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Choking: Do You Know How To Save Your Child’s Life?

I have small children in my house.  I also have big children in my house.  Their ages range from seven months to twelve years of age.  Unfortunately, that means that there are many different toys for different ages in my house.  There are Squinkies, My Little Ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie’s, John Deere Tractors (which […]

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‘Mother of Dragons’…I mean Daughters

Some of you may recognize the title from Game of Thrones: “Mother of Dragons.” Unfortunately, it is not original to me. However, there are days that I feel like it is the perfect description of my role. My oldest daughter is a pre-teen, aka a highly hormonal, extremely opinionated young lady, depending on the day […]

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Infertility: The Pain, The Emotions, The Reality

Do you know how hard it is to wait for something that has a large chance of never happening? And did you know that there is actually something even more excruciating than that? There is no pain deeper then when you have to finally surrender yourself and let go of something you have tried so […]

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A Daily Schedule and Visual Aids for “Threenagers”

These last few weeks I’ve spent much of my time scouring the Internet for resources to help my toddler adjust to all the changes beginning within our home. I’ve created several Pinterest board dedicated to all things toddler, everything from how to prepare a toddler for a new baby, to toddler activities, toddler responsibilities, and […]

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Encouraging Reading When School’s Out

Reading is a critical part of our children’s development. Reading every day is important, and summer is no exception. Summer is perhaps even more important when many kids don’t have the structure that school provides and time set aside for reading. What can we do to mitigate some of what researchers call the “summer slide” […]

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