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No More Monsters Under the Bed

Almost all children go through a phase of being afraid of the dark.  I imagine even as an adult, you’ve had moments of uneasiness when it comes to what could be lurking in the shadows.  Let’s examine some of the causes of why and ways to address your child’s fear of the dark. One main … Continue reading

My Postpartum Never Went Away

Not many people talk about postpartum depression several years after giving birth. However, in some cases it can lasts for years. Postpartum depression usually begins within the first three months after giving birth and can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Roughly 80% of women will suffer the baby blues, a feeling … Continue reading

It’s OK to Get Upset

As long as I have been a part of the early childhood education world, the following phrase has been a part of it: You get what you get, and you don’t get upset.  I don’t know when parents and educators started using this phrase, but can we please stop? Not only is it dismissive to … Continue reading

The Power in Positive Phrasing

One of my son’s favorite books is “No, David!” by David Shannon. We read it all the time. I like to jokingly put his name in the book, and while it is funny, it also hits a nerve for him and me too. That’s because we can both see him as the character in this … Continue reading

5 Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’ve let the ball drop, didn’t realize it was Mother’s Day, or are still scrambling to figure out what to do, I have you covered! As a mom of two, I love the appreciation I receive on Mother’s Day. My youngest son already said Happy Mother’s Day and … Continue reading

The Story of My Exhaustion

A year plus into this COVID pandemic, and I know I am not the only parent feeling burnt out, exhausted, worn down, and even hopeless at times. I am already dealing with depression; I was first diagnosed at 23, long before becoming a mama. I have always had good days and bad days. I have … Continue reading

Humanity for our Teachers

I want to give a shout-out to all the educators who have been working tirelessly since last spring to ensure our children had a safe place to learn, whether virtually or in the building. While my situation allowed me to leave the classroom and stay home with my children, I realize that is not the … Continue reading

You’re the Parent

How often have we said or thought the following phrase about someone else, “Do something, You’re the parent.” In our society, we love to judge other people, especially parents, and the way we all display our lives in public and on social media makes it extremely easy for others to judge and be judged. I … Continue reading

Have a Merry, STEM-y Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is here, Hanukkah begins on December 8th, and December 6th, today, is St. Nicholas Day.   Gift giving is in the air, especially with all the gifts being sent by mail this year.   One of the areas in school that many parents and teachers worry children are missing out on is STEM. … Continue reading

Best Gifts for Boys, Girls, Kids for the Holidays

In case you haven’t noticed from the stores decking their halls since October, the holiday season is upon us. Whether that means Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Three Kings Day, St. Nicholas Day, New Years, or more, I am sure I am not versed in; it is the time of year people give gifts. I do … Continue reading

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