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Our Last Day

Our Last Day

My Sweet Baby Carrot, Today was our last day together. This weekend your older siblings will be home with us, and the next time they go to school, you will go too. You’re finally entering the world of full-time kindergarten, and you could not be more excited! Me, on the other hand… When you were […]

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Books that Teach our Children about Showing Love & Kindness Toward Others

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela Let’s face […]

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Keeping Little Hands Busy- Cheap and Easy Fall Crafts For Kids

Keeping Little Hands Busy: Cheap and Easy Fall Crafts For Kids

It won’t be long before the weather starts to turn crisp and we are spending more time inside with our children climbing the walls errrrr I mean, playing indoors. More indoor time in my house means that I have to put a little extra time into planning activities to keep little hands busy! Small art projects […]

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All Aboard: Tips for Any Type of Travel with Children

While waiting in the O’Hare airport, an elderly woman looked over, eyes sparkling, a comforting smile on her face. “You have a beautiful family,” she said. Before I could even finish my reply of “Thank you” and whatever else we were going to discuss, my husband shouted “Oh my, ughhh” as he realized our one-year-old […]

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Fourlosopher

There are the “terrible twos” (aka the tantrum phase of the two-year-old). There is also the “Threenager,” a play on preschoolers having the stubborn attitude of a teenager. I am proposing that there is also the “Fourlosopher” (pronounced: Four-la-so-fer), meaning a deeply thoughtful and curious phase of childhood. This proposition is not something that is […]

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Small Size, Big Fun Toddlers at Dollywood

Small Size, Big Fun: Toddlers at Dollywood

Dollywood offers an authentic theme park experience, complete with roller coasters, mouth-watering eateries, and an old fashioned main street full of cute shops. Visiting Dollywood can seem like a pipe dream when you have tiny children, but there’s actually quite a bit catered specifically for the under 36 inches crowd. Here are tips for visiting […]

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Daredevil Daughter

God help me, child, never will I ever forget that evening. Once we got you safely home from the hospital and tucked ever-so-carefully into your bed, I was up for hours. Staring at the ceiling, trying to un-see it. In the 14 years of raising your feral brother, his ER visits frequent enough that I […]

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