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Finding Work/Life Balance as a Working Mom

Finding Work/Life Balance as a Working Mom

There are days when I think I’ve got this parenting thing totally under control. Then there are days where I just want to call out sick from work and stay in bed all day. Oh, ...

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Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

With the holidays upon us – events that are often accompanied by large family meals – enforcing good table manners is top of mind for many parents of small children. But, how can you go about encouraging polite behavior ...

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My Son’s New Friend Kelsey

My Son’s New Friend Kelsey

We’ve all been there – one day you’re thrilled that your toddler has so many words, and the next moment you find yourself holding your breath as those very same words you were excited to ...

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Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

As August draws to a close, the minds of parents turn to all-things back-to-school. This time of year can definitely be a little nutty but it can also be an exciting time too. In honor of back ...

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When Kids Imitate Their Parents

When Kids Imitate Their Parents

This morning, my three-year-old came downstairs for breakfast and swiftly proclaimed, “This house is a mess!” I wonder where she’s heard that before. The other day, my dad was explaining to my seven-year-old why jumping ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else ...

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“But Why, Mama?” – When Your Toddler’s in the Why Phase

“But Why, Mama?” – When Your Toddler’s in the Why Phase

I can sum up the last 24 hours with my son in one three-letter word: “Why.” We’ve officially hit the ‘why’ phase in our house. A typical conversation with our two-year old usually includes at ...

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The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

There was the woman at the grocery store who sarcastically smirked: “You’re in for a real treat when he turns two!” …The man at the post office: “Enjoy those cuddles now – the terrible twos are around ...

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Teacher Appreciation: Thank you, Teacher

Teacher Appreciation: Thank you, Teacher

Editor’s Note: A few years ago, Media Mom wrote this ode to her son’s infant teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. Her son is graduating from Kindergarten Prep this year (oh how time flies!) but she ...

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