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Children Lost But Not Forgotten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

I was 22 years old and had been reunited with my high school sweetheart just one year prior. When I got pregnant I was overjoyed at the prospect of having […]

Do I Love My Child As Much As You Love Yours?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Ward

She disappeared into her room after dinner. Thirty minutes later, she shyly handed me a large envelope. It was filled with a love note to me, her mom, and nearly […]

Do You Have the Baby Blues?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery […]


February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Bytes of Poetry A fantastic collection of poetry made available from the poets of I gaze upon an unmade bed And see a tousled curly head With sparkling eyes […]

Surviving a C-Section

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lee-Anne Robert

After 42 weeks of pregnancy, two days of undergoing inducement and physical stress on the baby, my daughter was delivered via an emergency C-section. Oh, it was music to my […]

Do you remember when your child was an infant and parenting was overwhelming? Maybe you looked forward to the day that your child just got a little older, it would […]

A Child’s Letter To Santa

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Photo courtesy of Snowflakes softly falling Upon your window they play Your blankets snug around you, Into sleep you drift away. I bend to gently kiss you, when I […]

In Search of a Halloween Song

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Somewhere in our overfilled attic, perhaps in a box beneath the Christmas wreath or ice cream machine, is a rusting Halloween noisemaker I had as a child in the ’70s. […]

Find Your Best Friends in a Playgroup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carren W. Joye

by Carren W. Joye From board meetings and deadlines to board games and diapers, I transitioned from a public relations professional at a university to a full time stay-at-home mom. […]

Karen & Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kelly Stilwell

Recording Artist adds Children to the Mix and creates Magic When Karen Mortimer was raising her children she had no idea that, years later, she would be raising the little […]

A Romantic Evening at Home for Mom and Dad

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

We become parents, and take on the responsibility of raising and caring for our children. This is a special task with hardships, and yet wonderful rewards. But, what happened to […]

Mother’s Song

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lisa Easterling

I’ve lost my baby daughter, Though not misplaced. I feel she’s somewhere Bound by neither time nor space. Perhaps she sits before the Throne With radiant face. She could be […]

Loving Your Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joanne Baum, Ph.D

By Joanne Baum, Ph.D Loving your kids should come naturally right? Well, for some people, love flows out seemingly on automatic and with no stops. With others, who may not […]

My Hero

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Trevor stepped up to the plate, bat in hand and a determined gleam in his eye. Digging in and signaling ready, he waited for the pitch. Strike one. “That’s okay, […]

When Parents Disagree on Discipline

February 12th, 2013 posted by Armin Brott

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I discipline our children in very different ways. Oftentimes it leads to us arguing in front of them. What can we do to prevent […]

Reinventing Mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kellie Head

Throughout my thirty-some-odd-years of life one thing has remained constant… society’s confusion about the best place for a mother. In the not-so-distant past, a mother’s place was well defined and […]

A Moment of Clarity

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Barclay

I remember the first day I realized it, that first moment of perfect clarity in which I came to the conclusion that my mother had been, and always would be, […]

Safety On School Buses

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie Peak

It has come to my attention that there is a question whether or not safety belts belong on school buses. Anyone who knows me, knows I am definitely in favor […]

A Mother’s Night Before Christmas

February 12th, 2013 posted by unknown

It was the night before Christmas, when all thru the abode Only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode. The Children were finally sleeping, all snug in […]

To Santa, From Mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debbie Farmer

Dear Santa: I’ve been a good mom all year. I’ve fed, cleaned, and cuddled all my children on demand, visited the doctor’s office more than my doctor, sold sixty-two cases […]

A Priceless Gift

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There is always a lot of talk about how we can save money over the holidays. And how can we get the kids involved more? This particular gift idea is […]

When Mom Has a Temper Tantrum

February 12th, 2013 posted by Melanie Howard

by Melanie Howard Each month, my five-year-old son’s kindergarten class compiles a “book of days,” in which the children share their daily home experiences with one another. The next month, […]

A Story of Love

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

You were six months old and full of fun, With a blink of my eye you were suddenly one. There were so many things we were going to do But […]

Are You Addicted to Your Children?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Margaret Paul, Ph.D

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D Is it possible to be using our children addictively? Anything that we use to get love, avoid pain, and fill up inner emptiness can become an […]

Being a Happy Parent: Part of Good Parenting

February 12th, 2013 posted by Margaret Paul, Ph.D

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D When you were growing up, did you ever wish that your parents were happy? Did you feel safe when they were happy and peaceful? My mother […]

Captain Planet and the Planeteer

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Riker

Plant a Garden in Your Sneaker 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth More You’ll Enjoy * Animal Tracks Activity Kit * Earth Book for Kids : […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]