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March 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Finding Courage Through My Son's Struggles

The opportunities to learn are everywhere and sometimes in the most unexpected places. For many years I wondered why my child would behave differently than one might expect. Trips to the store became an onslaught of, "can we leave now, what about now, I don't feel good, I want to go home, can we leave now?" Birthday parties or a visit to my friends house would be met with resistance and a boy hiding behind me the entire time pestering me about "when can we leave?" Eventually, it became…

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Added by Michelle Callas on March 31, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Taming Toddler Tantrums -- Is It Possible to Reason with Them with Just a Simple Phrase?

I love my two toddlers to pieces, but they're driving me crazy!

They are constantly fighting (often times play-fighting, but still!), stealing one another's toys, whining, wresting, throwing small, mid-size and SUV-sized tantrums, grabbing at the dog, tearing up when they can't find their missing action figure-doll-Hotwheels-stuffed animal, or screaming that I picked out the incorrect school attire, snack/juice, or…

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Added by Alix Hayes on March 30, 2014 at 12:40am — 1 Comment

4 "Out of the Box" Family Vacations

When planning your Spring and Summer family vacations, start thinking outside of the box. Disney is fun, the beach is close, but sometimes you yearn to expand your horizons to something new and unique. I’ve got some great suggestions to break you out of your vacation rut.



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Added by Beth Keklak on March 21, 2014 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

The Lessons I Learned from My Daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

I am now the mother of a diabetic child. I woke one morning to what would appear to have been a seemingly healthy child, but as a mother, I knew something was not right. Twenty-nine hours later, I was giving my first insulin injection to my daughter as she recovered in the pediatric ICU at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital.

The events that transpired two weeks ago during a 24 hour period seemed like they were dragging on for years. When I recall the day we landed in the ER, it all…

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Added by Sheila Hill on March 13, 2014 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

Beauty Buys for Everyday Moms

I don't know about you, but I hate that all the magazines always boast about their tips for women or even for moms, and when you read the article the products they are recommending cost more than childcare! It's just as easy to get the same everyday glam look on a more family-friendly budget.…

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Added by Clarissa Nassar on March 11, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Transitioning To Spring: Style Tips

Is winter ever going to end?  That is the burning question on all of our minds.  Unfortunately, according to most local weather reporting, we will have to wait a bit.  Boo.  Good news is, you can still inject Spring into your outfit through pops of color with your accessories.  Take the example below....typical items in anyone's wardrobe (black pants, denim shirt, grey cardigan) but then adding in the unexpected POPS of turquoise, orange and snakeskin make it very warm weather inspired, no? …

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Added by Carly Walko on March 7, 2014 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

Beach ready?! 5 Tips To Have The Beach Body You Want In 2014!

Believe it or not, summer is coming. 

This winter has been a doozie in the northeast, and is easy to hide behind big sweaters and leggins.  But before we know it, the sun will be shining and our toes will be in the sand!

If you are thinking beach body, its time to start working on it now.  I have 5 tips that can help you achieve these goals.  Be realistic and stay focused and you can get there.  As a mom of 3 under the age of 9, I know how difficult it can be to…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on March 7, 2014 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

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