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The Worst Roommate EVER!

Managing conflict is hard. Navigating conflict within our living environment is even harder. Healthy conflict coping skills require the art of listening, accepting accountability, and mastering the dance of compromise. Our students do not always have these skill sets which can result in disastrous roommate blunders. If you find your student is voicing frustrations regarding […]

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Parental Leave: Be Your Own Advocate

Fighting for your parental leave is one of your first, and most important, opportunities to advocate for your baby. Out of 41 nations, the United States is the only one that does not mandate any type of paid parental leave. Parental leave is not just a medical necessity for the mother (it takes at least […]

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The Gift of a Broken iPad

I am here to confess something that I didn’t understand was broken in our family and then to tell you the gift we were given. Our family likes technology. Phones and iPads make for easier car rides, calmer dinners out, entertainment and learning options for the kids. We have had loose ground rules around how much […]

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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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Surviving the Holidays with Your Freshman

I love the Holidays. I love the decorations, the warmth of a cozy sweater by a fire, and family. But let’s be honest the family part can get a little tricky. I think one of the trickiest holidays to navigate is the first season when your freshman comes home from college. The expectations are a […]

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And Away we Go!

I don’t know about you but everyday I feel like I graduate to another level of parenthood. Most of these levels are fun and make me feel encouraged and powerful…but a few leave me panting, exhausted and stressed. As was one level I hit very recently…the first time traveling with a baby. My grandmother passed […]

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Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

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8 Tips to Increase Your Child’s Communication Skills During Play

I’ve heard it a thousand times, “All they do is play, they’re not learning anything!”…but that ‘play’, well, it is a child’s work!  Did you know you can arrange the environment that your child plays in to increase their communication skills?! There are ways you can systematically increase your child’s communication?! As a former special […]

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