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when most of us think of discipline, we may not realize it, but we're probably thinking of methods that are actually negative reinforcement or out of anger and frustration. Punishment fits into this category, as do some consequences that are enacted in a negative way. Parenting is challenging at times. So where does positive reinforcement fit in? Can it really...
back pain during pregnancy | how to relieve back pain
There it is again, the annoying back pain. From getting the baby nursery ready, the hospital bags packed and getting everything prepared for your baby the lower back pain can become even more painful. As your tummy and little one continues to grow, your body is dealing with the stress and demands of the excess weight. Back pain is often what kept...
wish you could have fresh, flavorful vegetables right at your fingertips all season long? Do you want to be confident that your vegetables are safe for your family to eat? Well, you can have all that and more. Growing your own organic vegetable garden not only assures fresh, safe, great tasting vegetables all season long; it also provides you with...
as an interior designer, I work with a lot of different clients, many of which are moms with young children. Oftentimes I hear the statement “Child Proof” or “but will that hold up with my kids”. It is a common misconception that because someone has kids or pets or entertains often, that they have to somehow lose some of...
when it comes down to picking a baby name for your baby you want to make sure you are picking a name that fits them, a name that you haven't had bad dealings with, and one that fits both baby and adulthood. A lot may be riding on this since this name is going to with your child forever! Finding...
Money can often be an overwhelming topic that can lead to tough situations which can be difficult to deal with. Debt consumes many people and they feel like they can not get out from under it. Money and finances can cause stress in many relationships if not handled and balanced correctly. If you do not specialize in finances then knowing...
are you a working mom, tired and weary from day to day tasks and worried every day that you are not spending enough quality time with your children?  Are your children school aged and you find yourself discouraged that it feels that there are never enough hours in the day to just enjoy their presence and have fun with...
newborn must have | newborn
getting the essentials for your newborn are important. Figuring out what you need is not easy especially if you are a first-time mom. There are so many kits, tools, and baby gear out there that finding the right one for you and your baby is tricky. Starting with the basic is simple. Look on Pinterest or make a list of everything that...
There may come a point where you might start feeling like motherhood is a job or you may be feeling this way already. Being a mom isn’t supposed to be or feel like a job. it is such a wonderful and a hard thing to do. My husband is always telling me he doesn’t know how I do it. With...
morning sickness | morning sickness remedies | Dealing with morning sickness
morning sickness is very tough to have. Count yourself lucky if you only have morning sickness during the first trimester. Any women who have dealt with it knows it is rough. Morning sickness does not necessarily happen in the mornings which can through you out of your normal routine. Some women have morning sickness through the entire pregnancy, which is really...