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...
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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...
Last year I bought my daughter three backpacks throughout the school year. They ripped, the zippers went wonky and on one, the strap broke. It was so annoying each time we had a new issue and, due to the...
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...
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With Thanksgiving happening soon I know everyone is busy planning out the final dishes they will serve, buying food, thinking about the turkey and making sure the house feels festive and warm. But there’s one spot that can be...
I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Well, as soon as I realized that I didn’t have the body to be a prima ballerina or the voice to be a pop star, I knew I’d have to pick...
By Guest Contributor: Alicia Dolan Life was moving along happily. I was married, had a career and a little 2-year-old boy and then BAM! I was a single mom. Now granted it did not exactly happen that way but we...
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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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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...
This post was sponsored by Carmex®. All opinions are my own. #ad With 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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