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bad mama banana bread

Bad Mama Banana Bread

This isn’t the kind of mom I want to be. The realization hit me hard as I balanced uncomfortably on my hands and knees, scrubbing the last remnants of sticky goo from our tiled kitchen floor. My 4-year-old son had found me in the kitchen earlier that afternoon when he was supposed to be having […]

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Let Your Kids Be Little

Let Them Be Little – Give Your Kids the Gifts of Boredom and Free Play

“The curriculum at our preschool is very academic oriented.” “We teach them math, science, and we make sure they do these workbooks. You will be informed about their progress periodically. Before starting school, they will already be reading at a first-grade level,” the head of the learning center said. She seemed so convinced that she was […]

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STORIES

He’s not a babysitter, he’s a dad!

My husband always has the best experiences when grocery shopping with our two boys.    “People were so nice!” he’ll recall. “One lady held the door open, and another offered to entertain Theo while we were waiting in the checkout line.” Managers offer them free samples, and strangers return the grocery cart with a wink […]

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Story time with our children is more than the books we read and has it's own phases.

Story Time Then Vs. Now: Tell Me More Stories Mom!

The transition of story time has been pretty cool when I stop to think about it. It follows a circle of life pattern actually. The beginning… When my daughter was in the womb, I’d sit in the rocking chair in her freshly painted nursery (with elephant and monkey’s to complement the neutral theme), and I’d […]

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