Extended Breastfeeding: Don’t be afraid to do it
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Extended Breastfeeding: Don’t be afraid to do it

18 months and counting. To think that I didn't expect to make it past month 1 after those first few painful weeks. This is what is referred to as "extended" breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding is generally used to describe breastfeeding past one year of age. It has a name because, to put it simply, it's not the norm. Like in many countries in Western Africa and Northern Europe, for example, it should be allowed to be the norm. I believe that it could be if people were better educated about the benefits of breastfeeding beyond the first year of life. Unfortunately,…

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31 Quick and Easy breakfast ideas for TODDLERS

When you have toddlers who are full of energy from the moment they wake up, you have to be able to make the most of every minute of the day. Suddenly, cooking can become a job of making sure you don't injure either yourself or your child while they run around you in the kitchen. You find yourself wondering why the meals you cook take so long to prepare. That's the last thing you need. You need to be able to whip up something fast. These recipes work for lunch and dinner but in the mornings, you want it to…

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Managing family finances
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Managing family finances

Whoever said adulting was easy? Exactly. No one! It's a whole lot of bills, bills, bills. Even more so when there's more than just yourself to consider. Your personal finance as an individual can be tough enough to manage if you're not careful but the bills that flow in for a family are enough to make anyone dizzy. No matter how large or small your family, managing family finances is a daily activity for every household and it's never easy but it can be made simpler. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Whether your aim as a family is to get out of…

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How to Transition your Relationship into Parenthood [Guest Post]
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How to Transition your Relationship into Parenthood [Guest Post]

Relationship after baby: My Advice for Parents-to-be First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage! Isn’t that how the nursery rhyme goes? You spend months getting ready for baby, you read tons of books and join all kinds of groups to help you prepare to bring baby home with one goal in mind....keep the tiny human alive! But what about your relationship? Have you taken into consideration how the dynamics of the relationship will change when the baby arrives? How do you keep the relationship alive and thriving? As a relationship and life coach,…

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Funny family quotes
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Funny family quotes

One of the best things you can do is laugh with and about the people who've known you the longest. Looking for some funny family quotes? Here are 14 that I love! They'll give you a good giggle. Source Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns Source Families are like fudge - mostly sweet, with a few nuts. Les Dawson Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano Older siblings are like your parents' personal science fair. They're…

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