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by: Sabrina Bradley

How to Teach Your Child Entrepreneurship According to a Real Momtrepreneur

lessons in entrepreneurship from a momtrepreneur

Sabrina Bradley, owner of SKIN by Sabrina, knows all about the hard work and dedication needed to achieve building a successful business. A passion for skin-care and environmentally-friendly products, she worked hard to turn her dreams of owning her boutique spa and creating a line of holistic treatments into a reality.

More: 11 Side Hustles Perfect for Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads

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Postpartum Depression: Not for Women Only

PPD in Men

Postpartum depression in men

Postpartum Depression: Not for Women Only

Baby Doctor

If your depression persists for more than a couple of months, you may find it worthwhile to seek professional help.

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Boomerang Kids

Boomerang Kids

Sigh … your kids are out on their own. The house is tidy and quiet. You don't need to stop by the store every other day for milk, bread, and orange juice. You and your spouse or partner are free to come and go as you please. You've even started playing tennis together again for the first time in 15 or so years.

Just when you think you've got it made, one—or maybe more than one—of the kids is back.

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Tips for the End of School

Tips for the End of School

Make a strong finish!

Here are the tips and resources you need to help you and your kids survive the end of school and enjoy summer.

1. How to decide which classes your child will take next year.

Gifted programs
Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted and talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.

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How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

Sometimes, the fact that your parents need your help is painfully obvious. Your dad has a stroke; Mom falls and breaks her hip. You go to visit and find that the house is a mess and there's no food in the refrigerator.

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Updated: August 27, 2019

Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time

Morning Routine Hacks

It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs to bring to school that day. The morning routine is way off course.

You open the front door and wave the bus driver away...looks like another day of driving your kid to school, being late for work, and generally watching your morning collapse in chaos. Or is it?

Communicating a Positive Message About Money to Your Kids

Communicating a Positive Message About Money to Your Kids

Perhaps the first and best thing you and your spouse can do is to create three basic money messages that will guide what the two of you say and do with your kids for everything from allowances to buying toys to saving money. You should agree on money messages for acquisition, use and management. These basic money messages serve as scripts you can use again and again in a consistent manner when dealing with money issues.

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Haircuts for Preschoolers

Haircuts for Preschoolers

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If your child objects to the term "haircut," which sounds painful, use the term "trim" instead.

Childproofing

Make sure your preschooler knows that hair cutting is not one of the responsibilities you want him to take on himself. Despite your words of warning, your child will most likely give himself at least one haircut before kindergarten.

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Coping with Miscarriage

Coping with the Loss of Your Unborn Child

Women who experience a pregnancy loss quickly learn that our society doesn't understand the pain of this loss. Well-meaning friends might say, "It was probably defective in some way so this is actually a blessing." Or, "You'll get pregnant again." Or even, "Lots of women miscarry; it's really not a big deal." Of course, any woman who has had a failed pregnancy knows that it is a big deal. Even if the fetus was malformed and even if she can get pregnant again, she still experiences the very deep pain of a shattered dream.

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Updated: May 14, 2020

8 Reasons Why I Plan to Homeschool Even After the Pandemic

mom homeschooling her child

I have been homeschooling my daughter since her school closed mid-March, and I have decided that I will continue teaching her myself, even when schools eventually open again. She thrives in our current set up, and I know that continuing it is the best choice for her.

Here are eight reasons why I have decided to continue homeschooling after the pandemic is finally over:

Stepfamilies: Problem-Solving

Stepfamilies: Problem-Solving

Daily communication and family meetings are vital tools to keep your stepfamily running smoothly, but what do you do when there is…(cue the shark music)…conflict?!

Ah, conflict. As we all know, stepfamilies are full of it. In the following list, I'll lead you through a basic five-part approach to resolving interfamily struggles.

Before you begin your problem-solving, let's briefly explore a few general conflict-resolution approaches:

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Updated: May 20, 2021

Mom Burnout is Real, Here Are 5 Ways to Avoid It

Mom Burnout

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, a mom of one, or a mom of multiples, burnout can affect us all. It’s common for moms of any stage to experience very real mommy burnout regardless of if your little ones are home with you 24/7 or in daycare or school. Let’s take a look at what exactly mom burnout is and how best to avoid it.

by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized for the New School Year

Get Organized for Back to School

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has come up with a list of strategies you can use to help your child get — and keep — their life under control this school year.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

Easing Up On House Rules During the Coronavirus Pandemic

4 house rules to ease up on during coronavirus

Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #stayhome with our families while also attempting some degrees of normalcy with work, homeschool, and botched social interaction.

More: The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

Infertility: Responding to Questions from Family and Friends

Talking About Infertility

Infertility: Responding to Questions from Family and Friends

When you are experiencing infertility, one of the most difficult challenges is communicating with family and friends about what may be a devastating life crisis. Even the most caring relative or friend may offer a "helpful" suggestion, which will appear wildly insensitive to you. Here are some questions you may encounter-and answers you can use to deal with your in-laws and friends.

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Obstacles to a Perfect Marriage

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Obstacles to a Perfect Marriage

The Blame Game

Some people fall into the habit of expecting their spouse to make them happy. Imagine that you are feeling stressed at work and come home every evening in a bad mood. You argue with everything your spouse says without even thinking about it. You are basically not good company. Your spouse retreats to the back room and doesn't want much to do with you. You don't feel like eating alone but end up eating a cold can of soup for dinner.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Black Friday Deals for Mama and Baby

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Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: Packing Your Hospital Bag

Preparing your Hospital Bag

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: Packing Your Hospital Bag

When you are close to delivery you may have some time on your hands. You will be thinking about the big moment, playing it over and over in your mind. If this is your first baby, you're likely to over-prepare, because you really have no idea what to expect. One thing you can do during this time is pack your hospital and baby bags.

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