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Parents: How Fathers Can Build Relationships With Their Kids

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Fathers play a significant role in the development of their children and nothing is as heart warming than the relationship between a daughter and her father. Even though I may be an adult who no longer lives with my father, he still plays an integral part of who I have…

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Kids’ Bikes: How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Bike rides are a great activity for the family and a great form of exercise. Be sure to keep your kids safe while riding by taking these necessary precautions. How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Make sure your kids have a helmet that fits snug around…

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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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