Spotlight Series: David & Alex

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TNF: How did you start your family?  DAVID: Our son Maxwell came to us through adoption. After weighing our options, we decided an open adoption would be the best choice for us. Because while we were open to the sex and nationality, we weren’t open to babies that were exposed to drugs and alcohol. What […]

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Resources For Parents: Common Sense Media

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By: Shannon Ralph It’s no secret that our children live in a very different world than the one we grew up in. The advent of the internet has drastically broadened our horizons, and advances in technology have placed the whole wide world at our children’s fingertips. These days, media and technology permeate every aspect of […]

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I Hope My Children Feel Loved Even on My Toughest Parenting Days

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By: Amber Leventry Even during my worst parenting moments, I will not call myself a bad parent. It not only diminishes all of the good parenting I do, but it’s just not true. I am not a bad parent, but I am far from a perfect parent. Some days, on the really, really hard days […]

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7 Days Of Sex

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By: Michelle Villemarie You’re too focused on the kids,” our therapist announced. “You need to reconnect with one another.” She was right. Lately our marriage had felt more like a business partnership than a romantic relationship. I tried to remember when we’d had our last date. When we’d last done the deed. It had been […]

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Interview With Doyin Richards: Empowering Mothers To Evolve Fatherhood

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By Brandy Black   Brandy: Tell us how you went viral for being the “ultimate Mr. Mom.” Doyin: Oh man, the media called me a lot of things, but “the ultimate Mr. Mom” is by far the most absurd. The irony is not lost on me that they wanted me on the air to discuss […]

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Three Little Words For Your Toddler That Are Better Than “No”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I don’t practice any “type” of parenting. My daughter slept with us in our bed for a while: some people call that “co-sleeping,” I just called it getting sleep. I wore my baby in a carrier. Some people call that “attachment parenting,” I just called it convenient and loving. I embrace […]

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Why Medicating Your Child Isn’t A Terrible Thing To Do

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By Meika Rouda No parent wants to drug their child. I really believe no one. While the media would have us think that American parents are all eagerly waiting on line to grab ADHD drugs or anxiety medication or anti depressants for their children, it just isn’t true. Medication is the last resort, when everything […]

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Self-esteem and the Dreaded Piano

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By: Shannon Ralph “I’ll never be good enough,” Sophie says as she frowns at the musical notes on the page. “I’m just stupid.” These are words that can cut straight to the heart of any parent. Words that feel like a punch in the stomach, and can instantly take your breath away. No parent wants […]

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Baby Registry List For The Modern Parent

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2015 Baby Registry Guide Note from the Editor: This is a compilation of our staff favorites with a heavy hand from my wife and me.  We very specifically chose items for not just moms, but for dads too, because we know that today’s parent buyer consists of more than moms. Our search revealed how often […]

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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