Family and Pets

Tips and Ideas for Family and Pets.

Teething

Don’t Do These Things if You Have a Teething Baby

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There's been a lot written about teething remedies over the years. Some of it is good advice but there's a lot of 'old wives tales' too. Just as important is knowing what not to...

Teaching your Child Kindness Towards Animals

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Surely children and pets go together like... well, jelly and peanut butter, a horse and cart, strawberries and cream? ... but that's not always the case. When children and pets are with each other...
Top Five Fun Winter Weekend Family Activities & Ideas

Top Five Fun Winter Weekend Family Activities & Ideas

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Winter can be a challenging season when it comes to thinking of things to do for the entertainment of families, kids need to get out and burn that energy off yet the seasonal weather is not exactly cooperative for hours of outside play.
Family Day

Ideas for an Old Fashioned Family Day

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It seems inconceivable to imagine life before electric mixers, gas ovens, garbage disposals, electric carving knives and dishwashers. Give yourself and your family a reality check by foregoing modern conveniences and preparing food the...

Terrible Tantrums: 5 Parent Mistakes That Make Them Worse

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One minute your toddler is giggling with delight and in the next, he’s having an uncontrollable meltdown. Overwhelmed with emotion, he won’t listen to reason. As a caregiver, you feel embarrassed, helpless and upset....

Tips For Treating Diaper Rash Naturally

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No parent likes to see their little one in pain and unfortunately, diaper rashes can cause your baby to cry, scratch and complain. Many conventional diaper rash creams offer little or no treatment, and...

What Makes Strong and Nurturing Families?

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Human beings have the longest dependency on others than any other living creature. We spend our lives in relationships, either toxic or nurturing. If the family of origin was not supportive and loving, we...
Tooth Fairy

The Legend and Charm of The Tooth Fairy

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The legend and myth of the Tooth Fairy is a delightful part of our modern family culture. Kids dream about receiving a special gift or money from this charming, magical fairy. Adults fondly remember...

Mommy and Daddy Time

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Children, soccer games, ballet lessons, swimming practice, church, and the list goes on. Run, run, run; come home, go to bed, wake up; run, run, run. Sound familiar? You are not alone. John is spending...

Pet Wellness: Pet Stress Awareness

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Pet Wellness embraces many areas of a healthy happy pet. Learn how you can identify and eliminate pet stress to give him a longer, happier, healthier life. April is Stress Awareness Month and this applies...
Homemade Baby Food

How to Make Your Own Baby Food

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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...

10 Reasons to Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs

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Choosing to homeschool your child is a huge decision. Then add to that a child with special needs. This brings up all kinds of mixed feelings, uncertainties, and emotions. I feel we tend to...

How to Make Peanut Butter Bones for Your Dog

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If you want to give your dog healthy treats that he will love, give him some peanut butter bones. These are not only delicious (at least to dogs), they are also healthy, because peanut...
Dog Treat Recipe

Spunky and The Apple a Day Dog Treat Dog Food Recipe

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My dog, Spunky, was put on a new diet last fall by our veterinarian who sold us the food. After five days Spunky became very ill. He was vomiting, eating less, became listless and...
Baby Care

Does Your Baby Suffer with Colic? Here’s What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Doctors are still not sure what causes colic in newborn babies. If you're a parent urgently seeking a cure for your baby's pain and discomfort, you may not want to hear that it's "nothing...