips for School Success

Success in school doesn’t happen without parental support. Whether your son happily skips off to kindergarten or your daughter trudges ...
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Back to School Anxiety – Tips to Help Kids With School Stress

Back to school can be an exciting and anxious time for our kids. After summer holidays, they are not always ...
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I Know Nothing! Parenting in the Teen Years

Have you ever said the wrong thing when dealing with your teenager or their friends. Do you say things that ...
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Help! My Seven Year Old Won’t Eat!

I can still remember when my son, now 7 years old, was about 1 1/2 years old. Every night at ...
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Parenting in the Middle Years

Ages 5 -12 You won’t see many news reports on children between the ages of five to twelve. Hardly any ...
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Building Muscle During Pregnancy: the How and Why

Exercise during pregnancy is important. It not only helps you build the muscle strength and stamina needed for labour, but ...
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Grading Your Child’s Friends

Peer Grading is a parenting tool that parents use to grade their child's friends to protect them from negative influences ...
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Helping Your Child Deal With Grief

Recently, a close friend died very unexpectedly. Linda was in good health, a very vivacious woman: full of life. In ...
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Bath Time with Baby

Those first few days home with a newborn can be a scary time for any parent. You question everything and ...
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How Far Along Are You? Months, Lunar Months, Weeks, Days, Trimesters

Months? Lunar months? Weeks? Days? Trimesters? How far along am I anyway? If you are confused, you're not alone. While ...
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Is it Spying or Just Good Parenting?

Is it spying or just good parenting? Monitoring kids and their cell phone activity. We have all heard a lot ...
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Secrets to Working and Pumping

When I had my first son I hadn't planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Drinks for the Family

Green beer is a favorite of many on St. Patrick’s Day. There are also a lot of fun non-alcoholic beverages ...
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Tips for Helping Bullies

Standing up and letting it be known that you will not tolerate bullying and helping the victim is a great ...
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Bullies Need Help Too

Often the focus of anti-bullying campaigns is the victims of bullying (and that's a good thing!). But did you know ...
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Making Time for Romance

Connecting with your partner emotionally and physically is a soothing balm for our frazzled lives. A foot massage and a ...
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Cyber Bullying

Bullying occurs everywhere– in our schools, our workplaces and on the playgrounds. A new place for bullies to torment their ...
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Natural Labor Induction Methods
What works and what doesn’t more on Natural Labor Induction…

How to Prepare for Labor
Although nothing anybody says can ever completely prepare a woman for the day she delivers her first baby, there are some simple suggestions that should help make this amazing experience a little bit easier. more…

Beyond Morning Sickness

Typically, 3 out of 4 women will experience some degree of morning sickness with pregnancy. For a small percentage of these women, their “morning sickness” is far from just a normal part of pregnancy. If your morning sickness is severe, you need to read this… more…