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SAYING GOODBYETO THE PACIFIER!

Saying “Goodbye” to the Pacifier

There are two moments that I look back on as the scariest moments so far of my motherhood. The first was almost two years ago when my husband and I drove away from the hospital with our newborn. The second was in late February when I stood in our daughter’s room with a pair of […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Single Mom

Single parenting is not for the faint of heart. No wonder there is a National Single Parent’s Day. While I am currently in the midst of blending my family and hanging up my single parent status, the lessons learned are ever present. As with parenting in any situation, parenting solo comes with the good, the […]

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MLK Day of Rememberance: Teaching Your Kids About the Civil Rights Movement

On Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Remembrance, many of us reflect on the Civil Rights leader and what he stood for: freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. Some use the day in service to others, volunteering for food distribution or other community service projects around the area. If you are looking for opportunities […]

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How Virginia History Can Help You Build Empathy in Your Kids

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy— If everyone had the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences, the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings. […]

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Your Action Plan: For Sickness & Sleep

Sing it with me now…. “It’s the most snotty-nosed tiiiiiiime of the year!” The time of year when tissues are shoved all snug in our pockets and yellow-ish liquids pour out from little noses. Delightful! As a Pediatric Sleep Consultant I hear lots of questions about sickness and sleep. Starting back in October I began […]

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