Monthly Archives: October 2012

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Your Kids about Stranger Danger

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center estimates that roughly 2,000 children are reported missing every day. Luckily, the vast majority of missing children are found and their cases are resolved within hours; of those who aren’t immediately … Continue reading

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Cute Halloween Costume Ideas for Babies

Halloween is a fun time of year to celebrate with babies. What’s more adorable than a teeny little baby dressed up like a dinosaur or a pumpkin? It doesn’t get any cuter than that! If you still haven’t picked out … Continue reading

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10 Smartphone Apps That Can Keep the Kids Occupied While You’re Stuck Standing in Line

When you’re stuck in a long line with kids in tow, the chances of a meltdown as a result of sheer boredom are high enough to cause even the most optimistic parent a moment of panic. Thanks to our smartphones … Continue reading

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Caring For Newborns: Helpful Tips for New Moms

Nobody would argue that caring for a baby is hard work that requires plenty of attention to detail. Caring for a baby properly is important to how they will develop as they grow older. One of the reasons that caring … Continue reading

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MidLife Parenting a Mini Me – By Robin Gorman Newman

Had an interesting conversation with a friend last week. Like me, she is a later in life adoptive mom. Her kids know they are adopted, as does my son. It’s not a big deal in our respective households. We’ve always … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Organizing the Kids Closet

It’s amazing how much space kids can manage to take up with all of their belongings, despite their small size. Closet space, especially, always seems to be at a premium in the bedrooms of children. Managing the never-ending cycle of … Continue reading

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Consistency at all Ages – Getting Your Child to Listen When You Say “No”

When teaching elementary school, the word that was always running through my head was “consistency.” I had to be consistent with those kids no matter what; and in every aspect. I knew that if I wasn’t consistent, the kids would … Continue reading

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