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Raising a Polite Child

TIPS FOR TEACHING KIDS MANNERS & POLITENESS “Please; thank you; how do you do?” In our fast-paced, increasingly casual society, little marks of courtesy make a big impression. Every mother wants to raise a child to grow up into a kind, considerate, happy person comfortable in the society around them. Here are some tips for […]

Mom putting daughter to bed

Tired Tales at Bedtime

ONE DAD’S BEDTIME STORIES FOR HIS DAUGHTERS “Can’t we have separate stories?” My 8-year-old daughter, Marie, lay on one side of me in the darkness. Her little sister Sally, age 5, lay on the other side. “Sorry,” I said, “tomorrow’s a school day, and it’s late already.” But I understood her problem. My stories are […]

young family with new baby

Sweet Baby Sounds

NEWBORN CRIES & FLEETING MOMENTS IN TIME A stranger’s passing comment kept pulling me back to the person I used to be. It would materialize in my mind, usually at significant events like birthdays. But sometimes, it would emerge at the mere sight of a baby, especially if I heard the crying. The sound of […]

Striped diaper bag for toddler, mom supplies for being on the go with everything your child needs from snacks and diapers to toys and first aid.

Diaper Bag Checklist

PACKING LISTS FOR BABY, TODDLER & MOM, ALL-IN-ONE The digital age has unburdened us from the physical heft of books, stereos and cameras. But for new moms, there is no clever device or app that can replace the diaper bag. Until someone figures that out, consider your diaper bag to be your parenting comrade-in-arms. Think Gary […]