Posts in Parenting
Why California Parents Opting for Home School to Avoid Vaccinating Their Children

For some people, getting a needle inserted into their arm is something that triggers a feeling of fear.  It can be even more scary when the law requires their children to get vaccines at such a young age. Since 2016, California is one of the few states that requires a set of vaccinations for children to be able to attend public school.

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What Wisdom Has Taught Me About Dysfunctional Families

Wisdom has taught me that what all of have some form of dysfunction in our families. What most people think of as dysfunction is not always the same for everyone. Generally, we think dysfunction is only when one or both parents are not parents. However, there are so many other facets of our families being dysfunctional.

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How To Deal With A Divorce

Even though marriage is supposed to be til death do us part, many of them end up being in divorce. Whether it’s infidelity or two people just growing apart, a marriage doesn’t always mean forever. Similar to grieving a death in a way divorce is also grieving but instead the loss of a relationship.

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Book Recommendations for Read Across America Day

As you may know, Read Across America Day was created to promote and increase literacy among children. And if you don’t have kids, you might think it doesn’t apply to you. However, if your nieces, nephews, cousins and the young people in your life are reading more, why can’t you? Many adults don’t like reading for a number of reasons.

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5 YouTubers Parents Should Check Out

Nowadays, many parents have a YouTube channel. If you’ve ever searched for parenting advice or inspiration on YouTube, you know there are more mommy bloggers than one can count. Some want to let you know which products they loved for their baby, while others want to talk about the hard parts of parenting.

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5 Things Millennial Parents Do Differently

There are more than 16 million millennials in the US. Born between 1980 and 2000, 82% of babies born worldwide are born to this generation. Now is the time that most millennials are starting to have or already have children. However, millennials are doing things a little differently than their parents.

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The Best Way To Handle Stress

Stress builds when you hold onto it. It is in the letting go that one becomes stress-free. By letting go of the stress, it doesn't mean that you are acting careless or even that you care less about the subject at hand, but what it does do is change your position and your attitude.

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Why Toys Aren't Just For Kids

Toys and games are the number one way people are introduced to fun. Think about it, the first time you played or had fun in your life, it was more than likely some type of game or involved some type of toy. If peek-a-boo was the first time you had fun, then it was a game. If a plush Mickey or Minnie was the first toy you had as a child, then it’s likely that Mickey or Minnie was how you had fun.

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Why You Should Let Go of a Perfect Christmas

Let me let you in on a little secret; perfection is a myth. No matter how much you try to have a perfect Christmas, something won’t turn out the way you intended. How many of us have Christmas disasters that turn into amusing stories the next Christmas? So embrace the imperfection.

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 5 Gifts New Moms Can Actually Use

Most people want to use baby showers as an excuse to shop for cute baby clothes (me included). However, this leaves new moms with a lot of duplicates and a shortage of stuff she actually needs. And no matter how prepared you think you are, you can never anticipate everything you need for your baby. New parents ultimately always end up buying a lot of essentials they didn’t anticipate after the baby is born.

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How to Support Teachers in America

While in the past teachers tried to make a change from within unions, the West Virginia teacher's strike inspired teachers around the country. From striking to marching on state houses and protesting to staging “walk-ins” to running for state office, teachers are ensuring that things get better. However, teachers could still use our support too.

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A Message From Courtney Ferrell: Girl Up!

Attention young women! Stop what you’re doing and watch Courtney Ferrell’s TED Talk, “Girl Up: The Secrets to an Extraordinary Life.” It’s 15 minutes of your day and it will change your life. And for that matter, women who aren’t young and men, watch this too because it will help you empower the young women in your life.

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Fun and Creative Activities for October

Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it seems like you look away and an entire season is gone. Activities dedicated to the time of year help you slow down and be in the moment. There’s nothing like sitting around a fire with family or sipping hot cider to calm the spirit and make you happy.

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