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Our school district for the second year in a row is offering free breakfast and lunch to all of their students, but when you have picky eaters this is not necessarily a good thing. Charlie being on the autism...
Back to school season is my favorite. I love the excitement of a new school year. Freshly sharpened pencils. The anticipation of new opportunities and new things to learn. Themed classrooms decorated by enthusiastic teachers. It’s the best! As the...
I’m 21 and pregnant and scared out of my mind. My doctor tells me that I have pulmonary hypertension and that the standard of care is to terminate my pregnancy. I can’t live without my baby, but I really...
I'm sending my son to Kindergarten this year. This week actually. We are mere days away from our oldest, and sometimes wildest, child heading off into the great big world. Without me. I'm handling it about as well as...
Oh mama, the toddler bed transition is a bittersweet milestone for most parents. Yes, it marks a major development for your growing little one. But it can be a headache while everyone adjusts to your toddler’s increased freedom. I am a...
It’s spring sports season again. Where I live, that means we begin in April with snow hats and puffer jackets, rocking ourselves as the wind whips and the setting sun cools us to a frigid 39 degrees. But, we...
We all know that the baby years are hard. And one of the biggest challenges is feeding your baby. Whether it is your first newborn or the sixth baby you have brought into the world, every experience is different. Many...
Once you know that your child is ready to potty train, one of the most important parts of potty training is making it worth it to "go" with activities for potty training. This means not just rewards (which are useful,...
There’s a meme that’s been around for a while that says, “How do you talk to girls about their bodies? You don’t!” When I first saw this, I thought, Heck yeah! Girl power! That’s right. Don’t be telling them...
Helping your children get their best night's sleep starts with creating the perfect bedtime routine. The benefits of sleep for children are too many to count. Adequate, quality sleep is correlated to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality...
Late last summer, we traded school uniforms for homeschool in our pajamas and moved even deeper into “unprecedented times.” I immersed myself into research: searching for a homeschool curriculum, the best way to structure our days, and which school supplies...
Like other parents who have children involved in youth sports, the discussion of travel sports has started in our household. My oldest is now in third grade and he has been playing team sports on and off for four...

Military Lifestyle

An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...