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Twins: Getting Out And About
May18

Twins: Getting Out And About

One of the most frustrating things I’ve found about being the mother of twins is that getting out of the house alone with them can be very difficult. I’ve often longingly thought back to my leisurely outings with my first child and wished life were still that easy now! Nonetheless, however challenging it may be to get out and about with two babies, with a little planning and flexibility, it is entirely possible to go do errands, visit...

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Health Tips For Your Baby
Mar25

Health Tips For Your Baby

There are always concerns about a baby’s health. Many parents overreact to the smallest problem, but you really can’t be too careful when it comes to your baby’s health. Recognizing the symptoms to the most common diseases is very important to early diagnosis and treatment. Rubella or German Measles: It’s sometimes referred to as the 3-day measles as well. It affects the skin and lymph nodes. It’s not the same virus that causes...

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Mommy & Baby: Teething & Weaning
Feb11

Mommy & Baby: Teething & Weaning

These are two topics that strike fear in the hearts of all parents: what will happen when my baby starts teething? How will he respond when it’s time to wean him (from the breast)? Teething Teething is not a disease, but a condition of growth. It shouldn’t be dreaded, but simply seen as an accomplishment of a healthy, growing child. Most babies begin teething between 6-8 months of age, but as in all children, it may vary wildly. Some...

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Four Alternatives To Hitting Children
Sep14

Four Alternatives To Hitting Children

National surveys show that over the past twenty years, more than 90 percent of parents with small children admit to using one or more forms of corporal punishment. Corporal punishment includes pinching, shaking, slapping, punching, a spanking, hitting, and beating children with an object such as a belt. Studies have shown that using these methods can result in serious and tragic longer-term effects such as the children becoming...

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Science Toys Are Educational Toys
Apr10

Science Toys Are Educational Toys

My son Jack had been quietly playing with his Meccano set when we heard him scream, sweet! What a cool toy, my friend Dave said, it’s a ferris wheel. It’s a solar powered ferris wheel, said Jack. Dave asked me, How did you get him to play with educational toys, my son only wants to play video games. I asked Dave whether he had ever played educational games or built rockets or space toys with his son. I’m not really a...

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