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Everything I Need to Know About Parenting I Learned in the Delivery Room

There are many parenting experts. Doctors, nurses, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, teachers, ministers, your mother, and your mother-in-law all fire information at you. Go to the park one morning and listen to how many moms offer free advice and play expert when it comes to other people’s parenting! So much information is available. It is …

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Are We There Yet? 5 Fun Games to Play in the Car with Kids

Summer means much needed family vacations, weekends at the beach, and long road trips! Long road trips sound fun, but if you’re a parent, your current understanding of “road trip” is probably very different from what you envisioned in your college days! Road trips with children can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be that way! The …

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Independence Day – How Do You Find Freedom?

We are among the first generations, to see the average person live in ease. Recent generations grew up seeing families in big houses with nice furniture taking great vacations. Young people don’t remember their parents’ struggle through new Marriages and tight incomes. They didn’t watch their parents confront one another, struggle, debate, disagree, get angry, calm …

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When Your Kids Go With Their Dad – How to Make the Most of Time Alone

Life is not fair. No one knows this more than an abandoned spouse forced to hand over her children…except maybe the children forced to shuffle between two households and unnaturally choose between two parents. No matter how unjust no fault divorce and our court systems are, forced visitation is a reality for many, so, whether …

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My Kids Want Dad. Now What? 5 Keys to Understanding Your Child’s View of Child Visitation

Every child needs a Daddy. Maybe that should be the end of this post. Every child needs a Daddy. It’s worth repeating, but what do you do when the father of your children is not the Daddy you hoped he’d be or that children deserve? Studies show loving, present fathers make a world of difference. Children of fathers who …

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Disciplining Your Child Begins Right Now

When your little bundle of joy is first placed carefully into your arms it’s hard to imagine him speaking back to you disrespectfully, rolling her eyes behind your back, or sneaking out of your house to meet friends you disapprove of, but somewhere between that sperm meeting your egg and your child moving out of your house something amazing happens. He develops …

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