Tenderness and Care

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Tenderness and care. Two things that I’ve had so much of the last year and am trying to achieve more of in this year. Like so many people with the beginning of a new year, I think about what I...
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...
The world today is so different from when we were children. I always tell people I don't know if my mom sheltered us or things have changed so drastically.  I remember growing up playing outside with my siblings every day....
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...
The 2022 Winter Olympics are upon us! From Feb. 4 - Feb. 20, some of the best athletes in the world will descend upon Beijing, China to compete for those elusive gold, silver, and bronze medals.  When I was growing...
My son was close with both of his grandfathers. When he was in first grade, they both passed away unexpectedly. They died seven weeks apart from each other. We hadn't yet finished grieving for the first death when the...
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...
Here's a quick quiz for you. Do you avoid indoor dining? Do you race through grocery stores or opt for grocery delivery? Do you mask up to go indoors? Do you sanitize your hands after a public outing? Do...
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...
It's no secret that we all have different parenting styles. There are "crunchy mammas," helicopter parents, those with a more laid-back approach to parenting, strict parents, and so on. You have to do what works best for your family....
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...
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...
How did you do with your New Year's Resolutions for 2021? Does that question fill you with dread? Every December since I was a teenager, I would write down a long list of things I would get done in the following...
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