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To Do :: First Orthodontic Exam No Later Than {Age 7}

All of my kids started their orthodontic treatment in early elementary school.  Two of the three were already in braces by first grade, and all three had already had their phase one of treatment started, primarily the palatal expander, done before they hit double digits.  I didn’t know at the time that the American Association […]

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6 Simple Steps :: Poisoning Your Relationship With Your In-Laws

It’s easier than you think! Let’s get something straight. This is basically a personal journal entry and pep-talk for me. I’m not an authority on healthy, thriving relationships with in-laws. My inspiration for this list is my own life and, especially with the extra family time during the holiday season, I am struggling through my […]

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Making The Most Of {Monster Truck} Shows With Kids

Monster truck shows are an annual tradition I’ve had with my twin boys for years.  This tradition started when they were about 3 and my father insisted this was a thing he’d want his grandsons to remember going to them when they grew up.  This reasoning was amusing to me since my parents had NEVER […]

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I Kept My New Year’s Resolution for the First Time and it Led to {My Most Positive Year} Yet

The Resolution I have never been one to make (much less keep) a New Year’s resolution. Even when I have resolved to do something, it was the basic health-kick type goals, which just didn’t last long into the year. In 2017, I decided that I wanted to make a realistic resolution, one that was manageable […]

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Elmo, Raisins and 5 Other Things You Don’t Understand Until You Have Kids

I remember wondering (pre-parenthood) why Elmo became the muppet of choice amongst toddlers and pre-schoolers. He’s annoying and talks in baby talk, I thought, is that really what kids like? Yes, these are the deep, meaningful musings of my pre-parenthood self, but the shorthand answer is yes, the tots love that dude. I’ve seen it […]

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