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DIY String Art

Little ones might need an extra set of hands, and could benefit from nails with larger heads to hold the yarn in place. Guaranteed to fill an afternoon. read more

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Moving Past Survival in the Toddler Years

But these years with the toddler crew in tow aren’t meant to be endured, where survival is the end goal and thriving only happens once they’re over. It is possible, I promise, to enjoy this difficult parenting season too. At least in part. Here are a few things that helped. read more

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Teaching your Child to Share

Don’t be afraid to teach your child that the world does not revolve around her. Allow her to see that she cannot have everything she wants. Sharing is a key to life. Model sharing the way you want her to learn it, and don’t worry that you don’t share everything with her. read more

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Weathering the Perfect Storm

It was the perfect storm of a broken sewer line and a town’s water supply being shut off unexpectedly. That is exactly where my friend recently ended up, and plumbing, well, it is a glorious thing. When it works. read more

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How a Toddler is like a Gerbil

Toddlers produce a new level of mommy crazy. Vigilant is the word of the hour because the only time you are off-duty is when they are asleep. So moms of toddlers let me say I feel ya. With no disrespect of course, here is how parenting a toddler can feel like letting a gerbil loose in your house. read more