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Gifts for expectant mothers

Great Gift Ideas for Expectant Moms

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Men aren’t exactly Einsteins in the gift-giving department, at least not for the women in our lives. We tend to stick to the old stereotypes and standbys as far as presents, and sometimes that isn’t the way to go. Especially when the receiver of said gift is pregnant. How do you choose a great gift for an expectant mom?


How You Can Influence Your Unborn Baby

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So, she’s having your baby. You look at that growing belly and you know that your child is in there…but sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around that it’s real, and that there is anything you can do to influence that child while it’s still a “bun in the oven.” Surprisingly, there are several things you can do that…


Quick and Dirty New Dad Primer

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My first born bailed out a few weeks early, two days before the date set for my wife’s baby shower. That sort of created a scheduling conflict, especially since wife and baby had to stay in the hospital for three days. So, as a result, our daughter was present at the re-scheduled shower. We got a great card from one…


Positive Reinforcement: What NOT to Say to Your Kids, and Why

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We’ve all been there: you’re tired, frustrated, busy, maybe hungry…and the kids just. Won’t. Stop. Whether it’s sibling bickering, demands for things or attention, or putting out fires (literally or figuratively), being a parent is not always a fun job, and sometimes we say the wrong things in the heat of the moment. Although it’s never going to be possible…


Tips for Success for Blended Families

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The statistics for marriage aren’t terribly encouraging–the average rate of marriages ending in divorce is sitting at around 50%. But what about subsequent relationships? Well, those have an even higher rate of failure: 60% of marriages, especially those that blend families from previous relationships, end in divorce. We all know that it is hard to put together two sets of…