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PARENTING RULES THAT NEED TO CHANGE

Agnes is a 33 year old mother to 7 year old Linda. One of the youngest mums in her daughter’s class, she has severally received comments from other older mothers about how ‘liberally’ she brings up Linda. Her own mother also thinks that her granddaughter is enjoying too much freedom and privileges for a child. With good explanation, Linda gets ...

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WHY MARRIED COUPLES NEED DATE NIGHTS

When you first begin dating someone it is exciting and passionate. You want to spend every waking moment together and your focus is 100% on your partner. For better or for worse, your world revolves around one another. And then you get married, and maybe you have kids, and suddenly your world is a chaotic mess where you desperately try ...

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REASONS WHY IT IS CRUCIAL TO TALK TO YOUR BABY

Many of you already know that when it comes to infant development, exposing children to books helps develop their interest in reading. But did you know simply talking to your children as much as possible raises their IQ and helps them develop their language abilities? Research shows that from the time they are born they are influenced by the manner ...

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SUNDAY SCHOOL HUMOUR

Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had enough. “You  are not supposed to talk out loud in church.” “Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the ...

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INDOOR HERB GARDEN

While you are prepping up dinner and the recipe calls for some fresh herbs, do you freak out when you realize you don’t have anything close to fresh basil or rosemary? And a trip to the supermarket does not seem all that realistic when you are already halfway through dinner prep or your kids are running around like maniacs. So ...

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7 TIPS FOR MANAGING MONEY & RELATIONSHIPS

By Lorenza munoz Carmen Wong Ulrich is President and Co-Founder of ALTA Wealth Management, an independent financial planning firm that advises clients on financial issues and growing wealth. She is recognized for her frank advice on money matters. She is also the author of two best-selling personal finance books, the most recent, The Real Cost of Living. Carmen has advised ...

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ALL THINGS BRIDAL SHOWER

Modern bridal showers have been accused of not being educative and informative as they are supposed to be. The initial reason for a bridal shower was to prepare the bride to be in all ways pertaining marriage. It was meant to feel like a class with a notebook and pen jotting down points you may refer to later. If you ...

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PRENATAL HEALTH CARE

Now that you are pregnant, taking care of yourself has never been more important. Of course, you’ll probably get advice from everyone- your doctor, family members, friends, workmates, and even complete strangers- about what you should and shouldn’t be doing. But staying healthy during pregnancy depends on you, so it’s crucial to arm yourself with information about the many ways ...

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM A FINANCIAL PLANNER TO HIS DAUGHTER

Do you feel uncomfortable talking to your kids about money? You are not alone! Perhaps you learned from your parents that it is an improper topic of discussion. Whatever the reason, we live in a different world than our parents did, and one for which you may feel the need to prepare your children. Below is an email from a ...

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BABY ON BOARD- KEEPING YOUR HOUSE SAFE

There reaches a time in your child’s life where you cannot keep your eyes off him/her lest they fall down the stairway, dip their hands in that hot water, eat something poisonous or mess up with electric plugs and wire. During this period, your baby’s safety is the most important thing to maintain as a parent. The job of feeding, ...

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