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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

The Lowdown on All That Lying

Yesterday a package of gum was missing from mom’s purse. A call to the child sitting on the couch “did you see mommy’s gum” brought the muffled answer, “No, I don’t know about it, I didn’t see it. Maybe Esmerelda (imaginary friend) took it.” Two minutes later mom discovered the child sticking to the couch by gum laden hair. Why ...

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Why Romance Is Important

Not since the Rolling Stones sang “time is on my side” in the free love age of the 60’s has time really been on anyone’s side. In the cacophony of commitments to work, family, scheduling the kids’ stuff –school work, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips – and more, who has time for “date night?” But here’s the thing. Time ...

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Top Ten Ways to De-stress, Unwind, and Chill Out

Putting in a day’s work is hard and stressful on anybody. For the 21st century “supermom” juggling kids, home and career, it can be even more so. Successful women today are so used to the “always on 24/7 mentality” that it can be particularly hard for them to turn it off and relax! But, that is all the more reason ...

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Why Barefoot Is Best for Babies

Get out that cell phone parents, baby may be taking that first step! Their baby walking is a milestone parent’s crow about. So no wonder parents feel they must make sure baby feet have the best support to prevent falls, give baby confidence, and assure happy feet. But those traditional high topped white leather baby shoes that are adorable, bronzed, ...

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Exercising for Two – Working Out While Expecting

“Hey, let’s move!” Claudia was sure her developing baby was egging her on to exercise, but she felt nauseous, tired, had swollen ankles, and was worried about her baby’s safety. Claudia, listen to your fetus because nowadays professionals recommend that pregnancy is not an excuse to let yourself go. Exercise while expecting, benefits you physically, emotionally and mentally, during and ...

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How To Protect Your Kid’s Skin

Do you know what your body’s biggest organ is? It’s not your heart, your lungs, or even your liver – it’s your skin! That’s right, your skin is a living breathing organ, and you are never too young to start a regimen to keep it healthy for years to come. When I asked my daughter back when she was about ...

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What Is Etiquette and How Do you Teach It to Your Children?

When I was growing up all those years ago, just like the parents on TV, my mother wore a dress while she did the house cleaning and my father a shirt and tie to the dinner table. Oh and don’t forget if there was ever any doubt about how to handle any social situation there was the “Miss Manners” column ...

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Do You Think There Is Only One Kind of Intelligence? Think Again!

My daughter attends what I consider to be a very open-minded and progressive school. Still, they do something that as a parent has always disturbed me a bit. They separate kids into an “intellectually gifted” class. Unfortunately, my daughter is not one who made that cut, although some of her friends from earlier grades had. To boost her damaged self-esteem ...

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Growing Up Green — Making Environmental Awareness Fun

Children are closer to nature than we adults. I know this every time I see the mud and grass stains on my kid’s clothes! But just because running barefoot through a field of daisies is all in a day’s work for your little ones, doesn’t mean raising “green” kids comes naturally. The first thing you have to do is lead ...

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