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Play for the Stages

Here are four fun play activities for each stage of your little one’s imagination. read more

honestly

5 Ways to Raise Up Hungry Children

It will be another twenty years before I can admit to having a mental illness, but today is a start. Because I saw her on the way to the hospital. A woman, jogging, and she was muscular and the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen because she was so fully alive. read more

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How to Help Your Child Through a Difficult Time

As I’ve helped my kids deal with challenges -- again and again — my comfort level and confidence has grown. My desire is to begin equipping them to walk through the difficulties of life, but let’s be honest, often “mama bear” gets in the way. read more

self

How to Pack for the Hospital When Expecting

My husband, and I sat down and figured out what went well and what we can take away from our experience for next time. That conversation began with the contents of my hospital bag. So please allow me to share this nugget of wisdom with you -- I give you my master hospital bag packing list. read more

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How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

As soon as my son turned five, our family and friends started asking him questions about kindergarten. Where was he going? Was he excited? Each time the “K” word was mentioned, my normally chatty son would visibly tense up and fall silent. read more