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A Mom’s Message to Society’s Assumptions About Motherhood and Work

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Have you ever taken the DMC, “The Domestic Math Challenge”? It’s very simple really. You basically count how many thousands of times your kids call out “mom” per hour, multiply it by the number of chores, calls and errands you need to run, divide it by the square root of how much you need a minute…

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10 Effective Ways to Reduce Sibling Conflict

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Any family with more than one child will have an abundance of stories about the kids breaking out into fights, calling each other names and stealing each other’s toys. Sibling rivalry is extremely common, in fact it’s almost a given. But why? What makes it so difficult for siblings to get along? For starters, they…

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Ramadan Traditions

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It’s that time of the year again…Ramadan is here! Every year we get preoccupied preparing for the occasion, and while every family prepares differently there are definitely some cornerstones that are common in almost every family during the month; charity and family time. Ramadan in Egypt is full of both aspects. We’ve put together some…

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A Family Retreat in the Heart of Cairo

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There are those days where you wish you could escape the city and at least take a weekend away. But then life happens, right? The older we get and the more our families expand the reasons to not just pick up and go grow as well. Thankfully, there’s a space that now caters to this…

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5 Things All Fathers Should Be a Part Of

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Traditional family roles tend to place mothers as the main caregivers, while fathers become sidelined. Whether it’s work conditions or culture, many fathers unfortunately spend very little time with their children. Especially at a young age, fathers often feel lost not knowing what to do or how to do things “right”. Mothers and fathers interact…

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How to Raise a Good Listener

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Listening is a learned skill, just like any other skill we build. You aren’t simply born with it, you have to learn and practice to be able to do it. Many of us parents and caregivers complain about our kids not being able to listen properly and respectfully to us. But first, let’s ask ourselves…

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Creating Your Own Family Traditions

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The holidays are usually a time full of festivities. Each family has their own way of celebrating and having fun. If you have a young child and are thinking about how to create your own unique family traditions, here are a few ideas. Make a Special Holiday Treat Food is such a big part of…

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Raising a Child with an Attitude of Gratitude

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With the overwhelming options available at toy stores, supermarkets and everywhere in between, do you ever look at your child and wonder, “Can I raise a giving child in today’s world?”. Definitely! There are new attitudes and habits you can adopt at home to be sure your child does not fall into a pattern of…

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Child Sex Education: Will Talking About It Make It Worse?

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Sexuality education is not a very active developmental aspect in our children’s lives. In fact, the country tends to ignore or push it aside completely, making it seem more awkward and complicated than it actually is. What do you get when there is no proper information or education? You get people learning from incorrect sexual…

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Stress Less: Dealing with Your Kids During the Holidays

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It’s that season again! The holidays are a time of festivity, joy, presents, family and, for many people, stress. It can be especially tricky trying to manage all the holiday expectations and festivities while trying to balance being a parent of a young child. Not to worry! Here are a few tips for you to…

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