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Promoting Language Development: Five Tips from an SLP Mom

(Disclaimer: While I am a trained speech-language pathologist, the following tips are general suggestions to help encourage your child’s language development. If you feel your child may have a speech or language delay, please contact your child’s pediatrician or your local early intervention program for screening or assistance). Like many first time moms, after my first […]

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Molly’s Crunchy Crafts: Handmade Items You Have to Check Out!

{Disclaimer: We’re working with Molly’s Crunchy Crafts to bring you this post, however, the opinions are all our own!} I especially love handmade gifts. As a knitter, I have a great appreciation for the hard work and love that goes into creating items for others. When approached with the opportunity to work with Molly of Molly’s […]

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Reflecting Upon Inadequacy, Life Balance, and Being Good Enough

I often ask myself if I’ve been good enough or if we have enough to make it through the day. Was dinner good enough or did my lackluster cooking skills leave my children’s tummies begging for more? Did I do enough laundry? Is the bathroom clean enough? Did I put the kids to bed early […]

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Our Team’s Favorite Local Sledding Hills

When I decided to write this post, I wasn’t sure whether to call this popular winter activity ‘sledding’ or ‘sliding.’ I usually call it ‘sliding,’ but a quick internet search confirmed that both terms were acceptable.  So I did what any great writer would do; I took a Facebook poll on my personal page and […]

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Helping My Little ‘Follower’ to Think Independently

(All names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the privacy of minors mentioned in this post.) Recently, my preschooler got me thinking about how I can help him think independently and be less of a ‘follower.’ My son currently attends a great preschool program that he really loves and where he is thriving. […]

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Ten Things I Learned While Taking My Children’s Holiday Photos

Every year, I become excited about dressing my kids in festive clothing and capturing perfect holiday photos for our Christmas card. You know exactly what I envision: my adorable little ‘elves’ smiling beautifully for the camera with neatly smoothed clothing and gleaming eyes.  Something straight out of a Pinterest page.  The type of holiday photos that make […]

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