Advice for Parenting

Every Parents’ Nightmare – Fixing A Clogged Toilet!

As adults we know that toilets can be delicate when it comes to what will cause them to over-flow. And as parents, we know the risk increases with each child. Every time children go into the bathroom you’re hoping that the faucet will be turned off all the way, the floor will be dry, and the toilet will have flushed properly. Potty training is a stressful time in a parents’ life – hoping to always make it to the potty before an accident occurs and teaching children how much paper, soap, etc to use.

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Breastfeeding And Bottle Feeding – The Age Old Debate

As a parent you will have to make the personal decision of breast or bottle. Don’t worry, you will get many opinions – most of them very strong on one side or the other. There are pros and cons to both!

Obviously, between breastfeeding and bottle feeding, breastfeeding seems to be the ideal nourishment for your baby being that it is what nature had intended. Research has shown that children who breastfeed are passed anti-bodies that help reduce ear infections, diarrhea, allergies, and obesity. It is easily digested and provides many of the vitamins baby needs…

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Taking Mom Holidays – You Need Free Time & Your Family Will Benefit

Surely, before you had kids you heard people say that being a mom is and will be the hardest job you will ever do. After you became a mom you quickly realized they were right. It cannot be compared to any full-time job, even one with over-time, because as a mom you literally are never relieved of your duty; there is no time card to swipe out. There are no weekends, evenings, lunch hours and so on, only 24/7 around the clock care.

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How to Help Obese Toddlers – Realistic & Practical Steps

As a country and even throughout the world, we have come to realize that we are facing a crisis when it comes to our health and especially our weight. Really it has gone too far as we are no longer affecting just ourselves; we are hurting our children and our future generation. What are the(…)

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Terrible Twos VS Thunderous Threes – Which Age is Worse?

The great debate: Which age is worse, Two or Three? Is it the terrible twos with the screaming, crying fits, or the thunderous threes with the attitude and sudden outbursts? We’ll let you be the judge! With Maddie her twos were so horrific I’m not sure who cried more, me or her. Let’s get into(…)

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Physical and Fun Activities With Toddlers

Don’t toddlers have an incredible reserve when it comes to their energy supply? I know mine keeps me going from the time she awakes to the time she sleeps. These toddler years though are so important in our child’s development – much too important for us to rely on the TV, computer or video games(…)

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A Toddler Schedule That Works For Everyone – Does it Exist?

So, what does it take to create a toddler schedule that is beneficial for all? Structure, structure, structure! First, let me begin this story a few happy months ago when my husband and I used to have peaceful evenings and restful nights… My daughter was born full term yet very small at only 5 lbs(…)

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Fun Decoration, Hieroglyphics or Just Plain Scribbles?

One of my favorite Maddie Adventure stories happened very shortly after moving into our new house. As you would imagine, or have even experienced, I was very busy unpacking and organizing – all while constantly sick from the new move. One day my mom called while I was working in the spare room/office. After only(…)

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