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Food: Healthy Eating Tips to Banish Snack Time Hunger

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When my kids were younger, the only meal I really stressed about was a healthy dinner. Now that they are a bit older, dinner isn’t the only thing I’ve got on my mind. I know that when that school bell rings, I’m going to have a couple ravenous, bottomless…

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Cultivating Happiness in the Midst of Mothering

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How do you find happiness? Kids tend to find happiness not through heightened stimulation or vast leisure, but by engaging their energy. My challenge as a mother is to remain neutral through the demands or complaints of boredom, gently making suggestions, until my children find their own way—which they

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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How to Make Summer Chores Fun

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I don't know about you but I've redesigned our chore chart more times than I can count. This summer, I've finally found an easy way to mix up our regular chore chart and get the kids motivated to help around the house. We've snuck in a few extra chores and…

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5 Ideas to Strengthen Father and Toddler Bonding

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Father and toddler bonding is a growing area of study, and Fathers Day is a time to celebrate the wonderful fathers in the world. Having a relationship with one's dad can make a huge difference in a child's life. Studies have shown that when fathers are affectionate and helpful, their…

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