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Parenting the Child in Front of Me

Parenting the Child in Front of Me

    Photo by Kirsten Piccini I guess it was inevitable for me to just assume there was only one way to parent a child.  From the moment those two small beating hearts flashed and flickered on the screen, I thought of them as one, a matched set.   I had no blueprint or roadmap for the journey. I felt that I had been parented the same as my siblings, even if it was apparent to me that the three of us were indeed different in temperament[...]

Mom’s Morning Groove Songlist 2.0

Mom's Morning Groove Songlist 2.0

Photo Credit: Dancing Mom at BigStock Photo We had so much fun getting our dance moves on with our kids last week that we decided to bring a little more shimmy and shake to your mornings with another playlist! Click on the photos below to get the song started. Share pics in the thread or let us know how it went. It's time to turn up the volume! MONDAY I Like to Move It Move It from Madagascar TUESDAY Happy by Pharrell Williams WEDNESDAY Shake It Off by Taylor Swift THURSDAY Stayin Alive by the BeeGees   FRIDAY Watch[...]

9 Reasons to Put Your Child to Work

9 Reasons to Put Your Child to Work

    Photo Credit: Child Doing Chores at BigStock Photo Long ago, back before the button was invented (and I’m not talking about the kind of button that keeps your pants up), eight-year-old children would wake up before the sun and go out to milk cows. Ten-year-old children would make bread from scratch. Twelve-year-old children would saddle their horse and bring home lost sheep. Now there is very little for an American child to do besides enjoy one leisure activity after another. But just because we don’t[...]

27 Moments That Stop a Mother’s Heart

27 Moments That Stop a Mother's Heart

    Photo Credit: Potty Training on Big Stock Photo 1. That moment when you hear your baby shout their first mighty wail, and somehow you know this voice—it’s the song your heart has been singing your whole life. 2. That moment when you hear your toddler giggling, “Bounce, bounce,” in the other room, and you smile to yourself and think, “How sweet.” 3. That moment, thirty seconds later, when you go to peek in on her and share her laugh, and you find her bouncing on your laptop bag.[...]

25 Essential Apps to Download Before a Flight

25 Essential Apps to Download Before a Flight

By Common Sense Media Settling in for hours in the air? Help mix things up for your kids by offering as many types of activities as cramped seating allows. When books and I Spy run dry, these apps cover a wide variety of interests and ages to keep everyone happy and occupied. Play virtual board games, such as Monopoly and Scrabble, or create books with WriteReader Pro. In the mood to play alone? Have kids try The Robot Factory by Tinybop or Thinkrolls 2 to keep them interested -- and thinking.[...]

8 Lessons Newly Bereaved Moms Need to Know

8 Lessons Newly Bereaved Moms Need to Know

    Photo Credit: Baby Feet on BigStock Photo It’s been eight months since I lost my son. Never before have eight months felt so long. Never before has so much life happened in a year. While I am still very much in the throes of grief, there is so much I have learned in this short journey. I have had the privilege of forming bonds with some of the strongest of women, and through those, we have walked this ugly, heart-wrenching road together and hand-in-hand. I[...]

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