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I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
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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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Like most parents, I teach my kids manners, but recently I've been really intentional about teaching my kids to be more grateful.And that's no easy feat. Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force and my mom stayed...
I hate cleaning with a vengeance. I also hate feeling like I can’t sit down and relax because a messy house is staring me in the face. I’m not productive if there are toys everywhere, dishes in the sink...
The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says.A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
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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...
“The days are long but the years are short,” is a popular saying among parents. The problem with this statement is that it’s totally true. The years will fly by and before you know it your baby will be...
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