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The Mom in the Yellow Hat: Lessons Learned from Cartoon Parents

My kiddos probably get a little more than the recommended screen time. We’re working on backing off the built-in babysitter, but it’s tough! In the meantime, one thing we have tried to do “right” is actually be present and pay attention while they’re watching. So over the last few years, it’s only natural that we’ve […]

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Why We Don’t Give Our Kids Christmas Gifts

Children breathlessly tearing through wrapping paper with stars in their eyes. Excited gasps and yells of glee. Babies playing in the boxes and tissue paper left behind. Tears filling a grandparent’s eyes as they look at precious handprint ornaments. Beautiful moments, brought to us by thoughtful gifts. Gift giving is a large part of the […]

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It’s Okay to Be an Only

Dear Son, You will probably be an only child. Your father and I never intended for this to happen, but there are things in life that you cannot control. You don’t realize you are an only child right now, but one day, it will dawn on you that most, if not all, of your friends […]

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Let Them Have Their “Things”: How We Encourage Thriving Child-Grandparent Relationships

In Nena’s house, there was a chicken-shaped candy dish filled with an assortment of fun-size Hershey’s bars. I remember waiting until she wasn’t looking to sneak a piece (okay, two). Not wanting to get caught, I would wad the wrappers into the oversized couch cushions. And, because I have no self-control, I watched for an […]

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