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My baby is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. While she’s gone to school before this feels different to me. It feels bigger to me and I think it feel bigger to her too. Somehow, this seems to mark the...
At the beginning of kindergarten, I sent little love notes to school in my daughter’s lunch. Since she couldn’t read, I wrote them in code and pictures. I was worrying since she didn't know anyone there. It was a big,...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
You may hate giving up every weekend of your life to watch your children’s 1,000 baseball games, soccer games or whatever other sport they’re interested in, but research says organized sports are playing a vital role in your child’s...
From the moment I finished reading There's A Boy In The Girl's Bathroom, I knew that I wanted to be a school counselor. I had decent school counselors growing up, but the one in that book made such an impression...
Chickens may not seem like your top choice for a family pet, but as they become more and more popular, you may be surprised to learn that people can bond with a bird in the same way that they...
Do you remember your favorite games from childhood? Games that you would play outside with friends until the sun went down. Games you would play in gym class at school before you ever thought about shaving your legs. What...
Now that the kids are out of school and the warm days are here, finding ways to keep your kids busy can be challenging. Finding cost effective (free!) ways to keep them busy can be even more challenging. However, if...
Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making. Their family vacation plans “Oh we're going...
When I started my garden three years ago it was something to take my mind off the business of life. I loved the idea of being able to nurture and grow my own food, and while I knew it...
Whether or not your child has purpose in their lives as an adult is on you, mom. (Figures) According to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, children who have more conflict with their mothers in their early elementary...
In a world that is often less than compassionate, we can all use a little more consideration and kindness nowadays. The good news is that children are naturally altruistic and compassionate. As adults, it’s our job to foster that compassion...
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