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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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10 Playtime Activities for Babies

10 Playtime Activities for Babies

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

My Daycare Center Dilemma: Do I Choose a Daycare Near Me at Work or at Home? If you are in the process of picking a daycare for your child, my guess is you’ve asked yourself, ...

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The Family Room 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

The Family Room 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

As we finish up the last few days of 2016 and get ready to ring in 2017, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being part of our online community.  Here our bloggers, including Aili, ...

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Things To Do During A Winter Maternity Leave

Things To Do During A Winter Maternity Leave

Keeping the family busy and occupied indoors during the cold, long months of winter can be tough for any parent – a challenge that strikes even the newest of parents. Despite enjoying precious time with a ...

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Finding Work/Life Balance as a Working Mom

Finding Work/Life Balance as a Working Mom

There are days when I think I’ve got this parenting thing totally under control. Then there are days where I just want to call out sick from work and stay in bed all day. Oh, ...

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Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

With the holidays upon us – events that are often accompanied by large family meals – enforcing good table manners is top of mind for many parents of small children. But, how can you go about encouraging polite behavior ...

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7 Ways to Spot a New Mom Returning From Maternity Leave

7 Ways to Spot a New Mom Returning From Maternity Leave

I recently returned to work in October after being out on maternity leave since July. Like the many moms who are enthusiastic about coming back to work after baby; I’m excited to be back on the job, ...

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Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Working families face many challenges – an early one being the transition back to work after a new baby. As parents, our Family Room bloggers have been there! Today they’re sharing some actionable tips and ...

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Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Please tell me children’s birthday parties get easier over time. I don’t think my wedding took up as much of my time as planning, hosting, and cleaning did for my son’s first birthday party. Okay, maybe ...

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