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How Do I Respond to Comments from Kids About My Body?

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As I established in Suit Up, Mama, I’m living my life in a fat body. It’s not good or bad, it just is. I certainly wish my body were smaller sometimes, and I do exercise and try to be healthy. But I also accept it for what it is: my body that allows ... Read full article

A Guide To Buying Toys For Tiny Tots

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I want to find what’s best for them developmentally that they will love!... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Thriving Theater Passion Follows Hearing Loss Recovery Journey

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For 21-year-old Grace Graugnard, hearing limitations never registered when she was a child, even though she wore hearing aids and eventually received cochlear implants.... Read full article

Summer Learning Loss

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Anyone else feel like they have been in the Twilight Zone, oh, since around the middle of March? I know I have. In one way, it has felt like the longest/shortest three months of my life. And I’m pretty sure my kids feel the same way.... Read full article



Creating a Legacy Through Music Lessons

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The term “music lesson” is deceivingly simple. People often think of the kind elderly lady down the street who taught them how to play the piano, or the rock and roll dude who taught them classic rock songs out of the back of a music store. But if do... Read full article

Why Choose a Private School?

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For starters, private schools take educating the whole student seriously, and many focus on developing future citizens with integrity and character. ... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... 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

Poor Report Cards?

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Help for the second half of the year.... Read full article

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