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Twice this week, I got the opportunity to see my children celebrated by other adults in their lives. We went to my older son's first-grade conference and got to listen to his teacher gush about him, not only academically but...
Back in February, my brother gave me a call and told me that he and his husband were surprising our mom with a trip to South Africa for her 70th birthday coming up in March. I was so excited...
Wondering what to get your little one for the holidays?  STEM Toys!   'Tis the Christmas shopping season!   While shopping for your child’s favorite character toy, also consider STEM toys. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Why is STEM so great?...
From where does gratitude come?   We've all been there. You plan a special outing for your children, you think of what they would love the most, you envision their delight, and anticipate memories made that will last for a lifetime.  Only...
Have your comfort levels shifted this past year?   We have learned so much as parents in the past year. One of the biggest things I think we have all discovered is that everyone’s versions of their “comfort levels” have differed...
How does a stepmom find her place?   I was 25 when my future husband and I started dating. He was 12 years my senior, divorced with two kids. I was just starting to get back into the dating game after...
We often talk about inclusion in terms of classroom placement and integration, but what about everyday life? To me, inclusion outside of the classroom walls is just as important. While camping a few weekends ago, this topic came to my...
How do kids process death and grieving?   Certain conversations that we have with our children throughout the course of their lives will not be easy. We all know about the birds and the bees conversation and working them through bullying...
Pandemic mama, you are not alone.    My sweet baby boy made his appearance in January of 2020, just a couple of months before the world came to a sudden halt.   My husband and I were finalizing the details of our return...
The debate to have a third child is a big one! It's a lifestyle change. It's a switch from man-to-man coverage to zone coverage.   Before I had my first child, I swore I didn't want kids. The idea terrified me,...

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