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Advice from fellow parents

Parenting has its challenges but it has major rewards. Getting advice from parents who have been through it can make your day so much brighter. Just remember, you're not alone.

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Summer Boredom Busters: Kids Activities Chart

I love that summer provides children with hours of unstructured time but if there is no structure, those hours of play and learning can turn into hours of whining! We have a pretty crazy summer ahead (selling this house, moving across the country, and possibly spending as much as two months somewhere else in the middle), so I decided to have some summer boredom busters set up from the beginning. ...

Teaching Kids Independence: Learning How to Ask For and Offer Help

Asking kids how to ask and offer help is key to teaching independence - so they can act independently in unexpected situations! Kindergarten readiness skill ...

Parenting, Depression, and PTSD: Parenting with Mental Illness

How one woman copes and finds hope while parenting with depression and PTSD. Written as part of a parenting with mental illness blog carnival. ...

Social and Emotional Skills for Kids: Get Ready for K Through Play

I feel that todays fast-paced world makes social and emotional intelligence more critical for our kids than ever before. Here are a few ways I am working with my kids on social and emotional intelligence. Im always looking for new ideas, so please take a moment to share your insights in the comments for this post! ...

Happy Father’s Day!

Celebrating Father's Day with family ...

Summer Fun for Kids: Link Up Your Favorite Activities!

A linky full of wonderful activities and ideas for summer fun for kids! A great resource for parents and summer camps. ...

Fun Ways to Get Picky Eaters Trying New Foods

Fun ways to get picky eaters trying new foods. ...

Play to Promote Language Development: Get Ready for K Through Play

Play as a tool for Language Development Getting Ready for Kindergarten Through Play I think play is one of the best ways to promote language development! Here are a few fun ways to get your child to talking, thinking, and stretching vocabulary this summer: Get Outside Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to get kids thinking! ...

Announcing a Summer Blog Series on Kindergarten Readiness

Announcing a summer kindergarten readiness blogging series! ...

Music and Parenting

Music is a wonderful tool to use in parenting for kids - it can build focus, self-discipline, provide an avenue for self-expression, and more! ...

Internet Safety Tips for Parents to Keep Kids #Cybersafe

Internet safety tips - things to do to help keep kids safe online in the internet age. ...

Baby Sign Language

Resources for teaching your baby sign language - a simple way to bond with your baby and improve communication! ...

Kid Quotes: So Many Good Things

Kid quotes make parenting fun, and lighten up tough times! Here are some recent favorites from my family. ...

To Make You Smile

My dads dad was a corn farmer, and I lived on his corn farm until I was almost seven years old. I have so many wonderful memories of running up and down the corn stalks, and using ears of corn as improvised dolls we would use pine cones to brush their silk tassel hair. In the summertime, my siblings and I would often pick an ear of corn and eat that raw for a snack. It tasted fantastic! ...

Flying with Kids: One Parent, Four Kids

Tips for flying with kids - what to bring, and activities to keep them occupied on the flight. ...

Dad Blogs: Father-Daughter Date at the Boston Ballet

Daddy-daughter date taking our seven-year-old to see Coppelia at the Boston Ballet. ...

Learning Laboratory: Baby in the Mirror

Make your baby smile by showing them their reflection in the mirror! Plus, hands-on, creative learning activities for all ages. ...

Baby Bliss

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Do they look like they're related?

Our three girls in the same outfit, at around the same age can you tell which is which? Scroll down for the answer I put the photos in by year the top photo is Emma at 27 days in 2006, Lily is in the middle at 25 days in 2009, and Anna is the bottom photo at 22 days in 2012. They each have their own look, but they are definitely related. I think their eyes especially look quite similar! And here ... ...

Take a Stand Against Bullying

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