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"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a great one."

Potty Training Tips: The Ball’s in Their Court.

I’ve potty trained four children. Yet as each once approached that all-important milestone marker, I would nervously think, “How do I do this again?" But, after going through potty training four times, quite differently each time, here are a few tips that might help. 

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3 Simple Ways to Prep for Preschool

As parents of little ones, we hear a lot about prepping for kindergarten and elementary school. But what about preschool? How do you prepare children for the year that’s supposed to prepare children for the following year? Although play-based learning needs no preparation, there are a few things you can do with your child to ensure they are ready for preschool.

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Baby on the way? The parties are just beginning.

Gone are the days of just a simple baby shower luncheon to celebrate mom-to-be. Today’s parents have a number of different ways to celebrate this amazing time in their lives, leading up to the birth of their little one and beyond. Here are some conventional and unconventional party ideas we came across. 

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3 Simple Ways to Teach Social Skills to Toddlers

Social skills are not just for making friends. Socialization in toddlers supports learning, development, critical thinking, learning abstract ideas, independence, and a sense of community. However, social skills are learned behaviors. And in a world where we have had limited social interactions over the past two years, how do we teach these important skills to children?

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The Best Food Remedies for Morning Sickness, According to Moms

Unlike the name suggests, morning sickness, which affects nearly half of pregnant women in their first trimester, can hit any time of day. No one knows what exactly causes these sudden feelings of queasiness or nausea occur in expecting mothers, but there are a few foods that mothers who’ve been there swear helped them along the way. Here are the foods that top the list.

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A Sitterless Date Night IS Possible

Over the past two years, our spousal relationships have been put to the test. It’s important to put work into your relationship, but how can that be done if there isn’t affordable, attainable, trustworthy childcare at your disposal? Check out some ideas on how to have a sitterless date night (yes, it's possible!) with your other half. 

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Moms Offer Their Best Tips for Traveling with Kids

Summer is almost here, school’s are out, and for many families, that means it’s vacation time. But traveling with little ones to that vacation spot isn’t always easy, neither is it once you get there. So we asked moms for their best travel tips, and here’s what they had to say.    

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A Guide to Your Baby’s “Risky” First Foods

Everyone knows bananas, apples, prunes and pears are great starter purees for baby’s first food, as are iron-fortified cereals. But what about the foods that cause a parent unease ahead of time? What about those allergy-producing foods like eggs, milk, and peanuts? 

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Why I Encourage my Son to Make his Bed

Every morning I make my bed. It’s a habit, and a good one at that. I recently grew tired of seeing my children’s beds – covers twisted, pillows on the floor, and dirty socks stuffed between the bed and the wall – so I passed the bed-making habit onto my son. Aside from just cleanliness, there are some additional benefits to this often-overlooked daily habit.

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