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I recently flew to Atlanta for a week with my 15-month-old. There was a lot of anxious preparation but we survived the journey, and overall it was well worth the stress. As we approach the holiday travel season, here...
When my youngest daughter was smaller, I always knew that she walked to the beat of her own drum. ADHD is hereditary on her biological father’s side of the family, so I always knew there was a possibility that...
The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short I know we have all heard this quote, but I think when we are in those years when the days seem really really long, we forget to cherish even the hardest...
“Momma, I want to go play with those girls over there, but I’m nervous.” My 3-year-old son studied the older girls on the playground and would start to walk over before turning around when his nerves got the better...
Disclosure: This post was written by Katye Irwin, LPC, LPC-S, NCC and Tricia Newton, LPC, NCC, counselors in Upper and Middle School Divisions, and sponsored by The Academy of the Sacred Heart. Confidence Coaching Our Daughters Building Confidence When we ask a...
I’m a big fan of play-dates. I think it’s important for my kids to build upon their social skills and to fortify those friendships that, for some, may last a lifetime. However, with all of the play-dates come other...
The World Wide Web is a great place for your children to find fun facts, stay in touch with family and friends, and keep up with school assignments, but it’s important that you are aware of the potential dangers....
The struggle is real. Nine months of growing, growing, growing, and a million changes inside and outside of your body. Then your precious baby arrives and your post-partum path begins. My son is nine weeks old. He is an amazing...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at Trinity Episcopal School.  Four Tips for Choosing a School during the Covid Era It is a historic time—one for the history books you might say. Similar to Hurricane...

The Big Kid Bed

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Is there anything that makes a baby’s arrival seem more “real” than setting up the nursery? Washing and hanging or folding all the teeny little onesies, agonizing over the perfect pastel shade to paint the walls, carefully arranging stuffed...
Party-planning is actually an enjoyable activity for me. I know, some moms dread an impending birthday party, but I appreciate the organization of creating a theme, designing invitations, and making a snack/menu list. I enjoy some of the errand-running...
A few years ago, my son tested into his school’s Gifted program. When we met with his Gifted instructor for the first time, she asked us some questions about our child: What does he like to do for enrichment...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at St. Martin's Episcopal School. 3 Tips for Searching for a New School During a Pandemic In a year like none we’ve ever experienced, many families are searching for...
I have spent the better part of my twins’ first 3 years of life setting boundaries for them.  “We eat at the table….We use please and thank you…No, you can’t cut your brother’s hair!”…the list is never-ending.  And now, ...