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Help! My Kid Has Anxiety

Help! My Kid Has Anxiety I remember the first time I felt anxious as a child. My cousin, who was a more mature peer, talked me into watching a movie called, “Arachnophobia.” Do you remember that 90’s thriller? It’s been almost 25 years, and I still do. What I remember the most was how I […]

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Creating Fun During the Holiday Season

Creating Fun During the Holiday Season It is always the fun, quirky activities at the holidays that our kids talk about throughout the year. The ones that are fun and engaging or even just a bit silly are the most memorable. As my kids get older and naturally more independent, creating fun during the holiday […]

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School Shootings: How to Talk to Your Kids

It’s hard to avoid it, as much as we might want to, but it seems like every day there are reports of another mass shooting or report of school shootings. I am heartbroken that we live in a world where a resource on helping your children process a mass shooting is a necessity. With the […]

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Attack of the ‘Threenager’

We’ve all heard of the terrible two’s, right? I’m pretty sure every parent has navigated the screaming tantrums of an overtired two-year-old, who so desperately wants to be a “big kid,” but is stuck in a “little kid’s” body. I personally thought this was a myth. My daughter was a pleasant two-year-old; really funny and […]

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How to overcome “Mom Shame”

Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience. For most, the need to be connected to other mothers is overwhelming. When my daughter was born, I felt helpless and lost. I was very blessed to come across a group of moms with babies the same age as mine. These moms grew to be invaluable to me […]

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