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The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

If your family is  anything like my family, you’ve found out that long lectures and “motivational speeches” are really not making your kids do anything more than yawn and wait to be excused. There is a better way to motivate your kids and promote positive thinking my friends, and it’s easy, but it does take… Continue reading The Easiest Way To be a More Positive Parent 

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Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed relating to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more I get a mix of emotions. Firstly, I’m thankful there are people in the world who are reading  between the lines… Continue reading Why Mom Shaming Is Not My Problem

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

To many, becoming a stepparent would be out of the question. But to many others, when the love for a partner and the kids is so great, you don’t question your love, you solidify it. My journey as a stepparent probably sounds the same as many others. Stepparents are widely portrayed as evil, self-serving people… Continue reading 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Stepparent

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If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.

Will there ever be a time in our parenting journeys when we can indefinitely say, “I did it right!”? Many of us parents perpetually worry if we’re doing things right, all. the. time.  As a parent, there never seems to be a shortage of people who suggest there are proper ways of doing things, and… Continue reading If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.

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4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year

For moms and dads Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the band-wagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a new routine, to kick a bad habit, or to start something you’ve always wanted. Despite… Continue reading 4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year

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Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations

In a world where many women are prompted by social expectations to transcend boundaries and rise above their female predecessors - who were at once point strictly confined to the domestic sphere, it seems moms, with these new social expectations, have even greater standards to try to meet and adhere to. In the journey of… Continue reading Overcoming ‘Mom’ Expectations

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Tips to Help Your Kids Develop Self-Esteem

As a kid, there seems nothing worse than being forced to do something. Whether parents are forcing their kids to eat food, go to church, dress appropriately, it’s oftentimes tough on kids to be the subjects of their parent’s ideals. Have you ever said to your kid, “I hope you marry someone spectacular one day,”… Continue reading Tips to Help Your Kids Develop Self-Esteem

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5 Things for Parents to Think About in a Changing World

I think you’d have to live under a rock if you didn’t hear news of climate change at least a number of times a year. There are frequently news publications with headlines that read along the lines of, “10 years until effects of climate change radically change our existence,” or “If the world heats up… Continue reading 5 Things for Parents to Think About in a Changing World

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5 Relaxation techniques for labouring moms (That Really Work!)

Since the moment you found out you’re pregnant, the thought has probably crossed your mind: I have to push a giant baby out of me! Seems scary, right? It doesn’t help that many, if not most, women fear the big day they have to go into labour, even though moms are more than excited to… Continue reading 5 Relaxation techniques for labouring moms (That Really Work!)

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Ways to Reduce Stress and Dominate Pregnancy and Labour

There are hundreds of pregnancy books out there, all telling us what to expect when expecting (pun intended?). While I would be either really enthused about pregnancy, a really fast reader, or just really curious, I didn’t read them all. There’s so much conflicting information on pregnancy (Can I eat fish? Can I get in… Continue reading Ways to Reduce Stress and Dominate Pregnancy and Labour