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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...
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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...
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...
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I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way).And while I appreciate all the kind words about their curls, strangers, please stop touching my kid's hair.In a world of...
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