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december-22

To My Friends Without Kids—4 Things to Know

Dear friends without kids, We may be the same age, but this stage of life looks very different for you and me. Sometimes, it’s not very noticeable. Other times, it couldn’t be more obvious. Life completely changes after a baby is born. There are things about me, about my life, and about parenting that maybe you […]

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STAAR Preparation: Explore Horizons to the Rescue

This post is sponsored by Explore Horizons. All opinions are 100% our own. Standardized tests—let’s talk about ’em. Even before I had kids, I knew standardized tests were a hot-button issue. They’re stressful to students, parents, and teachers alike. If you’re new to the game, here’s a little summary of our current testing situation in […]

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No More Mom Guilt!

I love the first couple of weeks of a new year. I love a clean slate, a fresh outlook on life, and the chance to set goals and make plans for the year ahead. It’s also a time to look back on the past year and think about lessons learned, experiences had, and memories made. […]

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Minivan Moms vs. SUV Moms

Dear Minivan,  I’m sorry I hated you before. I SWORE I would never get you. SWORE. I’m too cool for a minivan…why do I need one??? I’m an SUV mom. I don’t need one. What ARE the minivan perks, anyway? Reality check: I need a minivan. I was like every mom (and dad) out there; […]

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The 10 Commandments of Childhood

I was talking with a friend the other night about the chaos of the newborn, infant, and toddler years. (I’m sure the other stages are chaotic, too, but I have a 3-year-old, so these are the only ones I’ve personally experienced so far.) We were both sharing our traumatic experiences, including moving with a seven-day […]

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10 Kids’ Books on Coping with Difficult Issues & Unique Situations

Everyone knows the beloved children’s tales: The Cat and the Hat, Goodnight Moon, I Love You Forever, etc. But what about kids’ books that take on those really tough or unique situations that can sometimes be difficult to explain? Here are 10 books to help you begin the conversation with kids about grief, adoption, blended […]

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