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Avoiding Dirty Dozen Foods While Saving Money

October 27, 2011

Buying organic food when you are on a strict budget is a challenge. Organics simply cost more, and sometimes you have to decide where you are going to spend your grocery money, and where you are going to let your desire to eat organically slide. One way to make better decisions is to avoid non-organic [...]

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How To Deal With A New Food Allergy

October 10, 2011
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If your child has just been diagnosed with a new food allergy, you have a long and sometimes difficult road ahead of you. The first few days helping your child adjust to the new diagnosis can be the most challenging. Here are a few things you need to do. First, you should seek a second [...]

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Road Trip Games to Keep the Kids Busy

September 29, 2011

Sure, today’s cars come equipped with video players and handheld gaming systems ensure that no one gets too bored in the car, but what will you do on a long road trip when you run out of movies or have a child who is too carsick to play her DS? Road trip games require no [...]

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Tips and Tricks For Gardening With Kids

September 27, 2011
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As a single mom, you want many of your home activities to be revolved around your kids. After all, you are away from them for eight or more hours a day, so why not make the most of your time together? Gardening with kids is a great way to build your bond while also accomplishing [...]

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Plants That Will Grow Anywhere

September 15, 2011

As a single mom, you can teach your kids a lot about life, the earth, and science by gardening with them, but let’s face it. You simply do not have time to invest hours into your garden. These plants that will grow anywhere can be a great solution. As long as you do not forget [...]

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How to Buy Organic Meat on a Budget

September 6, 2011

One of the things that keeps many single moms from going organic is the cost. After all, when you are living on one salary, there are things that you simply cannot afford to do. If you are considering going organic, one of the holdups may be deciding how you will afford to buy organic meat. [...]

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The Right Time To Give Up Naptime

August 29, 2011

For the busy and stressed single mom, naptime is sometimes bliss. When your toddler starts showing signs of giving up naptime, you may feel like fighting tooth and nail. However, you need to be realistic – your child is not going to nap forever. Here are some thoughts about when the right time to let [...]

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How To Help Your Daughter Through Puberty

August 22, 2011
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As a woman yourself, you might remember how difficult growing into a young woman can be. In addition to the onset of your monthly cycle and all of the joy that that brings, you begin to develop in other ways. Hormones do all sorts of crazy things to your body, including the potential for weight [...]

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Picky Eating May Be Genetic For Some

August 11, 2011
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No matter how hard you try, your kids may still be picky eaters. Lest you feel like it is your cooking skills that are lacking, a new study shows that picky eating may be genetic. In other words, if you were a picky eater, your kids just might be too. It appears, based on the [...]

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Identifying Speech Problems In Toddlers

August 4, 2011

Between the ages of 1 and 4, children’s speech takes off at a tremendous rate. Toddlers and preschoolers learn the vast majority of their vocabulary in this small window of time, and this is also when early intervention is the most helpful for kids with speech difficulties. Identifying speech problems before the school years is [...]

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Indoor Air Quality – What You Can Do to Improve It

July 25, 2011
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One of the best home improvement tasks you can undertake to promote the health of your family is taking steps to improve indoor air quality. While some products designed for this purpose may be out of the single mom budget, you can make some small changes to make big improvements on your family’s health. The [...]

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