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The “YES” List

Too often, we tell our children what they can’t do when they are mad!  No hitting, no pushing your brother, and no swearing!  However, children think in the “can do” creative stage, not the “can’t do” of more non-tangible abstract … Continue reading

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Co-Sleeping Benefits

In many parts of the world, parents and babies sleep together.  It is a viable sleeping option for parents, babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. Benefits of Co-sleeping Parents and baby have close emotional and physical bonding time. Mom … Continue reading

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Easy Grocery Shopping with Each Age and Stage

The easiest way to grocery shop with kids is NOT TO!  Ordering curb-side delivery is a snap and so convenient. However, if there are times that is not possible, here are some ideas for grocery shopping with each age group. … Continue reading

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How to Work At Home with a Deadline, Little Ones and No Sitter

One of the hardest challenges of parenting small children is when you absolutely HAVE to get something done and they are all over you. It can really test your patience. There were many times when my partner was working out … Continue reading

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How to Survive Morning Madness and Afternoon Arsenic Hour

For many parents, getting out the door with children and all the day’s supplies is the most stressful time of the day.  It’s a constant challenge to get out on time, without yelling and damaging that all important parenting relationship … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding is the optimum food for infants first year and the only food they need for the first six months of life. Although 95% of women breastfed their babies in 1910, that figure is a lot lower today. About 90% … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Picky Eating Issues

    Babies eat more food relative to weight in the first year, compared to any other year of their life. By age one, food consumption drastically reduces. Babies triple their birth weight in the first year, and toddlers only … Continue reading

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Why Do Toddlers Hit? Is it Genes or Environment?

Why do Toddlers Hit? Is it genes or environment? Actually, it is 95% genes! It’s natural for toddlers to hit, but where does this aggression come from? We evolved from humans who could fight and defend their lives, territory and … Continue reading

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When Do Children Understand “Consequences?”

Why is it so difficult to teach children that actions have consequences?  The question might be, “Why do children not choose the best course of action?” It is difficult because of caregiver/parent’s unrealistic expectations of children’s brain development. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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Baby Playtime: How Much is Enough?

New moms often ask, “How much should I play with baby?”  The simple answer is, “As much as you wish to.”  Babies love faces and the best time to interact with those they love is face-to-face contact times such as … Continue reading

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