For every parent, whether you’re caring for your first baby or your seventh, there’s bound to come a moment when you wonder “Now what do I do?” Our friends at KinderCare have 50 years of experience caring for children,...
Everyone knows breastfeeding can be hard. Whether you pump, nurse or do something in between, the process is time-consuming and exhausting. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been able to mostly breastfeed and only had to pump on occasion. However,...
It’s been four years since our son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. He was officially diagnosed the beginning of first grade and after much consideration, discussion, research and sleepless nights, we started him on medication...
Look at those muscles! Let me guess, you're a mom of multiples? (No offense, but I could also tell by the size of the dark circles under your eyes. I've got them, too.) Giant arm muscles (in addition to...
I walked into the high school to drop off my son's badge recently when I heard another parent engage a group of teenagers sitting on a bench just outside the entrance with their phones. "going to school isn't good enough...
I’m no expert, but I’m somewhat confident my now 16-month-old son’s circumcision was not done correctly. I remember the doctor telling us on day two after his birth, that he would be back later to do the quick procedure....
As a young, first-time mother, Crystal imagined a bright future for her baby girl. She dreamed of reading books to her, singing special made-up songs to her, taking her to the river where she learned to fish, and all...
So, you all remember Hurricane Matthew, right? Jacksonville thankfully didn't get a direct hit, but we still got a lot of devastation anyway. And even as someone born and raised in Jacksonville, Matthew was a scary storm. We had...
The summer came and went for many, not fast enough for some, or way too fast for others — no matter which it was for you, it’s time to gear up for some one-on-one fun with your littles. Back...
My second son was born with an extra digit —a thumb to be exact. The condition is called Polydactyl. Sometimes, it can be associated with other conditions or syndromes. At 3 weeks old, his doctor sent us for bloodwork,...
Contemplate these statements below before reading on... ALL behavior is a form of communication. Mature inner speech does not develop until roughly age 7. My (the parent) upset language becomes their (the child’s) inner language. A child’s brain state...
I have an 8-year-old and a 1-year-old. Needless to say, they need to be in different places at different times between school, nap, camp, soccer, nap, etc. Because cloning myself is not an option, and because I work full-time...

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