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Let’s Read About Autumn!

It’s fall, y’all! I always get excited about this particular season change—drawing pictures of pumpkins on our dry-erase calendar, making substitutions in my closet (hello, boots!), and even deviating from my usual Starbucks order. My kids, on the other hand, hardly seem to notice. I get it. Children have an abstract sense of time and take each day as it comes—a beautiful […]

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Three Is a Magic Number?

There is an elephant in my living room. My husband and I agreed to ignore it at least until our daughter’s first birthday, but we both know it’s there. Lurking. Waiting. Until the day comes that we’re ready to decide. Are we going to try for a third child? To say my husband and I have struggled with this question […]

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How to Talk to Young Kids About Death

How to Talk to Young Kids About Death

We’ve all heard the old saying by Benjamin Franklin, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Unlike taxes, however, death is not a topic that always can be put off until our children are older. Of course, we all hope to delay the conversation as long as possible, but, because it […]

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Lessons from My Grandparents

To learn more about Mary’s grandfather, click the image below. It was only three years ago, shortly before my 27th birthday, that I lost my my paternal grandfather at the ripe, old age of 94. My maternal grandfather passed away a year later at age 88, peacefully and at home, surrounded by his entire family. My paternal […]

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How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Okay, moms. Steel yourself. Today, I’m writing about a very difficult subject: How to protect your children from sexual abuse. Although it is hard even to think about, burying our heads in the sand is not a legitimate option. Child sexual abuse is more common than most people realize. According to statistics, 1 in 10 children will be victimized before […]

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