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3 Time-Saving Tips for Overwhelmed Moms


Being a mother requires many, many tasks. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to manage everything including appointments for every family member, house cleaning, helping kids with their education, keeping a job outside the home (if you have one), not to mention taking care of yourself and having any amount of down time or relaxation.

Here are 3 time-saving tips for overwhelmed mothers:

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Effective Tips for Disciplining Toddlers

How do you discipline a toddler?

This question may be in your mind if you have a toddler. Toddlers may test limits and try to get what they want by throwing tantrums, crying, whining, or they may not follow directions even when they know how. So, how do you discipline a toddler when they are behaving in this way?

Know that it is natural for toddlers to test limits. They are beginning to attempt to have...
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Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids


Sleep is an essential component of fostering healthy development in your children. Healthy sleep habits help adults, as well. Summer time often takes a toll on sleep habits. Kids may sleep in or stay up us moms may not be as strict about bedtimes as we were during the school year. Here are a few guidelines for how much your child should be sleeping even if their sleep schedule has gotten a little off schedule...
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5 Summer School Field Trips in Michigan (or Trips Just for Fun)


I am from Michigan. I also have my kids participate in home-school summer-school activities so they don’t experience that summer slide that some kids do over the summer break from general public school. I think learning should be enjoyable and I want my kids to have hands-on experiences as well as typical academic type activities.

If you live in or near Michigan, the following locations might be of interest to you. You may...
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3 Effective Parenting Tips to Manage Your 3-Year-Old’s Behavior


Three-year olds are beginning to assert their independence. They are learning that they can control their environment and people around them in certain ways. Although you may have heard of the phrase “Terrible Two’s,” more often than not, a young child’s “attitude” may more often show up or at least show up differently at the age of three.

I love young kids. They are so precious. But this is a very critical time...
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Tips for Better Work-Life Boundaries for Working Mothers

As a working mother, it can be difficult to keep clear boundaries between work and home life. This is true for mothers who work outside the home as well as mother's who work from home. It is important to learn to set these boundaries, though, because, overtime, you can become exhausted, stressed, and burned out from having roles that too often fall into other areas of life.

Here are some tips on how...
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5 Tasks to Reduce the Stress of Housework (in Less Than 40 Minutes a Day)


It can be difficult to keep up on the housework with kids who often make one mess after another. The simple day-to-day tasks also create more cleaning up to do.

Some of the daily tasks that add to the amount of cleaning that needs to be done include making meals and laundry. So, you can't necessarily ignore certain chores. However, if you learn to prioritize housework, it will make life a little easier and will...
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