6 Things I Want My Children To Learn

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By Brandy Black We spent time with my parents, or more commonly the grandparents recently and our children have gotten the Black family fever for good old-fashioned board games, card games, things that don’t require a screen, a speaker or a joystick. We taught them how to play slap-jack and surprisingly our two-year-old twins even […]

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3 Ways Parents Make The World Horrible For Other Parents (And How To Stop)

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By Halina Newberry-Grant Being a parent is hard work.Seriously. I expected to be constantly tired when I started having kids, but I was not prepared to be in a constant state of doubt and worry, battling my own imagination, trying to keep thoughts of the worst thing that can possibly happen at any given moment […]

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Summer: Is Camp For The Kids Or The Parents?

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By: Shannon Ralph I swore I wouldn’t do it. I promised myself I would never be one of those parents. You know the parents I am talking about. The ones who believe summer vacation should be a time of cultural “enrichment” for their children. The parents who sign their kids up for Cantonese lessons over the […]

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Parenting Video Tips: Making Breakfast Fun

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By Brandy Black I remember some of my most cherished days as a child involved doing something that I had never done before, breaking the mold, changing things up.  One morning my father woke me up and said we were all going on a “around the world day”, the agenda was thai food for lunch […]

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A Gay Dad Confesses:  I Was Recruited by Evangelical Christians When I Was Nine

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The headline pissed me off when I read it in my news feed.   “Evangelical Group Plans to Convert Children as Young As Five at Portland Parks”.  As a dad, an interest group, any interest group, going after kids is unacceptable in my book. As I read the article further, I found out that the evangelical […]

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Mother’s Day Product Guide

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By: Brandy Black Mother’s Day is Here… Because the little ones are always proud to give the grown-ups a hand, the motherchildbag is equipped with an extra handle to allow them to help Mum or Dad carry home the shopping. Another bonus? They’re so engrossed in the task that they stay close to their parents […]

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