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

Alana Redmond4 months ago
3 Things I Forgot to "Baby-Proof"
Bringing home my first child was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences. I will never forget how much time I spent preparing her room and my home for the big day. My husband and I spent cou...
Veronica Uson4 months ago
Rebuilding Unity
What is a family? A simple definition would be, a group of people, that consists of parents and children living in the same house. But in reality, everyone knows family does not mean just that. A fami...
Nathalie Martin4 months ago
Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifting Ideas for All Tastes
The saying "it’s the thought that counts" is often used negatively in response to someone receiving an inadequate gift, implying that the effort that’s gone into giving something is more valuable than...
Ynez Adsuara5 months ago
Oh No, I'm Leaking Again...
"Okay sweetie, give him your breast and he'll just start sucking." As beautiful of an experience breastfeeding truly is as a whole, no one ever told me that it would hurt like a—well, you know. First ...
Back to School Style for Kids
Nothing matches up to the worry a parent can feel for their child. It’s a big time commitment, for one thing. Research from 2018 shows that parents spend an average of 37 hours a week fretting about t...
Ossiana Tepfenhart5 months ago
10 Family Bonding Night Ideas That Rule
Nothing quite emphasizes a family's importance like actually hanging out with those you care about. If there's one thing that makes families stronger, it's taking time out of your busy week to bond wi...
Taisha Stephenson5 months ago
First Birthdays
The morning of my daughter's birthday: 💕
Jim Hughes5 months ago
Making a Family Emergency Plan
For Tina and her family, floods were not really a big deal … nor unusual. They haven’t experienced any flooding since the mid-1990s, and that time, the waters inside their one-story modest house were ...
Paisley Hansen5 months ago
Giving Your Kids a Bright Future in the Midst of Adversity
Whether your family is facing food or housing insecurity, dealing with underemployment, rising healthcare costs, or even the pervasive yet impactful effects of social media burnout, chances are you ar...
Nalana Phillips5 months ago
The Questionable Generation
Sitting in a restaurant watching other people not parent their children. Sitting there watching them run around screaming, being loud and obnoxious. One little boy wouldn't stop bothering my child no ...
M K5 months ago
Take Moments for Each Other
It's been a week since the arrival of our daughter, and already I can see how easy it is for couples to forget about each other. At the hospital, you have all the support you need: Nurses, techs, doct...
Matthew Evans5 months ago
How to Deal with Overprotective Parents
Parents always have been involved in the education of their offspring, but now they have not. Paradoxically children are increasingly depressed and get tired. The reason for their depression is an emo...
Rayelle Paulson6 months ago
Mother Knows Best
Every summer the rising heat brings the wave of headlines reading “Another Child Left to Die in Hot Car,” and the masses screaming, “What is wrong with people?! How could they be so careless?” Which l...
Altavise Walker6 months ago
The Unexpected
For weeks, I sat and contemplated possible where do I begin with my first blog? Me, being meticulous and Type A personality, I write everything down. So, in my notebook went writing (ideas). However, ...
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Brian Anonymous6 months ago
The Importance of Finding Time for Your Family as a Young Adult
When I was in my early 20s, I wasn't too focused. The whole world was just opening up. I was completing university and didn't know what was ahead of me. New friends were popping up as I engaged in new...
ShadowSpear X6 months ago
Custody Battles
You may hear a friend, family member, or even a coworker talk about her custody struggles here and there, but there is so much to know about going through a custody battle and even how to go about fil...
Jessica Rowe6 months ago
How to Survive the Holidays When Your Family Makes You Anxious
Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. It has always reminded me of the blissful ignorance of childhood when the world was viewed through a sparkly, magical lens of happiness. I didn’t care w...
Claire Raymond6 months ago
Coping with Christmas When Your Family Members Are Jerks
Christmas adverts and shows have a lot to answer for. They show families as these smiling faces, sitting round the Pinterest-worthy table, laughing like they’re wasted. And social media is no better. ...