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I’ll Take the Two-Year-Old Tears Any Day

There are many uncertainties with children, but one thing is undeniably true – two-year-olds cry. A lot. I have one of these precious toddlers and over the last six months I’ve quickly realized why they call this age “terrible.” Now don’t get me wrong; she is absolutely adorable. She is funny, playful, determined and growing […]

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Is My Kid Being Too Honest With Me?

We all know that kids have the tendency to speak their minds unfiltered. We call it that “childlike innocence.” However, when does it cross the line from honest observation into meanness?   Most of the things we hear children “observe” is because they are learning that others look different from themselves or from their own […]

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Am I Being “Too Honest” with My Kid?

The other night on the drive home, my little one asked if we could play “Knock Knock” jokes. I said sure. So, we took turns. She’s seven, so hers were pretty terrible, but I amused her nonetheless. I took some time on each of mine. I was pretty proud of them! 😉 Here are some […]

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A Dream in Progress

February is Black History Month and I’ve recently been reflecting on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It brings to the forefront some of my fears and dreams for my daughter that I have been feeling this past year. While the color of my skin is white, my family has skin of color. […]

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No no, Nana!

Have any of you ever had to deal with a grandparent who refused (or still refuses) to do what you – as the parent – asked of them? We do. When our daughter was still small, I made it clear to all of the family that they would follow our rules, or they would not […]

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How to Talk With Your Child: Speech Tips from an Introverted Mom

My first child, who is a boy, has a speech delay.  We noticed his delay around his first birthday but didn’t think too much of it. My husband and I are introverts so the shyness he was portraying was not all that out of the ordinary to us. My son also knew everything we told him to […]

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10 Things I Mastered as a Teacher that Help Me to Be a Better Parent

There are many things I learned about the world during my tenure as a teacher. But I never realized how much teaching would impact my parenting. Here are 10 things I learned as a teacher that have made me a better parent: 1. Saying “no” to your kids will probably end in tears. Maybe even […]

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