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Positive Parenting Tip – The Power of “At Least…”

Being able to keep a healthy perspective is not a talent that comes naturally to me. I have a sliiight tendency to overreact. I relied on my mom when I was younger (ok, still do sometimes) to give me a “pep talk” when things were rough, or I was stressed, worried, or intimidated. She always …

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Keeping Toddlers Busy (Not Destroying Your House)

My youngest is 2.5 yrs, and BUSY. She is too young for much solo imaginative play, and lets be honest, “playing” with her older sister doesn’t always work out well either. I keep thinking that one day they will start paying Barbies together for hours at a time, like my sister and I did. But …

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How to Fix your Kid’s Bad Attitude without Punishment

When our child is not listening, disobedient, acting out, we want to punish and demand that they change their behavior, but there is an easier way to fix your kid’s attitude. I didn’t really give much thought to my parenting philosophy until my oldest daughter was about 3.  She was stubborn, and hated to be …

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Potty Training – How to Get it Done Quicker with Less Mess

No need to overcomplicate things with the “experts”! Here’s how to do potty training faster and easier than you thought. When my oldest daughter, Leah, was younger, I was definitely the milestone obsessed mother.  I had a stupid timeline in my head on when she was “supposed to” do certain things. Give up bottles at …

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How to Help Baby Sleep and Stay Asleep Longer

Whoever coined the phrase “sleep like a baby” probably never had one. Getting up with a baby in the middle of the night is probably the biggest adjustment for new parents. Here are some tips to help your baby sleep easier, stay asleep longer, and wake up happier. Don’t let baby get overtired Newborns can …

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