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Category Archives: Kids & Parenting

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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I know, I know…the last thing you want to do after wrapping up a crazy busy holiday season is add one more holiday after Christmas to your to-do list. But hear me out on this one! Three Kings’ Day is a tradition that our family celebrates and it’s a fun and meaningful way to keep […]

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