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The necessity of preschool is a farce. Skip the worksheets and ABCs and dive deep into what really matters instead. I sat snuggling my two youngest kiddos on the bed this weekend while my husband was around the corner doing laundry when my three year old broke out into a mostly intelligible version of “Fifty […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation if you make a purchase using these links. Thanks for supporting our blog!  Cloth diapers were never in my parenting plan. I actually went to a local cloth diaper class many years ago with my cousin who was interested in cloth diapering, and […]

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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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