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Screen Safety: What Every Parent Needs To Know

Protecting our children is every parent’s most important job, but many feel outmatched when it comes to the virtual world. We struggle to keep up with all the apps available, let alone the updates that seem to be released the second we finally understand something. We try to be vigilant about snooping through our children’s tablets and phones, only […]

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Conquering Homework Battles and Other Common Parenting Concerns

This post on conquering homework battles is brought to you by Proactive Life Skills. I have a confession to make — I hate homework. Don’t tell my former students or my kids, although I doubt my kids would be surprised. We’ve all suffered through battles over finishing homework. After a busy day at work, driving […]

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The Day My Daughter Thanked Me for Letting Her Clean Her Room

When I was pregnant, I remember I was terrified of parenting. Of course I knew all the stuff I should know, like how to change a diaper, swaddle a newborn — so on and so on. What I didn’t know was how to parent that bundle of joy. But do any of us? 
My first […]

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#WDSD17: Myths and Truths About Down Syndrome

I’m a mom in her thirties, and in the time I’ve been alive, incredible advancements have been made for people with Down syndrome. When I was born, in the 1980s, people with Down syndrome had a life expectancy of around 28 years old. When I was going to school, I never once encountered a single […]

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Best Friends & Threesomes Suck: Tales of a Girl Mom!

When my daughters started elementary school, my biggest concern were the academics. Would they struggle with math or hate reading? Would the homework load suck all their free time? Ironically, the thing I worried the least about has turned out to be the issue causing the biggest head and heartache. FRIENDSHIPS. One of the best things the world […]

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When Your Kid Won’t Play with My Kid

It’s a horrible thing to witness. When your sweet child has enough courage to walk up to another child and say those sweet words — those quintessential childhood words… Do you want to play with me? You hold your breath watching this exchange take place. You have faith that the answer will be a resounding […]

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Why Hands-Off Parenting is the Secret to My Parenting Success

Helicopter parenting is in style right now. Go to the playground, and you’ll see parents walking every cautious step alongside their children, in case they might fall. If kids cry, then we’re often told that we need to comfort them the second the tears start flowing. We’re supposed to provide constant entertainment and interaction with […]

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March Madness: WeeTRADE is Back!

My favorite consignment sale is BACK for their Spring sale, March 1-4! Whether you are a veteran like yours truly or if this is your very first consignment sale, these tips below are sure to make your WeeTRADE experience a fun (and profitable) one! Research Items of Interest Are you in the market for a high […]

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