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Connecting to Your Kids' Hearts

3 Creative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

My kids are ages nine, eight and four, so I have left the hazy, crazy days of infant and toddler parenting. I am no longer changing diapers and scanning the living room for choking hazards. Instead I find myself reminding my nine-year-old to unload the dishwasher, telling my 8-year-old he can pour himself a bowl […]

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Set Your Child Up For Success with Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C. (ETLC) is a pediatric clinic dedicated to enriching the lives of children for a brighter future.  Their services include speech-language therapy, individual tutoring, and the Language Enrichment Academic Program (LEAP). Speech Therapy Do you have difficulty understanding your child? ETLC’s speech-language pathologists are here to help. They have extensive […]

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My Kids Love Kudo Banz, and I love Parenting More Positively

Raising young kids is tough. As children grow, they become more independent, curious, and, if I’m honest, more headstrong. Seeing my children blossom into their unique personalities is so much fun — but it’s not as enjoyable to nag them for the hundredth time to put their action figures away or plead with them to please […]

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The Kids Are Alright (And so are you, Mama!)

Looking back at my earlier parenting years, I can (sort of) laugh about all the nights spent awake, asking trusted Google questions like “ How can I get my baby to sleep through the night” or, “My daughter isn’t walking yet, is this normal?” I think about all the worry, over thinking, and stress that […]

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Chatbooks: A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Documenting Childhood

Of the list of jobs that fall under “Mom,” family historian is one of my least favorite (right after putting the laundry away). There’s so much pressure to: Take the photos: Must be a proper photograph. No blurred lines. No closed eyes. Basically, you need to be a professional photographer. Store the photos: Paper or […]

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