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The Only Mom On The Baseball Field

There are many new experiences that we go through in the wake of a divorce. The feeling of sleeping alone in a bed bought for two, the sudden realization that you have to find a plus one for your friend's wedding and even figuring out what to do on Sundays once football season starts. But as a single mom, these experiences go deeper than just the realization that you’re … [Read More...]

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Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse

As mothers, we often teach our young children about “Stranger Danger” and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home. If our children are older, we are confident they will tell us if something … [Read More...]

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Helping Your Kids Develop Creativity & A Lifelong Love of Learning

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein There is something beautiful and magical about childhood that unfortunately we push aside in the interest of “growing up.” Creativity and the … [Read More...]

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10 Things Nobody Will Tell You About Having A Baby

After reading "20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids," I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own. So without further ado, here are ten things I learned as a new mom: 1. People Will Hate Your Kid’s Name There’s no way to win this one. Classic, retro, unique - someone is going to hate it. Choose a name you love. Even then, there’s still a good chance your … [Read More...]

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How to Create a Child’s Behavior Chart

Altering or shaping a child's behavior takes incentive, consistency and patience. Creatively find ways to encourage your child to behave the way you desire, such as with a behavior chart. Ask Dr. Sears and the National Center for Learning Disabilities (LD) both recommend behavior charts that offer tangible rewards when your child exhibits desired behavior. Dr. Sears … [Read More...]