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

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

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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Why Your Child Bites and What You Can Do to Stop It

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Why Your Child Bites and What You Can Do to Stop It

Two months ago my toddler started biting. He had never exhibited any signs or desires to bite on anything other than his toys. Like most parents we assumed it was probably a phase and excused his behavior because he was teething. Every parent has that moment of panic when they realize their child is a…

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How to Start Preschool without the Drop-off Drama

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How to Start Preschool without the Drop-off Drama

September marks the start of the school year and many parents will be sending their kids off to nursery for the first time. It’s an exciting and scary time for both parents and children, but there’s a lot you can do to help prep your child (and yourself!) for this new transition. Get to Know…

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The Best Ways to Confront Your Child’s Developmental Disorder

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The Best Ways to Confront Your Child's Developmental Disorder

One of the most difficult aspects of my job is having to tell a parent that their child may need professional help; no one really wants to hear that. Every parent wants the best for their kids. They want them to succeed, both socially and academically. They want them to have the very best opportunities,…

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The 6 Easiest and Natural Ways to Induce Labor

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The 6 Easiest and Natural Ways to Induce Labor

So, you’re now 40 weeks pregnant and the bun has been in the oven for just a little too long. As enjoyable as pregnancy can be, it is a long journey and by the end of it you just want to be done and are more than ready to meet the new love of your…

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Third Trimester Weekly Meal Plan

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Third Trimester Weekly Meal Plan

We know how hard the third trimester can be (you just want that baby OUT), but the important thing is to stay calm and make the most of it. You can also enjoy an extra 500 calories per day above your normal requirements. Not quite eating for two, but it is still an extra something!…

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Do You Overfeed Your Kids?

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Do You Overfeed Your Kids?

Sometimes we get stuck in our thoughts when we worry about our kids, especially when we worry about what and how they eat. We either surrender and offer them anything they want, believing that something to eat is better than nothing at all, or we roll up our sleeves and enter the battle with all…

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How to Deal with Sexual Behavior in Young Children

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How to Deal with Sexual Behavior in Young Children

Self-pleasure is a comforting behavior. Regardless of age or sex, it releases the same feel good chemicals in all our brains, and becomes a natural urge that most children feel at some point or another. Very often, the first time happens by accident. A child will discover that certain movements or activities cause a tickling…

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What Makes You a Unique Parent?

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What Makes You a Unique Parent?

Being a parent is an amazing journey as well as continuous hard work. It’s got its own ups and downs and sets of challenges and definitely doesn’t need added external stress. As parents we can sometimes get sucked into comparing ourselves and kids to other families. We may also feel bad when others criticize or…

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Can Kids Go Plant Based?

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Can Kids Go Plant Based?

If you follow a vegan or plant based diet yourself, you might consider having your kids do the same, but you’re probably also curious to find out the pros and cons of this nutritional approach when applied to growing children. Whether you are an advocate of a plant based diet for children or not, most…

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How to Love Your Child the Way They Need

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How to Love Your Child the Way They Need

When parents are asked, “Do you love your child?” they will most probably say “Yes! Of course”. When they are asked, however, to write 10 different acts they do that show to their kids they love them, most parents may feel puzzled, and only a few would be able to answer that without any hesitation.…

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First Trimester Weekly Meal Plan

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First Trimester Weekly Meal Plan

The beginning of your pregnancy is an exciting time and a great opportunity for you to nourish your growing baby. You might be surprised to know that you do not actually need any extra calories during your first trimester, but it’s rather more important that you focus on nutritionally dense foods. This meal plan will…

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