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Toddlers Have Super Powers

My son started walking about three months ago. It took less than three days to realize we had entered a whole new world. A world where he could now access the dog at will and climb up the kitchen island when something shiny caught his attention. Like knives. This kid...

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How to Help Your Kids Get Along

Child 1: Mom . . . (insert sibligs name here) just hit me. Child 2: No I didn’t . . . I just gave him a high five and hit his face. As a mother of four (each fifteen months apart), I am outnumbered on so many levels. The fact of the matter is there is no easy task...

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The Truth About Parenting Preschoolers

Before we had children, a friend once told us that, “Kids simultaneously ruin your life and make it awesome.” Now, as the parents of a one-year-old and a three-year-old, we ruefully refer to this comment on a regular basis. It’s the truth of our story right now. We...

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The Importance of Clarity

A year ago, we moved to a new house in the center of our neighborhood. Located on one of the main roads, it’s a perfect spot to watch the world go by. In addition to offering dozens of opportunities to connect with neighbors, it’s also a really interesting place to...

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Ready or Not

Fresh out of college, my son’s first grade teacher vibrated with enthusiasm for her students. She wore a constant smile, too. I liked her. I liked her so much that I volunteered to be Room Mom. And then we had our first parent/teacher conference where she looked me in...

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