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November 01, 2014

Politician in Training

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Daughter: "Sign this so I can be on my school's student council." Me: "Oh, ok. You don't have to have an election or anything, you're just on it?" Daughter: "There's an election, but I'm going to win!" Actually, everyone in the class was running for third grade student council (except for the five or six math club kids that couldn't run because it conflicted with their meetings)....more»
November 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Maximizing the Benefits of Reading Together

We have all heard by now that parent-child book reading starting in infancy has benefits for vocabulary development, early literacy and socio-emotional development....more»
November 01, 2014

What is an Open Adoption?

Understanding the differences in adoptive relationships

According to the Child Welfare League of America, there are over 150,000 children in the United States awaiting adoption, and an additional 500,000 in foster care....more»
November 01, 2014

When Parenting Styles Clash

Finding common ground for a more harmonious household

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the moment when the happy couple welcomes a child into the world and realizes their parenting styles don't quite mesh....more»
October 01, 2014
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The End of Diaper Bags, Infant Car Seats and Strollers

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Parenting might not be getting any easier, but as kids grow, it definitely requires less stuff. I took my kids to the pediatrician the other day and it hit me....more»
October 01, 2014
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Stepping into Step-Parenting

Suggestions for navigating this new territory

The step-parent/step-child relationship can be a delicate one. If you're new to this role, it can seem like every day brings unexpected challenges....more»
October 01, 2014
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Start a family tradition of volunteering with Meals on Wheels!

Start a volunteer legacy with your family at Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana Children are our future. Throughout history, the innocent reflections of our children have given way to greater compassion and understanding among adults....more»
September 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Does Exercise Help Your Child Think?

I don't know about you but I really notice a difference in my kids' behavior and attitude on the days they exercise....more»
September 01, 2014

A Personal Odyssey for the Perfect Minivan

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

I love my van. In fact, I don't know how I survived so long without it. It has a DVD player to keep kids occupied during long road trips (we watched the Disney movie Planes four times straight once), enough space for my kids to be further than arm's length from each other (no more touchy-touchy) and doors that slide and won't bash into other cars in parking lots (you're welcome)....more»
September 01, 2014

Manners...yes, please!

Etiquette strategies for kids in today's world

Warning: The characters depicted here are not fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons is not coincidental....more»
Elf the musical
Childrens museum
ITM
peewinkle's puppet studio
Heritage