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Wayne County Summer 2021 Bucket List

I’m ready to attack my Summer 2021 bucket list! Luckily, there are so many things to do in Wayne County, Indiana. I’m especially excited after last year. Remember last year? It was a lot of nothing. There’s so much going on that I’ll list events and activities throughout the summer,

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What Is Non-Reactive Parenting?

Non-reactive parenting isn’t an absence of reaction. I’m not over here asking caregivers to be zombies. Non-reactive parenting is reacting strategically. It’s reacting neutrally when kids are being jerks (yeah, I said it) and reacting happily to children’s positive behavior. Non-reactive parenting is going off autopilot where adult feelings are

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Review: Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguru

Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguru is a beautifully written book warning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution disguised as an exploration of whether robots have souls. (Spoiler alert: They do not. But that doesn’t mean they can’t demonstrate goodness. Or, in Klara’s case, perhaps…be good.) Klara is an average

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6 Essential Early Literacy Skills

Early literacy is not learning to read. Early literacy is the development of the skills needed to be able to learn to read. Don’t get me (and child development experts) started on the madness that is expecting kindergartens to read. A huge part of early literacy involves awareness and appreciation

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What I Ate on my 21-Day Reset

I recently did a 21-day reset of clean eating and personal development. It felt great. Full disclosure, I ended a bit early. I made it nearly 20 days into the reset (dang you, PMS!). But, hey, that felt great, too. Taking (nearly) three weeks to eat cleanly and consciously, to

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Inside Story by Martin Amis: The Ish Mom Review

Inside Story by Martin Amis is a maddening book written by a maddening man. I’m writing this review partly out of perversity, gleeful with the knowledge that Inside Story is unlikely material for a “mom blogger“. Amis would likely eye my attempt with utter disdain. And courting disdain from such

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13 Vegan Easter Treats & Desserts

Vegan Easter treats let plant-based eaters enjoy the holiday. Easter is my absolute favorite holiday, I love all the pastel colors, renewal, hope, and uh, candy. But many traditional Easter treats and desserts have animal product ingredients (womp womp). I’ve searched the internet to find the most delicious desserts-sans butter,

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12 Easy Developmental Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s hard to find easy developmental Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Many Easter preschool and toddler activities are too complex, messy, and time-consuming. The crafts involve scissors or dreaded paper mache. There are too many steps; they ask toddlers for more attention and dexterity than they possess. Here’s a

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