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Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Say what you will, but neither of my children have ever had “friends” birthday parties for kids before. We’ve always done something to celebrate with family, but we’ve never done anything with family friends or ...

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Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Max is 6 1/2 and has had one play date his entire life. It was short and it hasn’t been repeated. Another time we invited the same boy to go to a baseball game with ...

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Kids & Fashion: Allowing Children to be Themselves

Kids & Fashion: Allowing Children to be Themselves

Toward the middle of every summer for the past few years, I’ve started thinking about what my son (and now sons) will wear for the first day of school. I must admit I’m a sucker ...

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Pregnancy: What to Expect at the Three Hour Glucose Test

Pregnancy: What to Expect at the Three Hour Glucose Test

So, I’m pregnant and I got the dreaded call that I failed my one hour glucose screening and needed to go in for the three-hour glucose test. This hasn’t happened with either of my other ...

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The Birthday Banner: A Simple Birthday Tradition

The Birthday Banner: A Simple Birthday Tradition

Max’s first year was a bit tumultuous what with an epilepsy diagnosis, week-long hospitalization and host of other issues. When he turned 1, we wanted to have a big celebration of the fact that we ...

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Help! I Need a Good Photo Storage and Sharing Solution

Help! I Need a Good Photo Storage and Sharing Solution

Something that’s been frustrating me for awhile now is finding a digital photo and storage solution that works for my family and with an upcoming family vacation and new addition on the way I’m sure my ...

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Mother’s Day 2014: A Keepsake Mother’s Day Activity

Mother’s Day 2014: A Keepsake Mother’s Day Activity

Each year as Mother’s Day approaches, I struggle with whether or not I want a break, a day away, or whether I want to spend the whole day with my kids (but not cooking or ...

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Youth Sports and Activities: What’s With All The Snacks?

Youth Sports and Activities: What’s With All The Snacks?

Ben just started playing t-ball. He loves it and wants to practice out in the yard every night. Sunday is his first real game, and we just got an email from the coach with the ...

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8 Ways to Deal with Morning Sickness at Work

8 Ways to Deal with Morning Sickness at Work

With all three of my pregnancies, I started feeling sick at exactly six weeks and the “morning” sickness stuck around until weeks 20-24. I put “morning” in quotes, because for me, I tend to feel ...

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I Bought My Son Pink Sneakers

I Bought My Son Pink Sneakers

We have a sneaker issue in our house. My kids feet don’t actually grow that quickly but their sneakers get gross and the velcro stops sticking and the toes go bare from using them to ...

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