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    Mother’s Day: Expectations vs. Realities

    Mother’s Day: Expectations vs. Realities

    Most mothers have some expectations about our Mother’s Day plans and celebrations. Many of us envision sleeping in, being served breakfast in bed by the kids and handed flowers by our doting husband or partner. ...

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    What Do You Love About Your Child’s Teacher?

    What Do You Love About Your Child’s Teacher?

    May is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Month and we are proud to celebrate the people at the heart of what we do at Bright Horizons. These educators are inspiring in so many ways; hear why ...

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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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    What is Emergent Curriculum?

    What is Emergent Curriculum?

    What a year it’s been! My daughter has gone from a clingy stage where the teachers had to pry her from my arms at drop-off to running off to her friends after a swift kiss ...

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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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    Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

    Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

    Teaching kids about responsibility, helping and why it is important to be a contributing member of the family or a team are vital life skills to instill. Chores can come into play as a way to teach ...

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    Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads

    Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads

    “Do you help out a lot?”  I asked this question to many, many different dads I know in the pre-production research stage of our newest podcast: Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads, and generally got the ...

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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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