internet scammers
13 May 2015

The 4 Biggest Internet Scams to Warn Your Children About

  You’ve got to give credit to those people running scams on the internet for creativity and as well as for their staying power. If only they could harness those powers for good. (Sounds like the plot for a Hollywood superhero movie, but that’s another topic for another time.) Nevertheless,

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Pet Friend. French Bulldog Portrait. Shallow DOF, Focus on Eyes.
26 Feb 2015

5 Educational Lessons Your Kids Can Learn from the Family Dog

  Has your little one been asking for a pet? – A pet of the four-legged, furry, “arf-arf” variety? I know your knee-jerk reaction may be to say no; but you’d be surprised to find that there are some actual benefits to making a dog a part of the family.

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kids-and-competition-featured
17 Sep 2014

Kids and Competition: Is the “No Winner, No Loser” Mentality Really Helping Kids?

  Life is all about competition. You win or lose a job, a boyfriend (or girlfriend), or even a best friend. That’s the way it is, and that’s the way it has always been. So why are kid’s sports teams taking all of the competition out of… the competition? In

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child-passenger-safety-featured-2
16 Sep 2014

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week! Are You Using the Right Car Seat for your Kid?

he facts are like a slap in the face: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13; and in most of those cases the deaths and injuries could have been prevented if the car seat, booster seat, or seat belt used had actually been

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Cool mom
03 Sep 2014

How to Be a Cool Parent (While Still Being a Good One): 4 Tips

  We all want to be the best possible parents we can be. We want to implement structure without stifling their decision making. We want to be an excellent example of an adult to our children while at the same time wanting them to think we are halfway “cool.” How in the

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healthy school snacks pin
08 Aug 2014

7 “Good-for-You” School Snacks you’ll Regret Not Having in Your Pantry

  For most kids, school is back in session. Summer break is over and it’s once again time for kids to stretch those brain muscles and increase that intellect. (We hope). All of that stretching and increasing will ultimately make for some hungry bellies. Last year I did a really

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positive-discipline-2
05 Aug 2014

The Discipline Issue: 5 Ways to Introduce Positive Discipline to Your Child

  A hilarious contributed piece by Gareth Cartman Here’s a problem, and feel free to contribute with your suggestions in the comments below, please. My two-year-old daughter thinks discipline is funny. Perhaps I’m not doing it right. Perhaps I’m cracking too easily and letting her off. Either way, when I

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taking-care-braids-twists
01 Aug 2014

The Right Way to Take Care of Your Child’s Hair While it’s In Braids or Twists: 4 Tips

First, let’s talk about protective styles and what exactly qualifies as one. If you or your child has natural hair, a protective style can be your very best friend. Any style that keeps the hair’s ends secure, and can be left in for a week or longer with very little

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cell-etiquette
16 Jul 2014

Cell Etiquette 101: 8 Tips You Should Share with Your Teen

  Back in 2012 one astute momma by the name of Janell decided that it was time to get her 13-year-old son his very first cellphone. Receiving a first phone has become a rite of passage for teens of today; but often teens don’t realize the responsibility that comes along

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allergies
17 Jun 2014

Kids and Summer Allergies: How to Help Them Cope

  Summer is less than a week away. You’ll soon be faced with the fact that not only did you give your child her looks, her charm, her brains and her athletic ability; but you also gave her those summer allergies that make her wheeze, sneeze, itch and twitch. The least

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what-to-pack-for-summer-camp
26 May 2014

8 Summer Camp Essentials You’ll Regret Not Packing for Your Kids

I featured these items on Better Mornings Atlanta! CBS46 News Memorial Day brings the unofficial start to summer – And with summer comes a fantastic time in the lives of parents all over the world who are in need of a little break: summer camp. Outside of the much needed

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