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Thanksgiving Dinner With Kids Underfoot

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Author: Seventh Generation

I’ll admit it, I’m facing down Thanksgiving this year with something between resignation and panic. We will be hosting for the first time since well before I had kids—mine are four and two—and I’ll be cooking in a relatively untested kitchen, with a lot of logistics to plan for in terms of bringing along the equipment I need, transporting the food, etc.

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Tips for Handling a Newborn Baby

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Author: Seventh Generation

Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do! Researching what to expect when you bring your new baby home can ease your anxiety and give you peace of mind as you bond with your new baby.

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Working From Home - With a Toddler Underfoot!

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As a work at home mom, distraction is one of my biggest obstacles to productivity. Working from home with a toddler underfoot makes that problem of distraction even worse. I'm grateful for the ability to help support my family while also being at home with my kids, but I've definitely had some trial and error around the best ways to keep my days productive - and my kids happy!

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Helping My Toddler Adjust to a New Sibling

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories. But in the end, were lucky to find that our older son is super excited to have another small one in the house.

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Helping a Toddler Adjust to a Move

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Author: Liz Moorhead

A growing family often means needing a new space. So, after four years in our little apartment, it’s time to move on. We're leaving behind all of the little quirks and charms of this place that we’ve made our own. Moving has been an adjustment for the whole family, but for no one more than our toddler, who’s lived here his whole life.

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Candy Overload? Avoid Too Many Sweets with a Halloween Swap

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Author: Seventh Generation

Halloween – a night filled with excitement, costumes that range from cute to spooky, and a huge amount of candy. When your kids finish trick-or-treating and come home with an overflowing bag of sweets, how do you handle balancing their excitement with your desire to minimize their sugar intake? Consider a candy swap!

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Maternity Leave in the US: How Do We Stack Up?

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Author: Seventh Generation

Thinking about adding a new member to your family?   If so, one of the things you may be considering is if you can afford to take the time you need to care for a newborn while still supporting your family financially. 

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Sensory Play Ideas for Babies

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Author: Seventh Generation

What exactly is sensory play? It includes any activity that stimulates baby’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, or hearing. The idea is to encourage little ones to use their senses to play, create, investigate and explore. Sensory play can be an early, but important step in the development process. Here are some ideas to encourage your child to start using their senses:

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6 Steps to Resolve Conflict With Your Daycare Provider

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Author: Seventh Generation

Daycare or daily child care can be a beneficial arrangement for both children and parents. While parents are able to go to work or get things done kid-free, children are learning valuable social skills. However, the transition to allowing someone else to care for your child can be a tricky one.

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Teaching Your Kids to Talk to Strangers

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When we’re out and about, I often hear parents scold their children for striking up conversation with an adult. Other times, a parent will apologize to the nearby grown-ups engaging in chat with the little ones. I take a slightly different approach to these interactions – I allow my son to talk to strangers. In fact, I encourage it.

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