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Returning after a long break...

Hi Girls,Some of you may remember me,some of you may not have seen me around for a very long time....

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Hi guys, Is anyone alive here? LOL I guess everyone is super busy these days. I have also been bus...

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Here are some photos that I was able to find while he's in BCT ...

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Bad dreams

Ethan has at least two bad dreams a week which results in him ending up in bed with us. I know that...

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Who is pregnant or already had another baby since their 2011 baby?

We are so done, but many of you are not. Who has had a baby? Who is pregnant? Who is TTC?...

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Night Terrors

What is a night terror? A night terror is not the same as a nightmare. A night terror occurs when a child is partially awakened from a very deep sleep. Sleepwalking is also another example of partial arousal from a deep sleep. Night terrors generally happen shortly after a child falls asleep. Sometime during the first fifteen minutes of sleep the body goes into the deep non-REM sleep. » Read more

Mealtime Dilemmas? No Problem!

By Ann Douglas

Your toddler is a huge fan of macaroni and cheese—and practically nothing else. Your preteen sneaks out the door without so much as a bite of breakfast. Your grade schooler has developed an acute case of sandwich phobia.... Sound familiar? » Read more

Making Snacktime Healthy

Snacktime can be fraught with unhealthy pitfalls, even for those families who strive to serve healthy meals for their kids every day. At snacktime, you often need to make something quickly, and the easiest thing to do is to reach into a bag or a box for some pretzels or chips. » Read more

Interrupting

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. What’s surprising to learn is that they do it because they always get a response from you when they do! They’ve learned that you are willing to stop what you’re doing to answer them. » Read more

How to Survive a Trip to the Grocery Store When you Have Young Kids

By Stacy DeBroff, www.momcentral.com

Buying groceries is one of constant task for us Moms, and we often lack anyone at home to watch our baby or toddler. Thus, trips to the store can turn into a huge headache if your kids are in tow and are grabbing every box of cookies they see and complaining about everything you put into the cart. » Read more

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution

The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well. # 1 Maintain a consistent bedtime and awaking time. » Read more

Best Friends Or Bitter Enemies: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

By Nancy Da Silva

When you bring your first child home from the hospital, the whole family is abuzz with joy and anticipation. The first smile, first word, first step are all milestones that make your baby the center of attention. He revels in learning exactly what it will take to make his parents light up and shower him with affection. » Read more

Bedtime Without Battles

Do your kids fight going to bed? Are you looking for ideas on how to get your kids in bed and keep them in bed? Below is a list of our best bedtime tips. » Read more

Avoiding Food Battles

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.com

It's common for food to become a source of conflict in most families. Many parents employ a bargaining or bribing approach to get their kids to eat healthy foods. This is not the best strategy as it encourages your child to resist, a trait that most kids excel at from a very young age. » Read more

Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors – every parent has to deal with them! Controlling their emotions » Read more