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When the Morning Routine Goes Awry

When the Morning Routine Goes Awry

Most mornings, I leave my house for work before anyone else is even awake to avoid the inevitable traffic. With a small child in the mix, though, things don’t always go to plan. A case ...

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3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

So the day arrived when our son was finally ready to move on up and out of his infant classroom. At first, this was really exciting news, as it was a big step for him ...

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Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Can I be honest? When it comes to parenting, I don’t always know what I am doing. Rest assured, I definitely understand what my son needs and how to care for him, but when it ...

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A Big Thanks to Caregivers this Holiday Season

A Big Thanks to Caregivers this Holiday Season

Last year, the holidays were our first real ventures out of the house with our little guy and it was a learning experience at that. We loved bringing our newborn to see family for the ...

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A “Helping of Giving” this Thanksgiving

A “Helping of Giving” this Thanksgiving

I was struggling with what to write for my next post, and then I got an alert for this article in the Boston Globe about our Bright Horizons’ volunteer efforts along the border, and I ...

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What Did I Really Need as a New Mom?

What Did I Really Need as a New Mom?

Before my son arrived, I had grand plans of being self-sufficient upon his arrival.  I thought, I will have freezer meals stockpiled, I will neatly label each container in his room, and prewash all blankets ...

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When Baby Arrives Early

When Baby Arrives Early

Chicken was defrosting on my counter. Tacos were on my mind for dinner after my routine check-up, and so clearly having a baby was not in my plans for the immediate future. While I obviously ...

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