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THE BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING

Building your own community or village can be hard, especially when you’re already feeling exhausted from the day-to-day work of parenting. But in the long run, it can be totally worth it. Some of the bigger benefits help with childcare,…

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START BUILDING A VILLAGE/COMMUNITY

And finally, consider seeking out local services and programs designed to build community. Parenting groups and/or community centers are wonderful (and affordable) places to start looking for other families who are seeking deeper connections and support systems. Consider volunteering with…

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START BUILDING A VILLAGE/COMMUNITY

That said, there are times when family and current friends just aren’t an option and you really must start from scratch. This can feel harder but also incredibly rewarding when you find “your people!” Make a list of where in…

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START BUILDING A VILLAGE/COMMUNITY

Friends are another great place to begin, even if you think those friends already have everything all together. Many parents feel pressure to look “perfect” on the outside, so it can be hard to imagine that it’s a different story…

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START BUILDING A VILLAGE/COMMUNITY

If you don’t have a community, put plans in place and start creating one? Don’t sugarcoat it – it’s not always easy and does take conscious planning. But it is possible, especially when you know there are so many other…

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD

The impact of this is apparent on parents and children. The adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is absolutely still true. But somewhere along the way, we’ve lost the “village” we need to raise kids in nurturing,…

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD

The past seven decades have drastically changed the concept of community, no matter if you live in a rural area, a suburban neighbourhood, or an urban metropolis. Families no longer co-habitat as intergenerationally as they once did, especially as the…

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD

Back in the day, community living was a given. Dating back thousands of years to somewhat recently, people lived in communities for safety, socialization, and shared resources. From the earliest days of humanity, our brains have been programmed to live…

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WHY VILLAGE/COMMUNITIES MATTER

Healthy parents lead to healthy families. Not just physical health but emotional health too. However “going it alone” with even just one child, let alone multiple children, doesn’t lend itself to positive mental health – no matter what Social Media…

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A VIRTUOUS WOMAN HAS PRUDENCE

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg  A Prudent Woman Manages Life with Purpose and Intent There is nothing more stressful than what Americans call “flying by the seat of your pants.” It is said that many people spend more time planning their…

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