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“We always do that!” Why Family Tradition is Important!


Our “traditional” Christmas tree.  A little more “perfectly” decorated than years past….there are ornaments even on the bottom of the tree now!  If we are smart we listen to our children when they say “That is how we always do it!” or “That is what we always do!” even when we have only done it …

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Let’s talk toddler!


Kaitlyn was a typical toddler, she definitely had an opinion! You wake up one day, and it is a whole new ball game.  You now have a toddler.  Toddlers are so much fun, but can also be a challenge.  We are not used to our child having an opinion, and a toddler has one and often …

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The pitter patter of feet and other bedtime challenges


Ahh there is nothing sweeter than the pitter patter of little toddler feet, unless it is two minutes after putting them in bed or you wake to that sound at 2:00 am!  Once toddlers figure out that they can get out of a bed, why not pay Mom and Dad a visit?  Going to bed …

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TGIF!!


Yes, TGIF!  It is Fun Friday!  Have you ever heard your child say ” but that’s how we always do it!”.  Most of us have heard that statement  and often we think, “Really? Always?” What our child is telling us is that what we have done in the past made an impact, it was something that was not only fun, …

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