Nurture

If you are lucky enough to live near sand dunes when you are expecting, you might want to consider this maternity photo inspiration and plan your photos at the Dunes. Maternity photos that showcase the beauty of pregnancy and this special time in your life are photos that you’ll look back on for years after
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Nature-based learning is an incredible way for children to learn by using their innate skills and curiosity. Children are intrigued and entertained by the outdoors, and we can do a great deal as parents by weaving nature into our everyday lives and create amazing learning opportunities. The Waldorf education model focuses a lot on the
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Gifts, toys, stocking stuffers, and all the excitement of the holiday season is in full swing. The last thing you need to stress about is what type of toy to get for your niece, nephew, son, or daughter. After all, you’re probably thinking to yourself they already have a semi-truckload of toys, so what else
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All Saint’s Day is a Catholic Christian Holiday that occurs annually on November 1. For Catholics, this is considered a Holy Day of Obligation (that means “Get Thee to Church!”) But what is All Saint’s Day? What is a Saint? Pope John Paul II handed out canonizations like Oprah hands out cars at Christmas. During
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As we all get older (and wiser?), we tend to notice different aches and pains that may or may not have been around for the past few years. Our days of couch surfing at a friend’s pad are long gone, and it may be time to give in and admit that you may have to
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I spent the majority of my childhood outdoors. We had a few acres of forest behind the house, and I would spend hours there alone, exploring, playing, and making mud pies and potions. It was absolutely glorious. Lately, I’ve had a sense of mental friction, seeing that my children seem happier watching TV and on
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Growing up in a large family we ate dinner together every night. Sitting down to a home-cooked meal around the kitchen table to talk about our day, lovingly tease one another, or have serious discussions about world events was not optional, but never questioned. It was just our routine. When we were younger our father
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There seems to be nothing more Americana than that of a good ol’ county fair. The smell of popcorn, the Ferris wheel lights at night, the sighting of the high school girl who has just been crowned queen, and the taste of freshly fried funnel cakes. According to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions,
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Pumpkin patches, PSL’s, corn mazes, and scarves, mamas around the country are celebrating the return of fall complete with cool breezes, colorful foliage, and plenty of fun festivities. With the swimsuits being packed away, flip-flops returning to their rightful place in the closet, and all those colorful beach bags being emptied of their sandy bottoms
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This is a guest post by BeenVerified’s Justin Lavelle sharing advice on how to prevent making these common mistakes. During the college years, parents and students alike are often focused on preparing and working towards a future career. But what we sometimes forget is to take a look at the student’s financial future, and the need for protecting it long
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Egg freezing is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to advances in technology and a greater awareness of the procedure. For many women, egg freezing can offer the freedom to pursue life and career dreams before starting a family or finding the right partner. Because fertility starts to decline rapidly after age 35, freezing your eggs
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It’s comfortable, manageable, useful, and it’s your everyday go-to source when you have errands to run. We’re talking handbags! A much-needed and uniquely styled accessory women have come to cherish (but it didn’t start there). Whatever your fashion sense is when it comes to your everyday handbag or a special occasion handbag, make handbag day
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You can choose your friends – but you can’t choose your family. With all the shared life experiences and upbringing, siblings have the potential to be the closest of friends, however often times that is not always so. Those with toxic sibling relationships are all too familiar with this. According to Psychology Today, total sibling
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“Snakes on a Plane” may have been terrifying for action star Samuel L. Jackson.  Multiple venomous snakes that are loose on a plane while flying somewhere over the Pacific Ocean and no where near land – yes, pretty scary stuff.  As parents, we know that the real “thriller” would have a slightly different movie title; “Toddlers
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“What’s wrong with that man? What does his sign say?” I hear this at least twice a day from my 3 year old. “Panhandling” has become such a reality in our day-to-day that we see at least 15-20 people in need between our home and my daughter’s school. My response is usually “that person is
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This post was written by Daily Mom through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of 4-H. Although Daily Mom received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are Daily Mom. The world is a playground. Or at least we, as parents, can make it one for our kids. The best thing we
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This is a guest post by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). When kids carry more than 10% of their body weight, discomfort can occur. Schools are in session across the U.S. and millions of backpack-carrying students are settling into new routines – some of which include bringing the same items home each afternoon. Do
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September is child safety passenger month, and Daily Mom is partnering with several brands to ensure that you are keeping you kids as safe as possible while traveling. There are times in which it can be difficult (or even impossible) to drag a big, bulky seat with you but Bubblebum offers a convenient way to
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This is a guest post from parenting expert, mother of 5, and former teacher, Carol Tuttle. A lot of joy comes from parenting…but a lot of stress comes with it as well. Especially as our kids are just getting back to school, comes a new season of activities, commitments and increased responsibilities. It is hard to
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“Where are you, Honey?” Having the best phone for kids is almost a necessity in today’s fast-paced, busy, run-around lifestyle. Knowing almost immediately where your child is, who they are with, and what activities they are participating is certainly a privilege. But, does it really have to go further than that? Is social media, countless
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