40 Powerful Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years

Younger me claimed that she couldn’t wait to reach 40, the age “old enough” for my life lessons to be heeded. Now? Anticipatory triumph blends with a subconscious dread of mortality and completely conscious fears of the inevitable decline. Everything is as it should be, I suppose. Over the years,

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Non-Reactive Parenting in the Fourth Trimester

Non-reactive parenting can (and should!) be used in all stages of child rearing, even the newborn phase. Newborns are adorable, but the fourth trimester (the first three months of a newborn’s life) is a bit of a mess. Parents quickly realize that newborns have a unique way of testing their

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The Best Preschool Board Games (That Parents Will Like Playing)

Preschoolers are never too young to start learning about board games, and there are plenty of benefits to be had from playing them. And they’re fun! Well…mostly. Preschool board games are mostly fun. They’re not always fun for parents. The board games I’ve listed, though, are ones that parents will

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40 Exciting Places to Take Toddlers

Are you tired of taking your toddler to the same old playground or playdates every week? Do you want to explore new and exciting places with your little one? Look no further! In this blog post, I’ve rounded up 40 exciting places to take toddlers that will spark their curiosity,

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The Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Finding Montessori-approved toys that aren’t insanely expensive can feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, I’ve done the research for you! From busy boards to simple stacking blocks, these 20 Montessori toys are all affordable options. Plus, they’re guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained and engaged (without driving

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50+ Healthy After School Snack Ideas for Kids

Kids need healthy after school snacks that refuel mind and body. They can be a handful at this time of day: tired, cranky, and hungry (seriously, school is a lot of work!). But finding the right balance of healthy and tasty can be tricky. Ditto with serving size. After school

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Kindergarten Readiness Activities for Summer

kindergarten readiness doesn’t just mean knowing how to read and write. It’s about having the skills to be successful in a more structured learning environment. That’s why kindergarten readiness activities for summer are so important. They help kids transition smoothly into their first year of school. While summer break is

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12 Best Parenting Books of All Time (2022 Edition)

Parenting books can seem a bit daunting. You don’t want to read something that’s going to make you feel like you’re doing everything wrong, but you also want to learn how to be the best parent possible. So, where do you start? For some guidance, I’ve compiled a list of

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