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7 Horrible Mistakes You're making with babysitters

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Oct 25, 2019 6:15:00 AM

Unfortunately babysitters are a necessary evil if you want to keep your sanity as a parent and keep your relationships alive and well with your partner and your friends. Parenting is one of the most difficult things you'll ever do but it can be the most rewarding also. No matter how much we love our children they are exhausting, so much energy in such tiny little bodies! So much patience required to teach, communicate, entertain, listen, enjoy, love, create.....no wonder you just want them to be on their tablets so you can have a conversation with your partner. So when you do need a babysitter, and you will, make sure you don't make these common mistakes:

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Topics: babysitters In Denver CO, take a break from the kids, Date Night, Parents night out, new parents, babysitter expectations

5 Next Best Things in Parenting

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Oct 18, 2019 5:15:00 AM

Look, I'm not an expert and I'm not going to present myself as such. Parents are bombarded every day with "expert" opinion on how to raise their children but can I tell you, in my humble opinion, only you, the parent, is the expert. You know yourself, your children, and family dynamic better than anyone. You know what you want for your children and the kind of parent you want to be. Trial and error, yes error, is what will guide your success and create a parent that your children will love and respect as they get older. I know it is difficult to hear that your children are basically a social experiment but it is true. People, and of course children, are unpredictable and how actions and words are perceived by each individual is unpredictable. For example, I was talking to my niece who happens to be visually impaired the other day and she related a story to me about when she was in high school she got a good score on a science exam and the teacher said to the whole class afterwards: "You should  be ashamed of yourselves with your scores. (My nieces name is being changed for privacy) Clara outscored all of you and she is virtually blind." Now this was supposed to be a compliment to Clara but she teared up when she told me because she took it to mean that if a blind girl can do well then you sighted people should have done better. Like because she's blind she should have been too stupid to get high marks on a test. Now that isn't at all what the teacher meant but that is how she took it. image courtesy of Nicole Schwartz book with the same name

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Topics: thoughtful, Awareness, Community, appreciation, Style, independent children, memories, new parents, yesmom, the next best thing

5 Halloween Facts or fictions

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Oct 4, 2019 4:59:00 AM

We have all heard different Halloween urban legends from tainted candy to the sacrifice of black cats.

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Topics: Holidays, parenting, fun facts, Trick-or-treat, Halloween safety, Halloween, safety, Awareness, Community, Teaching, responsibilities, memories, new parents

Top 5 Apps All First-Time Parents Should Have

Posted by Josh Moore on Sep 27, 2019 5:11:00 AM

 

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Topics: apps for parents, technology for parents, how to get help for new parents, new parents