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Remember the spring of 2020? When schools closed and parents across the country celebrated teachers and all the amazing things they do? Parents struggled to find a new normal and our appreciation of teachers was at an all-time high....
Prioritizing one-on-one time with my children daily has been fantastic for our relationship. I grew up the oldest of seven children, and I have very few individual memories with my parents. I have no doubt as a first child,...
From the second my first child was born, I experienced the purest form of terror I’d ever known. Yes, of course, I was overwhelmed with love and responsibility — and wow, was he cute! — but really, the overarching...
As a mother of two gifted children, there are a few things I’ve learned and noticed over the years. One of the most obvious being others’ expectations that are placed on them once someone learns of their giftedness. With...
Bedtime at our house takes around two hours. I know, that sounds ridiculous. And some nights it really is. But most nights it's the norm, and I don't want to change it. While I'm often tired, behind on laundry and...
My kids have always been close. They are a year and a half apart, and despite being opposites in many ways, they have always loved playing together and shared a special bond. From toddler hugs and giggles to school-aged...
Changes are happening, and you and your child are starting to notice. Sudden physical growth, a deepening voice, hair in different places, unexpected odors. For many boys and girls, puberty can occur any time between the ages of 8...
Straight to the dance studio from school, then straight home to do homework to get to the soccer field on time. Long drive to places far away and weekend hotel stays. This is our daily life. Both of my...
Sports help children develop physical skills, get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn teamwork, play fair, and improve self-esteem. But which sport is best for your child? What equipment do you need? What as a parent can you do...
Growing up, my husband and I went to both public and private schools. I started out in public school for elementary and middle school and moved to private for high school. He was the opposite. He started at private...
There was no “defining moment,” like dressing in drag or preferring to play with Barbies or crushing on Bieber, but by the time he was in middle school, I started to suspect my son might be gay. Naturally, I...
A few years ago, I stressed over where to send my soon-to-be middle schooler. How would I find the school with the perfect combination of challenging academics without birthing anxiety and stress, a place that fosters independence without throwing...

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