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Role of the Father in the Breastfeeding Family

Role of the Father in the Breastfeeding Family

Many men mistakenly believe that breastfeeding is strictly confined to women and babies. They see their role as that of a passive or neutral outside observer who has little influence on the process. A common complaint from fathers of breastfed babies is that they tend to feel excluded from the intimacy of the nursing dyad. But fathers actually have tremendous potential to either facilitate or undermine the success of breastfeeding.

Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Help Siblings Adjust to a New Baby

Help Siblings Adjust to a New Baby

1. Make sure you're the one to break the news that you're expecting to your older child. A child who learns you've been hiding something from him is apt to feel betrayed, resentful, or at the least, left out -- not a good beginning for any relationship.

2. Answer any questions your child has as honestly as possible -- and then wait. Keep an open line of communication for new thoughts, questions and worries.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Stop Summer Boredom

Stop Summer Boredom

"I'm soooo bored," sighs eight-year-old Jason as he sits down to lunch. "There's nothing to do."

For many children, summer means long lazy days that are a sharp contrast to the scheduled school year. In theory, parents and children alike look forward to a break from the pressure of homework and after-school activities. But in practice, a sudden wealth of downtime can add friction to families.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Tasty Potato Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Irish Colcannon Recipe

Saint Patrick's Day is a perfect time to break out your favorite potato recipes and share the Luck of the Irish with your friends and family.

Irish Colcannon

Colcannon literally translated means "white-headed cabbage," and its simple name is a good indication of how simple this dish is. A traditional colcannon mixes mashed potatoes with green onions, leeks, or chives, but you can substitute kale or green cabbage as well. Here's a recipe for its simplest incarnation:

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Making Special Time for Yourselves Without the Kids

Making Special Time for Yourselves Without the Kids

Think Twice

Don't forget yourself. Many people spend so much time and effort trying to make everyone else in the family happy that they forget about themselves. Always remember that the most important factor to ensure the happiness of your family is for you and your spouse to be happy!

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Updated: June 28, 2021

10 Fourth of July Activities That Are Fun for the Whole Family

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Do you dream of an old-fashioned celebration with a parade, block party, and other Fourth of July activities? It's easy and fun to get everyone into the spirit of the holiday—and it can be inexpensive, too. Add in a little history lesson while participating in kid-friendly activities to get the whole family engaged. Here are 10 suggestions for an unforgettable, but easy 4th.

Updated: April 19, 2022

8 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take a Kid-Free Vacation

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Most parents probably spend a few moments fantasizing about a kids-free vacation every week. It may happen when your child is popping out of bed after you’ve already said goodnight five times or when you’re facing mounds of child-sized laundry or when you’re telling your kids to stop arguing with each other for the tenth time that day. Those moments of fantasy are as much a part of parenthood as dirty diapers and boxed mac and cheese. 

Books for Younger Teens

Books for Younger Teens

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.

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Updated: June 28, 2021

A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families

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It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family busy and entertained no matter what kind of day you are looking to have.

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by: A.S. Braverman

How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic

Making the most of summer during COVID-19

While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?

More: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

Updated: April 20, 2022

Best Experience Gift Ideas Perfect For Sweet 16s

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Sweet 16 is a milestone to celebrate and a time to make memories. Finding the perfect sweet 16 birthday gift is important, and there’s no better way to do it than by giving the gift of experience. Memories of a special time can last a lifetime, and there are so many that you can gift your birthday girl with that will be poignant experiences. Here are the top ten best sweet 16 experience gifts.

More: Sweet 16 Gifts for Girls

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Black Friday Deals for Mama and Baby

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Family History Research: Steps to a Successful Interview

Family History Research: Steps to a Successful Interview

Steps 1-13

Brought to you in association with The Ellis Island Foundation.

In normal conversation, both people talk. Ideas are exchanged. Each person contributesinformation. The talk flows in unpredictable ways.

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May Day Dessert Party

May Day Dessert Party

Traditionally observed by dancing around a maypole or anonymously gifting someone with a basket of flowers, May Day is the perfect holiday for hosting a dessert party. Because May Day is no longer celebrated with traditional elements (unless you happen to be at the Renaissance Faire), your guests won't expect over-the-top festivities; instead, you can host this simple, tasty party.

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