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Indoor Activities for Active Kids

Indoor Activities for Active Kids

Like most boys, my son is overflowing with energy. I often think I could be a billionaire if I figured out how to bottle up his zest for life and sell it to tired parents. In ...

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Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

When it comes to kids and technology, how do you find the right balance? I struggle with this question. What are the right approaches … Screen-free before age two? Screen time limits for preschoolers and ...

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25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

My son has been in preschool for over a year and a half and I’ve watched him grow in so many ways – socially, emotionally, developmentally, and cognitively. But there is one secret I want ...

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Post-Holiday Fatigue: Ideas for Helping Parents Rejuvenate

Post-Holiday Fatigue: Ideas for Helping Parents Rejuvenate

This holiday season, in particular, had me feeling tired and run-down. Although I’m looking forward to enjoying this long holiday weekend, I’m also ready for the inevitable post-holiday fatigue or blues (if you will). Now ...

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Dear Santa: A Working Mom’s Letter to the Big Guy

Dear Santa: A Working Mom’s Letter to the Big Guy

Dear Santa, You’re a reasonable guy. And you seem to have figured out the secret for spreading joy and happiness to everyone. I’ve seen the movies. This year, I’m looking for some parenting help. Frankly, ...

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I’m Bored! Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & Activity Ideas

I’m Bored! Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & Activity Ideas

“I’m bored Mom! Can I have a playdate?” It was Sunday morning and my 9-year-old daughter had recently arrived home from a sleepover after a packed Saturday including two birthday parties, a soccer game, and countless errands. ...

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Holiday Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Holiday Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

My favorite part of the holidays is watching my kids joyfully soak up all the wonders of the season – from decorating the tree to making our annual “too much sugar” decorated cookies and from ...

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Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

“Mommy, you’re supposed to say ‘You’re Welcome.’ When I say ‘Thank You’…you say that. Okay?” It’s conversations like this one with my 4-year-old son that remind me, no matter how crappy I’d been at handling the ...

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Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

My daughter is nine. She’s our first child and she proudly wears the badge that only firstborns can rightly claim. She’s a natural leader, a high achiever, precise and specific, likes to be in control, and ...

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Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Like most things, going to the grocery store can be a hit or miss activity with my kids. There are those inevitable times when I’m rushed or need to grab only a few items when a trip ...

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