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The Guilt

It’s not fair. I’m embarrassed to admit how often that thought runs through my head and it has nothing to do with me repeating my kids. It has to do with my husband. Whether it’s right or wrong, so often it feels like he gets to do more kid-free things than I do. Whether it’s […]

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Summer Schedule

Summer Schedule… Or Not?

Ahhh summer. No more alarms set for early school hours, packing lunches, and rushing to get to school on time. For students and teachers alike, this season is looked forward to as a time to relax and let go. But what about the schedule? The routine? There is research that says that keeping kids on […]

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Highly Effective Kindergartner

Summer break. Finally. Kindergarten was hard. Not for reasons that I expected. We were prepared for navigating the frustrations that go with learning to read and write, we handled the transition to a school schedule, and grew into this routine. It wasn’t that. So many school shootings it hard to even keep up. Watching as […]

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A Framework for Supporting BIG FEELINGS

Young children are not especially known for their subtlety. Not when it comes to expressing their style, their opinions, or their feelings. We’ve all been witness to the meltdown in aisle 8, car seat tantrum, and the “I’M NOT TIRED” protest at bedtime. We know what BIG FEELINGS look like. Most of us probably know […]

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Reasons Why We’re Crying: KCMB Toddlers Talk

All I’m trying to do is enjoy my life. Get through the day with the least amount of discomfort as possible.  Sure, I know they’ll make me get dressed, bathed, and eat. And these things are necessary… I guess. But I should have some say in how it’s all done, right? They don’t know how difficult […]

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Anxiety and Parenting

Anxiety and Parenting

This post was sponsored by Resolve Counseling and Wellness and written by Jennifer Jackson-Rice, LSCSW and licensed PCIT therapist. (Resolve Counseling and Wellness) Worrying about our child is a normal part of parenting, especially in today’s day and age. Parents are bombarded with information about how to raise heathy, well-rounded, confident children through social media, […]

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I want it all

I Want It All

A few weeks ago, I lost it on my way home from work. By lost it, I mean one second I was driving and the next I was driving and doing the ugly cry. You know the type of cry I’m talking about. It was Friday, and it had been a really hard week at […]

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#momfail

#momfail

Last Saturday, I found myself frantically driving with my 1 1/2 year old, worried about being late for his first swim lesson.  I had been so busy working on a project with a quickly approaching deadline, that I simply forgot to check the time. Fitz was now in his car seat and eating a waffle, […]

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