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Home Improvement That Also Improves Family Bonding

August 13, 2012
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  We rarely think of home improvement as being a very family friendly endeavor. But if you have kids, they live in your house too. In fact, research shows that the average person spends nearly 89 percent of their time inside, www.atoms.washington.edu. This statistic includes your kids. You might as well decide earlier then later [...]

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Tips For Keeping Kids Busy This Summer:Weekly Roundup

May 18, 2012
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The weather is warming up and your kids are going to be out of school before you know it. While summer does mean that you don’t have to be as strict about bedtime and homeowner, it can be a chore to keep your kids entertained all day long. You might not have the budget to [...]

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5 Tell-tale Signs You’re a Helicopter Parent

May 15, 2012
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“Helicopter Parenting” has become such a common phrase in today’s society, but what does it really mean? And how do you know if you’re one of them? A helicopter parent generally hovers over their child at every moment, and swoops in at the first sign of danger. They shelter their children from their own lives [...]

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What to Do When you Disagree about Discipline

May 9, 2012
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Experts tell us we should have a united front when disciplining our children, but that’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Too often a fight between children ends up turning into a fight between parents. Although an all-out shouting match will not teach children the lessons you’re preaching, it’s actually beneficial for them to [...]

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5 Tips for Raising Confident Girls

May 8, 2012
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Girls are smart, strong, influential members of society who can grow up to become whoever they want, as long as they’re thin, beautiful, and agree to make less money than their male counterparts. They should always strive to do their best, but they should be careful not to brag about their accomplishments. Good girls are [...]

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10 Things Every Kid Should Experience

May 7, 2012
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When you look back on your childhood, only some of your youthful experiences have likely stood the test of time. You probably don’t remember every meal, every weekend trip, or every sunburn, but some moments remain etched in your memory. Some experiences leave a deeper impression than others. Phillips and Company recently tried to determine [...]

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IGM’s Top 10 Funniest Mommy Blogs: Weekly Roundup

April 27, 2012
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Don’t get us wrong, we love mommy bloggers, but sometimes the content on these sites can get a bit generic. We know you get frustrated when your husband leaves his dirty socks on the floor and that you hate changing diapers, but do you really have to write another post about it? Where is the [...]

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2,504 Diet Books to Help You Lose Weight… Really?

April 19, 2012
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It is no secret that the American population is getting fatter and fatter. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in the last thirty years and currently more than one-third of us are overweight and another third are considered obese.  And Americans are not happy with their ever-expanding waistlines. In fact, we are spending billions each year in [...]

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Weekly Roundup: 7 Best Family Travel Blogs

March 23, 2012
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With the weather warming up and spring break quickly approaching, travel is on my mind. I am itching to get out of town and enjoy some fun and sun.  And apparently lots of other people have travel on their minds right now as well because the blogosphere was abuzz with posts about travel this week. [...]

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Curiosity Fuels Creativity: Teaching your kids to be curious

March 20, 2012
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Teach your kids to be humble, engaged, honest, and most importantly – curious! I am certain that curiosity fuels creativity.  Creative people have a unique intelligence. To be unconditionally curious without fear of what others will think is a wonderful attribute to instill in your children. Kids should start being confident and comfortable with their [...]

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