Nurture

What comes in several colors, is fun for all ages, and inspires parents to steal from their toddlers? You guessed it: Play-Doh. Play-Doh is a time honored and well loved namesake, one that offers fun times and family creativity. September 16th is National Play-Doh day, and in its honor, Daily Mom is proud to highlight
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Hi, my name is Heather, and I ate my placenta. Wait, let’s try that again. Hi, my name is Heather, and I did a DIY placenta encapsulation. Okay, that sounds better. Eighty percent of women struggle with some kind of postpartum mood disorder. Many struggle with breastfeeding. The vast hormonal changes that take place postpartum
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Looks like we’re pregnant again. We must be pushing our luck because having baby number 4 apparently is a big deal! After all, the average family size is 3.17 people, so becoming a family of 6 doesn’t seem very common. Well, we certainly aren’t your “common” family. Despite having conceived our 4th child during some
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We had an unplugged summer and this is what happened. Earlier this summer, I wrote a post about my family’s “Summer Rules” for electronics. Basically, my older two have to complete a list of daily tasks before they get to use any electronics for the day, and electronics are limited to one hour. Now, previously,
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Getting your child his first big kid bike is a rite of passage. Children feel so free as they zoom along on their own two wheels. A bicycle is a fun way to get your child exercising but it is so much more than that. A bicycle can give a child courage and strength. A
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We all struggle with our kids. Some days (or months. Or years.) seem like a constant battle of back and forth. We ask them to clean up, and they ignore us. They try to negotiate with us about later bedtimes or just “one more show.” We end up yelling a lot more than we would
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The first day of school is a joyous, stressful, and tear filled experience. Watching your Kindergartener tentatively head up the steps following their teacher, a backpack too large for their little back, hoping at lunch that they’ll be able to open their juice box without any issue. The following year, watching your First Grader is
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As soon as you are pregnant, you begin picturing the bright future of your child. However, parents learn early on that their sweet little bundles of joy are anything but blank slates. To the contrary, so many factors impact personality development and ultimately, who the child becomes. Birth order is traditionally one of the significant
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We need to do better and this is our proof – As a mother I should not be sitting here on the first day of school receiving message after message from frantic mom friends panicking as we send our children back to school. First days used to be fraught with anticipation and excitement, not fear and
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Spanish Immersion programs have risen in commonality in the U.S. According to The Center for Applied Linguistics, there are over 1,000 language immersion schools in the U.S.- with Spanish being the most common. By integrating language immersion at young age, children not only pick up on Spanish better but also gain a lifelong appreciation for learning
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Kids and parents around the globe are counting down the days until school is officially back in session. Supply lists have been posted and back-to-school shopping is in full swing. If you’re like us, that list includes a healthy does of classroom supplies as well as some items that need to be labeled with your
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Self expression is one of the first steps a child takes towards developing their own sense of identity. Often, that form of self expression first comes through in their clothing choices. And, what’s better than children’s wear that both parent and child absolutely love? With Chasing Fireflies, your child will find fashions that speak to
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