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Family & Parenting
Raising children is the job of a lifetime. And you never get to retire.

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Raising children is the job of a lifetime, and it certainly is a rollercoaster. The territory changes as your children grow, and each new milestone brings a new set of questions. At GR8NESS, we seek to serve as a source of information, covering the topics you’re most interested in. We’re not like most parenting blogs. We keep it real, down to earth, and most of all, we want to know what you think.

Family dynamics are also one of the most significant aspects of human life. From navigating relationships with in-laws to grandparents to friendships and setting boundaries, we’re here to cover it all.

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No two families are alike, that’s a pure fact. The differences grow exponentially when you look at families from different countries and don’t get us started on families from different continents. These differences are what make this colorful world a majestic place. Today, we’re not ranking countries on anything. The...
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The Coronavirus is sparking anxiety in adults across the world, and for children, the fear can also bring confusion. As many kids are suddenly home from school, and many parents suddenly working from home, lots of questions can arise. With parents making hurried trips to the grocery store, repeatedly disinfecting household...
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If you're divorced or separated from your child's father or mother, you may be wondering whether it's possible to successfully co-parent your children as mature adults. Especially after hearing about celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, who have remained friends after divorcing and who often vacation together with...
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What to Look for in a Baby Formula [Infographic]

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Parents are real people, with real questions, and real challenges. While most parenting blogs focus on the rosy aspects of raising little ones, we know that there are times when you can use a little extra support. That’s why we ask you what you want to read about the most. We seek to provide our readers with the answers you’re looking for with a no-nonsense approach.

Additionally, we recognize that parenting needs change as children grow. Whether you are looking for advice regarding your new bundle of joy, toddlers, school-aged children, teens, or post-grad kids, we cover it. Parenting is a forever-job, and each phase is new and uncharted territory. We get it.

Parenting & Marriage Advice

Many parents face challenges themselves and as partners. We’re here to provide marriage advice for moms and dads who are learning to successfully co-parent, help each other out, discuss relationships with grandparents and family members, and more.

Parenting is a two-person journey. But we also know that there are many single parents out there and we’re here to support you too. You aren’t in this alone. Turn to GR8NESS when you have questions that other parenting blogs can’t seem to answer, or when you need a little feel-good content.

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Each family is unique and everyone will face different challenges. Whether you’re looking to learn how to cope with family drama, learn more about parenting in other cultures, or get fun tips on subjects like how to take the best family photos and introducing your small children to makeup, we have an article for you.

Additionally, we know there are many challenges that all parents face. From public temper tantrums to traveling with kids, the adventure of raising children is full of bumps in the road. If you’re looking for tips on how to incorporate more healthy foods into your child’s diet, or need advice on what to do when your teen starts dating, GR8NESS is the place to turn.

The Fun Stuff

While parenting and searching for marriage advice certainly comes with obstacles, it’s also a time filled with joy and significant rewards. When you’re looking for recipes you can make with the kids or articles that will give you a good chuckle, check out what we have to say this week.

Parents can learn a lot from children, and anyone with little kids can tell you they are full of quirks that are sure to bring a smile to your face. We’re here to celebrate all those touching moments with you.

The Serious Stuff

Once in a while, the reality of parenting sinks in. You have a tiny human you’re responsible for, and we know that those searching parenting blogs are filled with questions. We’re here to reassure you that you’re not alone, and you’re doing GR8. Everyone needs tips and advice sometimes.

Learn how to set a sleep routine, how to recognize that your child may have a food allergy, get information on infant formula, and more. If you have adult children moving back in, that’s a whole new set of questions on its own. GR8NESS is your resource for all things parenting-related, regardless of age or circumstance.

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GR8NESS is more than a read-only forum of marriage advice and parenting tips. We want you to get involved. Become a part of our community. Take our quizzes and provide your feedback on our polls so that we can get you the information you’re looking for. You can also see what other parents and families are asking about. You may be surprised to learn that others are facing the very same challenges as you.

What we care about the most is ensuring that we provide the most straight-forward information that is relevant to you, our reader. We are here for you and you only. We value your insight, love to read your questions, and provide the content you care about.

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