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How to Stop Being a Lawn Mower Parent

Teaching Kids to be Strong Problem Solvers It started with just a few questions. “Why do I have to go to preschool? Why do you have to go to work? Why can’t I have a babysitter stay home with me?” To these, as I was bustling about the kitchen getting dinner pulled together, I answered […]

By Julietta Skoog

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My Top 5 Toddler Parenting Tools

The pitter-patter of little feet running through the house, the crash of toys, the banging of cups, and the sound of a toddler’s constant chatter fills my home. My little baby is now a full-blown toddler. Every stage of development has been such an exciting leap, but it’s at this stage that I’m getting a […]

By Alanna Beebe

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When You are Not on the Same Parenting Page

True story: The other day my nine-year-old came home from school super bummed. She grew teary describing her frustration with the inequity in P.E. teams made by the teacher. Time and time again, her team continued to lose while “all” of her other friends were on the other team. I validated her feelings, kept my […]

By Julietta Skoog

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My 15 Month Roller Coaster

“If we are happy, everybody looks up and shares our happiness.” ~ from a Yogi tea bag. Having a baby is so taxing on the mind, body and spirit. It’s like riding one of those big roller coasters at a theme park where you are laughing and crying at the same time because it’s so […]

By Alanna Beebe

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Growing Big Sisters

I was preparing for three babies, really. Not triplets, although many people asked, but one baby and two big sisters (who will always be my babies). I took the big sister preparation this time with somewhat of a strategy - before baby and right after.

By Julietta Skoog

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4 Days from My Due Date Or This Is Not a Friends Episode

It is amazing the way the human mind works. I had completely repressed the massive discomfort that week 39 brings from my memory. Now here I am once again, counting the days and hours, swinging recklessly back and forth between being so ready for it to be over (thanks to leaking fluid, pain, and heartburn […]

By Alanna Beebe

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