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Age is a number

Age is Just a Number

I can remember the day my mom turned 40. I distinctly remember thinking that I never wanted to get that old. When I turned 20, I could not believe how close 30 seemed. Age, to me, has always been a scary marker of time passing. At 20, I also could never have imagined being friends […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Plea for Parent-Friendly Time Slots

Let me begin this post by saying I have the utmost respect for teachers. A few of my closest family friends teach elementary school for a living. For the most part, my kids’ teachers communicate well with me about any issues that arise and willingly adapt their teaching styles to meet my kids’ learning needs. […]

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Waking Kids Up on Weekdays: This is How We Do It

While my kids often wake up early on weekends to take advantage of their rare opportunity to watch television or play video games, allowing my husband and me to “sleep in” until 8 a.m., waking kids on weekdays presents a unique set of challenges for all of us. Without the allure of limited screen time […]

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The main types of noises toddlers make

The Top Five Kinds of Toddler Noises

If you have a toddler at home, you know that they are very busy and make a lot of toddler noises.  There are some toddler noises that I love, like when my daughter hugs me and whispers, “Mmmmm.” And some sounds that make me sad, like when my daughter started replacing her own word for […]

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