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Creative Play

We have some creative play ideas for your infant, toddler and preschooler. Play with the kids is fun in all the ages! read more

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Summer Sun Care

I lost my husband, Darren, to melanoma at the age of 32. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the disease, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. After a difficult five year battle with the disease, melanoma took Darren from me and from our three young boys. read more

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5 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilt for As a Mother

I believe in the mother-instinct.I believe in GUT, versus GUILT. So here are five things in particular I refuse to apologize for. read more

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How Do I Help my Child Fight Fear and Anxiety?

Fear and anxiety can be a normal part of taking the next step for kids, as well as adults, in whatever the next step means for their own comfort zone. Fear means that our brains are registering something as danger, and a physical response such as anxiety or fear are all normal reactions. read more

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Routines Are Important

Consistent routines provide a sense of predictability for young children. The brain feels comfortable and safe when it knows what to expect next. To establish a consistent routine, understanding children’s brains and trying some of the following tips, you will be able to more easily reach this goa read more