My son has been 3 for 288 days (but who’s counting?). He’s at the stage where he is talking nonstop, will tell you when he thinks you’re wrong, and, of course, loves to play games. All games. We could...
To preface, I am not a doctor and do not play one on the internet. I encourage individual research and decisions, as nothing in motherhood is one size fits all!   Baby-led weaning, an approach to solid food introduction, has grown...
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Being a mom of five means chaos. In my home, we find peace in the chaos. I have ADHD and thrive on being busy. Most people are amazed at our ability to survive our busy schedules. Every month I fill...
“Say cheese!” I took my 5-year-old's picture and zoomed in on her big, beautiful smile. It was then that I noticed a crooked little bottom tooth. I asked her to let me check on it, and sure enough, it...
Mama, I see you. I want you to know you are not alone. There are other moms like you asking and wondering the same things. You’ve noticed something may be different with your child now that they are school...
Este artículo es una traducción al español por nuestra escritora Angie Martin. El artículo original fue publicado el 31 de mayo de 2017, bajo el título “8 Things to Teach Your Kids Before They’re 8 (That You Might Otherwise...

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Hiring a nanny is a difficult task for many families.  Figuring out payroll and nanny taxes is an even bigger challenge.  You don’t need to wait for Mary Poppins to magically land on your doorstep to help with nanny...
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