How to motivate your child to brush their teeth

By Monica Guthrie    Sometimes my youngest son is perfect. He does everything I ask and he does it with lots and lots of laughter and smiles. It fills me with joy and it’s those moments that I’m truly happy to be a mother. But sometimes my son is … well… a child. Take, for example, our nightly teeth-brushing ritual. It’s the same thing every night. About a half hour before bed we start to wind down – and the first thing we do is brush our teeth. While occasionally he cooperates, most of the time you’d think I asked...

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Living Well on A Budget

 

By Marla Bautista   I am a mom of three wonderful children, who are growing at an uncontrollable rate!  Maintaining a budget, especially a food budget, is nothing short of a miracle.  In this article, I am going to give you some tricks and tips to make your money stretch to infinity and beyond…okay not really, but at least until the next pay period. I use a few different apps to help me find the best deals on products, I like Flipp (Store ads all in one place).  I also follow Dave Ramsey (https://www.facebook.com/daveramsey/) on Facebook because his tips on saving...

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Daylight Savings And Your Baby’s Sleep: Spring Forward

By Cara Dumaplin  Ahhhh… Spring! Spring means tulips are blooming, baby birds are tweeting, and mamas are pushing strollers without freezing. Oops, sorry to burst your bubble, but I have to bring up those two naughty words also associated with spring: Daylight Savings. As mothers, we all know Daylight Savings was created to punish us for the offenses during our youth, right? Could there possibly be any other reason why the entire nation would want to mess with our baby’s sleep/wake schedule? Well, I actually have some really good news about Daylight Savings. If your little one is an early...

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