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We’re all still at home! Can you believe it? You may be racking your brain for more and more ideas how to keep your children engaged, busy, and productive during this time. Hopefully, you have taken some of our...
We all know that times are hard, especially now. The future is uncertain and we don’t know when (if ever) things will get back to normal. We are spending more time at home and less time doing activities that...
You know that mama gut feeling? When it just feels like something isn't right? That's been me for the past few years whenever I have talked to my son's teachers. Worksheets were often mostly blank. If anything was written,...
Some kids love politics and civic engagement and some kids don’t care. For the kids that don’t care, I still think it’s important to engage in the discussions, albeit briefly so their minds can digest it. I struggle with this...
Raising kids is hard. They reveal areas needing growth, challenge us to the very core, trigger past trauma, and threaten our sanity every day.  Then when you have a high needs child, it adds another layer of intensity. And yet, most...
The life of a teen parent is full of small quibbles, loud noises, and messes that may never get cleaned up. With distance learning, we fall into the trap of reminding them to turn in their assignments and nag...

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