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  • My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. These five assets helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children. They offer hope, not despair, to single mothers and fatherless children.

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    by Dora Weithers45

  • Want to start writing about your experiences as a mom? Here are lots of ideas for topics that can inspire, encourage and entertain. We've all been there!

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    by Virginia Kearney12

  • Self-absorption, bitching and moaning, extreme negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that drive us parents nutty. But, if we appreciate that their brains are still developing and their behavior is normal, we can relax, stop worrying, and enjoy their teen years.

    How to Keep Your Sanity and Happily Parent a Teenager

    How to Keep Your Sanity and Happily Parent a Teenager

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Parenting a child takes commitment and backbone. A parent must give guidelines and discipline, with a lot of love to make a difference in a child's life. Find out the foundations of good parenting.

    Bad Parenting Verses Good Parenting

    Bad Parenting Verses Good Parenting

    by Susan Holland23

  • A step by step guide to getting these annoying critters out of your child's hair. Information on what they look like, how to tell if your child has lice, and how to get rid of them.

    What You Need to Do to Get Rid of Lice And Nits

    What You Need to Do to Get Rid of Lice And Nits

    by Amber Lynn4

  • Car insurance for teen drivers cost more since accidents by teenage drivers are the number one cause of death among teens. Tips to help decide if your teenager is ready to drive are given.

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    by Kristin Trapp8

  • It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    by Kristin Trapp30

  • Many of these quirky, old-fashioned girl names are moving up quickly on the trend list: Trudy, Celia, Etta, and Lillian, among others. These timeless "old-lady" names are gaining modern appeal.

    Retro-Cool, Vintage Baby Names for Girls

    Retro-Cool, Vintage Baby Names for Girls

    by SmartAndFun68

  • Recycle toilet paper rolls into binoculars, a kazoo, race tracks, marble runs, and other fun toys for toddlers. These inexpensive crafts will inspire a lot of imaginative play!

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    by Leah Lefler32

  • Having a baby can be an extremely overwhelming experience. Sometimes the last thing we want is for visitors to show up unannounced. Here are some helpful ways you can help keep visitors in check after your new sweet baby arrives!

    Hospital/Home Visitors After Baby Is Born

    Hospital/Home Visitors After Baby Is Born

    by J Briceno0

  • After you've delivered a beautiful baby, you will be exhausted. You would think your sweet baby would be too, but often times that's not the case. We're going to go over a few things you can do to help get your baby to sleep through the night!

    Get Your Baby to Sleep All Night

    Get Your Baby to Sleep All Night

    by J Briceno1

  • “You're amazing” is what parents today say for every achievement (big or small) their child has. But, parenting experts say such over-the-top praise is not only meaningless to kids but can actually hurt them. It makes them less confident, less resilient, and less likely to take on challenges.

    27 Better Ways to Praise Your Child Other Than Saying “You're Amazing”

    27 Better Ways to Praise Your Child Other Than Saying “You're Amazing”

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • Having a baby doesn't mean the end of your education goals. Don't let social pressures keep you from achieving. Here's how I survived college with an infant, and how you can too!

    How to Survive College With an Infant

    How to Survive College With an Infant

    by Emily Wykes1

  • Do you know how to help your child study for an exam? It's more than just sitting beside them as they browse through their books. Parents must actively participate in the education of their children.

    How to Help Your Child Study for an Exam

    How to Help Your Child Study for an Exam

    by JP Carlos3

  • More and more research shows the positive effects outdoor play has on young children, and summer is the perfect time to capitalize on that. When kids are outdoor in nature, they build confidence as they use their bodies for new feats, take on more challenges, and explore the world around them.

    50 Fun, Fabulous, and Free Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Summer

    50 Fun, Fabulous, and Free Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Summer

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • We recently ran across a picture for Matilda's Activity Tower on Pinterest. We immediately saw the usefulness and made one for ourselves. Learn why we love this tower and see a few changes we made.

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    by Preston and Kate19

  • Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    by Theophanes28

  • Reading the statistics on what happens as a premature baby grows up can frighten parents. But statistics only paint half the picture. Read this article to see how to look behind them.

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    by Yvonne Spence21

  • Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marissa33

  • Most people have heard of the “dive reflex,” which apparently means that babies are born able to swim. But there is more to the dive reflex than most of us assume, and some of its effects may not be what you would want for your baby. If you are thinking about teaching a young baby to swim read this article first.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    by Yvonne Spence37

  • Premature infants must fight to survive in a world that they are not yet scheduled to enter for weeks or months. Their immature central nervous system easily becomes overstimulated. The Developmental Care Model seeks to minimize environmental stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and improve developmental outcomes.

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant:  Developmental Care in the NICU

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant: Developmental Care in the NICU

    by rmcrayne17

  • Learning how to discipline is one of the most important parts of raising your child. Many default to spanking, but there are many other ways to discipline that does not involve physical force.

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    by Angela Michelle Schultz41

  • The FDA has discovered a trend that until recently remained largely unrealized. This trend, backed by data from an innovative new study, is the substantial number of mothers who supply their newborn infants with herbal teas and/or various supplements. A warning has been issued to physicians treating infants to look for possible drug interactions with any substances provided to a baby by its mother.

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    by Schatzie Speaks15

  • A collection of the tried and tested home remedies for diaper rash (nappy rash), proven to work quickly and safely to relieve your baby's discomfort.

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    by Alison Graham9

  • With competitive job markets, and a need for people to step up and take leadership roles, it has become important that we instill strong leadership qualities in our children. Here are some tips and ideas on how to shape the future leaders of the world.

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    by Jared Zane Kessie17

  • Sometimes a stroller is needed for an older, larger child. This article reviews different stroller types for big kids, and provides examples of stroller alternatives, jogging strollers, and large umbrella strollers.

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    by Leah Lefler64

  • How many times have you spoken without thinking? I have done it more times than I am proud of. While it was never my intent to hurt anyone's feelings, somehow I did so anyway. Maybe we all need to stop, slow down and think about what we are going to say before we say it.

    What Not to Say to the Parents of a Special Needs Child

    What Not to Say to the Parents of a Special Needs Child

    by Chantelle Porter12

  • All symptoms of ODD and bipolar disorder have resolved in my son since we started using non-flushing niacin (vitamin B3). He has been 95% symptom-free of his conditions for 11 months now. There is hope. Here's my story.

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    by Mrs. Obvious97

  • Child abuse can take on many forms and can be hard to recognize at first. In this article, I discuss the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse, how to recognize these signs of abuse, and what you can do to stop it from occurring.

    What Is Child Abuse and How to Spot It

    What Is Child Abuse and How to Spot It

    by Anna Marie Bowman83

  • Helping children cope with death is one of the hardest things you will encounter. But the most important thing is to let them deal with death in their own terms.

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    by Angela Michelle Schultz14

  • Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever—a combination of fever-reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Does your baby have a diaper rash, but you don't want to use over-the-counter creams to treat it? This article covers a list of natural ways and products you can do and use to treat your baby's rash.

    5 Ways to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

    5 Ways to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

    by Danielle Lopez17

  • Children in the US are exposed to thousands of hours of television, internet content, billboards, magazines, and other forms of media. What effect does it have on young minds and what can parents do to counteract any negative influence? Find out more here.

    Influence of Media on Children

    Influence of Media on Children

    by Ruth Coffee196

  • Speech and language delays are a concern for many parents, who wonder if their child is simply a "late talker"or if there is a true language disorder present. Learn the signs of a language delay: early intervention is vital to successful treatment.

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    by Leah Lefler12

  • Even natural toothpastes aimed at toddlers can contain ingredients that you would not want your child to swallow. This article reviews several natural toothpastes, taking a close look at ingredients as well as taste.

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    by Yvonne Spence12

  • If your child is a picky eater and you don’t know how to get them to eat, here are some ways to combat their resistance without nagging or losing your cool.

    How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat

    How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat

    by Natalie Frank9

  • Even the most seasoned stepmoms have their emotional weaknesses even after years of experience raising stepchildren. Here are 5 of the most difficult emotions stepmoms can end up struggling with the most.

    5 Challenging Emotions Every Stepmom Will Face

    5 Challenging Emotions Every Stepmom Will Face

    by Michelle Zunter2

  • The benefits of breastfeeding are legend, but what is breastfeeding really like? According to Chris Telden, it's not all serenity and bliss. With humor and blunt honesty, a nursing mother reveals the truth about what it feels like to breastfeed and whether she thinks it's all worth it in the end (duh, yeah?)

    What Breastfeeding Feels Like: Myths, Facts and the Honest Truth

    What Breastfeeding Feels Like: Myths, Facts and the Honest Truth

    by Chris Telden13

  • If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • Don't be bored this summer! Here are 101 fun hobbies for teenage girls; everything from playing on your phone to hanging out with friends! You're sure to find something fun to do!

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    by Tatiana13

  • Deciding when to start a family can be a complicated process, but deciding when to close the book on the baby-making chapter can be even more so. Here's my top reasons for not having any more kids.

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    by Kierstin Gunsberg6

  • Many women in today's society suffer from Superwoman Syndrome. These women feel the pressure that they have to do it all and do it all well. Some even turn to pill-popping to help keep them going.

    Superwoman Syndrome

    Superwoman Syndrome

    by Cari Jean27

  • How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant? Perplexing questions with startling answer, all right here, along with many other reproductive records.

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    by Theophanes51

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