Working at Home with Kids: Myths vs. Reality

If you’ve never worked at home with a young child in the house you probably have some ideas about how it would work – and you’d most likely be wrong! So, let’s debunk some of the common myths surrounding working at home with a young child (or children!) in the house:

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Teach your Kids to Embrace the Rain

Teach your Kids to Embrace the Rain

I’m a fair-weather kind of girl. A few raindrops or a flurry of snowflakes and I head inside. I’ve always been that way, and I admit I’ve missed out on a few things because of it. When I became a mother, I decided to raise my kids to accept – and even enjoy – all kinds of weather. I invested in rain gear, snow boots and hats, and kept the kids warm and dry no matter the temperature.

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Control Anger Before it Controls You

Control Anger Before it Controls You

Our children bring us incredible joy. They can make us laugh and fill our hearts with love. Yet, those same children can bring out the anger in us. It’s never a time we look back on with pride – and we’re often regretful and ashamed after the fact. But getting angry at your children is a perfectly human and normal response to the complicated, often stress-filled job of parenting.

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Welcome to Destiny Falls

Welcome to Destiny Falls

Guess what I did? After writing 13 parenting books, I decided to branch out and do something I’ve always wanted to do: I wrote a novel! My newest creation is Falling into Magic – it’s the first book in a unique, magical mystery series.

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Tantrums & Whining: 13 Helpful Ideas to Prevent Them

Tantrums & Whining: 13 Helpful Ideas to Prevent Them

There are times when you can prevent a child from losing control of their emotions. If you modify the situation that leads up to a meltdown you can often bypass it completely. Here are some things can help prevent tantrums and whining.

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Pacifier Weaning: 7 Tips to Make It Easier

Pacifier Weaning: 7 Tips to Make It Easier

Are you ready to start pacifier weaning for your child? Unless there is a specific reason that you must take away your child’s pacifier in a hurry, it’s best to do it slowly but surely. Here are a few ideas for getting the process going when you’re ready to start pacifier weaning.

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Drinking from a cup – When? How?

Drinking from a cup – When? How?

When should you teach your baby to drink from a cup? Does using a cup mean weaning from breast or bottle? What should your baby drink? Let’s talk about it.

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