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Financial Tips for Parents on a Tight Budget

Much of today’s parenting advice addresses parents who are well-off or at least reasonably comfortable with their family’s financial situation. But what if your family isn’t in a good financial place? How can you be the best parent you can be when you don’t have enough money? Here are some …

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This Is How You Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Kids are more likely to try vegetables if they are involved in the cooking process. Think back to when you were a kid. What was the most disappointing part of dinner? Vegetables, right? Those mushy carrots, mashed up peas, and sallow-colored broccoli were enough to inspire dread in our young …

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Dad’s bedtime stories found to improve children’s language skills

  A study at Harvard University in the US into the effect on infants language after a year of hearing stories read by their parents found that girls seemed to benefit particularly from being read to by a male. Elisabeth Duursma, who carried out the research, said: The impact is …

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What My Facebook Fast Taught Me About Work Life Balance

  I have a confession to make. I spend time on Facebook…a lot of time. I like seeing what’s happening with my friends and their kids, participating in community groups and reading articles on topics that interest me and expand my knowledge. And who doesn’t love an occasional talking dog …

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7 Reasons to Eat Family Dinner Together

  Over the last 20 years, dozens of studies have confirmed what parents have known intuitively for a long time: Sitting down for a nightly dinner is good for the spirit, the brain and the body. The icing on the cake is that kids who eat regular family dinners grow …

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Fresh & Fun Kids’ Room Ideas

  As an interior designer and a mom, I know that kids’ rooms can be fun but challenging spaces to design. You want the design to grow with them as they mature while still showcasing the children’s ever-changing personalities. When embarking on your next redesign project, remember to ask your …

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