Kids Are Master Manipulators. So UseThis Against Them

KIDS ARE MASTER manipulators. They play up their charms, pit adults against one another, and engage in loud, public wailing. So it’s your job to keep up with them For siblings who refuse to work together, Assign them a task they can do jointly, like picking up the toys, then give them each the same reward or punishment based on their performance as a team: If one kid slacks off,

When your husband seems distant

I recently sat down with a young married couple. They’re in a stressful season of life with work demands, the stresses of raising a young child, stretching every dollar to make ends meet and trying to make time for one another. On top of those everyday stresses, a tragic death in the husband’s family has cast a shadow of grief over their home that has replaced their previous laugher and

Bedwetting in Children

Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. It is extremely common among young kids but can last into the teen years. Doctors don’t know for sure what causes bedwetting or why it stops. But it is often a natural part of development, and kids usually grow out of it. Most of the time, bedwetting is not a sign of any deeper medical or emotional issues. All

Itchy skin/rash after delivery

Help! I am 7 weeks post partum and probably a week or so ago I have developed some rashes and itchy skin on my back and thighs.  I originally had very itchy skin on my belly around my stretch marks right after delivering.  I have been doing exclusive breast feeding and someone says its common with breast feeding mums…I didn’t go through this with my first baby. Did anyone else

Staying affair-proof in marriage

Be an open (e)-book — My husband and I can pick up one another’s computers or phones at any time of the day and see what the other has been up to. Of course, this means we trust each other not to post humiliating Facebook statuses on one another’s profiles, but our message histories, internet searches, email and texts are open to one another. If we wanted to, we could

5 ways wives hurt their husband’s feeling accidentally

I’m going to make a confession to you. It’s a confession many men will try to deny, but it’s the truth. Here it is…we men get our feelings hurt a lot more than we admit. Wow. I already feel a sense of relief now that this HUGE secret if off my chest! We tend to create gender stereotypes where women are more “emotional,” but both men and women are emotional

5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage

Early in our marriage, these simple principles change our hearts and transformed our relationship. We were blissfully in love and thrilled to be on our honeymoon. Then came day five—we had our first argument. That put us on a slippery slope moving swiftly toward desperation. Within the first nine months of our marriage, Gina and I were both convinced that we not only married the wrong person, but also were

Breast Feeding and It’s Benefits

Breast milk is oh so healthy. We don’t want to pressure everyone to nurse. We just want you to be aware of the benefits. Breast milk contains antibodies that can’t be engineered. Breastfed babies get fewer colds and sinus and ear infections. They also have less diarrhea and constipation and a decreased chance of having allergies and many other little sicknesses here and there.   Mom, you might end up healthier too. Over

Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

It’s never too early to start taking care of your baby, and there’s no better time to start than now — during preconception. Luckily, there’s nothing easier — or smarter — than popping a prenatal vitamin. That daily prenatal will give you the security of knowing that your body is stocking up on all those important nutrients needed to conceive your baby-to-be and also to carry it through a healthy