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Teething, weaning, sleeping, potty training, talking, and now talking back? Your toddler has now begun one of the most important journeys into the concept of self and self-expression. He’s going to want to experiment a little with the reactions his new vocabulary can warrant. This is also a time to…

Why, Why and More Whys

Friday, 15 August 2014 11:35
So here I am with a five-year-old and a three-year-old, guess what word I ear the most everyday? "Why?"Oh, why oh why! I knew this phase would come eventually, but, Oh did I get a reality check when it started!Th first phase was when my eldest turned two and a…
Mothers often wonder, and books and web pages disagree, about whether you should hide veggies on a plate in the hope your child will eat them without noticing. My answers as a registered dietician are the same as my answer as a mom: you should not.Having a toddler always means…
Being a stay at home parent has its challenges. The choice is not always well received. Some people either don't understand or completely diminish it.Recently there have been a lot of blogs, articles and videos embracing the idea that stay-at-home parents have ''the hardest job in the world''.Of course things…
Despite research that claims a recent improvement, childhood obesity remains a prominent problem which has not declined in the last decade. Unfortunately, many parents unknowingly fuel their child’s unhealthy habits. Children who are heavy prove more likely to develop serious health risks like high blood pressure, diabetes, and an early…

Elimination Communication

Sunday, 17 November 2013 04:53
ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION For decades there has been an on-going debate among parents about "diapering" babies. Some try to be environmentally friendly by using cloth diapers while others enjoy the ease and convenience of using disposables. There is also a third segment that keep their babies clean and dry without using…

5 Ways Smart Teachers Can Engage Their Students

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:54
As we near the Thanksgiving break, kids are plodding through their textbooks as teachers move through more lectures. Around this time, it might even feel like students are beginning to lose enthusiasm and become distracted. Maybe it’s the perfect point in the semester to shake things up a little bit…

Who owns your body?

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:23
Have you ever been on the receiving end of unwanted physical affection? Did you dread having to give Grandma, Auntie, or anyone else a kiss? Were you punished for not “behaving” and then giving a hug to others? How did that make you feel? When we, as parents, teach our…

Healthcare for Young Families in the US

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 12:15
Parents are often faced with the anxiety of possible future injuries and illnesses because the cost of seeing a doctor or visiting the hospital involves high deductibles and co-pays. These days, healthcare is a raging topic for citizens, politicians and medical providers throughout the country. For young families especially, the…

The Awesomeness of Organic Honey

Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:39
Organic honey, the Incredible Honey is one of the most singular nutritious foods on the planet. (2) Cultures all over the world have enjoyed it for thousands of years.  Of course, so do bees…and an occasional Pooh Bear. You might ask yourself why I made my honey discussion to be…

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