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Getting Ready for Preschool

Getting Ready for Preschool

I love how each day is like a new adventure for my almost three year-old son, Cab. Sure, like most of us he isn’t a fan of getting out of bed in the morning – ...

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When Baby Arrives Early

When Baby Arrives Early

Chicken was defrosting on my counter. Tacos were on my mind for dinner after my routine check-up, and so clearly having a baby was not in my plans for the immediate future. While I obviously ...

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Unexpected Words of Kindness

Unexpected Words of Kindness

Nothing attracts a complete stranger to you more than having a child with you. It doesn’t matter if it is an older woman peeking over your stroller canopy at your nine week old, or a ...

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Pregnancy: Telling Your Boss & Colleagues

Pregnancy: Telling Your Boss & Colleagues

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a popular article from The Family Room blog archives: The minute I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to tell the world. This is my first child and ...

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Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Now that my son, Cab, is rounding the bend from toddler to preschooler I am finding myself more and more preparing for potty training. To be honest, I have been in prep mode for about ...

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Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

My daughter has always been a little more on the sensitive side. It takes her a while to warm up to new environments, people, and situations. That’s why I think her transition to child care ...

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My Toddler Doesn’t Want to Leave Daycare at Pick-Up Time

My Toddler Doesn’t Want to Leave Daycare at Pick-Up Time

My son has been throwing fits during pick-up time at daycare recently. It’s a new phenomenon and one that has been tough for both my wife and I. We are thrilled he likes being with ...

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My Toddler’s New Favorite Word: No

My Toddler’s New Favorite Word: No

My kid is so cute, like seriously cute, as I’m sure all of your children are too. It’s real lucky he’s so cute, because he’s been driving my husband and me a tiny bit crazy ...

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Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

In our family of four, my 9-year-old daughter is the only one in our household that has an older brother. I have a younger sister, my husband has an older sister, and obviously, my 12-year-old ...

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Preparing for Maternity Leave

Preparing for Maternity Leave

Congratulations! Whether you’re preparing for the arrival of your first baby or second, getting all your ducks in a row to take an extended time off from work to care for a newborn requires some ...

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