Crushed by Preschool Boys: My Daughter’s First Love Story

“Bye,” said Genevieve to Peter seconds before he walked out of the door after preschool graduation. I don’t know if she realized she probably won’t ever see him again, unless we randomly go to the park at the same time. Peter barely looked at her as he ran out the door. At only 5 years…

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How to Calm Your Kids When They Are Scared- But You Are, Too

We had a tornado warning the other night. Since we live in NJ, in an area not prone to these types of natural disasters, things like this terrify me. It wasn’t just that our county was issued a warning, but our town and all the surrounding towns were at risk. As someone with anxiety, I…

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Where do babies come out?

My daughter’s pre-school teacher read the class a book about childbirth. They learned that some babies are pushed out and some are cut of a mommy’s belly. My daughter asked how she can out and I showed her my C-section scar. Then, she asked where babies are pushed out of– your belly? Your hand? I…

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My Husband Gave My Daughter a Potential Food Allergen Behind My Back

I am always worried about my kids trying new foods because I have so many food allergies- including shellfish, raw fruits and veggies, nuts and soy. Because of this, I haven’t given my daughter fish yet. I got over the hump and let her have peanut butter last year and thankfully she is fine with…

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Facing the Fear of Falling…and Soaring

I’m terrified of heights and my daughter follows in my cautious footsteps. We were recently faced with a situation that required us to either confront our fears or take the easy way out: Ever since Genevieve was born, I dreamed of taking her to a mommy and me yoga class. Now that I am finally…

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4 Reasons Every Parent Needs Amazon Alexa

I didn’t even know what Amazon Alexa was when my family got it as a gift one Christmas and now I can’t imagine our home without it. The benefits: Emergency calls: Alexa can be synced with your smart phone, so you can set it up to call important contacts, like grandparents or your spouse. I…

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