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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts when I found out that I was having a second girl was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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13 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

13 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

My oldest just turned 10. TEN! Double digits! How is it possible that I’ve been a mother for a decade? Here are some of the things I’ve learned along the way: 13 Things I’ve Learned ...

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How to Make a Morning Routine Chart for Kids

How to Make a Morning Routine Chart for Kids

What is it like to get two kids out the door each morning fully dressed, having eaten breakfast with bags packed for the day? I’m quite sure I’m not alone in saying…the struggle is real. ...

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What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

My youngest child, Hannah, recently transitioned into K-Prep. How did this happen so quickly? As many parents can attest, the transition into a new classroom is a true signal of time passing and a physical ...

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10 Boredom Busters for Kids

10 Boredom Busters for Kids

It’s Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. and a Mom’s favorite sentence comes out of your child’s mouth, “Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” This is when you mentally calculate the number of hours left ...

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10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

One of the most important things to me as a parent is to raise kind children and therefore, kind adults. As my babies have grown, it’s clear that while there is an innate kindness born ...

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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

My Daycare Center Dilemma: Do I Choose a Daycare Near Me at Work or at Home? If you are in the process of picking a daycare for your child, my guess is you’ve asked yourself, ...

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Teaching Kids Gratitude

Teaching Kids Gratitude

One big thing that my husband and I have in common is that we want to raise grateful children. We each have such gratitude for our life – our healthy, thriving children and each other, ...

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More Photos of Mom: The Viral Message That Hit Home for Me

More Photos of Mom: The Viral Message That Hit Home for Me

Did you see the recent viral Facebook post from Kaylin Maree Schimpf? I saw it at least two to three times on my Facebook feed – probably because it rang so true for so many of my ...

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