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The Pink Cast eased the Broken Arm Pain

Broken Arm Chronicles: Things Your Child CAN Do to Feel Independent

I’ve been a mom for ten years. Within those ten years, we have had many minor injuries, one false alarm trip to the emergency room, and zero broken bones. Until last week. My family’s healthy streak was ruined, with my youngest daughter’s broken arm. OUCH. My youngest is a risk taker, adventure seeker, and a […]

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Why I Believe in What is Now Referred to as Free-Range Parenting

Wikipedia defines free-range parenting as, “The concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks.” Personally, I can’t think of a better philosophy behind raising well-rounded, self-reliant adults than that. […]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: What the Mama in your Life Really Wants

Attention all those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for those special moms in your life; I know just what you’re looking for! While flowers are always appreciated, going out to dinner is a good bet, and homemade cards from your kids are priceless, there is one Mother’s Day gift that tops all of […]

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Veteran Mom Help

Veteran Mom Help Saved this Rookie from Public Meltdowns

To the two women who offered me a little veteran mom help to diffuse potential tantrums today before they turned to full-blown meltdown status… thank you. We are in full-blown toddler mode these days. My daughter is very smart, so happy, and generally very well behaved… until she isn’t. She’s two. She has big opinions, […]

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You Know You’re a Mom When…12 Mom Truths We all Share

“Parenting is a piece of cake,” said no mom ever in the history of parenting. It’s hard work, plain and simple. Hopefully, someone was honest enough to tell you that before you had kids so it wasn’t a complete surprise. Trying to raise a kind, smart, caring human is challenging, it’s SO tiring, it’s terrifying, […]

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Board Books: Our Family’s Favorites and Why We Love Them

It’s been scientifically proven that reading to babies at early ages encourages cognitive and language development. It is never too soon to start reading to your babies. I’ll admit, when I was pregnant with my first child, there were times I wanted to talk to him, but I really had nothing to say. He would often […]

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Food Allergy Mom’s Tips to Host a Food Allergy-Friendly Play Date

Someday, summer will actually be here. Kids will finish school and summer play dates will be in full swing. Does your child have any friends with food allergies? Do you feel nervous about hosting children with food allergies? As a parent of a child with multiple serious food allergies, I’m here to share with you […]

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