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How do you play with a toddler?


“I think of play as a toddler’s number one essential vitamin.  He needs large doses of it every day.  Play:  Thrills the senses.  Helps toddlers master movement.  Stretches the mind.  Stimulates language use.  Boosts friend-making skills.  Stimulates the immune system.  Builds self-confidence.  Improves nighttime sleeping.” Dr. Harvey Karp, MD  The Happiest Toddler on the Block                                                    …

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Preparing your child (and YOU) for the start of preschool!


The first day of preschool can be difficult for your child and you! The big yellow school buses are starting to show up around my house again.  My daughter has had her first day of teaching 4th grade and I know several college students who are moved in and studying hard.  I remember that familiar …

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Let’s talk toddler!


Kaitlyn was a typical toddler, she definitely had an opinion!  And her mood would change from moment to moment! 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 …

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Another New Milestone…the “Big Bed”!


If your little one has climbed out or attempted…it is time to transition to a “big bed”!  Climbing out of a crib can be a dangerous feat! It must be the season…lots of toddlers heading to their new “big boy” or “big girl” beds.  I have had so many questions lately about how this transition …

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Enjoy today……today


Time flies quickly…enjoy each moment.  It is a quiet morning…the oldest two are at work and the youngest two left to go back to college after the summer.  I am appreciating the quiet because I am trying to enjoy each moment for the moment.  But, I remember not too longer ago, sitting in this same …

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Oh what a difference a year makes!


                                                          From one day to one year, what a difference a year makes!                                                            The first few months of my children’s lives sometimes felt like a blur.  Parents get VERY little sleep and are just trying to get to know their baby.  I can remember feeling that the first year just flew by and all of …

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