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Many studies have found that making young kids jump, run, hop, squeal, and chase after each other can help improve their ability to think. There is a positive link between physical activity and cognitive performance in kids, but getting young folks to be more physically active is not always simple.  Even some adults do not like the idea of getting up and start working out in the gym. So, the question is, “how do you get the kids to exercise?” Here are some  simple tips and activities that will help keep your kids active...

One topic that often doesn’t get discussed when talking about raising kids is how to deal with our children and their dreams. What does it mean when your child dreams about going on a wild adventure with his friends or has a nightmare about the world coming to an end? Most parents rarely discuss the topic of dreams with their kids because it is something that we simply don’t know too much about. We already know that everyone dreams, but do those dreams have any meaning or are they simply thoughts in our heads? When it comes to interpreting...

On average, a school-aged child will spend 36 hours a week in child care. Any working parent can tell you that one of their greatest concerns is daycare. Even in a two parent home, daycare expenses can consume a large portion of a monthly income. This can easily leave parents with a shortage on other equally important expenses. In an average single parent home, daycare expenses can be completely unaffordable. According to the 2014 U.S census, there are over 13 million single parents raising over 21 million children. In addition to childcare...

Though this website is dedicated to SingleMoms, we also don’t want to forget that there are also just as many single dads out there, struggling to raise a family on their own. Many of the issues single moms struggle with — raising kids alone, trying to work while having to raise kids, etc, are also faced by single fathers too. While there may be some advantages for single fathers when it comes to finding a job (yes, there is a gender bias in the work place that favors men), men also face a lot of issues women don’t. For...

Child care can be a very expensive service for many parents to have to deal with. Many parents do not realize just how expensive child care can be until they start forking over big dollars on child care. The bills can add up quickly and you can find yourself facing some financial instability as a result. This is especially the case if both parents return to the workforce after the child is born as you will need someone to care for your children during your 40 hour work week. Rest assured as this article will provide some useful information...

There are more single moms in the workplace than ever before.  A recent survey revealed that working moms have increased significantly in recent years.  It was once thought that this trend was largely limited to the poor and minorities.  In this “new age,” single motherhood has become the new norm.  This is due largely to the shift in our society that it is socially accepted to be an unwed mother.  This was virtually unheard of a decade ago. Often, being a full-time mom and the only breadwinner can lead to feelings of guilt and...

  On average a family goes through more than 2500 diapers in the first year, and your baby won’t be fully diaper trained until they’re three years old. That’s a lot of money to spend on anything, even worse when it’s just going in the trash. One option to reduce your costs are using cloth diapers.  These cost more initially to establish a good supply of diapers that will give you enough for each stage, so start buying early to spread the cost out.  You also need to have the space for soaking, washing and drying...

Pregnancy is a complicated process and the effects on your body as a woman are quite drastic as the weeks progress. Once an egg is fertilized and implants itself in the uterus, conception has officially happened, and the pregnancy journey starts. Here is a brief outline of the main stages during the full 40 weeks of pregnancy, from the start of pregnancy till you gift birth. Week 4 The pregnancy is growing rapidly.  By the 28th day it is just visible to the naked eye.  Because growth is so rapid from now to the end of the 12th or 13th...

I think most parents are keen to get rid of the hassle and cost of diapers.  Whether you choose to go with disposables or reusable diapers, most parents do not enjoy the effort involved and look forward to their child being potty trained. Children will master daytime potty training well before they can manage to stay dry at night.  Night time potty training is not merely a case of learning a skill, there are physiological changes required to enable a child to master bladder control at night.  If you start too early, you are unlikely...

It’s every parent’s nightmare: your child is bleeding, or choking, or unconscious, and you don’t know what to do. Fortunately, there are ways that you can learn what to do in a health emergency so that you’re prepared for the worst.Get organized. First and most importantly, keep a set of emergency numbers close to the telephone, or programmed in your phone; this should include the nearest doctor’s office, the emergency services numbers, your child’s regular doctor, a poison control center, and a “nurse...

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