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The Untold Perils of Kindergarten Day 3: You Gave Me Back the Wrong Kid

It seems there are precious few things as highly anticipated as sending one’s child off to Kindergarten. What a mixed bag of sentiments – nostalgia, nerves, grief, excitement disbelief… We do our best to capture it all in grinning, front porch Instagram photos. “First Day of Kindergarten!” the little chalkboards boast. All the promise of […]

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Mama Has the Kindergarten Blues

My first born headed to Kindergarten last week and I am not OK. I know that I will learn to deal with it and eventually I’ll be OK, but for not I am not. I also know that he will absolutely be OK. Technically, this is not our first school year, we’ve done 3 years […]

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Supporting Toddler Language Skills With Daily Routines

Does your toddler look forward to daily routines like snack time, bathtime, play time, or bedtime? When my girls were toddlers, they sure loved their routines! Daily routines provide golden opportunities to support language development because they are predictable, provide repetition of familiar concepts, and often involve social interaction.  Here are some fun ways to […]

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Mom Life Just Got Easier with Dream Dinners

Thank you Dream Dinners (Scottsdale) for having us in to make a meal for our family! What’s for dinner?!?  How many times a week do you dread that question? Dream Dinners is here to make that one less thing for you to think about. They take the stress out of meal planning, grocery shopping and […]

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10 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler’s Speech Development

Isn’t it amazing watching your little one’s communication skills develop? Toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development which provides the perfect time to encourage speech and language skills. There are many things you can do to support toddler communication development through play and meaningful interaction. Below are ten tips for encouraging emerging […]

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3 Steps to Crushing the Month of May

April showers bring May flowers, but also mayhem, chaos and pandelerium. Can you feel the wave of CRAZY beginning to rise, as May edges a little closer? From graduation parties and sending out invitations, to teacher appreciation luncheons, tea time with mom, athletic events and those last minute birthday evites. How can we handle it […]

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