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A Poem for My Child As Mama Graduates

Dear Sweet Child, It’s been a journey–one I started before you were even a notion. But halfway through my schooling, you came in to motion. We were ecstatic when we discovered you. (But panicked, too.) How could Mommy balance school, work, and you? Mama crammed that summer, to get ahead of her newcomer. She read, […]

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Breastfeeding Failure: 11 Things I Wish I Knew

When I was pregnant with my son, I was committed to breastfeeding exclusively.  I went to classes, read all the books and blogs, talked with other moms who successfully breastfed, and asked for their advice.  I joined online breastfeeding support communities and found local groups to attend after I gave birth. With all my preparations […]

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Is Private School for You? 5 Questions to Ask + 1 Key Thing to Look For

As parents, the decisions we face on a daily basis can seem daunting. They leave us constantly wondering if we made the right choice. Did I buy the right sunscreen? Did she eat enough vegetables? Have I allowed him to have too much screen time? Did I spend enough quality time with them today? It’s a […]

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8 “Must Have” Board Books for Your Baby’s First Library

We’ve all heard it’s important to read aloud to children. Even newborns benefit, so introducing your child to books right away is a great first step towards raising readers. And while any reading is good reading, choosing books that are developmentally appropriate offers the biggest benefit in brain development and literacy skills. Plus, reading aloud […]

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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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School Year, New Year: How to Stay Connected

Back to school time means new planners, new backpacks, new shoes, new clothes. It also means new routines, new classes, new teachers, new expectations, new personalities, new activities. New can be really exciting. It can also be extremely overwhelming, especially for children. Children are resilient and adaptable, but they are also still new to the […]

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