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Put it Down, Lift Them Up

Put It Down, Lift Them Up

During a recent staff meeting, our director relayed an observation she made while her grown children were visiting with her grandchildren. She said they were sitting around the dinner table and her children were looking at their phones and not engaging their children in conversation. She then described the conversation she had with her grandchildren […]

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Kicking the Post-Holiday Melancholies

Kicking the Post-Holiday Melancholies

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the past 2 1/2 months running around getting ready for the holidays. You’ve celebrated with friends, family, and co-workers. You’ve planned parties for your children, attended cookie exchanges and gift swaps. You shopped for that just-right gift for everyone on your list. And then you baked and cooked […]

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Let it Snow!

Let It Snow! How To Make Your Own Snowflakes

My daughter’s biggest dream right now is to see snow. Plane tickets are not in the budget and a road trip would be a disaster. Let’s just say trying to get to Orlando requires multiple bathroom stops and over an hour of whining and complaining. So, yeah, driving to see snow isn’t going to happen, […]

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DIY--Christmas List Ornament

DIY–Christmas List Ornament

A Handmade Ornament A few years ago, I took my daughter to a Michael’s craft workshop. It was a typical Florida December morning, sunny and hot, but I was determined to get us in the Christmas spirit. I highly recommend keeping an eye open for Michael’s Saturday morning kids crafts. They offer a variety of […]

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A Kase of Kindergarten Krazies!

A Kase of Kindergarten Krazies!

As I write this, the krazies in our house have mostly subsided. Mostly. But I really want to share what went on during our first months of school because I had no idea the extent of the krazies! What are the kindergarten krazies? The kindergarten krazies are all of the behaviors your kiddo will exhibit […]

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Riding the Food Allergy Roller Coaster

Riding the Food Allergy Roller Coaster

I’m writing this blog to share my family’s experiences with food allergies because a friend’s son was just diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy. I know she’s feeling scared and overwhelmed because a few years ago I was in her shoes. It was Bananas When she was a baby, I tried to do all the […]

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