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The 7 things necessary to my survival as a SAHM

The 7 things necessary to my survival as a SAHM

I spent two years working outside the home after my son was born. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I transitioned to staying at home with the kids.  That is when I learned exactly what I needed to survive. These are…

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Help! I Need to Be My Parent’s Parent

Help! I Need to Be My Parent’s Parent

Few of us love to spend our spare time thinking about what it will be like when we get older.  We live in a culture where we think of the here and now far more often than we think of what’s yet to come. Many…

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Free Range Helicopters?

Free Range Helicopters?

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest.  My mother has worked full time as long as I can remember, and when I was in Kindergarten, it was half day instead of full day.  I walked approximately 2 miles every day after school…

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What does your child’s school expect of its students?

What does your child’s school expect of its students?

When considering the many school options available these days, it is important for parents to assess what a school expects of its students.  After all, we all know that if expectations are high, chances are good that our children will work harder to meet them….

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A New Look on Disney

A New Look on Disney

Disney… Princesses…pink… and Glitter…. EVERYWHERE and I do mean EVERYWHERE. However- I feel like its a right of passage for everyone. Including this family of two boys. This is a quick look at the things we experienced and my notes for future Disney goers. 1….

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I Am Dad

I Am Dad

I am…Dad, Dad?, DAD! dad noun Informal. A male parent: SO, that is who I am? OK, I am a male parent. I accept that. Now that I know, it is much easier to navigate my life. I used to think “dad” was a guy…

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How do you find the time?

How do you find the time?

Sleep. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. I say this in jest to my friends often but honestly I don’t think about all I do, I just know I need to get it done. I became a mother at 25. I thought I knew what I was…

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Things Grandma Says

Things Grandma Says

I love the look on my kids’ faces when they’re around Grandma. My mother is from rural Western Pennsylvania. Although she moved to work and raise a family in Philadelphia at age 20, she hasn’t fully shed some funny words and strange one-line zingers that…

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What does your child’s school say about itself?

What does your child’s school say about itself?

What steps can you take to be sure your child is getting the most out of school? How do you know if your child’s experiences at school are preparing him for a lifetime of learning and problem solving? How can you be sure that your…

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Being Black and observing Black History Month

Being Black and observing Black History Month

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month.   Black History Month is also referred to as National African American History Month, and every president since 1976 has made February “officially” Black History Month.  In 1915, Harvard historian Carter Woodson and minister Jesse E….

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