I know the internet can be a dangerous place for teens. You should definitely read all the warnings and tips, and then decide which ones you ought to implement. After that, you should cautiously consider my story. Why? Because...
When my son was two, we knew his verbal skills were behind. Our pediatrician kept a close eye on him and made us aware of his delay. Around the age of two was when autism was first brought to...
In our family, we’re all about age-appropriate transparency. If our kids have questions about something mature, we do our best to provide honest, clear answers. And if there’s something I don’t know, we read a book or Google it...
Dear New Mom, So, I'm five years and two kids into motherhood. That's far enough removed from new motherhood to have learned a thing or two, but close enough to still feel like it was just yesterday I was hit...
One of my biggest struggles as a new mother was overcoming the feeling of isolation. I often felt trapped at home by seemingly never-ending nursing and crying marathons. I remember being so excited once my son got through that...
Do you remember your first cell phone? I do. The first one I had, which was only mine, was a pink Razor flip phone I bought when I was 22. I often forgot to bring it with me, forgot...
If there's one thing my son consistently grabs it's crinkle toys and tags. Enter Baby Jack Learning Lovey. Company founder, Kelley Legler, is a mom of two who totally gets it. Safe? Check. Educational? Check. Interesting? Check.  I like The Learning Lovey for...
My daughter entered kindergarten this year. While she had some anxieties at first, she's really grown to love it, and so have I! Here are five reasons why... 1. The Art So much art and worksheets daily. The pile is bigger...
Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year now through March 5, 2022. More than 200 scholarship opportunities are available — totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria...
Ditching the paci can be extremely challenging, and even a source of dread for the months leading up to it. There are hundreds of ideas being pushed by pediatricians, dentists, parents, psychologists, and other childcare professionals. However, there is...
We don't do Santa. I'm going to just get that out of the way. Close your mouth and keep reading. My son is a teenager now so it's too late to change our mind on that. The reasons don't...
My daughter loves makeup. She's been intrigued by it since she was a toddler. The shiny lip gloss, the sparkly eyeshadow, and the fluffy brushes all beckoned her to unleash her creativity on her face. And why not? Makeup...
Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking of all the sweet moments that I've been having with my 23-month-old daughter. I’ve been very present in those tender moments with her when she gives hugs, and looks at me,...
Back in January, I asked my daughter a question and she gave me a thumbs up in reply. It was a cute little thumbs up, but upon closer look, I realized it wasn't exactly a straight thumb. However, I...
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