Donna Day 2015: Don’t just choose hope – Choose action

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Today is the fourth annual Donna Day, where we choose hope against pediatric cancer – and more than that, we do something about it. I’ve written about Donna and her story before, which you can read more about here and here. Each year, Mary Tyler Mom and Donna’s family and friends gather at the Candlelite…

Untethered

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It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve written here, or even stopped by to glance around. Even when I was last actively posting, it was generally just to provide links to my articles on other websites. This past year was, in a word, intense. There was a lot of good to it, moving forward both…

Labor Day: Is it really time off?

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Today is Labor Day, where most of us get the day off in appreciation for our work. If you have kids, you know that time off is a relative term. I’m over at EverydayFamily today with what a holiday weekend really looks like when you are a parent. Stop by and let me know how…

How do kids benefit from a working mom?

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Leave the mommy wars at home – This is not about why being a working mom is cooler than being a stay-at-home mom. We all know there are benefits to both. If you happen to work, whether at home or in an office, there are a few important ways that your kids benefit. I’m over…

Kids’ music you’ll love

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One of the many things that has caught me completely off guard as a parent is that a lot of the music made for kids today is actually pretty good. Some of it I even listen to when the kids aren’t around. Some of it is because adult artists have crossed over to children’s music,…

Tips for daycare and preschool dropoffs

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I know it’s been quiet over here lately – We are in the middle of some exciting new projects at work, but I will share more about that next week! Alongside work, another school year is starting. Abby is getting ready to start kindergarten while Austin will stay at the daycare Pre-K class. As we…

At EverydayFamily: Books that get kids excited about school

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Both of my kids have enjoyed preschool and daycare, but the transitions were not always easy. I have had to pry them off of me, create elaborate routines to get them settled, and worked with teachers to find ways to help their mornings get off to a happy start. Whether your kids are in heading…

Tips for camping with kids

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I’ve taken my kids camping a few times now over the past several years, and most of it has been fun. Some of it, though, has involved a little trial and error. I know now, for example, that if my son wakes up and has to put a snowsuit on because he is so cold,…