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    Finding understanding

    Q: My in-laws pick up my kids every Friday from school. When they come home after spending the afternoon with their grandparents they always have new toys. This is frustrating to my husband and I because we’re trying to teach our kids to be grateful and it’s hard when they get new stuff each week. […]

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    Living life three minutes at a time

    Lately it’s occurred to me how annoying I must have been to other parents before I became a parent myself. Like, I used to say things like ,“Wow, I’ve been so busy!” Which I was. Except I was busy with tasks I could focus on one hundred percent with one hundred percent of my energy. […]

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    iKids

    Q: What should I be aware of and start doing now to prepare my kids for future Internet use? This month, as writers at Prairie Parent take question from our readers, I’m tackling the complex subject of technology. With my oldest being five years old, this is a subject that I think about often, but […]

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    Work, health and parenthood can be a balancing act

    Q: How do you balance a healthy lifestyle with parenthood? As a working mom to little ones, planning healthy meals and time for workouts seems overwhelming. Let me tell you something about being healthy…it’s hard in today’s world. Yes, I said it. It’s not easy. There is no magic formula, pill or diet plan that […]

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    Sound-Off!

    Q: “What was something no one told you about new parenthood? What do you wish they would have warned you about?”   How much your world is devastated when they get sick. And that kids usually prefer to puke in their parent’s general direction – Alexandria Lee  When they said your heart would now forever […]

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    Quick and easy Pad-Thai

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate vegetables into your meal, this is a winner! Ingredients: Stir-fry rice noodles 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar 2 Tbs. soy sauce Couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 1 1/2 Tbsp. fish sauce (If I don’t have fish sauce on hand, I […]

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    Easing the crib to bed transition

    Q: I need advice on how to keep our two-year-old toddler in bed now that we have transitioned into a big girl bed She gets up at all hours and way too early!!! Waking up in the middle of the night to your two-year-old staring you in the face can be terrifying, to say the […]

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    Feeding baby

    Q: What advice would you give to parents of a baby who doesn’t show much interest in eating? Our daughter is 8 months old and she’s never been a big eater. Now that she’s able to eat more table food, we still find we’re constantly counting ounces. She’s small, but she’s healthy, still we can’t […]

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    Bringing home baby

    Q: Do you have any advice to get my children prepared for bringing home a new baby? Nothing truly prepares an older sibling for the arrival of a new baby, but a little groundwork can help ease the transition. Throughout the course of your pregnancy talk to your older children about the new baby who […]

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