Historical parenting trends that would not fly today

The next time a person of a certain age rolls their eyes at you and laments about “parents today”, present them with the following evidence of the bizarre, dangerous and downright cruel parenting trends of yesteryear. Open-air baby cages These days, we might feel like we’re constantly badgering, begging or bribing our kiddies to go […]

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Everyday self-care tips for when you’re too busy at home and work

This blog is courtesy of Julia Merrill, who started BefriendYourDoc to close the gap between medical providers and their patients. BefriendYourDoc provides advice on finding the right medical care, health insurance, and all things health and wellness.  If your typical week is booked up, it can seem like your health and self-care have to take a back […]

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7 creepy and annoying things children do that might actually be good for them

Have you ever looked at your screaming, scheming, lying and flying offspring and wandered – are you raising a freak or serial killer? If so, fear not – the research shows that many of the annoying and downright disturbing behaviours your child exhibits might actually be good for them. Stubborn kid = rich adult You […]

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Can’t agree on a baby name? Here’s how to reach compromise (or VICTORY!)

Are you and your partner having trouble agreeing on a baby name? End the standoff now with the following strategies! CREATE A “FAVOURITE NAMES” LIST Make a top 10 list each, then cull each other’s lists down to 2-3 names and negotiate from there. CREATE A “NO-GO” LIST Another approach (which can also be used […]

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Things you shouldn’t say to parents of twins or other multiples

When I was younger, I used to dream of having multiples. Specifically, a little Brandon-and-Brenda pigeon pair to instantly complete my family.* So staunch was this fantasy that not even repeated exposure to various doomed Virginia Andrews twins could budge it. I didn’t end up having twins after all – and I made my peace […]

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Six easy ways to boost your breast milk supply naturally – plus a fantastic lactation cookie recipe!

Are you wishing to breastfeed your baby as much as possible, for as long as possible, but finding that you’re having problems with your supply? Look no further than these handy tips. Drink up! Hydrate regularly with healthy, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks. I know this may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s really effective! Aim for […]

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2019’s Top 4 Interior Design Trends for Creating Your Delightful Home

This week’s guest blogger is Andrej Kovacevic, a dedicated freelance writer and digital evangelist. He contributes to a wide range of home decor-focused publications, where he may be found discussing everything from smart home innovations to home decor trends. If there’s a new and exciting way to make your interior space stand out, there’s a good […]

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The best Easter egg hunt hiding spots that will trick the most avid of hunters

In 2019, Easter will fall later in the calendar year than usual – April 20th. This means… more time to prepare for the big Easter Egg Hunt! Easter was almost three weeks earlier last year so I was caught unprepared. My last-minute Easter egg hiding efforts basically involved me throwing them up in the air […]

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How temperature affects your quality of sleep

The following information was provided by The Sleep Advisor. Need some more sleep education? Check out their blog here: www.sleepadvisor.org When we think of sleep quality, we put it down to factors such as timing, positioning, diet, mattress type and the presence or absence of a screaming baby. However, apart from really hot or really cold […]

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Things never to say to a new parent

It takes a village to raise a child. But sometimes villagers needs to learn when to shut their traps! Here are some things you should avoid saying to new parents. When’s your baby due? I had her 3 months ago *sniff* Treasure every moment. Lovely sentiment, but right now…? Gah! So when are you having […]

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