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Parenting is Hard

“The problem with our world is that we draw the circle of family too small.” -Mother Theresa Parenting is hard.  I look at pictures of my adorable kids, smiling or laughing or being silly, and my heart beams. However, the pictures don’t capture the moments before and after the smiles; the tantrums that seem to …

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13 Books to Teach Your Kids About the Winter Holidays

The holidays are a great time to teach your child about different cultures and celebrations around the world!  Here’s a list of our favorite books to read with your child during the holiday season. Title Author Affiliate Link The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice Wendy Pfefer https://amzn.to/2mfciKh My First Kwanzaa Karen Katz https://amzn.to/2nig8SO Hanukkah …

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On a Personal Note – The Challenges of Raising Kids in a World of Screens

Growing up, I remember feeling jealous of my best friend, whose mom was a secretary at our elementary school.  The secretary had the highly desired perk of being able to take one of the computers from the school’s computer lab home for the summer.  She was the only person I knew who had a computer …

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