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Pregnancy Pet Peeves

Pregnancy Pet Peeves: We’ve All Got ‘Em, Now Let’s Share ‘Em!

Let’s face it, we all have unavoidable annoyances that cross our paths from time to time and make us cringe, sweat a little and sometimes push us over the edge. There’s no doubt the types of annoyances vary from person to person, but there might be some scientific evidence that suggests those irritants become extraordinarily […]

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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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Replacing strength with vulnerability

When I Replaced Strength with Vulnerability, I Grew Closer to my Daughters

Mothers are known for being the cornerstones of any family; the foundations that support the beams of our children’s lives. Although mothers experience vulnerability at nearly every turn, it is not something that is viewed as a formidable building block in the complex growth process. Women are a symbol of strength and for a long […]

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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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How to Create a Positive Behavioral System in Your Home

Chances are, if you have a school-aged child, your child’s school is currently using a positive behavioral system as part of their school’s behavior management protocol. Positive behavioral systems look different from school to school. My son’s school uses a cash system where students can earn reward bucks for being safe, responsible, caring, and kind. […]

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