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Keep Education Alive This Summer

Keep Education Alive This Summer

What is summer brain drain? It’s when time off school leads to children losing knowledge and skills they spent the previous school year gaining. While we all need respite and relaxation, it is important for kids to have meaningful learning opportunities during the 10-week summer break. These opportunities do not need to be forced or […]

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The Experiences of a Mother's Heart

The Experiences of a Mother’s Heart

Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any negative feelings at all, they could simply be summed up as fear, anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. […]

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Confessions of a Formula Feeding Mom

Confessions of a Formula Feeding Mom

With my first born, breastfeeding came naturally to me. I am the sort of person to usually go with the flow. (Ha!) I took in stride the growing pains of feeding a newborn. Formula feeding wasn’t even on my radar. What I wasn’t prepared for were the all night feeds my son trained me into […]

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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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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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Introducing Fido to the New Baby

Introducing our dogs to the new baby, Part 1 When we found out we were pregnant with our first daughter, I was a little concerned about how our dogs would adjust. One of them was my first service dog, and the other one was in training. So, needless to say, they went everywhere with us, and […]

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