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When my daughter was one and two, and still in her crib, she would often wake up in the middle of the night crying. She was never a great sleeper but I always thought it must be so scary...
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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...
With preschool winding down soon I've started reflecting on the last year with my daughter. She's learned so much and it's been exciting to watch her just soak it all up, but we've had some setbacks too in the...
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My daughter has been obsessed with the Dreamwork's Troll Movie since we saw it at the theater this fall. The week before Christmas she told me that Equestria Girls (a My Little Pony/person hybrid that she had loved for a...
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All your favorite Marvel Super Heroes will be flying into an arena near you this summer when Feld Entertainment launches their newest show, Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes. The show takes off July 7 in Los Angeles at...
Dear Bubs,Today you are 2-years-old my sweet boy and honestly, sometimes I'm surprised we made it through this last year. There were so many nights I sat there holding you, praying the medicine would break your fever and hoping...
I'm one of those people that sort of loathes all multi-level marketing companies. I've hated them forever because I feel like they force your friends to become product pushers and all of a sudden complete strangers on Instagram will...
My daughter has never questioned diversity around her- whether it be diversity in her friends or diversity in parenting. For as long as she can remember, it's always been a part of her world. Her best friends at school...
This post was sponsored by Carmex®. All opinions are my own. #adWith the arrival of August many kids are saying goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer and getting ready to hit the books again. But before they...
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As we were snuggled on the couch one night last week my daughter asked, “Mom, when are my teeth going to fall out? All of my friends’ are falling out.”I smiled this question and the sentiment behind it. This...

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