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Peaceful Parenting on Busy Days: A New Podcast Episode

Peaceful Parenting on Busy Days: A New Podcast Episode

Oh that morning routine. If it goes smoothly, you feel like an overachieving machine, just executing and checking off the to-do list to perfection: breakfast, made. Lunches, made. Backpacks, packed. Children, dressed and fed. Teeth ...

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It’s the Little Things: 14 Moments of Pure Happiness

It’s the Little Things: 14 Moments of Pure Happiness

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault One of my favorite pieces of advice I learned from Dr. Marti and ...

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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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Teaching Accountability to Kids

Teaching Accountability to Kids

Over the past week we’ve been hosting a Q&A series with Ileen Henderson, our recent guest on our Sparking Empathy webinar and national director of Bright Spaces, part of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. For the ...

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How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

Whether your child’s grandparents live close by or far away, there are different things you can do to show grandma and grandpa how much they mean to your family…and help them develop a relationship with ...

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Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents

As a busy working parent, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to fit everything in. So how do you make the most of the time you do have? ...

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Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

Toddler Car Sickness: How Do You Prevent It?

We’ve spent a decent amount of time on the road with Kayla. We started at three months with our first family road trip to my in-laws, which took about 4-5 hours. We certainly learned a ...

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Tips for When Your Baby Hates Baths

Tips for When Your Baby Hates Baths

One of my mom friends let me in on a little secret the other day… her young toddler refuses to take a bath. After giving me a rundown of what baby bath time had been like at ...

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How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: Thoughts on Balance Bikes?

How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: Thoughts on Balance Bikes?

I’m wondering what age kids are generally able to start training for and subsequently start riding a two wheeler. Any tips on how to do this? Also, does anyone have experience with balance bikes? The ...

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10 Boredom Busters for Kids

10 Boredom Busters for Kids

It’s Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. and a Mom’s favorite sentence comes out of your child’s mouth, “Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” This is when you mentally calculate the number of hours left ...

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