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Who Are You Leaning on Right Now?

Who Are You Leaning on Right Now?

Parenting is hard. Joyful!  But hard. And it’s okay. You’re not crazy.  How do I know? Because these other mamas in my favorite mom forum told me so. Parenting communities matter because together we normalize the experience of pulling our hair out over spaghetti on...

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Making Bath Time Fun

Making Bath Time Fun

Thinking about writing about bath time makes me laugh.  As an adult, it’s almost an occasion when you start thinking about getting in a warm bath. Where are the candles, the bubble bath, and the glass of wine? Our animals, on the other hand, hate bath time...the water...

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Potty Training… Made Easy?  Say WHAA?

Potty Training… Made Easy? Say WHAA?

Potty training can be easy and fun? Said no one ever. When you start Googling potty training how-to’s and tutorials on what to do, every single one of them is different. So what is the secret sauce to potty training? Truth is, the secret sauce is different for...

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Teaching Math at Home, Just Doing What You Already Do

Teaching Math at Home, Just Doing What You Already Do

Whether you obsessed over your TI-89 calculator or lost interest in math when they taught you “pi” wasn’t something you could eat, the whole range of parental computative skill is above-and-beyond adequate for teaching our toddlers. (And our olders!)  Here are some...

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At Home Group Learning Environment

At Home Group Learning Environment

Are you being intentional about how you are setting up learning environments for your kids?  Some of our parents have been intentional by making sure the kitchen and dining room table is spotless. The less distractions, the more work that gets done. Another family...

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Find Your Talents and Teach Through What You Know

Find Your Talents and Teach Through What You Know

Lots of us are feeling out of sorts lately. We’re all learning new things, stepping WAY outside our comfort zones and let’s be honest, that can be very unsettling.  By now, many of us have determined what our kids' lives are looking like for the upcoming school year....

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Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Seems different, right?  We are all so used to having the house tidied up, decorated, signs outside pointing to the correct house, music playing and games ready to go in the yard. Or renting that birthday space at SkyZone and having the Chuck E. Cheese mascot walking...

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The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

Meet Lucy. We met online. Like so many new parents (how can our kids be preschoolers and we still feel like new moms?), we found each other on the local Facebook mama forum. That’s my place. There’s one club that seemingly every mom on our side of LA is in: the moms...

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What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

You and me both! As soon it doesn’t fit, it gets stuffed in a drawer, lost in a bin, or shoved somewhere in the attic. Out of sight, out of mind, right?  The best part is when we have a reason to keep it. (And we always have a reason!) Like, it was sentimental, your...

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When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

You guys... it's finally spring! Flowers are budding. Green grass is growing. Snow is gone (theoretically). And the temperatures have got us wanting to jump full force into allllll of the summer activities around the corner. If you're anything like me, spring fever is...

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Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Does anyone else find it interesting that in some ways, we've all been given more time than ever, but in other ways, accomplishing anything significant during a single day feels impossible? On one hand, we've been given a plethora of flexibility in our schedules, but...

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Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Remember the days when screen time was a bad word? When we blamed social media for sucking away all of our time? When you were too old to know what TikTok was? If those don't feel like memories and you're still stickin' to your guns on all of the above, then I'd like...

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