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Literacy & Special Needs Kids

Saturday morning is coffee, cookies and books in bed time.This is known throughout the Blomer-Gadd clan. When the cousins visit, even though they are...

Sippy Cups & Kids

Parents can start teaching their child to drink out of a regular cup as early as 6 months old. It takes practice and may...

Being Mindful

Should mindfulness be taught at schools? And for that matter, what does it mean to be mindful, anyway?Mindfulness is the acknowledgment of the present...

The Joy of an Unfinished To-do List

As a single, full-time working parent, I often feel caught up in a juggling act. The balls in the air represent my various identities—mother,...

What Our Children Teach Us

When my two sons were born, only 21 months apart, I was eager to embark on the journey of parenthood. Although I was young...

Choosing Their Own Adventures

Both our kids are now in middle school, and when I was their age, I got hooked on Choose Your Own Adventure books—a fad...

Embrace Your Mistakes

Ah, yes, it’s the new year, the time when we look back on the past year through the haze of can-this-really-be-recycled foil Christmas wrapping...
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Family Summer Guide 2020

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