How we wish we could personally gift wrap a merry Christmas for you! Then we would place it under your Christmas tree, step back, and watch you open the gift we made with your name on it. Once opened, that gift would lighten your heart, brighten your holidays, and send you into the new year …

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You’ve seen resilient children: the ones who fall down and get back up. The ones who try something, fail, and try again. Resilient kids are problem-solvers. They face the future with confidence and hold onto hope when things get tough. Would you like to raise your child to be resilient too?

If only there were a manual for motherhood! The internet overflows with tips. Your friends may offer all kinds of advice. But like most mothers, you may wonder, “Is that right for my child, in this situation?” To help build your confidence as a mom, we asked a few moms we know to share a …

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Are frigid temperatures and icy sidewalks keeping you stuck indoors with your active toddler this winter? Don’t let cabin fever rule the day. Here are eight ways you and your little one can burn some energy and get some good playing in—even indoors! All are toddler-approved and budget-friendly. 1.      Hold a Toddler Dance Party Turn …

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Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You …

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Winter weather. Brrr! Are you dreading the days of dressing your baby like a marshmallow while wrestling with windblown blankets and a diaper bag? Wondering if you dare to take your child out in the cold? If dropping temperatures get you down, relax. We’ve got you covered. And your baby, too. Here’s our collection of …

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At your child’s birth, you are handed a tender-hearted infant ready to be shaped by all the experiences to come. She squints up at you in innocent expectancy. And you realize that if she is ever to become a happy, healthy person, it’s up to you. You need to nurture her. Nurturing isn’t a one-time …

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Toddlers are like drivers in a snowstorm: they desperately want to know where the lines are. As your toddler’s parent, you can provide the limits she craves. You do this through discipline. After your love, discipline is the most essential gift you can give your child. And you can start your discipline when she’s a …

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Is your child becoming a toddler? Get ready: it’s going to be an exciting ride! Your baby’s second year of life outside the womb is like a year full of Independence Days—fireworks and all. He is learning to walk confidently, eat finger foods, and express himself in short sentences. This year he’ll also test limits, …

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Scooting, crawling, standing, walking. . . Watch out world! Here she comes! Your baby will assert her independence in big ways during these second six months of life after birth. By the end of her first year, she will be ready to walk, to climb stairs, and to use new words and gestures to get …

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