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Featured Articles

Funny Boy



By Jeff Stimpson

Alex can't stop laughing. It's been a couple of hours now. Part belly laugh, part giggle, the laugh of the extremely young for whom anything can be funny: daddy's frown, a Cheerio on the floor, a vision seen only by those little brown eyes and fed into that little, new brain. A laugh like a bubbling pot, like Mary Tyler Moore at the funeral of Chuckles the Clown.


Four Keys to a Happy Childhood






By Tressa M. Clinger

Parenting is a struggle.  With your newborn, you are faced with diapers, feedings, colic, and lack of sleep.  Babies cry when all of their needs have apparently been met and you could go crazy trying to decipher from their tears what more you need to do.  Then, with toddlers, there are issues such as potty training, play dates, and fielding never-ending questions about everything under the sun.  Toddlers will cry when their needs have been met and tell you what more you need to do.  Unfortunately, what they want may be unacceptable to you.  Welcome to the Battle of Wills.  The list of challenges grows with your children as they pass one stage of life and enter another.  There is no instruction manual or blueprint included.  There are, however, a few keys that you already have in hand.  It's simply a matter of using them.







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Becoming a Grandparent

By Apryl  Chapman-Thomas

Travel Destinations

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By D. Ann Graham

Prime Time Parenting

Going To Extremes

By Kris Williams

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Got to Have More Milk Crates?

By Darlene Zagata


Cheating Affects Everyone








By Jennifer Hollowell

Journals for Keepsakes

Memory Preserving Ideas 

By Christy Drake


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Is That All?

By Julie Black

Dealing with Difficulties

Time Out For Me?

By Victoria L. Pietz

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By Bernie Knox

Humor in Child Care

Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle 





By Sharon Wren

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July 4th Remembrance

By D.J. McCormick

Gifted Children

Weathering the Summer


By Lori B. Jones

Reading Readiness

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By Anita York


The "Home" in Homeschooling

By Jenifer McCrea


The Mommy Workout

By Stephanie Walker

Women in History

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Nature Knowledge

Family Time Outdoors 

By J. A. Mortenson

Nature Trivia

Eco Awareness

By Heather Grant

Activities for Preschoolers

Kitchen Magic 

By Julie Miller

Behavior Management

Air Travel with Children 

By Kris Williams

Ten Best Lists (Child Related ONLY!)

14 Best Painting Canvases

By Darlene Zagata

Pets for Children

Indoor Pets vs. Outdoor Pets


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