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Many of us already know that reading to young children is a good thing, yet we might not be cognizant of why. Neuroscience research has confirmed that reading aloud to young children stimulates brain development andlanguageskills. It is one way to help prepare kids for school. And studies have found that young children will develop […]
Having a baby is hard on a marriage! There I said it. OK, we’ve all heard the research that – counter to popular belief – having a baby often decreases marital satisfaction (at least for the first few years anyway). Lack of sleep, finding balance and feeling overwhelmed, all while living in the often chaotic […]
There’s always trouble with the in-laws, but what do you do with relationships when there’s a new baby on the way? Dr. Gramma Karen has all the advice you need to deal with these tough family conflicts.
It can be very awkward dealing with in-laws or other relatives when it comes to their wanting to help take care of your baby. First and foremost you are the baby’s mother and if you don’t feel comfortable leaving her with your in-laws then you should not.
I’ve known my husband for 16 years; we’ve been happily married the past eight. We have one daughter, five-year-old Emma. Since the very beginning my husband’s sister, Patricia, has not liked me. She now has a son, Barry, who is a year younger than Emma. I should mention that Patricia also has issues with my husband, her brother, and her father.
Someone once told me that having twins feels like chronic insanity… and they were right. My twins are 2.6 years old. I am happy to say that we are in a very good place at the current time; however, the road up to now has been filled with many moments of insanity. Hindsight is a beautiful thing. […]
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