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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Improve Reading Skills: Put It Into Context

August 8, 2011
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Good readers often have a hard time understanding the book that they are reading. This is true even when the child understands each and every word that is in the book. This is because they don’t understand the context of the material they are reading. It often happens when the story is set in a [...]

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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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Keep Children Busy This Summer

August 1, 2011

As school comes to an end, many single moms worry how they are going to take off their children all summer. Kids can be quite demanding.  However if you have an action plan so to how you will keep your kids busy and educate them a little (on a budget), this summer will go by [...]

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Diaper Bags: How to Be Prepared Without Over-Preparing

July 28, 2011
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A diaper bag holds a lot, but it never seems to hold everything that the single mom feels she needs to have with her when she takes the baby out of the house. At the same time, the bag is always heavy, and when mom is carrying the infant along with the added weight of [...]

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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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Family Night: Have You Played “The Game of Life”?

July 21, 2011
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The Game of Life isn’t really about real life at all. It’s about playing and having fun while the kids think they are making adult decisions in the real world. The Hasbro game is usually better known simply as Life and is a board game for 2 to 6 players. Although it’s recommended for ages [...]

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How To Help Your Child Accept A Special Diet

July 14, 2011
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It’s hard enough preparing special food for a child with a health condition that requires a special diet. It can often be expensive, and sometimes favorite foods have to be given up by the child. It’s always a worry that the child may inadvertently be given a food that will harm him. Planning a nutritious [...]

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How to Help Your Child Work Independently on Homework

July 11, 2011
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When getting the student to do his homework becomes a daily battle, maybe it’s not the homework. Maybe the problem is that the youngster doesn’t feel comfortable enough to work independently. Children are a lot like adults in that some work well independently while others work best in groups. The single mom can take a lot of [...]

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Fever Strategies: How to Bring Them Down

July 7, 2011
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Fever is one of the ways that the body fights off an infection, and is usually not a reason for the single mom to panic. A rise in temperature is usually just a sign that something different is going on in the body. While most moms seem to shrug off a low fever and become [...]

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Decorating Walls Can Make Them Look Like New With a Little Creativity

July 4, 2011
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Major decorating changes can be achieved simply by changing the colors of the walls, and paint is usually the least expensive decorating tool in the single moms plan. The only problem is that not all landlords are willing to let the tenant paint a room, not even a single wall. This is often included in [...]

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