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Parting is such sweet sorrow? Perhaps not when it comes to toddler friendships

There are many articles on how to leave your toddler with the babysitter/daycare/camp etc. without incurring a meltdown. Do you sneak out? Or, do you acknowledge their fears? Perhaps you sing a goodbye song? (Our favorite, Grown-Ups Come Back by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). However, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the way toddlers greet […]

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Back-to-School: Paper Goat Post Style

Disclaimer: You’ll notice that I’m about to brag on Paper Goat Post. All of the info about this fabulous stationary shop are my own. I wasn’t paid to brag on them! When you hear the words, “back-to-school,” they can be quite daunting. I personally do not have any ‘school-aged’ children yet but as a former […]

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Sharing is Caring…My Most Favorite Apps

The new year always brings a yearning for fresh starts, organization and simplicity.  Systems, consistency and accessibility are three of my favorite words and today I am sharing some of my most favorite apps (some shared, some not) that help to simplify our crazy busy lives and make scheduling, list making and just plain surviving possible. […]

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Code Red Drills

  Tonight I read my second grade son his bedtime story. He’s really into “choose your own story” books and the one he likes the most is about the golden age of piracy. He gets to choose whether he joins the navy, a pirate ship or becomes a privateer. The adventures are fun and daring […]

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Volunteering at School

It can be tricky to navigate the social waters at school, to find a group of friends, and to find activities that are right for you. Mom, I’m talking about you here, not your child! Volunteering at school can be a win-win for you, for your child and for the school. But, before adding your […]

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#Back-to-School Picky Eater Lunch Packing Blues

It’s back-to-school time – that time of year for lots of great blog posts with suggestions for making healthy school lunches. Pictures accompanying these articles run the gamut from ultra-Pinteresty to simple suggestions for quick and healthy lunches. And for just a fleeting moment, these posts make me feel … hopeful. “This year will be […]

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