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Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

I can admit I am one of those parents that says, “oh, every child grows and develops at their own pace,” only to look to good old Google later that night to search if my ...

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How to Slow Down & Savor the Moment

How to Slow Down & Savor the Moment

How often do you find yourself sighing the expression.…”I can’t wait until…”? When you wake up on a Monday morning and automatically think, “I can’t wait until Friday!” When you trudging through snowy, cold, bleak ...

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Is STEM for My Daughter?

Is STEM for My Daughter?

When I read the summary of this study about the early emergence of gender stereotypes in my daily news digest, I took a screenshot and sent it to my husband. I entered the caption, “Our ...

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Transition from Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

Transition from Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

I was surprised to learn recently that I was not alone in my excitement to return to the office post-baby. If you had asked me a year ago as I was preparing to go back ...

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10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

One of the most important things to me as a parent is to raise kind children and therefore, kind adults. As my babies have grown, it’s clear that while there is an innate kindness born ...

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Birthday Wishes for My Three-Year-Old Son

Birthday Wishes for My Three-Year-Old Son

A Birthday Letter to My Three Year Old My son just turned three, and boy, has this past year been one to remember. His twos have been a big year of growth, and I have ...

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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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10 Playtime Activities for Babies

10 Playtime Activities for Babies

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

Choosing Between Daycare Near Work or Home

My Daycare Center Dilemma: Do I Choose a Daycare Near Me at Work or at Home? If you are in the process of picking a daycare for your child, my guess is you’ve asked yourself, ...

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The Family Room 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

The Family Room 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

As we finish up the last few days of 2016 and get ready to ring in 2017, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being part of our online community.  Here our bloggers, including Aili, ...

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