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Why Kids Should Keep a Journal — and Why You Should NEVER Read It

Writing in a journal is an excellent activity for kids. It gives them time to be quiet with their feelings, and they can express themselves without fear of judgement. My daughter is on the cusp… read more

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How to Help a Child Cope with the Passing of a Pet

Everyone always gets excited when a new pet is introduced into the family. In those joyous early days, we forget that pets typically do not live longer than we do. Thus, we often have to… read more

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How to Toss Aside Training Wheels from Your Kid’s Bike

One of my most memorable moments as a parent was the time I surprised my kids with their first bikes. I don’t think they’ve ever had brighter smiles on their faces than they did that… read more

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Noteworthy Must-Have Baby Gear for Newborns

Whether you are looking for a gift for a baby shower or something to purchase for your own little bundle of joy, there is a lot of amazing baby gear out there. I picked five… read more

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The Art of a Thank You Note

As parents, we have many lessons to teach our children. One that I’ve made a point to work on with my kids is the art of a “thank you” note. It’s important to instill this in… read more

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Thankful Thoughts: Meaningful November Family Activities

The month of November is filled with three key words for a lot of families: Thankful, grateful, and blessed. With my kids, I strive to help them understand the meaning of these words during this… read more

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Holiday Survival Guide: How to Survive Tantrums, Family, and More

For many families, the only time they get together is around the holidays. Unfortunately some families need a Holiday survival guide to help them survive tantrums, family, and more. You may think children would be the… read more

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Tips for Stopping Homework Power Struggles

Last year, we had a daily struggle over homework. It was really frustrating for everyone, especially when there was a lot of homework or my son wasn’t quite getting it. There were many nights where everyone walked away upset,… read more

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7 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait for My Kids to Go Back to School

In about two weeks, the kids will be back to school. It’s not like I have some countdown going (OK, I do) but the thought of August 31 being here sooner rather than later has… read more

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10 Boy Mom Struggles

When I found out I was having a boy the second time around, I was only slightly disappointed. I knew in my heart it was a boy, but there was always that little flicker that… read more

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