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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

How to Say “Yes” to Saying No

There’s a great kids song that has just 3 words—yes, no, and maybe. A whole stanza of only “yesses” begins the song. “Yesses” are blessings, winnings. Yes is music to the ears. The sound of angels and the so-called Lost Chord are all bound up in that simple, beautiful one syllable – “YES.” When kids begin their lives, like the ...

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How Stop Your Kids From F***ing Swearing!

If someone yells “Fire!” who doesn’t pick up and run for their life. Despite what our moms told us about “sticks and stones” we know words have power. They can grab at your stomach, make your skin crawl, or make you jump into action. Words can be “good” and words can be “bad,” and it seems that our young ones, ...

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What We Can Learn From Ancient Women

Modern science and marketing have made beauty and anti-aging products a multi-billion dollar industry. But eons before “cosmeceuticals” and medi-spas came into fashion, the ancient world had its share of ancient beauties with their own natural and effective beauty secrets. Egyptian Queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra were known to use aloe vera as an important part of their beauty regimen. Medical ...

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Don’t Forget to Reward Yourself in 2019

As a mom, and/or a business owner or manager, you recognize the value of rewarding both your kids, and your people for a job well done. Giving credit where credit is due, shows your appreciation, boosts morale, and generally encourages loyalty and happy employees. However, many of us – especially moms — forget another very important person to reward – ...

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Parents Need to Embrace Their Kid’s Passions

“Would’ve, Should’ve, Could’ve.” If I want one thing for my child, I think it is that she grows up and looks back at her life with no regrets. We all know the parents that say “if only I had, done ‘so and so’ when I was younger, how different my life would be.” There are two problems with parents like ...

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How To Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling

“Are we there yet – are we there yet — are we there yet…?” What parent is not familiar with this ever-present anthem of the family road trip? It seems like kids from tots to teens know how to use this phrase to irritating proportions! Keeping a kid quiet and entertained on an airplane for a few hours can be ...

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The Importance of Ritual in Child Rearing

Ritual and ceremony are integral parts of how we define ourselves as a culture and as human beings. Anthropological evidence exists that seems to indicate that the earliest people who can be described as “human” believed in a power higher than themselves and developed rituals to show respect to that deity. Gravesites of our stone-age Neanderthal cousins that date back ...

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Private Student Loans – What Every Parent Should Know

Private loans are the fastest-growing sector of the multibillion-dollar student loan industry. Scholarships, grants, and federal student loan options are great ways to help you afford the cost of sending your kids to college, but often they aren’t enough. Private student loans provided by banks, credit unions, and other lenders can help bridge that gap. According to a recent report ...

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How to Promote Healthy Sleep Patterns in Your Children

There are very few parents who are blessed with a child who falls asleep easily and sleeps through the night. For most of us the opposite was true, and we had to face a screaming, crying, tiny ball of frustration every night. Then once you’ve finally found a method to deal with a colicky and finicky newborn, you discover that ...

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Do You Know How to Hire a Reliable Pet Sitter?

Planning for that big trip? Have to work late at the office? If you have pets, and by all accounts more and more of us do – then you probably need to work the services of a qualified pet-sitter into your plans. But how do you choose a good one, after all, you do not want to leave your four-legged ...

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