Posts by Matcha

Why Owning a Pet is Good for the Whole Family

Bringing a pet into your family can be a big decision. You have to take into account how your children, spouse, and even grandparents will respond to it. Plus, pets can be a big responsibility. However, there are a number of physical and health benefits to owning a pet that won't just benefit you, but…

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Family Melodies: The Benefits of Hearing and Playing Music

It's so easy to enjoy brain-boosting, fun-inducing musical experiences with your kids. From the time my children were born, they've been surrounded with every type of music imaginable—jazz, blues, classical, pop, even syncopated ragtime. We could see the change in their little bodies when they relaxed to James Taylor at bedtime or rallied to the…

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20 Hilarious Rules Parents Never Thought They’d Have To Make

Proof that nothing can prepare you for kids. People always warn you that having kids changes everything. You nod and smile and think, "It can't be THAT bad, can it?" Truth is, parenting is a crazier ride than anyone can begin to explain. Teaching tiny humans how to human is seriously a challenge. Please. Be…

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Let Kids Be Kids—7 Ways to Un-Schedule Them in Today’s Busy World

How to carve out free time for your kids—and boost their health and happiness. As summer winds down, parents are gearing up for back-to-school, which usually means an even busier schedule for kids, including sports, clubs and private lessons. Today, most parents schedule as many activities as they can for their children, thinking that will…

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5 Steps to Keeping the Romance Alive After Baby is Born

Having a child is undeniably one of the greatest joys life brings, but it’s also an adjustment. . Working Mother For couples with a new baby, learning to parent, share their home and even their bedroom make up the bulk of their time during first few months of parenthood. There are more books to read,…

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