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Families seem to be getting busier and busier as time marches on. A few decades ago it was far more customary for a family to sit down at the dinner table together every single night, while now with work, school, and technology it seems like they spend less time concerned with what is going on in each other’s lives. ...

Especially as your kids get older, their bedrooms are going to be a more important part of their lives and daily routines, and also end up being safe zones and places to learn how to pick up after themselves. So, decisions about how to set them up and decorate them are singularly important. ...

Your yard, all year round, is an oasis for your whole family. It can offer a place to sunbathe, a place to relax, a place to build snowmen, and so much more. But that means that it needs some work done to it occasionally, like mowing and landscaping. ...

It’s become increasingly common for adult children to take on the care of elderly parents while raising young children themselves, which can add up to a lot of stress and responsibility. Known as the Sandwich Generation, this category of adults may find themselves stretched beyond their limits, but unsure where to turn. There needs to be a way to relieve the stress. ...

A divorce is hard on every member of a family, regardless of how involved they are in the reasoning behind the divorce. Especially when children are involved, handling the proceedings of a divorce can be challenging. There can be a lot of confusion, anger, hurt feelings and loss. However, there are things you can do to make this tumultuous time easier on your kids as well as yourself. So to help each member of your family get through this upheaval of a life event, here are three tips that will make your divorce easier on your children....

No matter how much you try to protect your kids from anything bad ever happening to them, the fact of the matter is its impossible to keep every harmful thing away, especially when it comes to illness. With such tiny immune systems, its only natural and normal for them to experience sickness in one form or another from all those big, bad germs out there. However, taking care of a sick child, especially one thats too small to talk to you and express what theyre feeling, can leave you feeling helpless as a parent. So to try to give you a...

In preparation for motherhood, you probably read a lot of books, went to various classes, and talked to experts. None of this, however, would have prepared you to deal with your post-baby body. For the first few weeks, you are going to be quite busy with taking care of your newborn. You may soon begin to realize just how your body has changed. ...

Regardless of how many hours you’ve spent teaching your children how to be well behaved and have manners, there are still going to be times where bad behavior becomes an issue for both you and them. When this happens, it can be frustrating trying to understand why your child is misbehaving and what you can do to make sure this doesn’t happen again. While this isn’t always a possibility, there are things you can do to help minimize your child’s bad behavior and help instill good emotional habits. To show you how, here are three...

Pregnancy is an uncomfortable time all around. Some women absolutely love the process, others feel miserable throughout. It varies from pregnancy to pregnancy and woman to woman. Some women honestly just have better luck than others. At least everybody can celebrate the fact that sooner than later, the baby will be born and the uncomfortable alien that was growing in your belly will then be growing sans belly. ...

Having a child is always a wonderful thing, especially when it’s your first. You don’t love your subsequent children any differently, but the first one is where you and your partner delve into the unknown and set out into the wild woods of parenthood together, tripping and stumbling as you go, but ultimately raising a new little person into the world. It makes sense then to commemorate the birth of your first child (and its siblings in the same way, if you wish). Here are some ways you might like to do that. I’ve tried to cover a...

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