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Happier Homeschooling

February 27, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Like many moms who work outside of the home, last winter I found myself at wit’s end. My then-3rd grader was bringing home all kinds of work he couldn’t get done at school. He was tired and frustrated every night – and he wasn’t the only one. Our whole family was miserable. We spent our evenings yelling at [...]

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The Whirlwind of Extracurricular Activities

May 30, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Rachel Jones   New moms, it happens faster than you think: all of a sudden your child is old enough for music classes and swimming lessons. Then in another year, he’ll be old enough for gymnastics, tee-ball, and karate. Not to leave out Boy Scouts, basketball and church youth group. I am caught in [...]

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Georgia’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2012

May 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Georgia for 2012.  Emma and William topped the list. The top five boys and girls names in Georgia for 2012 are: Boys: 1)  William 2)  Mason 3)  Jacob 4)  Michael 5)  Jayden   Girls: 1)   Emma 2)   Ava 3)   Isabella 4)   Madison 5)   [...]

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10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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“Look, Ma—Successful Adult!”:  Ten Thank-Yous Your Mother Should Hear Nothing makes mothers happier than to know that they’ve raised fulfilled, healthy, successful, and self-aware kids. On Mother’s Day, let your mom know exactly what she did to turn you into the adult you are today and how her influence still shapes your life. Be specific! From [...]

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Mother of the Bride Dress Dilemmas, Solved

March 23, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Shopping for the perfect mother of the bride (or groom) dress isn’t easy. The mother of the bride is expected to pick a dress that is beautiful, graceful, distinct and understated just enough not to draw attention away from the bride. Choosing the right dress can be challenging, but armed with the following tips, you’ll [...]

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Cell Phone Safety for Kids and Teens

March 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Can you hear me now? According to research, 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teens. Many parents make the decision to buy their kids new cell phones and smartphones. Parents generally say they do so for safety reasons; they want [...]

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10 Family Travel Tips

March 12, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Spring is almost here, and summer is right around the corner! This means increased family travel and fun with the kids. Here are 10 family travel tips: Pack light – this might not sound easy when we are used to overflowing diaper bags, but with the Babee Covee, a new baby blanket and cover that [...]

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Your Post-Baby Bloom: 9 Resolutions for Renewal

March 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Your Post-Baby Bloom: Nine Spring Resolutions for Renewing and Refreshing Yourself If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. After several weeks or months of caring for your new arrival, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut of [...]

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5 Tips to be a Positive Parent

March 8, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Diane Lang Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. I have heard that from every parent including my own. Parenting is a learned trait; be patient with yourself and set realistic expectations about parenting. It’s OK to make mistakes. Your kids also learn a lot of their personality traits from you. [...]

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Step-by-Step Survival Guide for Mother of the Groom

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Beverly  
Filed under Brides' Guide, Rejoyce

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The older I get, the more I appreciate “experiential vs. intellectual” understanding. Books, blogs, lectures, experts and friends may prepare me for a task or opportunity but it’s not “real” until I live it. This has never been more true for me than last year when my son became engaged. Until that time, the phrase [...]

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From Good to Better Parenting Workshops

March 1, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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From Good to Better Parenting Series Presented by: Susanne Pinkley, Ed.S LPC Combining Principles and Practices of: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Love and Logic and Boundaries with Kids Join us for a 6 week series of parenting classes designed in part to: • Show us the style of parenting we use and its effectiveness [...]

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9 Tips for Transitioning Child from Crib to Bed

February 26, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Child Sleep Expert Amy Lage, Graduate of the Family Sleep Institute and Founder of Well Rested Baby, was recently asked about transitioning a child from crib to toddler bed in her weekly Q&A segment on Hoboken Mommies 24-7. Here is Amy’s expert advice: Q.  My son recently climbed out of his crib and I am [...]

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