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When are Kids Too Old to Sleep with Mom and Dad?

Oh Boy! Co-sleeping, often referred to as bed sharing, is one of those hot button issues that receives as much hostility from those defending their position as breastfeeding does. And for most parents, even those who swore up and...

War Stories Of Common First Time Parent Mistakes

When you have your very first baby it’s exciting, exhilarating, wonderful, amazing – and terrifying! So very, very terrifying!! You’re suddenly responsible for this tiny little person and have no idea what the hell you’re doing. You think about...

Children Know When a Marriage is in Trouble

So, things have started to unravel between you and your spouse. It either happened overnight, or gradually, over the years. Perhaps there was infidelity involved, or maybe you just grew apart. Either way, things aren’t as they should be,...

Who’s the Boss in Your Family – Mom, Dad or the Kids

In the business world, you have a CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Sales managers, human resource officers and a host of assistants and lackey personnel to do the grunt work. This pecking order is essential to make sure that responsibilities...

The Importance of Family

As I held my sobbing daughter tightly all I could say to soothe her was, “you have your family, you'll always have your family'”. She'd just come inside from playing with the neighborhood girls and they were excluding her...

Why Parents Should Not Spoil Children

If you've ever watched MTV's reality television series “Sweet 16,” in which every episode features a different teenager's elaborate party preparations for his or her 16th birthday party, or the more well-known “Nanny 911” on Fox, you've probably gotten...

Sorry Kids, I’m Not a Short Order Cook

The most dreaded question that can be asked of me on any given day is, “Mom!! What’s for dinner?” I literally shudder when my I hear my daughters’ loud, squeaky voices shout this inquiry out. For one thing, I...

Periods, Kool-Aid and Pre-Teen Daughters

If you thought your period was bad, just wait until your daughter gets hers! I can remember when my kids were little and we would squish into a small bathroom stall together at a restaurant because I was terrified someone...

The Importance of Praising a Child – Help Build Their Self Esteem

In this world of soft parenting, it is curious that we would have to be reminded about the importance of praising a child. While children today often have less consequences and more stuff to collect than ever, there are...

You’re Not the Boss Of Me – Is Your Child Being Defiant

Around the age of two (sometimes earlier), something strange begins to quickly develop with your children. That ‘something’ comes in the form of surprising wave of willfulness and stubbornness that rapidly becomes part of their personality. Suddenly, your toddler...

Including Grandchildren in Your Will

Many grandparents wish to include their grandchildren in their will. They may set up life insurance policies or specifically bequeath dollar amounts of possessions to the grandchildren in order to see that they are provided for. Some go so far as to set up provisions for how the money...

I Have Three Grandma’s – When Grandparents Remarry

Poor Miss Jenny. She handed each child in her class two sets of cards for her 1st grade class to prepare Grandparent’s Day cards for the upcoming grandparent’s day at school. Suddenly, little Susie throws up her hands and says she needs more because she has three grandmas. Before...

Should You Get Your Baby’s Ears Pierced?

For many parents, having a baby girl ahs them looking forward to all things girly. Big pink bows, pretty dresses, sparkly shoes, princess outfits and of course, pierced ears. In many parts of the world, ear piercing is done directly after birth, often in the hospital. However, in North...

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