Category Archives: Parenting Tips

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Discipline Techniques for 5 Year Olds

What are the best discipline techniques for a 5 year old? My husband and I struggle on a daily basis to try to figure it out. There are just so many discipline techniques in which to choose from.  Like many … Continue reading

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Fall and Halloween Hair Accessories

I was recently looking through my jar of buttons to see if I had any that I could glue onto plain hair clips for my daughter for upcoming Fall and Halloween activities.  The only ones I could find though were … Continue reading

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Tips and Ideas to Ease Kindergarten Jitters and Fears

As I watched my daughter walk towards her Kindergarten class the other day and wave goodbye, I couldn’t help but feel teary-eyed and proud.  The same girl who cried almost every day for the first six months of daycare was … Continue reading

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Little Pleasures: Finding Time for Me Time

Do you ever have days when you feel like an abysmal failure? Days when everything is like a comedy of errors only you’re not laughing? Days when you get absolutely nothing done around the house AND you get surly with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Curiosity Cycle by Jonathan Mugan

Let’s face it. Computers rule the world, and we just live in it. And if you don’t agree with that statement now, you will in ten years. Twenty for sure. Is your child prepared to live succeed in a world … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Self Defense Against Bullies and Strangers

T recently took a self-defense class for kids. In classic T fashion, he had a rollicking good time. But more importantly, he learned some practical techniques to fend off bullies and strangers. With regular practice via role-playing at home, we … Continue reading

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When is it Time to Let Children Play with Less Supervision?

Dear Seasoned Parents, I need some been-there-done-that advice. This weekend, a new family moved in across the street and T made friends with the kids faster than you can say “somebody come and play.” After a brief warm-up of curbside … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why I’m No Longer Afraid of Breastfeeding in Public

Before I became a mom, I didn’t really have an opinion on the topic of breastfeeding in public. But after my son was born and we became a nursing duo, I was forced to choose a side. Unfortunately, making this … Continue reading

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How to Find a Lost Child

No one wants to think about their child getting lost, but I swear, if it happens to you, you’ll wish up and down that you had prepared for it in advance. I should know. It happened to me and T. … Continue reading

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Words Really Do Matter: How Negative Labels Can Hurt Kids

The other night, T was playing “Spaceman Spiff.” Nope, it’s not a video game; it’s something he picked up from his obsession with Calvin & Hobbes. It’s an activity best enjoyed by donning a huge backpack (jet pack), bike helmet … Continue reading

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