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10 Things to Consider when Naming Your Baby

BabyNameMarleyJoyThere’s a lot of pressure when it comes to choosing the perfect name for your baby. First of all, you probably already have very specific names you like and have a strong opinion on ones you don’t. Then the pressure really comes when you have to agree on one with your partner who also has very strong opinions too. So let’s take a look at the process, shall we?

1. Are you a celebrity?

No? Then it’s probably not in the cards for you to name your child after a piece of fruit, a rainbow or a direction like North, for example. Remember they have to live with this name for the rest of their life, perhaps “Mermaid” isn’t the best way to go. Continue reading


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Parenting: When it Comes to Religion, Politics and Forming Opinions

blogpiktoOk, can we be serious for just a second?

Coming from a parental perspective, of course we WANT our children to believe what we believe. We are fond of our own opinions and want others to agree with us, especially our own children. But at some point, we should be able to put ourselves in their shoes. Would you want to go your whole life being told what to believe or which side of the political scale to merge to? Or would you want your parents to work towards training you to weigh all options and then decide for yourself? Continue reading