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When Household Organization Goes Too Far

When Household Organization Goes Too Far

I have an odd situation going on at my house. My daughter (age 9) is on a spring (well, more like summer) cleaning spree. You heard me right, my 9-year-old daughter WANTS to spend time cleaning ...

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Teaching Children to be Caring & Compassionate

Teaching Children to be Caring & Compassionate

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Bright Horizons Family Matters webinar team to present Growing Givers: Raising Socially Responsible Children. I truly believe that social responsibility isn’t just about volunteering at the soup ...

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Teaching Kids to Give Back: Crafts with Kindness

Teaching Kids to Give Back: Crafts with Kindness

I am trying very hard to raise a child who is compassionate and socially responsible. But, I am challenged with how to do this in a meaningful way. Yes, we talk about being kind to ...

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How to Transition to Kindergarten Easier

How to Transition to Kindergarten Easier

I know it sounds cliché, but I honestly can’t believe that school is starting soon and in two weeks my daughter will start first grade!  It has been a roller coaster ride navigating public school ...

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Chores & Allowance

Here is a post from one our Guest Bloggers, Commuter Mom! Read more of her posts here.  I have been dragging my heels when it comes to giving my daughter chores and an allowance.  I ...

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Words to Remember

I am a complete stress case right now.  My husband was sick a few weeks ago and in the hospital for an entire week (he’s home now and doing well), then I had business travel the following ...

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My Plate

As many parents, we are constantly challenged with helping our daughter make healthy choices about what she eats.  After our recent webinar on growing a healthy eater, I have been thinking a lot about how to ...

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Chalkboard Placemats

I received these placemats as a gift, and LOVE them!  They are a great distraction on those nights when it takes longer than you’d like to get dinner on the table.  Sometimes we write our ...

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The Diner

 The hardest part of going out to eat with children is waiting for the food to arrive. Will the pancakes ever get here?!? What do you to do entertain your hungry kids at a restaurant? ...

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Milestones

My daughter got to go to her first Red Sox game at Fenway Park.  It was a memory for the scrap book for sure…both daughter and Daddy had a day they will not soon forget.  ...

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