It's Fall Back Time: 6 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Time Changes
Parenting

It's Fall Back Time: 6 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Time Changes

by Martha Scully  •  November 01, 2016
If you haven’t heard already, or if you’ve forgotten, this weekend is fall back time. That’s right, it’s time for the clocks to go back – and more importantly for parents, we can get an extra hour of sleep (hopefully) on Saturday night. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks back by one hour before you hit the hay, or you’ll get Sunday off to a rocky start for you and the kids. The following outlines some great ways to plan for the fall back time change.
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8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs
Advice for Caregivers

8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs

by Craig Sutton  •  October 31, 2016
No one wants to be sitting when anyone gets hurt – either a child hurts a pet or a pet injures a child, or someone is injured for any other reason. However, thousands of children each year are bitten by dogs, and most are dogs they are familiar with. This means that any sitter who is watching pets and kids together needs to be on the top of their game to ensure everyone has a fun and uneventful time.
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3 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Your Halloween Leftovers
Holidays

3 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Your Halloween Leftovers

by Jess Sugar  •  October 28, 2016
Halloween is around the corner, once the candles are blown out in your jack o’lanterns, frugal minded parents may wonder what to do with all of that leftover pumpkin? Did you know that pumpkin packs a substantial punch in terms of health benefits? So instead of throwing out all that goodness here are 3 delicious recipes that go beyond the standard roasting of the seeds.
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Dads are NOT Babysitters — They are Parents!
Parenting

Dads are NOT Babysitters — They are Parents!

by Craig Sutton  •  October 26, 2016
Dads Are NOT Babysitters. They are parents, just like mothers. But for some reason, society has a distorted view of a dad’s role as a parent. People tend to think of dad as more of a glorified babysitter than an actual parent. This is a stereotype that shows we still have a long way to go to rid society of traditional parenting and gender roles.
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Looking for Nanny Jobs? Clean Up Your Social Media First: 9 Things You Need to Do!
Advice for Caregivers

Looking for Nanny Jobs? Clean Up Your Social Media First: 9 Things You Need to Do!

by Martha Scully  •  October 25, 2016
Many employers research potential candidates online before offering a job. What you think of as private space is actually accessible by the public and you may have little control over how others perceive your posts. In order to make the best possible impression, take these steps to tidy up your social media. In the future, think of everything you post as just as important as a bullet point on your resume.
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Gender Selection Technology Works But Would You Do it?
Pregnancy & Babies

Gender Selection Technology Works But Would You Do it?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 24, 2016
In Canada, the UK, Australia and several other countries, gender selection is still against the law. Although it works, many are concerned about the ethical and moral significance of selecting one gender over the other. In addition, we’re at the point where science can determine the color of eyes and other features of a baby. The technology exists and it works but is it humane, would you do it?
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Swaddling: Is It Time to Abandon This Age-Old Practice?
Pregnancy & Babies

Swaddling: Is It Time to Abandon This Age-Old Practice?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 21, 2016
As a parent, you’re looking for every and any method that will make parenting easier while providing safety for your newborn. Many parents use the age-old practice of swaddling, which is simply a method of securely wrapping a baby in a blanket for security. While many parents and childcare specialist advocate swaddling, there are others who oppose it and feel as though it is a contributor to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), while others simply feel that it isn’t safe for children whil...
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