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  • Forum Thread: School Struggles! Help!

    This time of year it is always difficult to get my children excited about school. After 5 months of school, homework and activities, they are completely uninterested in anything related to school. What are some things I can do to get my kids back in the school spirit? Do you have any tricks...
  • Forum Thread: How can you get HELP around the House?????

    Now that my two oldest children are 4 and 6, I have started to get them involved more in cleaning the house. While it isn't always easy, I have noticed major progress in their abilities to help out. Every week they get to pick out the job they want to perform each day and the jobs range from...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do I pick the perfect pet for my kids?

    I want to get our children a pet this year, but I don’t know whether to get a dog, a cat, or something a bit smaller. What type of pet do you have? Is there a “best” pet for kids?
  • Forum Thread: Second baby, first one is 9 and new relationship

    I just need advice from anyone who has it. my family and I have been struggling ever since the big news. This is a big change and sort of soon in my relationship, but we have overcome that much. My daughter is still adjusting to my boyfriend being around. For the past nine years it has just been us and...
  • Forum Thread: Husband and older step children

    i just jad my daughter in sep she was 3 months early she is considered a micro preemie she weighed 2 pounds at birth we were in the hospital 2 months it made me and my husband closer at first then as my daughter got better and she was out of the hospital and we started having his 5 and 3 year old boys...
  • Forum Thread: Help--How do you get kids to STOP sharing GERMS>????

    I have 4 children under the age of 6. As a result, they share toys, bedrooms—and YES, even germs. I try encouraging hand washing, covering their noses when they sneeze and we have multiple gel sanitizers spaced strategically throughout the house. Yet, no matter what I do...we all get sick. Is there a...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do you keep the house clean with kids?

    Keeping the house clean is a daily battle with 4 children under the age of 6. While they are beginning to help me in some ways, I do the lion's share of the house work. Over the years I have developed some time saving cleanup tips. One of the best ways to tidy up fast is to carry a wicker basket...
  • Forum Thread: Teenagers and a Newborn!!

    Hello, I am a new mom again, I have a 15yr old step-daughter, a 13yr old son and a 6 week old! While they are very helpful at times, at other times I feel as if my 15yr old step-daughter is trying too hard to play mother hen to the baby. I am very defensive this time around as far as keeping my mother...
  • Forum Thread: Sharing bedrooms or Private Bedrooms--Which is better?

    When my 4 th child was born, I put all three of my older children in a bedroom together. They are 6,4 and 2. They love sharing a room and have a good time (most of the time). Do you think children NEED their own bedroom or is it better to share a room with your siblings?