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Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Just as you learn to navigate your new life with your firstborn, your second comes along and shakes things up (in the best way possible, of course). We asked new parents of two what made ...

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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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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts, when I found out that I was having a second girl, was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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Tips for Flying Alone with Two Kids

Tips for Flying Alone with Two Kids

Picture this: A two-year-old, a six-year-old, a 4.5-hour flight, and you. That’s how I spent the day recently — flying alone with my two kids and no grown-up help. (To add to the fun, my husband had ...

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Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

My 6 year old is going through a stage. He’s been lying and stealing and to be honest, it’s been tough on me. It’s a stage we’ve dealt with before but it didn’t last very ...

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Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

My daughter is nine. She’s our first child and she proudly wears the badge that only firstborns can rightly claim. She’s a natural leader, a high achiever, precise and specific, likes to be in control, and ...

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How We Make Homework Happen: Tips for Less Stressful Evenings

How We Make Homework Happen: Tips for Less Stressful Evenings

“Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today?” It was a well-known quote by Thomas Jefferson that my daughter recited to me after I commented on her completing her homework packet. This year, she ...

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40 Things to Know about 3-Year-Old Boys

40 Things to Know about 3-Year-Old Boys

In less than two months, my son will turn 4 years old. As the turbulent toddler years come to a close (hopefully!), I can reflect on and even laugh at the challenges that I’ve faced raising ...

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Sibling Rivalry: Behaviors that Drive Me Crazy

Sibling Rivalry: Behaviors that Drive Me Crazy

“He’s so annoying!” “Sissy’s not sharing!” “That’s not fair!” The sibling rivalry battleground is in full swing this summer in our house. Despite my and my husband’s attempts to have more family fun and spend time ...

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Family Activities for Kids with Large Age Gap

Family Activities for Kids with Large Age Gap

While I don’t consider five years as a significant amount of time, I have found some challenges when parenting my two kids with a larger age gap than most siblings. Most notably, it can be challenging to plan family activities ...

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