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

Tony Campbell8 months ago
Struggles of Being a New Dad
For a woman becoming a mom is a gradual thing because of the carrying of the baby. However, for a man, it's a bit more sudden in terms of the day you fully become a dad. It's almost as if you went fro...
Hannah Hare8 months ago
Becoming a Stepparent
Becoming a stepparent can be both challenging and scary, especially when the relationship is just getting started. When you start to date and be with someone you love it is always easy to be around th...
Jaz Johnstone8 months ago
It's Okay to Just Let Them Play
When you think back to being a child, most of the happy memories that pop into your head are of things like your favourite toy, game or activity. For me it's making mud pies on the hill outside the ho...
Emmie Mayberry8 months ago
5 Ways to Help Depression as a Mom
I will never ever regret having my beautiful daughter. When my boyfriend and I found out we were pregnant on the night of our friend's wedding, we were ecstatic. We were ready to have our family, and ...
Aleea Whitmire8 months ago
When It Becomes Too Heavy
Domestic violence is like this country's dirty little secret. Everyone knows it is happening but, until it directly affects you or someone you love, it isn't talked about. There are many reasons why, ...
Luka Seydoux8 months ago
How to Come out to Homophobic Parents
Preparation for the Before, During, and After
Mariah Kelley8 months ago
Panic Attacks and Triggers
Panic attacks are debilitating and can be humiliating to have others see. If you're around anyone else, you probably feel like they're staring at you and you're making a huge fool of yourself. All you...
Mariah Kelley8 months ago
Motherhood with Mental Health
It's hard enough just being a mother, but being a mother with depression/anxiety is a whole other beast. You probably laugh when other moms complain about how hard they have it, while you think to you...
Billie Mullins 9 months ago
The Fussy Baby
We’ve all been there... Look, I know what you’re thinking. An article about a whiny baby. But I can assure you there are more mothers out there who can relate to this more than you know. A lot of moms...
Sherry Campbell9 months ago
13 Ways to Deal With a Difficult Family Member
Everybody needs to know how to deal with a difficult family member. Maybe it's your dad. Perhaps it's your husband's sister. It could be your grandmother, your cousin, or a friend of the family who ac...
To the Parent with the Sick Child
Everybody knows cold and flu season is no fun, and parents know it can be hazardous to the whole family. We all know cold germs spread like wildfire, and the flu? Once it hits a household you'll be lu...
Aimee W9 months ago
As Long As There Is Life, There Is Hope. As Long As There Is Hope, There Is Life.
What does it feel like to lose a baby? Ever wondered that? It may have crossed your mind at one point but it was probably only a fleeting thought and that's absolutely fine. Who would want to dwell on...
Tabbitha Ingram9 months ago
Newborn Mamas...
The one thing all mom's-to-be hear is "get ready to never sleep again!" or "catch up on your sleep now, because after the baby is born you won't get any!" plus many other variations of! I am here to t...
Hali Moore9 months ago
Stepparenting for Beginners
Being a stepparent is the most difficult part of my marriage. I've known my husband since we were young children and we get along perfectly—well, most of the time. We communicate when something bother...
Amy Jourdan9 months ago
How to Raise Kids Who Love to Read
I don't think I need to go into detail about how important reading is to developing children. The research is out there in heaps. For starters, fostering a love of reading creates strong critical thin...
Breastfeeding
So you're about to have a baby. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Time to make some decisions! Picking names, decorating the nursery, buying clothes, furniture, toys, and car seats. You will carefully weigh each de...
Tabbitha Ingram9 months ago
Being a Stay-At-Home Mama
Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (SAHM) can be a very tricky and, sometimes, very lonely job. Growing up, I always knew that when the time came, I would be a SAHM because I knew I wanted to be there for all the things my kids experienced growing up. I had sort of glorified the whole SAHM thing, as my mom was, and it just seemed like so much fun!! You get to hang out with your other mom friends during the day and go out for coffee and do all these awesome things during the day while the kids were at scho...
Alyssa Baur9 months ago
My Child Is Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?
The percentages of Autism are growing rapidly. No one knows exactly why their child was diagnosed. Sure there are beliefs out there that vaccines cause autism, or that it is genetic, but there is no s...