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Tips for Having House Guests With Young Children

CME WebsitesHouseguests, Parent Routines

When you have a young child, having guests can be just as challenging as traveling to someone else’s home. Below you will find tips to ease SOME of the stress with hosting overnight guests as well as preparing guests for your arrival. Preparation will be your best friend when it comes to planning, packing, and making sure everyone involved is …

Using Meal Planning in Your Lunch & Dinner Routine

CME WebsitesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Child Routines, Meal Preparation, Mealtime, Parent Routines

Ah! The moment when you realize you forgot to plan something for lunch or dinner. You are at a loss for what to make and everything is either frozen or cereal. There has to be something better, and there is! Meal times shouldn’t be stressful. But how do you make them less stressful and yet nutritious? One simple thing can …

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5 Ways to Celebrate Dad On Father’s Day

CME WebsitesDaddy Time, Parent Routines

Father’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s the perfect time to tell the special father in your life just how important he is! If you’re looking for great ideas to help dad know just how loved he is this Father’s Day, you’re in luck! Here’s a list of 5 great ways to celebrate Dad on Father’s …

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How to Take Time Away for Yourself or Your Marriage

Barbara MitchellParent Routines, Time Away

In today’s busy culture, the demands of work and family are very real! If you are involved in community activities outside of your work, then you may have extra demands. Once you arrive back at home, your family needs you. The backpacks and schools need you, there are phone calls to make, and emails to send. There are also piles of laundry piling …

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Screen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Barbara MitchellChild Routines, Computer Time, Parent Routines, Quiet Time, Screen Time

Computers are everywhere! No matter which direction we turn, access to a computer – or more specifically “screen time” – is everywhere we look. In many homes, computers and other ways to access the internet are available in almost every room of the house. As parents, we want what is best for our children. If we listen to the commercials …

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Nursing and Breastfeeding Tips for Busy Families

Barbara MitchellChild Routines, Mealtime, Nursing, Nursing, Parent Routines

Breastfeeding a baby is probably one of the most amazing experiences that any woman can encounter. As mammals, nature created our bodies so that we will produce the necessary milk for our young. The most recent recommendations from pediatricians have even been to nurse (or formula feed) your baby exclusively for the first six months of life before introducing solid …