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10 Easy Tips for Being Productive While the Kids Are at Home

As a crafter, trying to find the time and space you need to focus on your projects is a challenge on a good day. If you have kids who are still at home, it can be even more difficult. You need to finish a commission but your kids need attention, too.

How do you balance these needs, meet your deadlines, and give your kids the attention they need all at the same time? Here are some tips.

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How To Raise A Good Kid

toddlerFor those of us that have raised kids it is no secret that it is hard work.  It takes time, money, patience, sacrifice and consistency just to name a few. When you think about it, our kids reflect who we are. When we have trouble controlling our anger, our children usually do also.  When we are patient, our children usually learn to be patient.  Although, it seems like they learn the bad behaviors easier than they learn the good ones.

To raise good kids, we need to be a good example for them to follow.  When we are hard workers, we can teach our kids to be hard workers, but we have to teach them.  It does not magically just happen.  When we swear, our kids learn to swear and when we drink, our kids learn to drink.

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Four Lucky Leaves – Children’s Book On Being Bullied

Four Lucky Leaves
By K.D. Brown

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Children’s Books That Changed Our Lives as Adults

Do your friends bring back porcelain pig souvenirs for you from their family vacations? Is your curio cabinet full of replica pigs of every size and dimension? Did you ever wonder to yourself why the sight of those little pink hairless pigs with squiggly tails just make your heart melt?

The answer might just be because as a child you read and loved the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Charlotte’s Web is named for the motherly spider, but the book is really about the hapless adventures of Wilbur, a naive, loving, and lovable orphan pig who finds himself in the company of a mélange of strange farm animals. The fact that your adult self loves pigs may be because your first encounter with one on the pages of this classic book was so positive.

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5 Reasons School Bullying Is A Growing Problem

School bullying is nothing new. After all, our grandparents even experienced this painful part of childhood.

However, since their days of childhood and even our own childhood days, bullying has escalated tremendously. With the rise of technology comes a new way for bullies to terrorize their victims.

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Tips To Identify Whether a Painting Is True or False

If you are simply buying a painting to satisfy your painteraesthetic sense and to embellish your drawing room, you can buy anything that looks reasonable and fine. However, on the other hand, it is a totally different phenomenon to buy a painting for the purpose of the investment. It is not actually who the painter is or what is the provenance of the painting but there are many other factors that determine the direct connection of the artist with the piece of art.

Is This Original Work?

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Soon-to-Be Parents: Pointers for Buying the Perfect Crib

A stroll through the local baby store can be overwhelming for new parents. Aisle after aisle of gear, equipment, gizmos, and gadgets. It can be hard to determine what is necessary and what isn’t. Many items, such as diaper pails and bottle warmers, are merely for convenience. But some articles, such as a car seat or a crib, are absolute necessities.

For the first several months, your baby will spend more time asleep than awake.

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Boys, Girls and the Bible: How to Engage Modern Kids with Ancient Messages

Whether you are a professional educator or simply a Girl reading the bibleparent with a passion for the Bible, you can learn how to bring the Bible stories to life for your kids. If you love the Bible and the stories are alive to you, you already have a great foundation to make Bible learning fun and easy for your kids too. But you may also find that these helpful tips can take family Bible time to the next level and help your kids instantly connect to your favorite stories too.

Live the Bible in Front of Your Kids

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Flying with kids? 5 things to pack in your hand luggage

Everyone knows that they should carry lots of toys, snacks and books for children onto planes. However, there are some other things which can make a huge difference to the comfort levels and ability to cope with the annoyances or problems on flights. Below are the top five things that should be packed in your hand luggage in case you are to fly with kids.

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Yes To Love

Remember the engagement video First Live Lip-Dub Marriage Proposal, that same couple have made another great one…

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long grizzly-stressnights and early mornings on a daily basis. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it feels good to come out and just state the facts. For many moms finding time to rest requires an ability to take full advantage of a few short hours in the middle of the night (unless you have a newborn baby). But, if you’re like many moms, sleep may not come as easily as it should. Here are the Top 5 Reasons Moms Can’t Sleep at Night and things that you can do to help.

1. Stressed and Under Pressure.

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3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a drama-free-dinner-time-kidscouple to a family affects every area of relationship. Hopefully, you discussed having children, at least in theory, before you got married. Now, as you consider the possibility as a reality, here are things you will want to discuss to be proactive and keep your relationship strong:

Expectations

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A Nursery For A Royal Baby

One thing’s for sure, this special new arrival will have the Happy Babybest of everything needed to ensure his or her introduction to the world is as smooth, easy and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

William and Kate will have their work cut out for them choosing from the magnificent range of high quality nursery furniture and interiors available on the market today. Here are some of our suggestions for some must-have items to help the new parents create a nursery fit for a Prince or Princess… A Nursery For A Royal Baby continued »

10 Tips for Safe Co-Sleeping

While the co-sleeping debate rages on, recent reportsbaby-sleeping from both the UK and the US reveal that more parents share a bed with their babies than we might believe. It’s estimated that around half of parents let their infants into their beds now and again. Statistics on full-time co-sleepers vary depending on where you look: believed to be anywhere between 15 and 30 percent of parents.

I’m completely and utterly in favour of co-sleeping. It’s how I was brought up, and it has worked well for my own two children. My son is now 5 and he shared my bed pretty much as soon as we got home from the maternity ward. He looked so tiny and lost in the moses basket, plus he wanted to feed on the hour, every hour. My gut feeling told me that it was the right thing to do, so in the bed he came and there he stayed for the next 2 years.

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TJ Stone: Creator of Intricate Handcarved Furniture (Images)

Born in 1874 in Thomasville, NC, TJ Stone traveled the world over and eventually came back to North Carolina to create what his mind envisioned as a wood carver – furniture for the elite of his day.

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