Category Archives: Family

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How to Make Your Own Baby Food and Save a Fortune

Baby in a highchair, mom in front with a small spoon and a jar of baby food. It looks like something right out of a parenting magazine, and it’s a scene that is played out several times a day in the majority of homes with small babies. Unfortunately, it’s also a powerful marketing image that...
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Calm a New Baby Naturally

When Kelli Weber recently gave birth to her first child, she envisioned calm, cuddling rays of bliss that never ended. She found plenty of these moments, but she also experienced 3 a.m. fussiness and 5 p.m. wailing sessions. (more…)...
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Aromatherapy for Parents of Teenagers

If you are the parent of a teen, you are certainly aware of how much your family dynamics have changed in recent years. It doesn't seem all that long ago that you were the center of your children's universe. Remember when you were the one they came to when they had bruised shins and broken...
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How to Be More Assertive

What Does It Mean To Be Assertive? Let's start by defining what it is not. Being assertive does not mean being aggressive. Assertive behavior is not hostile, blaming, threatening, demanding, or sarcastic. Assertiveness differs from aggression in that standing up for yourself does not trespass on the rights of others. Assertiveness means communicating what you want...
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Being Different

On most days the furthest thing from my mind is my child being different from any other. We laugh, play together, even bandage changes are so routine it feels like a 'normal' thing to do. I don't have any other children, so I don't have anybody to compare him to on a daily basis, and...
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