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Motherhood

The Three Cs: How to Parent Successfully

 Numerous studies suggest that the best-adjusted children are reared by parents who find a way to combine warmth and sensitivity with clear behavioral expectations. Parents may find the Four C’s to be a helpful acronym: Care (showing acceptance and affection) Consistency (maintaining a stable environment) Choices (allowing the child to develop autonomy) Consequences (applying repercussions […]

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Motherhood: The ultimate learning curve

Any parent will tell you that parenthood is full of surprises. There are joys and challenges. For me, as a perfectionist, I knew what a lot of those things would be going into this project. I studied enough books and various forms of information on the subject to complete a Master’s Degree in it. I […]

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'There's no trophy in parenting' post goes viral

There’s no trophy in parenting. That might seem like an obvious statement but if there really is no trophy, why do moms do so many things they may not even feel strongly about? When Ashley Gibson was giving birth to her third child, she “wasn’t dead set” on having an non-medicated birth. But as the pain […]

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Becoming Mothers: A Halloween Homebirth

At 3:05 a.m., after five hours of contracting every 10 minutes, I finally called my midwife to tell her how I was progressing. By 7 a.m., gap times shortened to six minutes, and by 8 a.m., DeAna and her assistant had arrived. My husband Steve and I were supposed to have set up the birthing […]

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How Parenting Affects a Child's Development

From reading to infants to helping with schoolwork to enunciating values as the child grows, parents exert enormous influence over their children’s development, success, and overall happiness. They are, however, not the only influences—especially after children enter school and begin interacting with the world at large. It’s especially important that parents work to give children the best start possible, but […]

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Human Milk is the Gift that Gives for a Lifetime

August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month.   Around the world, people will be celebrating the amazing benefits of breastfeeding with efforts that will protect, promote, and support breastfeeding by empowering parents.  A mother’s milk is her baby’s best first food, providing essential nutrients and protections that can last a lifetime.   Science has proven that breast milk […]

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FlapJacked: How this Denver mom's special-needs son led her to start a successful company

Yes, it’s true. A local mom named Jennifer Bacon did, indeed, start a Denver-based company named FlapJacked which makes high-protein, macro-friendly indulgences that satisfy cravings and keep you on track with your fitness goals…and are easily available in King Soopers, Walmart, GNC and Safeway in Colorado.  Their family is a melting pot full of challenges that they hurdle daily. Their five children […]

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