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Telling Your Child You’re Pregnant – Part 2

Telling Your Child You’re Pregnant – Part 2

A few years ago, Amy shared this adorable video of her daughter finding out she was going to be a big sister. Well, now it’s my turn to share the news. This belly is just too ...

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When Homework is Too Hard…for the Parents

When Homework is Too Hard…for the Parents

Max is in first grade. Last year, he had homework from time to time, but now he has it every night. It’s usually just one worksheet, nothing major and most of the time it’s math ...

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Supporting Kids When Family Members Die

Supporting Kids When Family Members Die

My Nana passed away last week. She was 105 (but just days shy of 106). She was my great-grandmother and my kids’ great-great-grandmother. Up until a year or two ago, she was in excellent health. ...

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Why I Love Music Therapy

Why I Love Music Therapy

Max has received a variety of therapies since he was 6 months old; occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, social skills class. We’ve done yoga classes for children on the Autism spectrum and ...

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The Great Star Wars Debate

The Great Star Wars Debate

Ben, my almost 5-year-old, has been introduced to Star Wars through Angry Birds. The Star Wars version is his favorite to play, and to be honest, I kind of like it too. Not only does ...

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Keeping in Touch With Relatives Far Away

Keeping in Touch With Relatives Far Away

Almost two years ago now, we moved to be closer to our families. It’s been great having them nearby for things like weekend trips to the museum, Superbowl parties and babysitting (thank goodness for the ...

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Books on My Wishlist

Books on My Wishlist

I haven’t been reading much lately. Everytime I pick up a book, scratch that, turn on my Kindle, I read two pages, have no idea what they said, then fall asleep. This happens no matter ...

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The Family Dog: His Evolving Role

The Family Dog: His Evolving Role

We have a dog. Did any of you even know that? I’m not sure I’ve mentioned him much. With all the priorities we are juggling these days, he seeems to be the most neglected member of ...

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The Holidays: A Break in the Routine

The Holidays: A Break in the Routine

I took the last week and a half off. In fact, today is my first day back at work, and it’s looking like tomorrow is going to be a snow day and I couldn’t be ...

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Making December Birthdays Special

Making December Birthdays Special

Those of us with December birthdays, especially ones just a few days before Christmas, always run the risk of being forgotten about. The hustle and bustle of the season can make a birthday seem insignificant ...

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