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Best Holiday Gift: The Gift of Kind Words

Best Holiday Gift: The Gift of Kind Words

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from the archives. In a season of hustle and bustle, working mom Kate shares how a few words of kindness were truly the best holiday gift: A few days ago ...

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Raising Kind Kids

Raising Kind Kids

I was recently asked the question, “When your kids are all grown up, what is the most important thing you want to have taught them?” I responded with an answer I’m sure many parents would, ...

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DIY Valentines for Kids in Kindergarten Prep

DIY Valentines for Kids in Kindergarten Prep

Hi everyone! It’s been a long time since I blogged and quite a bit has happened in that time. This little cutie came into the world (she’s 6 months already!) and I completely ran out ...

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Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

One of the nice things about getting ready for baby #2 is knowing that, for the most part, we already have most of the baby products we need. We’re just starting to really get things cleaned, set up ...

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Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

One of the things I’ve been most excited about throughout this pregnancy is the anticipation of making my preschooler a big brother – of watching that sibling relationship between Liam and our future baby. My relationship with my sister and brother, ...

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Family Activities to Do Before a New Baby Arrives

Family Activities to Do Before a New Baby Arrives

With only weeks to go before the arrival of our second baby, I’m beyond excited about welcoming the newest member of our family to the world. At the same time, I’m also acutely aware that ...

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The Importance of Modeling Kindness to Children

The Importance of Modeling Kindness to Children

Did you see this story that was all over social media last week? In it, a woman “fat shamed” by a personal trainer who posted pictures and hateful comments about her on Facebook reveals that she’s ...

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Navigating Cancer and Pregnancy

Navigating Cancer and Pregnancy

Toward the end of February, I was feeling pretty great. After a challenging first trimester I felt like myself again, my happy little bump and all. We shared the pregnancy news with our preschooler and then at ...

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Telling Your Preschooler You’re Pregnant

Telling Your Preschooler You’re Pregnant

Since finding out I’m pregnant with my second child, the baby announcement I was most excited to make was our announcement to Liam. The topic of sharing pregnancy news with your child has been written ...

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My Second Pregnancy: Savoring the Experience

My Second Pregnancy: Savoring the Experience

If you’ve spoken to Liam in the past month or so (or seen my ever-growing midsection), then chances are you already know – we’re expecting another baby this July. The future big brother couldn’t be more excited ...

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