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Social Media and Working Teens

This generation has always known social media.  Likely, their own pictures were posted on Myspace after delivery and by the time they were school aged, their parents were uploading almost instantly the newly minted ballet shoes or the off-key adorable school choir show to Facebook. They watched as we posted our experiences and responded to […]

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The Simple Thing that Changed our Summer {and it could change yours too}

This post contains affiliate links.A few weeks ago, I bought a puzzle on a whim. I opened up the box and sorted pieces into “edges” and “middles” on my dining room table and then walked away.   The puzzle sat untouched for about a week, until one day, I paused as I walked past and […]

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Words from My Child’s Pediatrician: “Moms Get Angry Sometimes”

Recently, I took my eight and a half year old to her annual checkup, and her pediatrician started going through the usual questions of whether she ever worried about not having enough food at home, anything bad or scary had happened to her recently, whether she had chores around the house, etc.    All went […]

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What’s in My Pumping Bag

Before I tell you what is in my pumping bag, I will first give you my “credentials” so you know just how much I have relied on this bag and its contents. I have fed two children breast milk: my second son I pumped almost exclusively for a total of 10 months (but pumped enough […]

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100 (nearly) Free Things to Do with Your Kids This Summer

Whether you have small children or those who just got out of school for the summer, you may be looking for some creative ways to spend your time during the hot months besides just days at the pool or different camps for your kids. Here is a list of 100 nearly free things to do […]

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