Maria Elizabeth Simental Aguilar

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Modern dad’s day has become longer, more hectic

If there’s one word we might use to describe modern fatherhood, it would be: busy.<p>In an average week, modern dads are spending nearly triple the time on direct child care, and more than double the time on housework, than their fathers or grandfathers did in the 1960s, according to a Pew Research …

9 Tips for New Fathers

Three of the men dearest to me, lets call them Adam, Rishi and Chad, are all having (or have had) their first child this year. One is my actual brother and the other two might as well be. Last year, I shared what I'd learned as a stay-at- home dad. This year, I get to share a little of what I know …

The Daddy Factor: Dad's Best Parenting Moves

Ever watch your partner with the kids and wonder, "What's he thinking?" It turns out there's a method to his caregiving madness.<p>Kids Talk About Loving Their Daddy<p>One year at the holidays I decided to shake things up. We had installed a pellet stove, and my kids, Paul, 6, and Claire, 3, were worried …

12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

We are well into the summer season, and in comes traveling with kids. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a …

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The Incredible List of 10 Steps to Create a Magical Summer for Kids

Summer can be stuffed with days that your kids will never forget and you will never regret. Simple, free ( or cheap! ) and designed to create a flow of magic summer memories, the following list contains my best ideas for every summer with my four kids, and hopefully your best summer with yours.<p><b>1.</b> …

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10 Ways to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

How to delight your toddler on an airplane. After constant nursing but before immersive iPads, there is the fidgety toddler.Continue reading 10 Ways …

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25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.<p>Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a …

Strategies for the Working Parent

I was a working parent, and I know how difficult it can be to juggle three lives simultaneously -- home, work, and school -- never mind the guilt that goes along with just not being there. In the best of all possible worlds, it would be better if moms were there for the formative years, bonding and …

34 Little Hacks That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

You pretty much have to be a superhuman to do it. Any little bit helps.

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Toddler discipline, is that a thing?

Shares 166<p>Toddler discipline. Write it enough and it stops making sense completely (like is <i>discipline</i> even a word?)! Toddlers are delightful …

To Parents of Small Children: Let Me Be the One Who Says It Out Loud

I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone-tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes burning exhausted.<p>I have three boys ages 5 and under. I'm not complaining about that. Well, maybe I am a little bit. But I know that there are people …

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …

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The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

What’s a Working Dad to Do?

I was on a radio show last Father’s Day to discuss the struggles men face in trying to balance work and family demands.<p>During the interview, the co-host, John Aberman, told a quick anecdote about a run-in he had when he was a rising corporate lawyer at a prestigious NYC firm. He was divorced and …

Research Says Screen Time Can Be Good For Your Kids

Screen time is not all bad for your kids. They can learn a ton from video games. And when parents and children are watching or playing together, kids are internalizing important social skills. Being intentional about the messages you send to your kids about media is a missing link in most parenting …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-being

<b>Not All Bliss Is Created Equal</b> It turns out that the cellular response to hedonic wellbeing isn’t so healthy—the researchers found that it was associated with increased expression of genes involved in inflammation and decreased expression of genes involved in antiviral responses and antibody …

Bruschetta And Crostini Recipes: 24 Ways To Top Your Bread (PHOTOS)

Almost everyone is familiar with bruschetta -- and hopefully, by now, almost everyone knows how to correctly pronounce it. And the popularity of this Italian favorite is no surprise, as it's not only a simple appetizer but also an 'upscale' finger food.<p>But while the traditional tomato-and-basil …

The Effects of Hurrying Children Through Childhood

Most of us have had one of those days when we've thought, <i>Wouldn't it be nice if I could be a kid again, without all the stress of my job and the pressure to succeed?</i> But did you ever consider that many kids today are feeling the same stress that adults feel?<p>In a culture that emphasizes success, …

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Great Ideas! 7 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Language Skills – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com

Language development is an amazing feat to watch your baby take on.<p>And since that part of the brain is rapidly forming from birth till 3 years of age, it’s critical for parents to try influence their child as much as possible during that window of time.<p>Basically, what you say and how you respond to …

Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A light ricotta cake topped with macerated …

La reforma petrolera en México: argumentos contra sentimientos

Peña Nieto tendrá que advertir que en este tema no habrá ni consensos, ni unanimidades, tendrá que haber mayorías<p>Los Pinos es la residencia oficial …