Two’s Company: Great Dates For Parents Taking A Break

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Parenting is no mean feat. When you have children, they come first, but that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to spending time as a couple. Although it can be difficult to be spontaneous, it’s really important to make time for each other. If you’ve managed to get a sitter and you’re taking a […]

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Even Parents Need a Break: Canada Just Might Be the Best Idea You Ever Had

Even Parents Need a Break: Canada Just Might Be the Best Idea You Ever Had     Summer break seems like about a year ago and winter break is so far away it’s just a dot in the distance. Time to distract yourself from the everyday pressure of family life and book your next vacation! […]

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Useful Ways To Get Your Child To Sleep

  If you’re going through the phase of your child not wanting to sleep – you’re not alone. This happens to every parent, and it leaves you feeling helpless and exhausted. Pair that up with work the next day and you’re left with a cranky version of yourself. Not fun. Here are some tips and […]

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How to never have bored children again!

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One of the things parents seem to truly loath hearing are the words “I am bored” coming from their offspring. I am not sure if it is because we ourselves are so busy that the idea of being bored sounds like a luxury we wish we had, or if it feels like a bit of […]

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7 Tips to get kids out the door on time!

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  Wouldn’t it be fantastic to worry less about being late because getting out the door is a smooth process? That is certainly the goal with our large family. One thing I know, kids make us late! Or rather not being organized and ready for the things that come up make us late! Of course […]

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Raising A Global Child: The Pros And Cons

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    The world is becoming a much smaller place. People have access to more places in the world than ever before. And, this is making is easier and easier for families to take root in new places; raising their kids to be global children. There are loads of reasons for you to give this […]

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Why A Woman Lost Her Mind Over This Baby Photo

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We know the online world is full of trolls who are happy to use against us any thing we type or photos we posts. This isn’t something new. However when someone attacked the mother of this baby over this baby photo I knew I couldn’t keep quiet about it. Check out the photo and see […]

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Nature vs. Technology in Childhood- An Unhealthy False Dichotomy

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Nature vs. Technology in Childhood In the Crunchy Parenting world the Natural World is our playground and most of us worship the ground we all walk on. That is understandable for Mother nature grows and raised us all. However…. the same community I so adore has this idea that Technology is some how the enemy […]

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Life with our 15 week old + 4 More! Keep Calm And….

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      I have to be honest, she is our 5th and the most discontent baby. She cries so so much and we don’t just let her cry it out. It takes everything we have to help her and keep our sanity. How much longer can this go on? She will be a generally […]

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A Cure for Baby Fever!

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     What is Baby Fever? Baby fever is a need that seems to be so primal and so encompassing that people feel sick with want over having a baby.  It is often irrational and hits people who know need down that they don’t want any more babies! (or babies ever for some!)  Sadly it […]

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Review – Learning is best when it is play – Matics

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www.kabukihelps.com This game was created by a mom because her son was struggling with some basic math skills.  She wanted a fun way to help him practice and reinforce what he was learning in school.  That mom is also the founder of Kabuki Helps, which has grown into a community of parents and teachers committed to making […]

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A Rebuttal to “Why I Don’t Make My Son Share”

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Will my children grow up to think the world owes them because I taught them to share?  The Rebuttal I read a rather interesting opinion piece that is making it’s way around facebook and Mommy groups. The title is catching and I thought it would be filled with some great information, maybe a bit of […]

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Make Memories With Your Children By Sky Gazing

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  One of the things important to parents is being sure to make lasting memories with our children. We want them to grow up and think fondly on their childhood despite the challenges that all childhoods have. This can be difficult though in a digital world moving at the speed of clicks and screen flashes. […]

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Parenting: What NOT to get your kids for Easter

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  Parenting Tip: Don’t Get Pets For Easter! It is that time of year again when it seems like all over the place we see adorable baby bunnies and chicks and ducklings and goodness our children would be so happy to have them as pets, for a little while anyway. But while it might be […]

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National Aquarium Field Trip Fun and Tips Part 2

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National Aquarium Field Trip Fun and Tips Part 1 This was a great evening of education and wonder! We are very impressed with the new exhibit at the National Aquarium. While research online is great this trip was a reminder of just how wonderful it can be to interact with an expert, you can learn […]

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National Aquarium Field Trip Fun and Tips

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   One of the best parts of homeschooling is being out in the world with the kids really learning and not suck behind a desk. While we have been doing virtual field trips this past week using the National Aquarium webcams in their new exhibit it was finally time to go to the Aquarium and […]

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Homeschooling Tips: Virtual Field Trips

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  While one of the best parts of homeschooling can be all the many field trips some times getting out isn’t possible that day but there are still options! I wanted to share some ideas we have been using this week for virtual field trips! Our adventure this week started with Shark Week and the […]

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Parents: Don’t miss this great car trip game sure to keep the kids busy!

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Traveling with kids can be a challenge on the best of days. “Are we there yet?” and siblings fighting can be an issue to say the least. There are many ways to deal with these issues and one of them is by making sure you can keep the kids busy!  Try This Great New Game! […]

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The Zen of Attachment Parenting Older Children

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 You need Zen, lets talk! Attachment parenting can seem focused on babies, co-sleeping, baby wearing and attending every need. While the best start is certainly an area to focus on, what about the mothers with a tantruming preschooler, defiant child, and siblings who seem hell bent on making one another miserable? It can be hard […]

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The Bombing in Boston

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Another Day, Another Bombing. This afternoon a post on my facebook wall went by, it reported a blast had been heard in Boston a few hours after the first runner finished the marathon. I thought to myself, I hope no one is hurt, and darkly, I hope it is domestic and not foreign. Maybe I […]

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