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Increasing Trend In Women Giving Up Breastfeeding Early

There has been a radical drop in exclusive breastfeeding in the last few decades. Out of the 90% mothers who initially opt for exclusive breast feeding, only few manage to successfully breastfeed their babies.

Some of the major factors influencing this dreaded drop are fear of insufficient milk…

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Added by Jenny Wong on June 18, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Who do you think is lonely?

Pause for a moment to take stock of your family and friends. Do you think that anyone you know is lonely? Did you know that you are probably right?



Social isolation isn't good for us - numerous studies have shown that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Green Toys + Pledge to Play + Giveaway!

Did you know it’s Earth Month? Earth Month begins on March 19th and runs until Earth Day, on April 22nd.

To celebrate Earth month, week and day, I am doing a giveaway from an amazing company Green Toys! Green Toys is an eco-friendly toy company. They use 100% recycled materials and US-based manufacturing to create toys for all ages.

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Added by Erin Huiatt on April 19, 2016 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

How (not) to Write a PhD and be a (not so) Amazing Mama.

How (not) To Write A PhD

 When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have made it impossible for me to “properly” get this thing done. Pathetic, I know- but somehow I think it is kind of a common “poor, poor, pitiful me” thing to do. But, I got to thinking a few days ago that, funnily enough, when I am feeling particularly buoyed and optimistic about getting this…

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Added by Shannon Holmes on April 5, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Getting Started With Cloth Sanitary Towels

Cloth nappies have been becoming more popular lately, but cloth sanitary towels?

I regularly saw them advertised and reviewed in Juno and Green Parent magazine, but I never put much thought into trying them for myself. I don't know why this was, maybe I was suspicious that…

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Added by Steph on April 4, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

10 Things For the Childless StepParent

When you marry someone with a child, you are getting a packaged deal.  You are not only getting a husband or a wife, but a child.  That comes with a whole new set of rules.  A whole new set of responsibilities.  I just wanted to take the opportunity to address some of the things that kind of slapped me upside the head once I said “I Do” to someones’ dad. Read More…

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Added by Mindy Goins on March 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Life Brothers

Sometimes you find a friend that sticks around for 5 minutes.  Sometimes you find a friend that will tell you they have your back until you realize they’re the one that stabbed you.  Not often enough in life we find that one friend.  That one that no matter how much time or distance life has put between the two of you, they still manage to be there when you need them the most.…

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Added by Mindy Goins on March 8, 2016 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Do I have to eat this?

At the beginning of every month, I plan out all the meals that we are going to eat. For the whole month. I do this for a few reasons (meal planning, to ensure we aren't getting repetitive with our dinners, and to allow myself a few nights off from cooking each week). And I am painfully aware that as I plan out the meals there will be a number of dinners my son will not want to eat. Chicken tikka masala? No way. Pulled pork sandwiches? Not…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 7, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments

It's March!

Hey ya'll!  For the next few weeks I'm going to take a little break from the whole step mother and depressing topics.  I kinda bummed myself out a little.  I've got to throw some excitement in here every once in  awhile!  

March is probably the best month there is!  What normal person has a favorite month?  Well everyone if they choose their birth month.  March just happens to be my birth month.  Along with my mother's as well.  I think that's the reason we don't see eye to eye on…

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Added by Mindy Goins on March 2, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

A FEW THOUGHTS ON TWO

It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…

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Added by EMILY ROLFING-GUMMOW on February 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Let Them Be Little

Kids grow up fast, real fast. One moment they are sitting in the back of the car singing the ABCs, then next moment they are singing ‘hot line bling’. If you think about it, childhood is just small portion of life, not even 10%…I’m not sure who decided that childhood should be so short, but whoever made the decision, they totally got things backwards.

As parents, we want to raise our children to be functioning members of society. We want them to be good people, to know right from…

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Added by Lauren Segal on February 24, 2016 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Family Traditions: Happy Birthday George Washington

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This past weekend we visited one of our favorite historical parks, Washington's Crossing, to celebrate General George Washington's 284th birthday. This is the second year we visited the park for the event and, luckily, it wasn't 18 degrees with snow and ice covered grounds this time around (although the snow did make… Continue

Added by Karla Gibbs on February 24, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

He's Here! He's Here!

Sorry for my absence, but I've been buried in tiny diapers, toddler tantrums, and baby snuggles for the last week. Our little guy arrived last Tuesday morning at 9:31am and life has been whizzing by ever since!

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This is Bowen James and he is 7lbs 1oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. I don't want to say he is the perfect baby, because I know it will bite me in the butt later, but he kind of is. He's the sleepiest, hungriest, cuddliest little babe and he is the perfect addition…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on February 24, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Basic concepts of family psychology

Classification of needs Maslow has 6 levels. Simpler is need for security, affection and achievements. Family has its own needs. Functions according to family needs:

1. Educational function

The function of the family refers not only to the individual needs of the person,…

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Added by Mary Summers on February 23, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Breast Is More Than Best – It’s A Life Saver

The term "Breast is best" is tossed around often, and most people take that to mean that nutritionally, breastmilk is better than formula. But it goes so much further than that! How much further? How does “fewer infections, increased intelligence, probable protection against overweight and diabetes, and…

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Added by Jenny Wong on February 21, 2016 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Whole Wheat Cheeseburger Pie

This recipe is an old favorite in the Betty Crocker Cookbook. My family and I have loved this for years. It was one of the first dinners that I made for my new husband, almost 8 years ago, and we have been cooking it at least once a month ever since. In the last year or so, I have been really trying to make my food a bit more “clean” and unprocessed. What I have changed about good ole Betty Crocker is making homemade whole wheat baking mix. You can find the recipe at …

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Added by Samantha Roberts on February 18, 2016 at 8:29pm — No Comments

UNBROKEN

My fight between the light and the dark.

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Added by Mindy Goins on February 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

HE JUST CALLED HER WHAT??

As mothers we all know that the feeling we get the first time our child says "Mama" is pretty close to being on top of the world.  I mean... I don't know what being on top of the world feels like but I'm sure it's pretty much the same thing.  What about the first time your STEP child calls you "Mama".  GASP!! 

It could have been accidental.  You…

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Added by Mindy Goins on February 15, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

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