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  • My trip to Poland in the Cincinnati Enquirer
    Are we really free?
    When I was 17 years old I received the scholarship of a lifetime. I was granted a full scholarship to travel with Jewish teenagers from around the world to meet in Auschwitz for a March of the Living. The year was 1990. The Iron Curtain had just...
  • Eating disorders in pregnancy can be detrimental to both mother and baby
    Beyond the bump: Eating disorders in pregnancy
    On Monday, April 13, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released the summary of their twitter chat on eating disorders and pregnancy, which was held April 10. Pregnancy is a challenging time for the body and mind, but with the added stress of...
  • Maryland couple suing government officials for abducting their children
    Maryland couple suing government officials for abducting their children
    A pair of Maryland parents are suing child protective services for abducting their children, according to an April 14 report in the Washington Post. Danielle and Sasha Meitiv have been having an ongoing battle with CPS near their home because they...
  • Essential guide to being a great single mom part 6: Taking care of your home
    Essential guide to being a great single mom part 6: Taking care of your home
    This is the sixth part in the Essential Guide to Being a Great Single Mom series. If you haven't read the others, you can find them at:Part 1: Teaching Character, MoralsPart 2: Taking Care of YourselfPart 3: Quality Time and FunPart 4:...
  • Family
    Essential guide to being a great single mom part 5: Taking care of your family
    In the Essential Guide to being a Great Single Mom Part 2 we discusses how important it is to take care of yourself. Doing so will make it easier to take care of others. This guide discusses taking care of your family. By family, I am referring to...
  • Attachment Parenting 101: How to avoid tantrums before they start
    Attachment Parenting 101: How to avoid tantrums before they start
    Why is it that some kids never seem to have temper tantrums and others seem to have them several times a day?While temperament can be a part of it, savvy parents know that the key to avoiding tantrums is to know their triggers.Here are some of the...
  • 4 things your kids want following a divorce
    4 things your kids want following your divorce
    There truly is no magic wand to wave when your children are struggling to understand why their parents have divorced. Half the time kids know that a divorce is coming but that does not mean they are happy about it. Divorce shakes up a kid's...
  • Teen
    Essential guide to being great single mom part 4: Teaching important skills
    So far in the Essential Guide to being a Great Single Mom, we have covered:Teaching Character, MoralsTaking Care of YourselfQuality Time and FunThis time we will be discussing the topic of teaching our children important skills. Weekly skills...
  • Mom and Son
    Nine tips to Improve your relationship with your teen
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Erickson, who is an old school mom. Jill believes in conducting family meetings, having her teens show up for dinner at 5 pm sharp, and lives her life with the mantra that parenting is a lifetime job. Jill...
  • online cyberbullying
    Bullied Kids Speak Out: How kids turn online games into weapons of cruelty
    In her new book, BULLIED KIDS SPEAK OUT: We Survived-How You Can Too, bullying survivor turned best-selling author Jodee Blanco presents the stories of 17 of the most unforgettable teens she encountered while touring America’s schools.Each...
  • The Single Dad Detour by Tez Brooks
    The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After Divorce
    Part 2 of an interview with Tez Brooks,Author of The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After DivorceThe saying used to be “father knows best,” but with changing cultural tides, a man’s role in the family has been...
  • Prevent your child from being in the middle of your divorce war
    4 tips to prevent children from being caught in the middle of your divorce war
    When your children are caught in the middle of your divorce nothing positive seems to occur. We know from research that children resent being placed in the middle of their parent's divorce war .Children report that they tend to become sad,...
  • Parent teacher conferences: How to score an 'A'
    Parent teacher conferences: How to score an 'A'
    There are a few helpful tips to help parents make the most of their parent teacher conference, not only in finding out information, but in forming a lasting relationship with honest communication with your child's teacher.Be a prepared...
  • pollen
    How to cope with spring allergies when the pollen count soars in Atlanta
    Above average temperatures have caused the pollen count to soar in Atlanta. On April 9, the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic reported that Thursday’s pollen count is a whopping 6,152. April’s highest pollen count in 2014 was 5,231,...
  • You don't need to potty train your child
    You don't need to potty train your child
    If you are actively potty training a resistant child; stop. Go back to diapers and stop all potty training and/or persuading for 30 days.Children who are resistant to potty training are more likely to act out and express frustration while...
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