Tag: children

The First Year Is Not the Hardest

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“The first year is the hardest.” I sit here writing this post five years into parenting. This is my take. The first year is not...

Kindness on the Playground

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On a recent newly warm afternoon in spring, I bravely packed up my crew and brought them to the local park. The children dispersed,...

Potty Training and Sleep

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Is potty training affecting your child’s sleep? Are they fighting naps, stalling at bedtime, getting out of bed repeatedly, or waking up early? If...

A Guide to Pediatricians in Fairfield County

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Check your local Mom Facebook page and see what the most frequently asked question is. Yup! Can anyone recommend a pediatrician they love in...

School-Aged Children and Sleep

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Did you know that a typical kindergartener needs eleven hours of sleep to be considered well-rested? Or that a typical middle schooler needs nine...

Positive Parenting: Don’t Water The Weeds

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Don't water the weeds. When I heard a parenting expert that I follow on Instagram (@simplyonpurpose) suggest this as a strategy for ending unwanted behavior...

One Isn’t the Loneliest Number: Why I’m “One and Done”

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I remember the day I had my daughter like it was yesterday. The simultaneous feeling of having been hit by a truck and the...

The End of Our Daycare Era

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As we round the corner into February, we are past the halfway point of this school year. And, while I was thinking about this...
winter-themed crafts and books

Indoor Winter Activities & Books For Young Children

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One of our family's major challenges with remote learning is figuring out how to keep my four-year-old son busy, engaged, and progressing with his...

Is Picky Eating a Luxury?

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Sometimes I believe picky eating is a luxury (outside of medical issues that can not be avoided). What causes picky eating? Let’s be real.  One...