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Supporting Children through Change: The 7 Most Common Childhood Transitions

A new sibling or a new school year, change is stressful for kids. With these tips, guide your child through the seven most common childhood transitions. Fear of change is right up there with fear of spiders—so many people struggle with it. And as hard as it is for adults to adapt to change, it’s […]

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Depression during Pregnancy: How to NOT Feel Like Your Life Is Over

You’ve heard about postpartum depression, but what about depression during pregnancy? Here are some strategies to help new moms feel better. I wanted a baby, didn’t I? But why do I feel like this? Now I’m pregnant, and I feel like my life is over. Feeling like your life is over during pregnancy can be

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5 Most Common Intrusive Thoughts Mothers Experience Postpartum

The postpartum experience comes with many new thoughts, some exciting and some scary, and these are the five most common types of intrusive thoughts. After giving birth to a new baby, a mother’s thoughts might sound like this: What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard—I

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High Functioning Depression and Anxiety: 8 Signs That You Need a Break

Keep a finger on the pulse of your high functioning depression and anxiety with these signs and practical tips to help you take a break. Having high functioning depression or anxiety is like having all of the symptoms without the receipt. Many people often go undiagnosed because they are able to meet their responsibilities and

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Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?: 10 Ways to Tell

Most new moms experience the baby blues, but postpartum depression is becoming increasingly more common. What’s the difference, and what can you do? So, you’ve had a baby, but things aren’t quite what you expected. You keep waiting for the happiness to kick in, the joy of parenthood, but it doesn’t even seem to be

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10 Steps to Creating Your First Scrapbook

Scrapbooks are treasures pieced together with scraps of paper and memories. Create your first traditional scrapbook by following these ten easy steps. We have photos to keep our memories, and we have scrapbooks to keep our photos. Nowadays, it’s more common to see digital scrapbooks: social media posts, photo albums on our phones, and slideshows

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8 Reasons Why You’re Never Too Old to Need Your Mom

Moms bring us into this world and then never stop having our backs. These are the top eight reasons why you’re never too old to need your mom. The bond between mother and child—biological or chosen—is unparalleled. From the tender moments of infancy to the complexities of adulthood, a mother’s love and guidance remain constant.

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Breaking Bad Habits Kids Bring Home from School

School is meant for learning, but sometimes kids learn bad habits instead. Use these tips to break those habits and build healthy friendships. There’s a quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that says we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. And for the most part, this is true.

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