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Welcoming New Moms

New School Year? Don’t Forget To Welcome New Mom Friends!

We teach our children to befriend the new kids, but do we moms act on our own advice? Another summer has passed too quickly and our kids are back at school. If you’re like me, you’re lamenting the end of long, carefree days, yet breathing a sigh of relief at the return of routine.  Through […]

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Quiet Time

The Quest for Rest: One Mom’s Version of Happy Hour

When my oldest was “sleep training” (I don’t even really know what that term means, so I probably wasn’t truly sleep training), I worked long and hard to get him to sleep in until seven. He was definitely an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of guy. That was fabulous on the “to bed” part. Not quite as […]

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End of Summer

The End of Summer Vacation: Time For Mimosas Or Tears?

Is summer vacation over?  Is it time to go back to school? Sumer vacation is over!! It’s time to go back to school!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh………….. Yup, there it is.  Sighs of relief being released by mothers everywhere (and sure, Dads too!) For some of us lucky enough to not have to go into work on this […]

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Connecting with Tweens

Words with Kids: Yes, Kiddo, I’m Listening

Work to remember what they’ve told you about certain school friends, certain likes and dislikes and their ideas for the future. These important things will come up again. When we recall previous conversations, our kids know we are listening and care about them. This is the sixth in a series about communication between you and […]

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Holding breath

The Longest Pause: My Son’s First Breath-Holding Spell

I’d love to say we found some kind of magical formula that helps him snap out of this, but we haven’t. Occasionally we’ll find that blowing one strong burst of air into his mouth helps, but it doesn’t always. His pediatrician assures us he’s totally healthy and will eventually outgrow this terrifying but harmless habit. […]

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PTO

School PTO or PTA: Just Give it a Try!

This organization exists to support the school as well as the teachers and students. They are responsible for fun family events, teacher and staff appreciation, student award recognition, holiday celebrations and more. And, yes, there is some fund raising involved for things like school trips, band uniforms or helping to add more books to the […]

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