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How to Name a Baby

That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare demonstrated the importance of a name…a name that could impact destiny, inhibit love, trigger rejection, provoke judgment and stir much anger with a simple mention.

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Leave your mark: Let your "mini me" lend a helping hand

  • 11 Aug, 2011
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Always have a little helper at your feet? With patience and a focus on fun, you can do a world of good by letting your child help out with everyday tasks. Think of it this way: What may seem mundane to moms and dads might just be a life lesson waiting to unfold for your “mini me.”

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Evidence of Understanding in the Time-out Corner

The name of the actual indiscretion isn’t important. She’s done it on purpose, and now she suffers the consequences. She is promptly whisked to the time-out corner against her will, the minutes matching her age punched into the microwave timer. I take a deep breath. I unclench. Consistency is the key, and we’re both

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"Whipping it Out" Turns Breastfeeding Moms into Deviants

Not everyone is comfortable with breastfeeding in public. I understand people have varying degrees of exposure to the act and art of breastfeeding. I fully respect other viewpoints when they are made respectfully and thoughtfully. However, I find myself bristling when I hear the following from people who are on the anti side of nursing […]

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Is Sitting Still Becoming a Lost Art?

I don’t know if this is a product of age or motherhood…but I have become a stranger to the fine art of sitting still and doing nothing. It’s been years since I’ve been able to sit through a movie without stopping for some reason.  The dog needs to go out, the dog needs to come […]

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How to Run Your First 5K

Great achievements in life happen one small step at a time. In the case of running your first 5K, the steps happen quite literally – one foot in front of the other…but, mental preparation is essential in achieving any goal, so putting your mind in the right place is the most important first step to […]

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