Category Archives: Parenting

Backyarding Is The New Trend for 2021

     “Backyarding,” the new trend to move many indoor activities–from working in an office or classroom to dining and recreation–to the great outdoors, is growing. Under pandemic conditions, yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven for social gatherings, celebrating milestones/holidays, working, studying, playing, exercising, relaxing.        Here are some ways…

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How America Is Erasing Families – An Epidemic

Ginger Gentile is a child of a high-conflict divorce, who has dedicated her life to helping parents create healthy co-parenting relationships and helping children reunite with parents that have been erased from their lives. Ms. Gentile directed the documentary Erasing Family and previously served as the Executive Director of the National Parents Organization. Many parents…

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Actions You Can Take To Plan for Your Child’s Future

Actions You Can Take To Plan for Your Child’s Future

When you’re planning on having a child, you should think about their future from the start. Preparing for the years to come at this early point will help you to better deal with unexpected circumstances that may arise. It will also better ensure your child will have ideal opportunities as they grow older. These are…

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Parenting Skills

Life with a family can get pretty overwhelming, and when we’re trying to speed through all the tasks we need to accomplish, we tend to forget to take a look around us. We forget to stop and smell the roses. We forget to love our loved ones a little harder. If you’re tired of living…

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3 Things to Know About International Adoption

3 Things to Know About International Adoption

Adoption is an important and serious decision for prospective parents to make. As such, you can’t go into the process unprepared—especially if you plan on adopting internationally. The more you know about international adoption, the easier the entire experience will be. If you’re considering growing your family through international adoption, it’s important to research and…

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New Survey Shows People Want Out of Hot Spot States

A new survey shows a good chunk of residents from coronavirus hot spot states would voluntarily pack up and move out to areas not as crippled by the virus.  It’s not only the city slickers in cramped quarters who want out – spread-out suburbanites want to hit the road, too. The new, national survey of…

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Ways to Calm a Crying or Fussy Baby

Exhausted parents of newborns dread those moments when the baby seems inconsolable. Try some of these ways to calm a crying or fussy baby. Address the Obvious Sleep deprivation has many strange effects. Things that should seem obvious become mysterious to a weary mind. Try to run through a mental checklist of the obvious possible causes…

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4 Key Ways to Keep Children Happy in Self-Isolation

4 Key Ways to Keep Children Happy in Self-Isolation

Life is still not looking the same, and it’s just as hard on our kids as it is on us. Nobody likes being forced to stay at home; sure, people used to always crave the time to just hang out at home, but being forced to do so is a different story altogether. If you’re…

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Visit These Virtual Museums During the Pandemic

     Virtual Tours – Museums, Parks, Heritage Sites, Operas, and More     The La Porte County Historical Society has compiled a list of free virtual tours of Museums, Parks, Heritage Sites, Operas, and more for the benefit of families and individuals confined to home during this pandemic.      The following list is…

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The Best Cosplay Tips for Beginners

The Best Cosplay Tips for Beginners

Cosplay, the portmanteau of costume play, is becoming one of the most popular activities today. Many people enjoy the creativity and freedom they get from dressing as their favorite movie, television show, anime, video game, or comic book characters. Cosplay gives these people a chance to show off their hard work and dedication since many…

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