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Hey Fellow Mom, It’s Okay to Just Survive

Dear mom/dad/grandparent/guardian, I need to tell you something simple, but important.    It’s okay to just survive.    I taught 5th grade science in another life and I remember some of our vocabulary words during the life science unit were “thrive”, “survive”, and “perish”.  The visual vocabulary cards I had showed a plant in full […]

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The Magic of Rainbow Babies

Rainbow baby: a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth. Just as a bright and beautiful rainbow follows the thunder and darkness of a storm and promises sunny skies ahead, a rainbow baby brings joy and hope to a family that has experienced loss. We lost Baby Girl on April 2, 2014 […]

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DINNER CONVERSATIONS PRESCHOOLER

How to Have a Conversation with a Preschooler at the Dinner Table

My mom would probably say she isn’t a good cook.  I don’t necessarily think that is true, I think she had a tough audience (remember me? the picky eater), but regardless of her culinary prowess, every night we sat around our kitchen table and enjoyed a meal together.  That table still sits in her breakfast nook, […]

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This Is Not My Stage

This Is Not My Stage: a Lesson in Patience

I took several child development classes in college and learned about the theories of men like Piaget, Freud, and Erikson.  They all classified development into stages with differing perspectives on what changed from one stage to the next. Recently it occurred to me to refresh my memory with what those stages are about, and see if […]

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