Melissa Maypole

Melissa Maypole is head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qustodio, a company that provides free software to help parents manage, monitor, and understand their kids’ online behaviors, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She holds a Master's degree in Education and lives in Anniston, AL with her husband and four children.

Melissa Maypole is head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qustodio, a company that provides free software to help parents manage, monitor, and understand their kids’ online behaviors, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She holds a Master's degree in Education and lives in Anniston, AL with her husband and four children.

Conceptionmoons

Monday, January 30th, 2012 by from Blogs
First came honeymoons, then babymoons (a pre-delivery couple's getaway), and now conceptionmoons. Just what is this new trend? Yep—you guessed it; a conceptionmoon is a vacation designed for the sole purpose of conceiving a baby. While the concept may sound romantic, the real question ...

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What is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby-led weaning is an approach to weaning an infant from being breast or bottle fed to eating solid foods. The first difference between baby-led weaning and a conventional weaning method is that baby-led weaning forgoes the introduction of pureed foods and spoon feeding. With a baby-led ...

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Giving birth to twins or multiples is becoming more common than in previous years. In fact, multiple pregnancies occur at a rate of 1 in every 80 pregnancies. If you are pregnant with more than one baby, or know someone who is, it is important to understand the unique challenges involved. What to Consider with ...

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The New Year is well-known as a time for self-analysis and renewal. During this time of year, New Year's resolutions abound and people around the world seek to turn over a new leaf or start a new chapter in their lives. If you and your partner have made the biggest New Year's resolution there is ...

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Whether it is for a wedding, birthday, or the holiday bash at the office, planning a party is an exciting time. After the initial exuberance wears off and reality sets in, however, you are left with the responsibility of entertaining your guests and a mountain of tasks necessary to pull it off. To ensure ...

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Planning on making some big changes for the New Year? You're not alone. Every year, millions of people make themselves promises, some of which they keep while others they have long forgotten by the time Spring rolls around. If you're wondering what others are resolving to do (or not do), take a look ...

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Let’s face it—preschool is a big deal for both kids and parents alike. It’s also been a hotly debated topic with many unanswered questions: Should you send your child to preschool at all? If so, when is the right time to do so? How do you know which preschool is right for your little one? And perhaps most importantly, how can you tell if ...

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So, you think you are ready to have a baby? If you have never had a child, there's little doubt that you'll be in for an eye-opener or two after you get pregnant, no matter how well-prepared you are. Therefore, you should find out everything you can about having a baby before you begin trying ...

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Each year, we anticipate the holidays for months in advance. Stores usually follow Halloween with aisles of gift wrap and Christmas decorations. By the day after Thanksgiving—Black Friday—the holiday spirit has arrived in full steam. Sometimes, by the time the actual holidays have arrived, you're ...

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The toddler years are a time in a child's development when he is learning that he isn't the only person in his universe. At this stage in his social development, you need to teach him how to be thankful as he begins to become socially aware of others. If you begin this process when he ...

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