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Surviving Drop Off At Daycare

As I left my kids’ daycare this morning, I passed by a mom who was hiding in the doorway, listening to her toddler screaming her name over and over, a pained look on her face. I gave her a hopeful smile and said, “It does get easier, I promise.” She nodded grimly, making it clear […]

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Kindergarten Memories

I am not a crafty mom. I am not a creative mom, and before you try to console me, let me tell you about a few #fails. Halloween costumes come from Amazon or Zulily, because the one time I tried to make an octopus costume, someone asked if I was a rocket ship. My daughter […]

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for a New Mom

As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, and mother of two young children, I often get asked for recommendations about great resources for families welcoming a new baby into their lives. I’m well aware that there are more lists of “gifts for a new mom” than I care to count, but I hope this contribution […]

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The Path to Joy: The Great Toy Purge

Not to downplay all the joys of being a mom, wife, and in-de-pen-dent wo-man… but sometimes, you just need to vent!  Life is stressful, especially when you’re balancing everything associated with raising a young family.  Plus, not only does it feel good to air your grievances and revel in comradery, but you never know when […]

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When is Labor Day?

There are two types of people in the world.  Those who know when Labor Day, Memorial Day, President’s Day is, and those who can never remember if Martin Luther King Day is in January or February (it’s January, just in case you fall in the latter group). I have always been the former.  I can […]

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