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Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just have to teach them how to exercise their minds. In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen how many of today’s common parenting habits are robbing kids of mental strength. Giving up those unhealthy habits takes strength on the part of the parents, […]

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

The first time Onnie Lee Logan witnessed a birth she was but nine years old, peering through a crack in the wall as her mother delivered her nephew. She said that her mother would have killed her if she’d known Onnie was watching, but Onnie couldn’t tear her gaze from the scene. “I didn’t actually […]

Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Kids

Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Kids

When kids sit next to a caring adult and hear engaging stories, they develop positive associations with books. Reading aloud to your child strengthens the part of their brain associated with visual imagery, the ability to understand stories and word meaning. When you read to your two-year-old, they pick up on important book smarts, like […]

Ways A Husband Can Support His Wife When She Starts A Business

Ways A Husband Can Support His Wife When She Starts A Business

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than nine million U.S. firms are now owned by women, employing nearly eight million people and generating almost $1.5 trillion in sales. What’s even more impressive is that these numbers are on the rise. Women see openings in the market, they enjoy lower start-up costs […]

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

“I’m just afraid I’m not doing enough as a mother—and maybe I’m not even doing it right at all.” A young working mom, her eyes misty and tired from little sleep, quietly shared that with me. And I’ve had a version of this conversation with too many women recently. But I’ve been there, too. To […]

Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

  This is probably one of the age-old questions that until the advent of modern dentistry could only be answered by our great-grandmother’s old wives’ tales. Today we are better able to determine the answer to that question with greater detail on the why and why not’s. So, is thumb-sucking good or bad? The quickest […]

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Achieving the perfect balance between your married life and your responsibilities as a parent is something we all find challenging. It can often seem as if one or the other is getting the short end of the stick. But there are some ways to get a handle on this delicate balancing act. “I think it’s […]

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

A strong mom-daughter bond is not a given. Just like every relationship, the mother-daughter relationship is vulnerable. So many things can come between a mom and her daughter, not the least of which is hormones! I have three daughters and my relationship with each has been different because they are different. Personality, temperaments, experiences – […]

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

There is no getting away from it – our kids are becoming increasingly less active as technology continues to provide appealing alternatives to traditional play and activities. We all know the potential health effects not being active enough can have on our children, so let’s focus on some actionable ways to encourage our children to […]

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the floor kicking and screaming. However, believe it or not, toddler tantrums are an important part of our […]

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