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An Usual Milestone That Means the World to Me

“I’ve spoken with many other parents about how much my kids understanding of this one word means to me, and I’ve received many strange looks in response.”

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Why I See Labels Not Limits

“That label got my son everything he needed and more. That label took away his limitations. It gave him a fighting chance.”

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Why It’s Time to Teach Your Kid to Code

Learning to code builds both job skills and life skills that can shape your child’s future success, whether they enter the tech field or an entirely different industry.

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Breathless… but Full of Life

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
Sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe—and I’m not asthmatic or anxious. I just mean that, often, life seems to take my breath away. Reflections of moments in my past resurface and make me…

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Gymnastics Is Way More Beneficial for Kids Than You Think

Gymnastics provides an opportunity for children to acquire not just physical skills, but social and emotional skills that will be a compass for their future. It’s a sport that truly benefits the whole child.

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The FDA Wants to Make Research on Pregnant & Breastfeeding Mamas More Effective

The FDA may help to cut some of the pregnancy-medication confusion.

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For the Love of Play

For more families today, “play” has a different meaning than it has for previous generations.

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What to Say When Your Child Realizes They Aren’t—or Can’t Be—the Best

Let us be honest: from the time our children are born, they are basically told to think everything they do is wonderful, from that scribble we agree looks like an airplane (even though it could be a dog or a…

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Trove: A New Storage Service That Will Make Parents Rejoice

Trove is a clutter-despising parent’s dream. With a few clicks of your smart phone, you’ll be able to Marie Kondo your stuff away, then have it delivered right back to you whenever you need it.

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7 Signs You’re Ready for a Bigger Home

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A bigger home is certainly one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, but it can also be one of the best investments. Before you upgrade your living quarters, you’ll want to know the time is right. No…

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No, Not Yet Mommy: Why I am Not Teaching My Children About Racism

Photo: Jason Ferguson
When I ask my two year old daughter to complete a task that she is not willing to do, she responds politely, “No, not yet mommy.” Unless it is something that requires immediate attention, I do not…

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Love in the Time of a Stomach Bug: When Parenting Isn’t Fun

My daughter got hit with the stomach flu last week. We spend almost five days indoors—her on the couch and me hovering with fluids and other remedies. It completely threw us for a loop because this year, when it comes…

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