Confessions of a Needy Parent

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I don’t know about you, but before I became a parent, I thought I’d do it perfectly. I thought I would receive supernatural wisdom and aptitude for parenting when my first child was born. While … Read More

The Importance of Play

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One of the most important building blocks in a child’s life is playing. Children learn important skills, like fine motor abilities, teamwork, problem solving, and creativity when they play. With the prevalence of technology in … Read More

Savor Your Season

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With the advent of a new year, many of us are thinking about goals, dreams, and visions for the future. We’re reflecting on last year, what went well and what we’d like to change going … Read More

Presence Over Presents

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It’s December! Can you believe it? This month a lot of our focus is on presents: what to buy and who to buy for. Where we can get the best deal and how quickly it … Read More

Rewriting Old Scripts

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Have you ever said something to your kids and then thought “Wow! I sound just like my mom/dad!” Sometimes it’s positive words or phrases, like “I love you to the moon and back.” Or “I … Read More

The Summertime Blues

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There’s something magical about summertime. The hustle bustle of regular school schedules subsides to staying up late and sleeping in. There’s freedom to travel, whether it’s going on a fun vacation, visiting family or doing … Read More

Adjusting Our Expectations

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As a new parent, I didn’t really know any better. But looking back now, I see that I made a rookie parenting mistake: my expectations of myself and my child were unrealistic. I thought motherhood … Read More