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Updated: August 7, 2019

How to Choose a Baby Name Inspired by Your Family Tree

How to choose a baby name inspired by your family tree

Choosing a baby name is part of the legacy you pass down to your child. It’s an opportunity to keep a family name, quality, or history alive in a very unique way. Choosing a baby name inspired by your family tree is a wonderful option to consider to provide your child with a strong foundation and connection to the past. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to utilize your family tree for baby name inspiration.

Updated: August 7, 2019

8 Things Your Newborn Will Do That Might Surprise You

Eight things your newborn will do that might surprise you

Preparing for a newborn usually focuses on ordering baby gear and setting up the nursery. Throw some childbirth education in there with a few baby showers and a dash of meditation and you have yourself the typical birth preparation for the average woman. However when you ask moms a few weeks after their birth what they would have done differently, you will hear them say they wish they had known a lot more about their baby. 

Updated: June 20, 2019

Is it Okay to be Naked in Front of Your Kids?

Mom and baby at bath time

There are so many decisions to make when it comes to having a baby. From getting the necessary baby gear to planning a college fund to having hypothetical questions about disciplining kids, it can get overwhelming...and that's just the beginning. Once your tiny human is here, you'll be faced with "quick set decisions." These are decisions you'll have to make in the moment and have no way of knowing that curveball was headed your way. Welcome to parenthood. 

Updated: February 12, 2020

Extra-Curricular Activities for Girls that Promote Leadership

extra curricular activities for girls to help them become the next president

Our girls are strong, bright, and capable of changing the world. Your daughter could become one of our next presidents, and helping your girl stand in her own power and embrace all that she has to offer is one of the key ways we can contribute to making this happen. We know the value of girls’ leadership, and fortunately, there are organizations that have exciting extracurricular activities and programs to help girls develop leadership skills.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Seems like every time we turn around there is a new label for something! It can be hard to keep up and it can seem irritating, but there are reasons for calling it out. This new parenting term I’m shedding light to is called the “lawnmower parent” and its one to be aware of. Being a parent is obviously an important job and people want to get it right. Everyone wants the best for his or her child; to provide for them, to give them more than they themselves had.

by: Lindsay Hutton

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How to Get Your Kids to Love Math

Laying the foundation

How to Get Your Kids to Love Math

When it comes to mathematics, most U.S. kids just aren't making the grade. A recent study conducted on students in grades 4 and 8 by the American Institutes for Research found that children in the United States consistently score below most of their peers around the world on math. As students progress to the high school level, the worrying trend continues, with the U.S placing ninth out of the 12 countries included in the study.

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Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.

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Deciding on Divorce

Deciding on divorce

Deciding on Divorce

Sometimes relationships cannot be salvaged. There are problems that cannot be resolved with therapy and an effort at better communication. Some people are incompatible at their core. Some relationships are violent and contaminated by drugs or alcohol, and some relationships have such a serious lack of trust that they cannot be restored. In these situations there is no choice but to divorce.

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Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child

Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child

College students are treated very differently than they were in high school. The entire system is geared toward making them responsible for their choices and actions. They are expected to really want to grow up. If they resist too much they are going to wind up confused, depressed, or out of touch with their peers. And the school will let them know if they aren't making the grade.

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Gift Ideas for Special People and Special Occasions

Babies, children, and teens

Gift Ideas for Special People and Special Occasions

Here are a few ideas for suitable gifts for special people and special occasions.
Babies

Many adults save and treasure gifts they received when they were babies. When giving a baby gift, therefore, you might want to consider purchasing some trinket in silver or gold.

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Calcium and Healthy Bones

Calcium and Healthy Bones

Why bother with calcium?

Imagine your bones as your calcium bank. Over the years, you can develop quite an extensive savings account by taking in plenty of calcium-rich foods and supplementing your diet with calcium pills. Keep up the good work as an adult and your bones stay calcium-rich!

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Savings Accounts for Kids

The basics of savings accounts

Savings Accounts for Kids

Money ABCs

A deposit is an addition of money to your child's account. It's the opposite of a withdrawal.

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Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Piggybank on It

If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when it's a gift for you) or a friend (when it's a gift for another friend). Just make sure that the joint gift-givers agree on what the present should be.

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Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Food & outdoors

Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Sanitation means keeping food away from rodents and making your home and its sur-roundings less rodent-friendly.

Food Sanitation

A Fine Mess

All three control measures -- sanitation, rodent-proofing, and reducing populations -- are essential for a successful rodent-control program. Don't skip one of these steps!

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Taking on Termites

Taking on Termites

Around the House

Depending on where you live, a soil pretreatment might have been required when your house was built. These treatments are typically covered by a multi-year warranty period, but problems can still happen, especially if structural changes are made to the home. Anything requiring breaking or cutting into a concrete slab or digging into the soil around the foundation of a structure can disrupt and even destroy the treated barrier.

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