The Power of Pretend Play

Every day when my two little girls get home from preschool they ask if they can watch their Kindles. Since we recently banned YouTube in our house (thanks Momo), if allowed, they’ll be binge on Netflix kids for an hour or so until it’s time for dinner. It’s one of their favorite pastimes, as well as mine, so I tend to have a harder time saying no than their mother. But I do say no. As often as I’m able. Why? Because I want them to do something else instead. Something I loved doing as a child. I want them to pretend.

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How To Plan A Baptism

Baptizing your baby will likely be one of his/her first big public events and one that could sneak up on you, since it usually takes place at two or three months of age. Big events take time to put together. You’reprobably still adjusting to your new lifestyle as a parent, so planning a big to do for your little one so soon could seem a little daunting. Don’t worry. Don’t fret. Instead, get excited.

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Infant Baptism Vs. Adult Baptism

My friend and co-worker took a trip to Israel a few years back and was excitedly showing me pictures after returning. One sticks with me, of him standing in a river of jade green water. Trees dangle their branches over its banks. An arid, mountainous desert landscape lies on either side. Another man stood beside him, one hand on my friend’s shoulder, the other raised to the sky. Both of them had their eyes closed. He’d said, “That’s the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized

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Managing finances as a growing family

Have you ever wondered how people who have 18 kids are able to provide for their family? Or what about the family that has a million dollar house, brand new luxury vehicles and only one parent works at a minimum wage job? I wonder this all the time, but I don’t have all those answers. I do however know how I can help you financially prepare yourself for your growing family. If you have decided you want to grow your family, whether it be your first or fifth child, there are a few easy steps to take to help financially prepare yourself.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Godparent?

It doesn’t mean adopting someone’s child if they die, not anymore at least.That’s the first thing that always popped into my mind when I thought about godparents, but the godparenting role has seen some changes in the past few hundred years. The aim of this article is clear up any misconceptions related to the topic and give you a deeper understanding of what it means to godparent in modern times. So, without further ado. Tradition holds that godparenting as we know it stemmed from the practice of ‘baptism sponsors’ in the early Christian church.

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How To Choose A Godparent

Your baby is finally here. You spent nine anxious months worrying over him, thinking about every little kick and turn, wondering what he would look like and how it’d feel to hold him—but you’re not wondering anymore. Life is so different now. You’ve gone from planning to doing at all hours of the day. If you’re not feeding your baby, you’re changing him, comforting him while he cries, or making sure his diaper rash isn’t getting worse. You’re making appointments with his doctor to check his growthso you know he’s developing on time.

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Baby Names Suggestions

William and Fanny Nightingale famously named their baby daughter Florence after the city of her birth. Parents today are still choosing pretty names of pretty places, particularly if they have some particular significance for them. In the recent past we’ve seen...

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Positive Parenting

There’s a new buzzword in parenting and it won’t be long before you start seeing it everywhere. It’s “positive parenting.” Even though it’s on-trend now, it’s actually been around for over 40 years. Personally, I think the style/philosophy/belief is gaining steam...

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22 Easy Steps To Potty Train Your Toddler

When it comes to potty training, every parent has a different way to approach it. Some swear by incentives like stickers, others let their kids roam naked in the yard while drinking unlimited glasses of juice until nature takes its course, while a brave few just...

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