Easy Recipes For A Complete Meal

December 1, 2012
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Easy Recipes For A Complete Meal

With our busy lifestyles, homemade lunches are always a treat. But not many of us have the time nowadays to do more than slap together two slices of bread, with something in between if we are lucky. Still, here are four easy-to-handle recipes for a complete meal that kids will enjoy. Fried Rice 1...

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Are You Ready To Be A Parent?

November 20, 2012
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Are You Ready To Be A Parent?

Here’s a test to see if you are indeed parent material. It has been making the rounds on parenting blogs and is bound to keep you chuckling. Test 1: Preparation Women: To prepare for pregnancy 1. Put on a dressing gown and stick a...

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Don’t Just Teach, Help Kids Learn

November 13, 2012
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Don’t Just Teach, Help Kids Learn

Mid-Week Links It’s all about unschooling and homeschooling this week. Malaysian homeschooler, 17-year-old Petrina Phua, writes about her homeschooling experience and what it was like to transition to taking the IGCSE exams. She went on to score straight As for all her eight subjects....

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The Way Of The Peaceful Parent

September 15, 2012
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The Way Of The Peaceful Parent

Post written by Leo Babauta There is no such thing as stress-free parenting. A reader requested that I share my thoughts on stress-free parenting, as the father of six...

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“No” To Spanking Children

September 7, 2012
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“No” To Spanking Children

Mid-Week Links This week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canada’s most prestigious medical journal, called on parents, lawmakers and doctors to put an end to the practice of spanking...

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5 Stories That Touch The Heart

August 22, 2012
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5 Stories That Touch The Heart

Children’s stories are usually full of some combination of mystery, adventure, magic and lately, vampires. And rightly so, because there are no better ingredients than these to ignite interest...

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Support For Breastfeeding In Public

July 20, 2012
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Support For Breastfeeding In Public

Mid-Week Links   More than 200 breastfeeding mothers descended on a cafe in Bristol earlier this month in support of one of their own who claimed she was verbally...

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Attachment Parenting In The News

July 4, 2012
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Attachment Parenting In The News

And…we’re back! Apologies are in order, folks. It has been a long hiatus since our last post. So much has happened in that time but that is probably best...

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Teaching Dyslexic Kids To Read

November 11, 2010
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Teaching Dyslexic Kids To Read

Luqman Michel has thought long and hard about dyslexia—its causes and how to help those children afflicted with it. He runs a blog called Luqman’s Dyslexia Blog, which distills...

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The Truth About Dyslexics

November 4, 2010
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The Truth About Dyslexics

First the good news: dyslexics tend to be visual thinkers able to formulate mental concepts faster than other people. They are intuitive problem-solvers and excellent trouble-shooters. They are usually...

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Fun And Healthy Snacks For Kids

October 14, 2010
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Fun And Healthy Snacks For Kids

This is our very first guest post—written by Jasmine Stephenson. Most of us are a little guilty of allowing our kids to indulge in junk food every once in...

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Don’t Miss The Forest For The Trees

August 4, 2010
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Don’t Miss The Forest For The Trees

When top student Erica Goldson delivered the valedictory address at the Coxsackie-Athens High School graduation ceremony on June 25, she touched many hearts with her words and her courage....

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50 Superfoods For Pregnant Mums

July 21, 2010
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50 Superfoods For Pregnant Mums

Mid-Week Links While we all know that breastfeeding benefits baby and mother, it also has advantages for the greater community. It reduces infant health care costs because breastfed babies...

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First Days After Birth Crucial To Breastfeeding Success

July 6, 2010
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First Days After Birth Crucial To Breastfeeding Success

Last week, we spoke to Christine Choong, founder of Mamalink and mother to three children, two boys and a girl. All her children are now grown, two are married...

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You Can Take Charge Of Your Birth Experience

June 29, 2010
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You Can Take Charge Of Your Birth Experience

When Christine Choong delivered her first two babies about 30 years ago, she was confined to hospital beds, each time with drips to induce and accelerate labour. The drips,...

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