Category Archive for 'Guest Bloggers'

Today I’m thrilled to have Leah Ingram, author of “Toss, Keep, Sell!” as a guest blogger. Leah, one of my cyber-writer-friends, saw my post on timers a couple weeks ago and knew right away that this excerpt from her book would be perfect for my blog. Congratulations to Leah on her new project! Your Timer […]

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NOTE: Today is Guest Blogger Day in the Blogathon, so today my guest blogger is Rachel Vidoni from East Coast Musings. You can find me over on Rachel’s blog with my post, “Germophobe Confessions.” I’m always in awe of parents who have the patience of Job—ones who have the ability to not only provide discipline […]

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I’m sitting here with 8-year-old Sydney Wambach, a second grader in Fargo, ND, and we’re going to do a little interview for today’s post. Me: What’s your favorite part of school? Sydney: Art, because I love to draw. Me: What are you looking forward to most this summer? Sydney: Camping at Storybook Land. Me: Do […]

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The following is an excerpt from a new book by Scott Haltzman, M.D., with Theresa Foy Digeronimo, entitled The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment. The two are also the authors of the highly successful The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married […]

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Get the Best for Your Baby Without Spending a Bundle Baby products are an $8.9 billion industry in the U.S., with hundreds of new products added to the lineup each year. With an ever increasing range of choices, and seemingly limitless options, shopping for a new baby can be daunting and expensive. Retailers and manufacturers […]

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The following is by today’s guest blogger, Linda Vujnov, author of Spilt Milk No Sharing! My mother is the queen of sharing. When dining together, if your meal does not appear as appetizing as hers, she will not only offer you tastes, but will trade entrees on request, unless you happened to order fish. She […]

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The Evolution of a Natural Birthing, Attachment Parenting, Homeschooling Mom When I was pregnant with my first child, I assumed he’d sleep in a crib. After all, that’s where babies sleep, right? At that time, I’d never heard of co-sleeping, slings or attachment parenting. Dr. Brazelton was barely on my radar, much less Dr. Sears. […]

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Sarah:  What are some simple ways that parents can make their communication more effective? Gila:  When coaching parents, I teach them to use the following tools towards effective communication. It takes work, but is well worth it. 1. Listen Without Judgment — Bite your tongue. Control the impulse to correct, advise or judge. Encourage kids […]

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Conception Anxiety

Thanks to Amanda Keefer from Mamma Mia for guest posting for me today! I am officially diagnosing myself with a case of conception anxiety. I now truly believe this is the reason a “higher power” arranged my first child as a surprise. How would I ever have deemed it was “time”? When are you ready? […]

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