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The Toddler’s Bill of Rights in Public Places

It’s been a year since Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni posted this picture on Twitter, and it has impacted the way I parent every day since then. Baldoni, standing with his father, watching an epic toddler meltdown in a grocery store, wrote about “being comfortable in the uncomfortable” which encompasses 99 percent of toddler parenting anyway. His post […]

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Letting Our Shy Children Call the Shots: What Do We Do?

As parents, we face situations where we have no idea what to do or say. We go back and forth, in our head, trying to determine the right action. The most recent incident involved my very shy three-year-old. Do I force him out of his comfort zone or do I give in? My three-year-old recently […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Strollers, Cars, and Wagons, Oh My!

$1,610. Nope, not our monthly mortgage. Not my lottery winnings this year. And definitely not the cost of plane tickets for our wannabe vacation this summer. Embarrassingly enough, this is the amount of money that has been spent on our strollers, cars, and wagon. Basically, anything that is going get our kids from point A to […]

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Perinatal Stroke Awareness: My Daughter’s Story

In my final weeks of my pregnancy with my daughter, I knew something was wrong. Call it mother’s intuition if you will. My active baby drastically slowed, and her strong kicks became weak pokes. Despite these worries, there was no indication that anything was wrong with her. My water broke on my due date and a […]

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How to Turn $50 Into a Responsible Toddler

I think we all can agree that household chores are the most tedious thing that we have to maintain. The more kids you have, the worse it feels. With each body, you have an extra basket of dirty clothes, more dishes, and overall just added chaos that will continue to grow until they inevitably leave […]

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You Can’t Make Me!

“YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!” It isn’t just something over-stimulated three-year-olds scream at their beleaguered mothers. If you’ve ever heard those words, or just experienced the dawning realization that your child has adopted this attitude, you know how frustrating it can be. The worst part? He’s right. You can’t make him. Before he could even talk, […]

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