July 2012

How to Make Road Trips Fun for Kids

July 24, 2012

Kids and road trips are not always the best combination. The combination of the two generally becomes enjoyable about the time the kids get their own car and can take the trip themselves! Until then, long car rides can be rough —especially when they’re fighting, they’re tired, they’re hungry, they’re thirsty, or they have to […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Connect with Your Kids

July 24, 2012

Joshua John currently works in community relations for the University of Southern California’s Virtual Master of Social Work program, which provides social workers the opportunity to earn an “online social work degree” and apply for a “social work license”. He also loves gadgets, movies, and all things Batman. Dos and Don’ts of Using Social Media […]

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The Dragon Slayer

July 8, 2012

by, Laurie Haughton of Horizons Photography and Through the Lens of Motherhood My son, Joshua, was born with a heart defect that has resulted in numerous surgeries and a stroke; I mention this because one of the delays due to the stroke has been his speech. He is termed ‘language impaired’ and it’s caused us […]

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What Will a Child’s Tomorrows Be Like If Reading Isn’t Part of Today?

July 7, 2012

To whom it may concern…, I on occasion read to children at the local library. It is always a small group of kids with mom and or, dad, grandma or a chaperon. There is always room for plenty more. The 80 to 90 per cent of empty chairs is an indication of that. This in […]

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Positive Ways To Talk To Your Kids and Teens

July 2, 2012

Yikes! The clock is ticking. I really, really meant to post this earlier, but there’s still time. Don’t miss this great opportunity to become the parent you always imagined you could be. In just a few days, my friend Adina Soclof is offering a parenting class you can join from the comfort of your own […]

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What Should a Mother do When She Learns She is Expecting?

July 1, 2012

The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Jane Sellman Congratulations! Learning you have become pregnant is very exciting. It can also be very stressful and overwhelming – especially if this is your first baby. Pregnancy Is Normal! Pregnancy and birth is a normal part of life not a disease or an affliction and the vast majority […]

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