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Happy Trails; Tips for a Successful Journey Into Nature With Kids

Nature and an unpredictable toddler can blaze a trail of impending doom, but that bold leaping, hopping, skipping running stroll into the forest is worth it. There is learning around every corner. There are endless sights, colors and opportunity for exploration. A hike through a child’s eyes makes every leaf, pine cone and squirrel much […]

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February Finances: How to Save For Your Child’s College Education

February Finances: How to Save For Your Child’s College Education

*Special thanks to Laura Heape Brisson for writing this guest post on a very important topic for all families! Move over Valentine’s Day. The flowers and cards were nice, but don’t forget that February is also Financial Aid Awareness Month. No matter how old your children are, if you’re a parent like me then terms […]

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Make Today Count

Make This Day Count

Everyday I wake up planning to go for a run. Having just completed my first half-marathon a few weeks ago, I am now considered a runner. I know my body needs exercise, but my brain can’t quite handle it. I know I should do it first thing in the morning, yet I just can’t bring […]

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When the Wheels Come Down: How My Stroller Has Made Me More Aware Of People With Disabilities

How My Stroller Has Made Me More Aware Of People With Disabilities

Prior to gaining my Stay-At-Home-Mom status, I worked in the school system for a few years as a one-on-one assistant to two different children in exceptional education classrooms. Both children used wheelchairs. It was the first time I had interacted so intimately with anyone in a wheelchair. Neither child that I worked directly with was fully […]

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adios fad diets

Adios Fad Diets

It’s a new year, so which fad diets are you doing?  Will it be cabbage soup for a week?  Or maybe just lemon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup (thanks Whole Foods for pushing this one out on your end of the aisle displays!?) January is the fad diet month. This is the month that the […]

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Low Supply

Is there ever a time when low supply is good? Perhaps, but I can tell you for sure that it’s not good when referring to breast milk! This isn’t your typical, breastfeed/don’t breastfeed/don’t-breastfeed-that-long type of post. I’m all for whatever anyone wants to do. This is about the struggle of having a low milk supply.  […]

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