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Mom vs. Screen: One Family’s Attempt to Follow “No Screen Time Until Age Two”

By now, you probably know the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents avoid exposing their infants and children (under age two) to screens of any kind (e.g. TV, smart phones, iPads, etc.). This makes a lot of sense, right? Those little brains are specially geared toward learning through hands-on exploration and face-to-face interaction. That, and the research confirms that […]

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Our Summer{TIME} Budget

“Love is infinite. Time and money are not.” This is the trinket of wisdom our pediatrician gave me when I told him I was worried about how I was going to handle our second born. Boy, was he right. Our son holds my heart just as much as my daughter does, and time seems to […]

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Why My Toddleris on a Leash

Why My Toddler Is on a Leash

We all do things as parents that we swore we’d never do. We venture into parenthood with high hopes and concrete ideals, but, little by little, we learn to choose our battles, to do what works, to do what keeps the peace. I have learned, and will keep learning, I assume, to never say never. […]

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Reflections on Raising a Multicultural Kid

I have always loved exploring other cultures. So it was no surprise that one of the many things that attracted me to my husband was the fact he was from a completely different cultural background than I. My hubby grew up in Port-au-Prince on the island of Haiti speaking French and Haitian Creole. That couldn’t […]

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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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