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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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10 Things NOT to do When Interacting with New Moms

If you’re a mom, then you’ve probably been in a situation where a family member, friend or a random stranger [who, for some reason, thinks they have a right to tell you how to live your life] says something about or advises you on being pregnant or being a mother. It can be awkward, annoying […]

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Lessons From the Climbing Rope

I recently enrolled my daughter in gymnastics. We were encouraged by her teacher to get her involved in extracurricular activities to support interactions with other children. Ella-Grace, for lack of better terms, is an only child. This isn’t by choice, but as the result of us losing her brother and the elected tubal ligation during […]

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Dine In…or Out?

I. Love. Food. Especially when I don’t have to cook it. However, there were several months where we were blindsided by the amount of money we spent on eating out. Do you find yourself in this same boat? It’s so convenient to eat out and pizza isn’t the only place that offers pick up or delivery. […]

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My 10 ‘Must Have’ Gadgets

Planning for a baby is a big task. I remember like it was yesterday. You get signed up for all these “freebies” and subscriptions, and the emails start flooding in with gadgets you have to get. The new “IT” item. It can be quite overwhelming and hard to know what you will use and what […]

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Is it Time for a Pet?

Have you always dreamed of seeing your kids playing with a puppy just like in the commercials? You know the ones I’m talking about. The kid gets a puppy and the puppy and kid grow up together: playing catch, going hiking, and going for car rides. Before you make that 10+ year commitment that a […]

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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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