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I snuggled you tonight, right up against your cheek in the way that makes you giggle. I thought about how in just one day you will no longer be considered a baby. It’s amazing how quickly it goes by and...
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All families seem to have so much on their plates now days. With parents working, children’s extracurricular activities, taking care of a home and the other little details, life can feel a bit chaotic. It’s so tempting to cut some...
I love a fun project at home that’s educational too. While I don’t home school (and really think I would be horrible at it), I do enjoy fun projects with the kids when it comes to reading, art and...
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...
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and after everything we've gone through to be parents, this is a month that's close to my heart.Unfortunately, my body and I have had different views on fertility.    After seven pregnancies...
Forget the old days when you picked a baby name from a baby book. That’s archaic. There’s a new way to pick your baby’s name today - see what domain names are available. According to research from OnePoll sponsored on...
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There’re those moments, before everyone else wakes up or right after everyone goes to sleep, that you can sneak in a little peace and quiet in your day. It’s a stillness that’s not often found in many moments of...
Earth Day is on the horizon and while the world picks a day to celebrate the planet, I’m hoping to teach my kids to appreciate it every day. Since it’s the only one we have treating it right is...
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Dear Teachers, Thank you for dealing with my crazy this year. In this whirlwind season of finale things – final tests, final grades and final fights over what my child is going to wear that day – I want to take...

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