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How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

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One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a parent lately is to get my eldest child interested in reading. He’s a bright 8 year old who asks questions about everything all the time and quite diligent too. Yet, many times he stubbornly refuses to have a go at reading a book just for…

Rona, my friend with her baby in her arms.

The Benefits and Challenges of a Multi-Cultural Family Environment

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Raising a multi-cultural family has certainly its benefits and share of challenges. The exposure to different languages means exposure to different mindsets and ultimately a broader way of thinking. But…

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An Open Letter for a More Minimal Christmas

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The holidays are coming. Yessss! My son has began to countdown to Christmas eve, he’s actually old enough to do that! Gosh, they grow fast. (Better said: we grow fast)!…

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A Cathy Thorne cartoon of a woman standing next to a baby food-chair and a baby's crawling on the floor. The caption reads: "Actually the crumbs are left on purpose on the floor to develop fine motor skills."

Mommy Give Us a Smile!

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Well hello mommies! I have a treat for you today that will bring about a smile on your face…Cartoons! About us moms! I was preparing a post about us mothers…

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Breastfeeding and Baby Silent Reflux

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Hey new mommies! I want to share a personal experience of mine with you all, hoping that it might be of some help you… When I found out I was…

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For Mother’s Day: Stylish Gift Ideas

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New and Old Moms Today I’m really excited. Elisabeth has arranged for our mother to come over and take some photos of us (yes, all imagery is by Elisabeth). Mother’s…

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Velvet and her daughter spending time together reading.

My Mommy is Blogging!

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Today’s post will be somewhat different than the usual ones. I won’t talk about design with numerous photos to make my point…Instead, I’ll share with you some of my thoughts,…

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Home Improvements Chapter 7: All about kids

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Every parent craves to setup the ideal bedroom for their child/children; a bedroom that generates a feeling of carefree fun, warmth and security, but most definitely a personal style.  As…

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