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Tips for Baby’s First Bath

Tips for Baby’s First Bath

There are so many “firsts” to experience in the early weeks after you bring your new baby home from the hospital. One of those firsts that many of our bloggers remember being nervous about was ...

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Healthy Sport Snacks for Kids

Healthy Sport Snacks for Kids

“You should have some apples with peanut butter. Let me make that for you.” These words from my husband are commonplace these days now that soccer season has begun. As the coach, he’s been taking ...

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Springtime & Kids: A Letter to the School Nurse

Springtime & Kids: A Letter to the School Nurse

There was a glimmer of sunshine and warmth last week, and it broke my resolve. And I’ve been feeling a little guilty ever since, so I wanted to write this open letter to my daughter’s school ...

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Things I Learned While My Son Was Home Sick

Things I Learned While My Son Was Home Sick

My preschool son was home sick with a fever all week last week. It was a challenge in many ways, balancing not just work and family life, but even just balancing family life with itself ...

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Why Playground Play Is So Important for Kids

Why Playground Play Is So Important for Kids

I lived at the playground when I was younger. Those were the days when the metal slides were long, the swings went super high, and the tire swing whirled uncontrollably with 4-5 kids hanging on for ...

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Kids & iPods: Lessons from Experienced Parents

Kids & iPods: Lessons from Experienced Parents

It was almost a year ago that we gave our daughter her first iPod on her 7th birthday. I made out pretty well in the deal as it was really me who bought the brand new iPod – ...

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Tips for Safe Beach Trips with Kids

Tips for Safe Beach Trips with Kids

“I’ve always loved going to the beach in the summer, but it’s a different experience when you have kids with you. It makes me nervous – especially near the water. Does anyone have good tips ...

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Parenting Lessons from the ER: Kids and Broken Bones

Parenting Lessons from the ER: Kids and Broken Bones

I knew one day that I would end up in the ER with one of my kids tending to a broken bone. I just didn’t think it was going to be this kid. My 3-year-old ...

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Safety First: What Do You Do When Families Have Different Safety Rules?

Safety First: What Do You Do When Families Have Different Safety Rules?

I’m the mom that follows the rules when it comes to safety, or at least I try to. Cue the eye roll. There are times when I feel like a broken record telling my kids ...

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When You’re Home from Work with a Sick Child

When You’re Home from Work with a Sick Child

Liam has been home sick with strep throat for the past few days. The poor kid has had a raging fever and on top of that, got an eye infection too. It hasn’t been a ...

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