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Anxiety in Kids

4 Parenting Tips for When Kids Are Anxious

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A few months ago, I went into my son’s room to tuck him in and kiss him goodnight. It had been a normal school night (back when our kids left our homes to go...
Tips for Mountain Biking with Kids

Tips for Mountain Biking with Kids

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The days of quarantine will hopefully be over soon, the sun will be shining and all of our favorite mountain biking trails will be open again.  There are few feelings in the world...

Rent or Buy: Money-Saving Tips for Skiing Families

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Skiing can be financially intimidating. You need the right gear, the right clothes, the lift tickets or season passes. When you factor in multiple children, it really adds up. Skiing as a family doesn’t have...
Rainbow Painting with Q-Tip

65 Kid Activity Ideas — Using Materials You Already Have!

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With so much uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic, one thing on many parents' minds is how to keep their sanity child engaged and learning during the current school closures. While the idea of “homeschooling” can...
Home for the Holidays

There’s No Place Like NOT Home for the Holidays

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The holidays are simply bursting with magic and fun: cookies, gifts, Zoo Lights , kids’ letters to Santa (my 6-year-old just wrote “I hope you give me a present with a puppy in one of them”...
maternal well-being

The Maternal Well-Being Study: Helping Prevent Postpartum Depression

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You know that prenatal yoga class and meditation you keep meaning to do? It might help you and your baby after birth. The birth of your baby is a very special time! It can...
domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Misunderstood Truths About Abuse

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October is domestic violence awareness month, and I wanted to address this issue and possibly provide some education on the subject. Whether or not you are in a relationship, and even if your relationship...
5 Benefits of Bilingualism

5 Benefits of Bilingualism

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Have you pondered teaching your child a new language, but you just aren’t sure how to get started or if it’s worth the investment? Here are five benefits of bilingualism that might just help...
5 Spray Alternatives for Sun and Bug Protection

5 Spray-Free Ways to Protect Your Sunshine from the Sun and Bugs

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Summer is here, and you want to take the baby out for a stroll, to a flower festival, or a splash pad, but is it worth exposing your sweet sunshine to the damaging heat,...
partner

A Partner’s Role in Postpartum Recovery

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During pregnancy, everything shouted “Postpartum Depression.” If I picked up a flier or attended a group for new mothers, Postpartum Depression was discussed. It was important to my partner and I that we work...