advice

It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

Breastfeeding
As a young breastfeeding mother, I wasn't given all the information before making my choice. Before I start, I have nothing against mothers who decide to formula feed their children, it's amazing how ...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
According to Science, This Is How Many Toys Your Baby Should Have
You want what's best for your baby, of course. But when it comes to buying toys and receiving a never-ending influx from doting relatives, how many toys does your baby really need? Is being surrounded...
Jlynn Sheaks8 days ago
Having a Preteen
I think that having a preteen is harder than what most people would think that it is. I know in my experience having a preteen can be quite a challenge at first, especially if you have other children ...
Ash Bash11 days ago
False Accusations and the Harm It Can Cause
I will never forget the feeling. My heart sank and I felt all the tears gush into the corners of my eyes. Why was this happening? What did I do wrong? What's going to happen? No, not my babies. I coul...
Sasha Konikovo15 days ago
10 Smart Ways to Prepare for Parenthood
Parenthood is never what you expect it to be—just ask anyone who already has kids. It's a journey that's full of surprises and will always keep you guessing. It will be fun at times, and sad at times....
Renee Reid25 days ago
How Can Scheduling a Weekly Family Meeting Aide in Your Family's Success
I get it. You are a single parent with a jammed packed schedule. Between working one, maybe two, jobs outside of the home, driving the kiddies to their various activities, and trying to stay on top of...
Get Your Teen out the Door on Time...All the Time
“My daughter was on time for school every day this past week – and I kept my job!” the mom of a 14-year-old told me. To understand the importance of this comment, I need to go back about a month ago w...
Lauren Haley2 months ago
Fed Is Best
Before I even got pregnant, I decided I would breastfeed my children. I was convinced it was the best option: natural, healthier, and convenient. Why bottle feed if I was literally designed to feed a ...
Brittany Wenner2 months ago
Advice from My Dad
I grew up in the foster care system, but I had a relationship with my birth father. I would see him sometimes during visitations when my foster parents would take me to see him. There was a time befor...
Shannon Humphrey2 months ago
3 Ways To Get A Better, Stronger Relationship
If you have been in a relationship for more than two years, chances are you have experienced some boring nights, not-so-pretty moments, and perhaps you've even wondered if your partner still finds you...
Amy Jourdan2 months ago
How to Survive Being a SAHM
There seems to be an idealized view of what it's like to be a stay at home mom. We wake up for homemade breakfasts of fun shaped pancakes topped with healthy fruit that our children devour with glee. ...
Cat E More2 months ago
'Mumming It' and Keeping Your Sanity...
I want to talk about being a Mum and keeping your sanity... First of all I'll give you a little perspective into my story. When I had my first child, I tried hard. I tried really hard. I tried to be s...
Elizabeth Israel2 months ago
Guide to a Healthy Breastfeeding Relationship
Ever since I found out I was pregnant with my dear sweet daughter, I knew in my mind I wanted the entire experience to be a natural experience. From prenatal care, to birth, to feeding. Before she too...
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Barbara Carley2 months ago
Single Parenting
So I noticed on Facebook or any social media site that not very many people will post the bad things that their kids do and only post the good. Well here's a news flash: it is okay to post the bad. Do...
Tiffany Green2 months ago
Who Should Come First? The Marriage or the Kids?
Like most things in the parenting realm, this is a topic that people are very passionate about. I've read and heard a lot of opinions on the topic and it's truly something that interests me. If I'm be...
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Emily R.2 months ago
Mental Health in the Perinatal Period
Choosing to start a family is portrayed to be a joyous and wonderful time—indeed, the idea is sold by the mainstream media as the pinnacle of every woman’s lifelong dream to become a mother. This is a...
Ruth Owens2 months ago
Preparing to Bring Home Your Baby
From the moment you find out you have conceived, that is the day that would forever change your life, whether you are a first-time mom or a mother already. This is the day that you will forever have t...
Oskar Policha3 months ago
Who Are Toxic Parents?
In this world, no parent is perfect, especially towards their kids. But what would you do if you find yourself being brainwashed by your parents lies, being manipulated and controlled over whose feeli...