When it’s time
Tried-and-true potty training tips

By Cara Johnson-Bader The parenting journey is full of questions, firsts, and sometimes frustrations. Using the potty-training tips below can assist you in avoiding some common frustrations.As you read the potty-training tips, keep in mind some children are ready to potty train between the ages of 18 and 24 months; however, every child is different,…

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Toys & objects
Using playtime to teach new skills

Article written and submitted by Kyo Structuring playtime with toys and objectsLetting your child initiate and direct play helps them to connect with you and other family members. To get started, watch your child as they approach a shelf or other area that has several toys. Which toy or other object do they reach for?…

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Helping your child navigate school

By Sandy McDaniel School is off and running – are your children keeping up? As a former elementary schoolteacher, I will tell you that it is critical that a child does not get lost in the beginning of the year. Attitude is half the battle! If a child gets discouraged, they will give up on…

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Food wars
Dealing with picky eaters

By Cara Johnson-Bader We’ve all been there. After a long day at work, you come home and cook dinner only to have your child refuse to eat anything on his plate and demand mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. You want your child to eat a well-balanced meal, but they simply refuse, and you feel…

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Gluten Free Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:3 c. Amazing Grace (or other) gluten free pastry flour1 c. Amazing Grace (or other) all purpose gluten free flour2 t. salt1¼ c. milk1 T. quick yeast4 T. sugar4 t. brown sugar2 T. orange juice1 egg and 1 egg white4 T. butter flavored Crisco1 t. vanilla4 T. plain potato flakesZest of 1 orange Directions:In a…

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Throw a party
Don’t spend a big bundle of cash

By Melanie Nelson Why is it that birthday parties always end up costing more time, energy and money than you planned? I think that sometimes, as moms, we get caught up in the “Pinterest-Perfect” mindset, meaning that everything has to look and be perfect in order for anyone to have fun. I, too, get caught…

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