Meli Mikel

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20 non-toy holiday gift ideas for kids

Children everywhere have already begun to give serious thought to their holiday wish-list while parents everywhere have already begun to cringe with the realization that in just a few weeks more toys will be invading their home.<p>The good news is that not all gifts need to involve toys.<p>There are …

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Ultimate Guide to Tantrums

Tantrums. They’re one of the most talked about behaviors in the parenting world. They’re even <b>one of the top behaviors that cause parents to lose</b> …

10 Alternatives To "Consequences" When Your Child Isn't Cooperating

<i> "My 3 year old was sitting on the couch after bath wearing her towel and said NO about 5 times when asked to get into her pj's. I was busy with the</i> …

The Changing Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood<p>You wonder if you are doing anything right. You are. You're doing just fine because you care enough to wonder. This season will …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

The Parenting Trick That Has Saved My Sanity

"It's not fair!"<p>"But Payton got to sit the front seat yesterday!"<p>"I hate watching baby movies!"<p>How many times has one of your children shouted something similar at you in response to a decision you've made? The battles can be exhausting: who gets to sit in the front seat, who gets to select the …

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21 Creative Consequences

Disciplining our children well takes wisdom, consistency, and empathy. It also helps to have a ready sense of humor, a whole lot of love, and a good …

Parenting

101 Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers

Something weird is happening at our house. Our baby is eating solids and she actually likes all kinds of foods! I’m so thrilled and I’ve been trying …

Parenting

8 Powerful Tricks That Will Help You Tame Every Tantrum

Shares 90K<p><i>Inside: When your kid throws a temper tantrum, do you lose your cool? Get frustrated? Embarrassed? Next time, use these proven tricks for</i> …

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Chances are some bogus training advice has wormed its way into your fitness regimen. Time to root it out. Here are the ten performance myths holding you back, from pre-race stretching to the evils of high-fructose corn syrup. Plus: Three truisms that are still up for debate.<p>Myth #1: Stretching …