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Preparing for Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten With summer fast approaching, I can’t help but think about all the things we have done, and still need to do, to prepare for kindergarten. We are first timers in the school enrollment process, and as with most things I have recently…

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Kid Karma

Kid Karma

I made a giant mistake with my first child.  I bragged.  He was such a good baby and toddler, that it made me proud.  I could leave scissors on the table and he wouldn’t touch them.  He didn’t hit , scream or throw fits.  He…

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Mornings Are Not the Sweetest Time of Day!

Mornings Are Not the Sweetest Time of Day!

I swore I wouldn’t be that mom!  You know, the one who gives her child sugary cereal or pop tarts for breakfast as she rushes out the door to her next big appointment.   I’m one of those “lucky” get to work from home moms;…

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Note to Self

Note to Self

Sometimes I worry unnecessarily.  I worry about things like, what if my kids will grow up and live in my basement or  that I will get a contagious disease from a public bathroom, or that my husband will decide to grow a handlebar mustache.  My…

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Let It Go | #CueElsa

Let It Go | #CueElsa

Letting go.  Two words, sounds so easy.  How can it be so difficult?  It is.  For a mom. I’m a type A personality by birth. Oldest child.  Straight A kid growing up.  I mention this because as far back as I can remember I crave…

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The Unexpected Bully

The Unexpected Bully

Oh, those pesky bullies. I had them as a kid and I’m sure many of us had one or more during childhood. But man, things have changed. And not exactly for the better. Yes, Bully Awareness is alive and well in our modern day. Zero-tolerance…

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It Gets Easier

It Gets Easier

When I was nine months pregnant I could barely move. I’m 5’2 and the baby just had nowhere to grow. I waddled when I walked and snored when I inhaled. “Soon, he will come out. It will get better”, people would say. My baby was…

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How I Earned My Tooth Fairy Wings

How I Earned My Tooth Fairy Wings

I didn’t lose my first tooth until I was almost nine. I was eating an orange salt water taffy and it fell out on the stairs. I handed the tooth to my aunt and she gave me two dollars. I was way too old to…

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A Parent’s Guide: Assessing Your Child’s School Experience

A Parent’s Guide: Assessing Your Child’s School Experience

Your child only has one opportunity to move through her elementary, middle, and high school years. How can you be sure her school is doing everything it can to offer her the best possible experience? It is well documented that parents play a vital role…

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Mom Struggles

Mom Struggles

This is real life.

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