Author Archives: Karen Barski

7 Steps to an Effective Bedtime Routine

Bedtime routines are the best way to reliably put your child to sleep. They condition your child so he or she accepts the idea of sleep and transitions peacefully. You can mix up your routine to include any step or … Continue reading

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Holiday Art Projects to Decorate Your Home

Can you believe how close we are to Christmas already? In my area of the world, it’s gotten real cold but we haven’t had much snow, so the kids are playing indoors for the most part. It is fun to … Continue reading

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Thinking about Starting a Family? Five Budget Tips to Help You with the Expenses

Raising children is a great joy, but many people hesitate to start families because of the expense. However, children do not have to cost you a fortune. Here are some commonsense, practical tips for raising kids in a frugal way. … Continue reading

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Safe Delivery: How You Can Prepare for a Home Birth

More and more mothers are considering having a home birth with their delivery for the comfort and privacy it offers. For many people, the home can be a more relaxing environment than visiting the hospital, with less people around and … Continue reading

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Splish Splash: Making Bath Time Fun

For some families, bath time can be a troubling experience. Some kids fight it and feels like a chore. You can lighten the mood on the whole experience by treating it like a treat. Offer an activity or type of … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Count Their Blessings

No matter the age of the individual, counting your blessings is an important aspect to appreciating the life you’ve been given. This sentiment is especially true when it comes to teaching your kids to be grateful as they get older … Continue reading

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Splish Splash: Making Bath Time Fun

For some families, bath time can be a troubling experience. Some kids fight it and feels like a chore. You can lighten the mood on the whole experience by treating it like a treat. Offer an activity or type of … Continue reading

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Modern Baby Names: Boy and Girl

While many baby names have remained very common throughout the years, there are certainly decade-specific names that were popular. From the 1920s through several future decades, Robert and John were popular for boys, and Mary was a clear-cut favorite for … Continue reading

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Running Out of Time: What New Parents Should Know About Adoption

For couples who are looking to adopt and welcome a child into their home, it can be exciting to plan for the future and grow the family. Before it’s time to paint the nursery or buy baby clothes, there are … Continue reading

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8 Helpful Tips for Laundry Day

Laundry is tough and it never seems to end! When you care for a family, as soon as you’re caught up, a new load is dropped off. There’s no avoiding this task, but we can make it easier on ourselves. … Continue reading

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