Spotlight Series: Bill and Chuck

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. BILL: Chuck and I were married on Oct. 5, 2013, in Minnesota shortly after the state legislature and governor not only fought off a same-sex marriage ban amendment, but also made it legal for […]

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Foster Adoption: The Thing They Wanted Most Seems To Be The Most Heartbreaking

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By Diane Ponist With the holidays here our house is  intense with emotion. Most of the children have no idea about what the holidays mean or even who Santa is. Especially when we mention “Santa is watching you”, they give us a concerned look. So we are doing a lot of explaining, emphasizing family importance […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Parents

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Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock I love this iphone dock by Jonathan Adler.  It’s even on sale for only $29.99 on Jonathan Adler.  Big Bottom Market Gift Box  For the friends and family that you want to spoil with a lovely gift box at their door, here are a couple great ideas. Big – The Big […]

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My Son The App Bandit

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By Tanya Ward Goodman   My bank’s fraud detection department has joined the little village that helps me to be a better parent. It’s thanks to their vigilance that my son’s in-app purchases stayed below the $500 mark. “We’ve noticed some irregular activity,” a kind voice says. “Super Cell. True Axis.” “Can you spell that,” […]

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Tips on Parenting: What Would Michelle Duggar Do?

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By Ann Brown Discussions have been lively in parenting classes this month. We’ve been talking about practicing good behavior with our kids. Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say, “we’ve been talking…” Admittedly, I’ve been doing most of the talking, and the parents have been doing most of the listening. I think they were listening, […]

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Q & A Toddlers and Hitting: My Son Hits And Pushes Other Kids!

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Note from the editor: It is important to us that TNF expose you to both sides of the coin on parenting issues. Your child may not fit the personality described by one writer but s/he may very well be like another. In this Q & A segment we will juxtapose two parenting philosophies –one as […]

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Parents: Do Something New With Your Kids

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By Brandy Black I have started a five-week fall challenge with The Next Family and this week is “do something new with your kids.” It sounds simple, we do new things with our families all the time, our children are learning about new things daily but the reality is, it’s far too easy to get […]

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