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Gardening as Therapy

As parents, we made a commitment to raise our 3 boys to embrace nature and to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Luckily, our home abuts 70 acres of a dedicated nature preserve. The early years of parenting involved hikes, trips to creeks just 3 houses down and practically living outdoors while they played. […]

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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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Recess Before Lunch

I never thought of myself as a mom who would lead the charge for big change at our boys’ school, but this was exactly what I found myself doing in 2007. My big, new idea didn’t originate out of research or a glaring problem. It merely was born from the daily struggle when I picked […]

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A High Energy World

Is your kiddo bouncing off walls? Will they literally stop in the middle of doing anything and start doing jumping jacks? Have you thought, “Sports. This kid needs sports,” only to watch him/her start the spin drill and continue to spin because they get caught up in the motion. Do you feel like you say […]

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From Ugly Ornaments to Real-Live Parent Gifts!

Christmas, birthdays, and holidays in general, are changing a lot in my household. It has always been about making the most of these big days. Presents, decorations, and making things extra special was all that mattered to us. One thing we, as parents, have inculcated to our children is that it is so very necessary to […]

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Guide to Cincinnati & NKY School Open Houses {2018}

On the search for a school for your child? The process of selecting the best education fit for your family can be overwhelming, but we are here to help with our extensive round-up of local Open House dates. Happy hunting! January 1-7 Summit Country Day Hyde Park Preschool Private/Montessori January 4th & 5th 8:30a January […]

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Hoarding Child vs Organized Mom: Who Will Triumph?

Hoarding Child vs. Organized Mom: Who Will Triumph?

I like things organized. Neat. Just so. There is a good chance my gravestone will read “Don’t forget to put away your things.” My family and friends know this. They know I can’t go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink and piles of stuff on my kitchen island makes me crazy. My perfectionist […]

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