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The Secret Sauce for Building Children’s Memories

For years, our family had “Ralph” in all his plush furry glory. He was our secret sauce for building the children’s memories. How children remember differs by their age and the “ingredients” parents need to use… Read More

How to Prepare Your Adult Child to Leave Home

Help your adult child prepare to leave home with these six tips. According to a Pew Research study, 52% of young adults live with one or both of their parents. This number has been steadily increasing for some time, but now due to the economic effects of the pandemic, more and more individuals have moved… Read More

One Child or More? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Report after report predicts fewer babies as a result of the pandemic. Most base their findings on the large number of women saying that they plan to put off having babies or have fewer of them. If you have one child and are on the fence about having more children, you may want to consider if or why… Read More

Expecting or Not?: How COVID-19 May Affect Your Decision

Historically, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and blackouts have affected the birth rate. Similarly, initial signs during the COVID-19 pandemic point to fewer babies in the coming years, continuing a trend that first gained noticeable momentum during the Great Recession. You may be wondering if you should have a baby during the pandemic or if you’re Being Practical… Read More

No, Only Children Aren’t Worse Off in the Pandemic

The assumption seems to be that only children are having a tougher time dealing with social restrictions related to the pandemic than kids with siblings. But the reality is COVID-19 created challenges for all families. Nonetheless…… Read More

Recommended Books

Whether you are parenting a toddler or teenager, there’s strong support and valuable advice in these books. Click on book cover to read about each book. Your purchases via the links below help support the free content on this site. I will add top-notch new releases as I discover them.