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Speaking Made Easy: How to Build Vocabulary in Toddlers

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As a parent, there are various milestones you can’t wait to experience when it comes to your children, notably in their early years. Parents often excitedly wait for that first crawl, the first steps, and of course, when they say those first words... Read full article

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids

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Whether you couldn’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you just don’t feel like fighting traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. Here are a few family-friendly idea... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Overscheduled: Otherwise What’s a SAHM For?!

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When Miss Seven started Kindergarten, her dad and I decided to limit after school activities to two: one sport or otherwise something physical and one more arts focused activity. My, how times have changed. Right now, we have four extracurricular act... Read full article

To Work or Not to Work?

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Teenagers lead busy lives, that’s no secret. While jobs are important in teaching good character qualities, it also sets the teen up for a positive future.... Read full article



A Life Worth Following

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I cannot hope my children will be unconditionally loving parents without loving them unconditionally. I cannot hope my children will be authentic in their relationships while pretending in my own.... Read full article

Go On a Field Trip–Without Leaving Home

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We’ve been practicing social distancing in order to protect ourselves and our families and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, we’ve all had our moments of stir craziness. ... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

by Mari Walker on

In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Choosing Easy

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A fellow mother once told me, “I have come to realize that the hard choices we make as parents tend to be the right choices.” We were discussing whether or not I should send my son to school the day of the last honor roll assembly this past week. ... Read full article

Teaching Our Children To Fail

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Early, Often, and Gracefully... Read full article

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