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Susan Rodenbur

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Good Parenting: Raising An Independent Child

One of the main tenets of parenthood is raising an independent, autonomous child. I always felt like this was one of the greatest catch 22’s in my lifetime. As I diligently read and mastered all of the ways to foster independence in my child, I was more than a little devastated when they no longer needed me to take...

Do’s and Don’ts Of Playground Safety

Playground safety
Playgrounds are a staple of childhood. They are places where you can run, climb, swing, and play until it is time to go home. An essential part of childhood is the ability to play. Children need play in order to develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Moreover, there just isn't a better place than on a playground. That is...

Why You Are Having Trouble Getting Pregnant

Getting Pregnant
Trouble Getting Pregnant Let’s learn a little about the basics of getting pregnant to get a clear understanding of the steps along the way, that must take place successfully, in order for pregnancy to occur.First, an egg erupts from the follicle, also known as ovulation. After the egg leaves the follicle, it develops into a ductless gland within the ovary...

Top Tips For Getting Pregnant

Top tips for Getting pregnant
pregnant So you want to get pregnant. It sounds pretty simple, right? You stop using birth control. You have sex with your partner. You get pregnant. You have a positive pregnancy test that confirms it and Wala! Congratulations are in order.Sorry, but unfortunately, it does not happen this easily or quickly for most couples, although it does for a lucky...

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning probably means different things to different people. For me, spring cleaning is a deep cleaning that usually takes place once a year. For instance, I only clean my windowsills, outside windows and ceiling fans once a year, unless luck shines upon them, and they get an additional cleaning. Incorporate the help of your family to not only...

Fun Free Activities For Your Family

Dear Kids
 I enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and spending time with my child. Even though I was a stay-at-home mom, I always felt like we had adventures, running around the backyard, or going to different places to eat or visiting friends. There was a cute bumper sticker I saw one time that said, If I’m a stay-at-home mom, why do...

How To Find Help Paying For Child Care

Dear Kids
 Paying for child care can be one of the highest expenses a family can incur. The cost can range from 10% to 15% of a family’s total income. If you find it difficult to pay for quality, affordable care, there are resources available to help. Some families need to consider the cost when deciding if mom is going back...

Shopping With Coupons Made Easy

 There are those among us that don’t believe the payoff for using coupons is worth the trouble. First, you need to find them, snip them out or print them, organize them, and ultimately remember to take them with you so that you can use them. Yes, coupons can be a hassle, but if you put together a functioning system that...

How To Bribe Your Child The Right Way

 There is not a parent alive that hasn’t given into their child’s demands, at one time or another, in exchange for good behavior or nonresistant compliance. I’m convinced that the only reason stores put the new toys and sweet treats by the registers are to make my life just a bit more hectic than it already is. Be strong;...

Five Ways To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

Vocabulary
Vocabulary There is nothing quite as astonishing as a child’s capacity to learn a language. At birth, a child has the capability to learn any language in the world! As they focus on the sounds that are part of the language they are learning, they will drop the other sounds usually around one year of age.Babies come into this world...