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10 New Celebrity Dads

By Jennifer Harrington for CupidsPulse.com Pregnancy, babies and parenting are always some of the hottest topics when it comes to celebrity news. Much of this news revolves around the mom and baby (think of how much time we spend on “bump” watch and anticipating Hollywood baby name choices), and an important part of the equation is often overshadowed: the celebrity dad.

Hilarious: Living with Teenagers
One sure way you can tell if there is a teenager in the house is...
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Hilarious: Living with Teenagers

If your water bill is high, and you find shoes all over the house, you might have a teen living with you. Read one mom's hilarious take on parenting teenagers.

Do you know how to co-parent?
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Do you know how to co-parent?

When parents get divorced or separated, there is a tremendous amount of strain put on their new relationship and many times this becomes extremely difficult to handle.  In turn, the focus on the children’s mental and emotional health is greatly diminished.  That’s why it is extremely important for the parents to transform their relationship, which I call restructuring.   It is imperative that parents learn how to co-parent in their new relationship, but imagine how difficult this is for a couple deciding to end their relationship together.

Prepare or Panic?
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Prepare or Panic?

In my home town, my family is usually fairly safe from natural disasters like Earthquakes, Tornadoes and Hurricanes, so I have had little reason to “train” my kiddos the strategies of preparing for such events. However, in the summer of 2011 we went through some pretty scary stuff from natural disasters to potential threats...and I had 2 young boys to get through it.  During that time, I was amazed at the number of people I witnessed over a period of 48 hours acting as though Armageddon was approaching…and they were sucking their children into their fear indu

Caregivers Need Care Too
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Caregivers Need Care Too

I often meet with individuals who desperately need time for themselves.  Many of these individuals are professionals such as doctors, teachers, or daycare providers.  Others are full time parents or are caring for their own ailing parents.  Some are in a relationship with, or care for someone with mental or physical illness.  While the presentation is diverse, there is a common theme.  A theme of burnout, stress, and intense guilt related to wanting some “me time”.  Friendships, interests, and ho

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Happy Valentines Day!
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5 Valentines Day Date Ideas For Frugal Parents

Sure, you adore your kids, but let's face it, they sure make it tough for you to enjoy a spontaneous sexual romp with their dad. So, if you are in the mood for some adult time this Valentines Day, here are five ways to fan the heat without splurging on a sitter or a fancy restaurant.

Why You Should Be Listening To Your Children…Now
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Why You Should Be Listening To Your Children…Now

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that ALL of their ideas are good ones. In fact, many are silly, impossible or end up setting a bad precedent. Donuts and chocolate cake for breakfast? Drawing with permanent markers while sitting on your new couch? Of course not. However, many of the things they complain about when it comes to their parents are right on the money.

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The Connecticut tragedy affects us all.
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Tragedy In Connecticut: How To Talk To Your Kids

On one level, this is just one more tragedy in a series of tragedies that have occurred in our country. On another level, the victims here were considerably younger. Additionally, Newton, CT was also severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. However, the impact of a tragedy this large ripples across the country and beyond.

4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children
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4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children

So many kind and thoughtful parents are trying so hard to simply have a lovingly positive impact on their child, only to see the child slip further and further into the realm of being “challenging.” This is so prevalent, even among the best and brightest parents. Difficult child behavior comprises a quiet epidemic – the kind that brings so many to their knees.

How To Introduce Your Children To A New Partner
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How To Introduce Your Children To A New Partner

By Dr. Stacey MacKinnon, Psychologist, FindYourPlusOne.com  We all know it is exciting when everything in a relationship is new, developing, and growing into something larger and more meaningful then we initially imagined. But even exciting new beginnings require some thought, especially when one or both people in the relationship have children.