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Category Archives: Kids & Parenting

My husband’s grandparents have a beautiful old book that records their family tree. Every wedding and birth of a child adds a new line to the book that goes back generations and generations. Much of his extended family still lives in the charming small town where his parents grew up and Brian’s parents still live […]

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My daughter has selective mutism. It took almost six years to give her symptoms a name, but a Google search led me to this diagnosis and I once I read about it, I knew almost instantly that my daughter had it. Selective mutism is a rare childhood anxiety disorder in which a child is unable to […]

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Plant a seed. Give it water. Let the sun shine. Watch it grow. This process amazes me every time. Organic gardening has become a part of our family culture. Shoveling soil, planting seeds, watering plants, harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor is a family affair from the time our babies can sit unassisted and […]

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My middle baby is now getting close to three years old and after his baby sister was born two months ago he  has had to grow up a lot. At this point, I just don’t have enough hands to tend to everything three kids may need so we’ve had to set up some new systems […]

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